ON ROBBERY & SABOTAGE AT
SUGAR MOUNTAIN FARM
IN ORANGE, VERMONT
Updates in comments: 3 of 5 to 8 arrested
Someone sabotaged our field fencing letting many of our pigs out here at Sugar Mountain Farm in Orange, Vermont. Virtually all of the pigs are still on my land and not far from their fields. At this point the vast majority are back in since they tend to stay towards the food source and where they’re familiar.
Dealing with this is taking our total focus to rebuild the fences and get the pigs back in. It will take me many weeks to which is going to cause an interruption in deliveries to stores and restaurants that buy our pork. Once the pigs are secured back on their pastures we’ll start fresh on butchering meat and deliveries which will take one more week. I’m expecting to do the next delivery to stores and restaurants in Vermont & New Hampshire the week of 9/18.
Furthermore we were robbed on Friday 8/23 at 4:50pm by five people in three vehicles – a small red car, a large black pickup truck and a smaller black pickup truck. The robbery and the fence sabotage may be linked to an ex-employee who had previously stolen a pig that was recovered by the state police. Clearly the robbers had insider information and knew exactly what they were doing and looking for as well as knowing when when nobody was here. They took a thousands of dollars in expensive tools, my welders and may have stolen meat too. I have not fully inventoried the losses yet. I have reported to this to the Vermont State Police and am giving them the recordings from my video surveillance cameras plus objects that the thieves handled bared handed so the police can get finger prints. Hopefully the police will be able to catch the thieves. We have very good face shots as well as excellent images of the vehicles that may aid in presecution.
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If you recognize any of these people or vehicles, have any information about this robbery, the fence sabotaging or the other sabotage and theft that has gone on please contact Trooper Mathew Nadeau at the Vermont State Police 802-229-9191. I am offering a reward of one whole pig of pork (delivered all at once or as monthly boxes) for information leading to the capture and conviction of this ring of robbers and saboteur.
This is extremely frustrating and has already cost me many thousands of dollars. Insurance won’t cover this so this is all out of my pocket but we shall persevere and get past this so we can bring you excellent pork products cut here in our own on-farm butcher shop.
Sugar Mountain Farm, LLC
in Orange, Vermont
MORE PHOTOS VT STATE POLICE EXTRACTED FROM MY SURVEILLANCE CAMERAS:
We now have first and last names as well as addresses for these nice people.
Note the cigarette with DNA samples and the fence post she has with finger prints.
Rumor has it he’ll be rooming with Bubba and her with Ms. Butch.