Newport woman charged with retail theft, providing false information to police

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DERBY — A Newport City woman faces charges of retail theft and providing false information to law enforcement following an incident at a local supermarket.

Vermont State Police responded to a call at approximately 5:30 p.m. on April 21 at the Price Chopper on 56 Commons Drive after receiving reports that a man and a woman had stolen merchandise valued at $128.04.

Upon investigation, police identified Alysia Barbera, 30, of Newport City, as the female suspect involved in the theft.

Troopers located Barbera and during questioning, she allegedly gave a false name and provided misleading information about the male suspect.

Barbera has been issued a criminal citation to appear in Orleans County Superior Court to face the charges.

Authorities are continuing their investigation to identify the male suspect.

They urge anyone with information to contact the Vermont State Police-Derby Barracks at 802-334-8881.

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