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- Killington man steals dump truck from Colton’s, faces multiple charges
Wed, Sep 4, 2013 04:47 PM
PITTSFIELD - On Monday, Sept. 2, Members of the Vermont State
Police responded to the Colton residence located on Vermont Route
100 in the Town of Pittsfield for a report of an active theft of a
full size dump truck. Upon arrival it was found the dump truck had
already been stolen and was last seen fleeing the area on Vermont
Investigation at the scene found that Cameron Smith, age 25 from
Killington, had stolen the dump truck.
Prior to stealing the dump truck, investigation revealed that
Smith had entered a private home, owned by Lauren Weinberg age 37,
located adjacent to the Colton's property in Pittsfield and stood
in the kitchen demanding a glass of water.
Police located the truck after it crashed through a guardrail on
Vermont Route 107 in the nearby Town of Stockbridge.
Smith was found standing in the middle of the roadway on Route 100
when he was nearly struck by a responding State Trooper. Smith was
wearing dark clothing and at the time of this incident there was
light fog and it was raining from a passing storm.
The dump truck was valued at $50,000 and was heavily damaged
during the crash. The truck's oil pan was ripped out, and
portions of a guardrail were found lodged in the truck. The truck
will likely be a total loss, however final damage estimates are
Further investigation revealed facts leading to Smith being
charged with DUI, Felony Unlawful Trespass, Aggravated Operating
Without Owner's Consent, Grand Larceny, Leaving the Scene of An
Accident, Disorderly Conduct, Careless and Negligent Operation of a
Motor Vehicle, among possibly others.
Smith was scheduled to appear in Rutland Superior Court (Criminal
Division) on Tuesday, Sept. 3 to answer to the charges.
The crash remains under investigation. Anyone familiar with
Smith's whereabouts prior to the above incident is encouraged to
call the State Police in Rutland at (802) 773-9101.