Police: Burglary victim catches suspectMay 04,2013BENNINGTON — Alert neighbors helped police solve what they called a “string” of burglaries and also captured the woman expected to be charged for the crimes, according to Lt. Lloyd Dean of the Bennington Police Department.
Nikki Lixx, 42, of Bennington, is expected to be charged with at least three felony counts of burglary Monday in Bennington criminal court. Dean said police also cited Lixx for possession of stolen property.
Dean said Sgt. Camillo Grande of the Bennington Police Department had been on foot patrol in the area of Robinson Avenue on Friday morning because of a string of burglaries committed at homes, some of them empty, but others while the residents were inside.
Around 1 a.m. Friday, a Robinson Avenue homeowner, who police did not identify, found a woman, who police later identified as Lixx, in his home.
Lixx fled but the homeowner called 911 and chased her. The homeowner “tackled” Lixx with the help of other neighbors and held her until Grande and Officers Benjamin Lackey and Thalia Hudson arrived.
Dean said Lixx admitted to three burglaries.
She was on furlough at the time of the arrest after pleading guilty in October to felony counts of identity theft and forgery and a misdemeanor charge of using false tokens. Officers with the Vermont Department of Corrections revoked her furlough after the arrest Friday and she was taken to the Rutland jail.
Dean said the Bennington Police are following up on leads to connect her to other burglaries in the area. On Friday morning, police executed a search warrant at Lixx’s home and found many items which had been reported stolen. Officers will be making contact with possible victims in the near future, police said.MORE IN This Just InRICHARD'S POOR ALMANACK: On this day in 1898, Nelson Miles leads American troops into Puerto Rico during Spanish-American War, Bob Dylan electrifies Newport Folk Festival in 1965, author and longshoreman Eric Hoffer born this day in 1902. 0Rutland Herald content editor Rich Alcott uploads astronomic,historic and epigrammatic data... Full Story
- Most Popular
- Most Emailed
- RICHARD'S POOR ALMANACK: On this day in 1898, Nelson Miles leads American troops into Puerto Rico during Spanish-American War, Bob Dylan electrifies Newport Folk Festival in 1965, author and longshoreman Eric Hoffer born this day in 1902.
- TODAY'S WEATHER MINUTE: Rutland Herald content editor Rich Alcott shares local weather information for Friday, July 25, and easily digestible news tidbits: Mysterious enormous hole in the Siberian tundra baffles scientists.
- TODAY'S WEATHER MINUTE: Rutland Herald content editor Rich Alcott shares local weather information and easily digestible news tidbits: Ever wonder why the otherwise straight-lined Appalachian chain's got a big crimp in it in Pennsylvania and and New York?
- TOMORROW'S HEADLINES TODAY: Scott Milne opens campaign for governor's office, crime statistics fall in city, new home for homeless prevention center, traffic cameras are not watching you, capital panel hears testimony about protecting children.
- TODAY'S WEATHER MINUTE: Rutland Herald content editor Rich Alcott shares local weather information and easily digestible news tidbits: America's feet getting bigger than ever, and Americans keep jamming their feet into small sized shoes. Wake up, America!
- RICHARD'S POOR ALMANACK: Vanessa Williams resigns from Miss America pageant after Bob Guccione publishes nude photos of her in Penthouse magazine and Hefner takes the high road; on this day in 1995, Alan Hale and Thomas Bopp discover a new comet.