St. Johnsbury man arrested for burglary, assault after police K-9 unit intervention

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ST. JOHNSBURY — A local man was apprehended Monday morning following a burglary and subsequent aggravated assault incident on Main Street.

At around 6:13 a.m., St. Johnsbury Police Department responded to a call at 1302 Main Street regarding an active burglary.

The suspect, later identified as Stephen Turcotte, 45, of St. Johnsbury, fled the scene on foot.

When confronted by individuals, Turcotte brandished a large knife and threatened them.

The pursuit continued until Turcotte forcibly entered a residence at 397 Railroad Street.

Assisted by the Vermont State Police, St. Johnsbury Police conducted a search of the property.

A Vermont State Police K-9 unit eventually located Turcotte, who was then taken into custody without further incident.

Following his arrest, authorities executed a search warrant at Turcotte’s residence to recover stolen items.

Turcotte was lodged at the Northeastern Correctional Complex and is slated to appear in Caledonia County District Court on Feb. 14 to face charges of Burglary and Aggravated Assault.

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