Detective Gregory Eaton
Update: On 10/22/2017 Brattleboro Police arrested James Crocker (34) of Brattleboro for burglary in relation to this incident. He was held on $5,000 bail and will be arraigned 10/23/2017. We will not be releasing any further information at this time because the investigation is still ongoing.
Incident Type: On 10/20/2017 at approximately 8:21 PM Brattleboro Police responded to a commercial establishment on Elliot Street for the report of a burglary in progress. The caller reported that he was inside the business when the burglars broke in and during the incident he fired multiple rounds from a handgun at them. It is unknown whether any of the burglars were shot or otherwise injured, however there were no signs of a significant injury at the scene. The caller was not injured.
Police have identified multiple suspects and continue to actively investigate this incident. More information will be released as it becomes available.
Special thanks to Brattleboro Fire Department, Rescue Inc., Vermont State Police, Chesterfield NH Police, and Hinsdale NH Police for assisting on scene.