ARLINGTON -- Police reported they were investigating two burglary incidents in the area over the weekend.
In Arlington, police said the would-be thief was deterred by a residential burglary alarm. Police responded to the alarm at Crow Hill Road at approximately 3:42 p.m. on Sunday. Nothing was reported missing and police said it appeared the alarm deterred the perpetrators from entering the home.
At least one vehicle was believed to have left the scene at a high rate of speed, and authorities were asking anyone who may have seen a suspicious vehicle in the area at the time to contact police.
In a separate theft reported Sunday, police said a vehicle on Jackson Cross Road in Pownal was entered and searched. The victim reported the theft occurred sometime around 8 p.m. last Friday, and involved a missing flashlight and prescription medication.
Police said they were reminding the public to secure belongings by locking homes and vehicles when left unattended.
Anyone with information on either incident is asked to call the Vermont State Police Shaftsbury barracks at (802) 442-5421. Information can also be submitted anonymously online at www.vtips.info or by texting "CRIMES" (274637) with the keyword VTIPS.
-- Zeke Wright