Woman accused of assault, robbery hours after release
By Darren Marcy
Staff Writer | November 21,2013
Police said a Clarendon woman committed assault and robbery hours after being released from court.
Lynn M. Campeau was in Rutland criminal court Monday when she pleaded innocent to possessing stolen property; she allegedly tried to use a debit card belonging to Alderman David Allaire. She was released on an unsecured appearance bond, which means she didn’t have to post bail.
Police said that at 10 p.m. the same day, despite being ordered to observe a 24-hour curfew, Campeau used a sharp object to rob a woman on Baxter Street in the city.
Campeau was arrested Tuesday afternoon and was back in court Wednesday facing three new charges: assault and robbery, and two counts of violating her conditions of release.
This time Judge Theresa DiMauro ordered Campeau jailed on $15,000 cash bail. She was in the Rutland jail Wednesday night.
If convicted of all the charges against her, Campeau faces up to 23 years in prison.
Police said in an affidavit that Campeau was identified by a woman who said Campeau came up behind her on Baxter Street, stuck “a sharp object to the back of her neck” and demanded money. The woman said she’d known Campeau for years.
Campeau was living on Cottage Street with a different woman who told police Campeau said she was “working hard at staying clean and needed a place to stay.”
But the woman told police that since Campeau’s arrival, she had been “robbing people, breaking into people’s cars and threatening people ever since.”
The woman said Campeau told her she’d “got this girl for quite a bit of money.”
The woman told police she was afraid of Campeau and wanted nothing to do with her.
If Campeau is able to post the $15,000 bail, it will again be with conditions, including that she have no contact with her alleged victim or the woman with whom she’d been living.