On December 6, 2018, at approximately 10:08PM Lebanon Police Officers were dispatched to Sandri’s on South Main Street for a report of a stolen vehicle. While the victim was inside the convenient store, a male, who was later identified as Jack P. Martin, age 45, from Rutland, VT, approached the vehicle. Martin got into the vehicle and drove away. The stolen vehicle’s description was broadcast to area police departments and shortly thereafter, the Hartford, VT Police observed the vehicle in Hartford and conducted a traffic stop where Martin was taken into custody.
Witnesses stated that they had seen Martin pan-handling earlier on Benning Street, holding a sign that read “stranded.”
Martin was charged by Hartford Police with Possession of Stolen Property and Operation without Owner’s Consent and held on $200 cash. Charges will be forthcoming from the Lebanon Police Department.
Authorized by: Chief Richard R. Mello