MONKTON-The Vermont State Police are investigating a disturbing paint-bomb incident that occurred May 15 in a passenger van at a family farm near the New Haven-Monkton town line.
The incident probably occurred after 10 p.m. according to the farm's residents; the remains of a device were discovered by the van's owner on the morning of May 16. Remains of what appeared to be a charred fuse trailing away from the damaged van were also uncovered. The incendiary device employed spray paint as a key component.
The heat of the device burned a large hole in the floor of the van.
Blue spray paint was spattered inside the unoccupied van. The van was in a private driveway and unlocked at the time of the incident. VSP detective are continuing the investigation and following several leads.
Anyone with additional information concerning this incident should contact Det. Sgt. Sam Capogrossi at the Vermont State Police at 802-388-4919.