Another defendant in 100-burglary ring sentenced
By Susan Smallheer
Staff Writer | April 03,2013
BRATTLEBORO — One of the men charged in the burglary ring in the Connecticut River Valley that police say committed close to 100 burglaries in 2011 has been sentenced to 12 months in prison.
Travis Noyes, 21, of Saxtons River, was sentenced Monday to six to 10 years in prison, with all of it suspended but 12 months. Co-defendant Criscenzo Ruggiero, 21, of Westminster, is already serving a 12-month sentence.
The burglary ring, which included seven men from Vermont and New Hampshire, committed more than 100 burglaries, about 60 in Vermont, 30 in New Hampshire, with the rest in Maine, Massachusetts and Virginia, according to police.
Windham County Deputy State’s Attorney Steve Brown said it was likely that Noyes would serve his sentence at the state prison in Springfield.
Judge David Suntag gave Noyes until Friday to report to the state prison, Brown said.
Brown said he objected to the delay in Noyes reporting to prison, noting that Noyes had entered into a plea agreement last month and was well aware of his potential sentence. Noyes told the judge he needed until Friday to sign an agreement to transfer control of his design business, Brown said.
Brown said that some of Noyes’ victims had originally wanted to testify at his sentencing, but they later changed their minds and chose not to appear.
Noyes is the second man to be sentenced in Brattleboro criminal court, although two others are waiting to be sentenced, Brown said.
One of the other burglary ring defendants, Logan Critchfield, 22, of Walpole, N.H., was only returned to Vermont on Friday by New Hampshire prison authorities, Brown said. Critchfield will serve part of his New Hampshire sentence — also for burglary — as he is awaiting the resolution of his six felony counts in Vermont. He also faces three misdemeanor counts.
Still being held in New Hampshire on other, related burglary charges are co-defendants Cody Loewe, 21, of Bellows Falls, and Dillon Lange, 21, of Alstead, N.H., Brown said.
Christopher Goldschmidt, 19, of Athens, and Lance Thomas, 19, of Rockingham, have pleaded guilty to charges and are awaiting sentencing, Brown said.
Noyes, in a hearing last month, pleaded guilty to four felonies — two counts of burglary and two counts of aiding in the commission of a felony, as well as two misdemeanors. He pleaded guilty to burglarizing Basketville, a store in Putney, as well as the West River Veterinarian Clinic in Newfane.
Brown said he had filed a detainer with New Hampshire authorities for Loewe and Lange, so that they won’t be released once they finish their New Hampshire sentences.