GMC student charged with unlawful mischief

On April 18, at approximately 6:34 a.m., Vermont State Police received a call regarding a possible breaking-and-entering incident in progress at 236 Main St. in Poultney. Neighbors reported that a male subject was attempting to break into the Main Street building.

The structure houses the office of Dr. Michael Scovner along with a full-time resident who resides in the upstairs portion.

State Police were on patrol in Poultney and arrived on scene when the call was dispatched.

A male on the property was identified as a Green Mountain College student, Ian Smith, age 21, of Lincoln, N.H.

Smith had broken a door window and had been observed trying to open the door through the broken window. Smith was unable to gain entry to the office.

Smith was taken into custody and transported to the Castleton State Police Outpost where he was processed and released. Smith was issued a citation to appear in Rutland District Court to face the charge of unlawful mischief.

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