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Killington man steals dump truck from Colton’s, faces multiple charges

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 Route 100.
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 pending.
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.