Vermont State Police find missing New Jersey man, charge him with home break-in

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MANCHESTER, VT>> A New Jersey man who was reported missing Friday night has been found and now faces charges in connection with a home break-in, according to Vermont State Police.

Ivan Kaltunevich was located in Manchester on Saturday and was allegedly wearing clothes that had been recently stolen from a Shaftsbury home, according to a press release by Det. Robert Zink, Shaftsbury barracks.

Authorities issued a missing person report on Friday after receiving a complaint of an unknown vehicle parked on Blueberry Hill Road in Shaftsbury. Troopers suspected Kaltunevich, of Princeton Junction, N.J., was the driver of the silver 2006 Nissan 350 with a New Jersey registration.

Authorities said Kaltunevich was supposed to be at college classes in his home state on Friday, but did not attend. It was unclear whether he has ties to the area.

Vermont State police and the Manchester Police Department located Kaltunevich in Manchester; authorities did not specify how or where he was found.

According to police, Kaltunevich was allegedly wearing clothes that had been stolen several hours prior from a home on Hollow Hideaway Road in Shaftsbury, an area close to where his car was last seen. Police said in addition to clothes, tools were also stolen from the home.

Kaltunevich was taken to the Vermont State Police Shaftsbury barracks and was processed for charges of burglary and possessing stolen property.

Kaltunevich was released and ordered to appear in Bennington Superior Court on May 9.

—Edward Damon


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