Suspects in River Valley Store burglary apprehended at Morrisville Plaza

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MORRISVILLE — In a coordinated effort between local law enforcement agencies, two individuals wanted in connection with a recent burglary were arrested Monday afternoon at Morrisville Shopping Plaza.

At approximately 4:23 p.m., the Morristown Police Department responded to a retail theft complaint at Marshall’s in the plaza.

The suspect, identified as Amanda Laraway, 40, of Johnson, was already wanted by the Lamoille County Sheriff’s Department for her involvement in a burglary at the River Valley Store on Rt. 100C in Johnson the previous day.

Lamoille County Sheriff’s Deputies joined Morristown Police at the scene where they located a stolen flatbed truck in the parking lot.

Two individuals were found asleep inside the vehicle, one of whom was visually recognized as Dilan Jiron, 27, of North Hyde Park.

Jiron, like Laraway, was wanted for his role in the River Valley Store burglary.

Earlier in the day, the Sheriff’s Department had issued a statewide police broadcast seeking assistance in locating the stolen truck and both Laraway and Jiron.

Upon their removal from the truck, the second individual was identified as Jenel Poulin, 37, of Morristown.

Poulin was arrested on two outstanding warrants for possession of regulated drugs, with bail set at $1,700.

Jiron faces multiple charges, including two counts of aggravated operation of a vehicle without the owner’s consent, burglary, felony unlawful mischief, and possession of heroin.

He was transported to the Northeast Correctional facility and held on $7,500 bail.

Laraway was charged with retail theft, resisting arrest, and burglary.

She also had an outstanding warrant for theft.

Laraway was lodged at Chittenden Regional Center with bail set at $10,000.

As the investigation continues, authorities are seeking to recover items stolen during the River Valley burglary, which include over 50 cartons of cigarettes, more than 60 vape cartridges, $450 in coins, and various other goods.

The Lamoille County Sheriff’s Department encourages anyone with information related to these crimes to contact them at 802-888-3502.

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