The Vermont State Police has continued its investigation into the Pride flag-related crimes in Isle La Motte. The Vermont State Police has identified a total of nine related incidents that have occurred in the area of Main Street in Isle La Motte since 7/11/22. At this time, the crimes appear to be limited to vandalism of property and theft of flags. Investigation determined that these incidents are correlated with the display of Pride flags on the properties in which the crimes were committed.
The Vermont State Police is launching a joint investigation with the Grand Isle County Sheriff’s Office due to reports being made to both agencies. The Vermont State Police informed the Attorney General’s Office that more incidents occurred.
One of the victims captured the theft of a Pride flag on a game camera. A still photo of the suspect is attached to this release. Anyone who recognizes the person in the photo, witnessed similar events, has information or has recently been the victim of a similar incident is asked to contact the Vermont State Police St Albans at 802-524-5993 or the Grand Isle County Sheriff’s Office at 802-372-4482.