Burlington, VT – The U.S. Marshal Service arrested a fugitive
wanted by the Massachusetts State Police for Multiple counts of Larceny
over $250.00 from disabled/elderly person.
Anthony Schmitka, 58,
was wanted out of the State of Massachusetts for 2 counts of Larceny
over $250.00 from disabled/elderly person. Schmitka allegedly stole more
than $100,000 from his 81-year-old father.
A warrant was issued
by the Bristol County Superior Court in Massachusetts on October 27,
2016. Schmitka is currently on the Bristol County District Attorney’s
Office Most wanted List.
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Bristol County, MA.
U.S. Marshals worked on the fugitive
investigation since February 15, 2019 to gather intelligence on
Schmitka’s whereabouts. It was believed that Schmitka was actively
evading arrest from law enforcement and was hiding out in the Woodstock
Vermont area. Schmitka was arrested on Wednesday March 6, 2019 by U.S.
Marshals and members of the Woodstock Police Department on Court Street,
in Woodstock Vermont.
Schmitka was transported to the Woodstock
Police Department where he was charged in the State of Vermont as a
Fugitive from Justice.
This investigation and apprehension
proves how well local, state and federal authorities work together to
make our communities a safer place.
Any further inquiries
regarding this matter should be directed to the Massachusetts State
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