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Trail of white paint leads police to burglar

Published: Jul. 21, 2021 at 6:19 AM EDT
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BURLINGTON, Vt. (WCAX) - A woman faces burglary charges after police say she broke into a Burlington business and left a trail of white paint behind her.

It happened early Tuesday morning downtown. Police say they got a call someone dropped a large amount of white paint outside the building and left footprints all over the floors, while they stole a defibrillator and graffitied the walls.

Police say they later found Ashley Martin, 32, on Pine Street covered in white paint and pushing a stolen moped on the sidewalk.

Officers say she had a warrant out for her arrest for simple assault and lewd and lascivious conduct and that she resisted arrest and kicked police.

She’s due in court Wednesday to answer to the new charges.

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