2 arrested for Chittenden County crime spree

BURLINGTON, Vt. (WCAX) Police have arrested two men they say are responsible for a string of crimes committed in Burlington, South Burlington, and Colchester in recent weeks.

Eric Breeyear, Tyler Sears

The crimes took place between June 26 and July 11. Eric Breeyear, 36, of Burlington, and Tyler Sears, 28, a transient, were charged with grand larceny, identity theft and possession of stolen property.

Breeyear and Sears were previously being sought by police for stolen bicycles on the UVM campus.

The arrests close five criminal cases for Burlington police, one for South Burlington police, one for Colchester police and one warrant for Williston police.

Authorities say with more search warrants anticipated, it could result in more evidence linking them to other crimes.