By Guy Page
A truck bearing the prominent decal “Trump for America” stolen on Aug. 4-5 from a Topsham home was located August 6 abandoned and burned in a remote wooded area in Topsham.
Now police are seeking information from the public about the theft and destruction of the truck owned by Matthew Wadsworth, 57, of Topsham.
Troopers from the St. Johnsbury Barracks and members of the Department of Public Safety Fire and Explosion Investigation Unit followed up with the report and were able to locate the vehicle near Watson Hill Road.
Investigation into the theft and later burning of the vehicle is ongoing. The Vermont State Police is requesting the public’s assistance with information regarding the vehicle theft and fire. If anyone has information they are asked contact Trooper Evan Johnson at the St. Johnsbury Barracks 802-748-3111, or Detective Sgt. Christopher Blais at the Royalton Barracks at 802-234-9933.
The vehicle was identified as a white 2017 Toyota Tacoma bearing Vermont registration 282A124, taken from a residential driveway. The truck had red “Trump For America” decals/stickers on both sides, chrome wheels, 33″ tires, and miscellaneous stickers on the rear.
The truck has no known affiliation with the Trump campaign, nor do police say whether its decal was a factor in the reported theft.
Official Vermont voting returns show that Trump won Topsham by 55.1%. He won 43 other towns, mostly small towns in northern Vermont, but lost statewide, taking 30.7% of the total vote.