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Sex offenders on a short leash locally

During the first two weeks of April, law enforcement agencies in the Troop C area (Bennington, Rutland and Addison counties) worked collectively to verify that the registered sex offenders that listed their residence within the area were in compliance.

"Each of the three State Police station commanders assigned Troopers to verify that every registered offender within the State Police coverage area resided at the address they supplied to the registry," said VSP Capt. Donald Patch.

The commanders invited local police agencies and the county sheriffs to participate in the detail.

Law enforcement was able to check on 233 of the 348 registered offenders.

Of those checked there were four arrests, three determined to be deceased and five that had been incarcerated.

One of the cases was referred to the U.S. Marshalls Service, for it is believed that the subject left the State.

Breakdown by county:

Rutland-Total: 181; Checked: 139

Addison-Total: 59; Checked: 59

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