Wanted man found hiding in the Winooski River

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WATERBURY — A 28-year-old man from Montpelier was arrested in Waterbury today.

Authorities say they were notified of an individual that appeared to be creating a disturbance by yelling and screaming, near Billing’s Mobile, in Waterbury, at around 11:00 a.m.

Police say they contacted the accused who immediately fled on foot.

The trooper was then notified by a member of the public of the accused’s identity and the fact that he be armed with a firearm.

Out of an abundance of caution, due to the nature of this call and the proximity of local schools, the State Police notified the Waterbury schools of this unfolding situation, and the schools went into lockdown.

There were no threats made to the schools in question.

As this incident unfolded, police learned that the accused had an active warrant for his arrest in the State of New Hampshire for the crimes of receiving stolen property over $1,500, and possession of crack cocaine.

Furthermore, the accused had an active Vermont warrant for his arrest for the crimes of resisting arrest and impeding, with bail set by the Washington Court at $1,000.

Police say he was located at around 1:30 p.m. in the Winooski River, behind Dascomb Rowe Field in Waterbury after numerous tips from the public.

He was ordered to shore and taken into custody by Wardens and Troopers without further incident.

State Police would like to thank the members of the public that called in sightings and tips related to this incident.

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