Police: Teen who crashed stolen car, left wallet in itMay 13,2013Police said they tracked a Clarendon teen who allegedly crashed a stolen vehicle after the teen left his wallet in the car.
Riley J. Bedard, 17, pleaded innocent Monday in Rutland criminal court to a felony charge of aggravated operation of a vehicle without the owner’s consent, as well as misdemeanor charges of careless or negligent operation and leaving the scene of crash.
The felony charge carries a maximum penalty of five years in prison, while the misdemeanor charges carry a maximum penalty of one year each.
According to an affidavit filed with the court by State Police Trooper Jason P. Johnson, around 2 a.m. April 6, police responded to a report of a vehicle off the road on East Proctor Road. Police found a car that had crashed through a guardrail with sufficient force to trigger the airbag, records state.
Police could locate the driver, but did find a wallet containing a learner’s permit belonging to Bedard, police said.
Police later interviewed Bedard, who allegedly told police he had taken his friend’s mother’s car to go to McDonald’s in
Rutland and had crashed on the way home and fled, according to court records.
- Most Popular
- Most Emailed
- RICHARD'S POOR ALMANACK: V-2 No. 13, launched this day in 1946 from White Sands, New Mexico, takes first photographs of Earth from the edge of the planet's outer atmosphere; 1947: Walt Disney testifies before HUAC, names employees he says are communists.
- TOMORROW'S HEADLINES TODAY: Vermont's brand discussed at Killington, state's attorney candidates Marc Brierre and Rose Kennedy profiled, Curtis reports about Rutland police chief's new job, and four arrested, charged for heroin, crack sales.
- RICHARD'S POOR ALMANACK: On this day in 1935, New York gangster, bootlegger, ruthless murderer Dutch Schultz, born Arthur Flegenheimer to Jewish-German immigrant parents, and three associates gunned down, killed, at the Palace Chophouse in Newark, N.J.
- RICHARD'S POOR ALMANACK: Acclaimed illusionist & escape artist Harry Houdini, performing in Montreal in 1926, is sucker-punched by a McGill University student. Houdini doesn't know he has peritonitis - the punches are possible factor in his Oct. 31 death.
- TOMORROW'S HEADLINES TODAY: Rutland Police Chief James Baker to resign from the force at the end of the year to take a job in Washington, D.C., jury remains out in teacher killing murder trial, Rec Dept. releases report on what's wrong with White's Pool.
- RICHARD'S POOR ALMANACK: Well diggers in Cardiff, New York, find what is thought to be the petrified body of a 10-foot-tall man, perfectly preserved after thousands of years, which becomes a popular roadside attraction until proven to be a fake.