As a result of a collaborative effort involving numerous local Law Enforcement agencies to include the Springfield Police Dept. the Ludlow Police Dept. the Claremont, NH police Dept. and the Vermont State Police, Matthew J. Horton, of Cavendish, was arrested May 15th, based on his involvement in at least 6 burglaries in Windsor County during the months of February and March of 2012. Probable Cause was found to believe that Matthew committed these burglaries with his brother Mitchell , who was arrested March 12.
The following is a brief summary of the known burglaries committed by Matthew and Mitchell together; February 25, 2012 MasTec corp., Vermont Fresh Foods and USA Solar Store all located at the old Black River Produce Building in the town of Cavendish. Over 10,000.00 worth of copper was stolen during this burglary. February 29, 2012, Brownsville General Store in the town of Brownsville. February 29, 2012, USA Solar Store and MasTec again. Several thousand dollars of copper wire was stolen again.
Matthew is lodged at the Southern State Correctional Facility due to lack of bail. Mitchell has been there since his arrest in March. Press Release, VT State Police