Police: Harley Breer facing charges of extortion, obstruction of justice

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WASHINGTON — Police say a 52-year-old man who is behind bars faces multiple charges following an investigation that began last month. 

On October 14, authorities were notified that Harley Breer Jr., an inmate at the Northern State Correctional Facility, was sending threatening letters to friends, family, and co-workers of a victim of domestic violence. 

Police say detectives assigned to VSP’s Bureau of Criminal Investigations collected the letters and discovered that Breer was contacting this victim directly and through third-party contact, which represent a violation of active court-imposed conditions from a pending case earlier this year involving allegations of aggravated domestic assault and other charges. 

Investigators say the threatening and intimidating content of these letters also support charges that Breer committed the offenses of obstruction of justice, and extortion. 

Breer was issued a citation to appear in court on November 19, in the Criminal Division of Vermont Superior Court in Barre to face these new charges. 

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