Nicholas J. Lapedota, age 34, of Brattleboro, VT
Det. Lt. Carrier
On March 8, 2015 the Brattleboro Police Department responded to the Circle K on Canal Street for a reported robbery. The robbery was investigated by the BPD's Criminal Investigation Division. Information learned from the investigation developed probable cause to charge Nicholas J. Lapedota, age 34, of Brattleboro as the alleged robber.
Surveillance operations were conducted of the suspect to maximize public safety at the time of his arrest.
As a result of the surveillance, on March 31, 2015 at approximately 08:15 hours, Lapedota was located on Putney Road near St. Michaels Episcopal Church.
In a coordinated effort Officer Josh Lynde from the Patrol Division made initial contact with Lapedota. Once Officer Lynde initiated contact, Lapedota fled on foot into St. Michaels Episcopal Church. Additional Officer's responded and secured a perimeter. Lapedota was located inside the Church and was taken into custody.
Lapedota is being held on $50,000.00 bail and was transported to the Southern State Correctional Facility pending his arraignment in Windham County Superior Court, Criminal Division.
Lapedota has been charged with Assault & Robbery, Larceny from a Person, Obsturction of Justice and Resisting Arrest.