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Poultney man confronted in Wells house break-in

On Oct. 17, at about 9:38 a.m., Vermont State Police troopers were called to investigate a report of a male subject attempting to enter a residence unlawfully.

Investigation revealed that Kostantinos Nanopoulous, 22, of Poultney entered the residence owned by David Messer, 47, located at 30 Mitchell Ln. without permission.

Witness statements revealed that Nanopoulos checked all points of entry for the residence and when he noticed they were locked, he utilized a credit card to slide through the door frame and defeat the locking mechanism of the front door.

Once Nanopoulos defeated the locking mechanism, he entered the residence and was confronted by the homeowner. It is believed that Nanopoulos was unaware of the presence of the homeowner inside.

According to statements, Nanopoulos is known to the homeowner, however, he was never given permission to enter the residence.

Nanopoulos was located by police at the residence and was taken into custody without incident.

The Vermont State Police were assisted on scene by the Wells constable, Pawlet constable, Fair Haven Police Department and the Castleton Police Department.

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