Vermont theft suspect who eluded seize in a automobile, on a motorbike, and a sailboat arrested, police say

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Eric Edson, 52, was wished on accusations of a theft of a retailer in Burlington on Aug. 24, impeding and assaulting two law enforcement officials, and the theft of a sailboat and autos.

A Vermont armed theft suspect who police say eluded seize previously week in a automobile, on a stolen bike, on foot and in a stolen sailboat was arrested Thursday after he was noticed in a kayak on a river, authorities mentioned.

Eric Edson, 52, was wished on accusations of a theft of a retailer in Burlington on Aug. 24, impeding and assaulting two law enforcement officials, and the theft of a sailboat and autos, police mentioned.

“Due to the unusualness of Mr. Edson’s numerous modes of flight, from automobiles to bikes to paddle boards to sailboats to tractors, it’s simple to lose sight of the truth that Mr. Edson is a harmful individual,” Burlington Police Chief Jon Murad mentioned Wednesday.

On Aug. 30, Burlington police responded to a person handed out in a operating automobile that matched the outline of 1 utilized in a theft per week earlier than, they mentioned. When officers roused him, he fled at a excessive price of pace, assaulting each officers with the automobile, police mentioned.

That night, he fled police on foot after which on a stolen bicycle earlier than stealing a sailboat on Lake Champlain, police mentioned. Edson was intercepted by the Coast Guard. However after the sailboat rain aground on the base of lakeside cliffs, he fled, authorities mentioned.

Vermont State Police acquired a tip Thursday that he was noticed in a kayak on the Lamoille River in Georgia, Vermont, about 21 miles (33 kilometers) away from Burlington. Edson landed the kayak, ran away after which jumped into the river and swam to the southern shore, the place he was arrested by troopers and recreation wardens, police mentioned.

Edson was taken to the hospital for analysis of his accidents from being on the run, state police mentioned. He’s anticipated to be arraigned Friday.

An e mail was despatched to police in search of to seek out out if Edson is being represented by an lawyer.


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