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Vt. State Police announce big burglary arrest

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"Really we have everything from collectible items, baseball and NASCAR items to foreign currency," said Vt. State Police Det. Cpl. Christopher Campbell.

Investigators are still sorting through a treasure trove of allegedly stolen loot.

Raymond Ritchie, 37, of Addison, is currently behind bars charged with three counts of trespassing and possession of stolen goods. Police say his rap sheet is extensive.

They say witnesses to burglaries committed within the past month gave them a description of Ritchie's vehicle, and later ID'd him in a lineup, leading police to request a search warrant.

"Once we got in there we realized it was a much bigger search," Vt. State Police Det. Kevin Lane said.

It's unclear how many of Addison County's 103 burglaries Ritchie may be responsible for, but the volume of evidence suggests more charges are coming.

"We'll have to go through and review all the cases we've investigated from the beginning of the year, and one by one we'll try to compare what jewelry we have to the victims we have," Vt. State Police Lt. Gary Genova said.

Ritchie's girlfriend, Nicole Burgos, 29, of Addison, faces a marijuana cultivation charge for eight plants found at the shared home. She has not been charged with theft at this point.

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