Crime

Trooper suspended for possible evidence theft

The Vermont State Police has suspended a trooper assigned to the Williston Barracks amid an ongoing criminal investigation into allegations of misconduct. The allegations center on the possible theft of items from the temporary evidence storage room at the barracks.

Trooper Giancarlo DiGenova was placed on paid relief-from-duty status on Dec. 19, 2022. He has been a trooper since 2009 with assignments including the Williston, Middlesex and Bradford barracks, and the Narcotics Investigation Unit.

The Vermont State Police’s Bureau of Criminal Investigation has assigned a detective sergeant based in southern Vermont to lead a criminal investigation. An internal investigation will be conducted once the criminal inquiry is completed.

This case is active and ongoing, and the Vermont State Police is unable to provide additional information while the investigation is underway. VSP will share updates as the matter proceeds.

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3 replies »

  1. Tampering with or failing to respect the chain of custody with criminal evidence is obviously a big deal, but remember when we had the same concerns about election ballots? Those were the days…

  2. With the on-going, unmet demand for law enforcement officers in Vermont it will become necessary to lower standards to preserve staffing levels. This incident may or may not have any connection to that issue. However, this incident highlights the necessity for integrity to achieve convictions. Backlash being, Vermont has become a mecca for drug traffickers and dealers that can afford a good attorney. Solution? The gloves need to come off such that Vermont progressives, by name, are called out for undermining law enforcement.

  3. Innocent till proven guilty!!??
    Hopefully time will tell!!
    The Vermonter from the Right side period!!

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