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Two arrested for stealing ATVs, running over cop’s foot / UVM cops cite St. Albans man for bicycle theft

Two Richford men were arrested by Newport police in connection with the attempted theft of an ATV. Newport Dispatch photo

The Newport Police Department arrested two men on numerous charges after they were found to be in possession of a pair of stolen off-road vehicles early this Tuesday morning, the Newport Dispatch reports.

Newport Police were dispatched at around 2:15 a.m. for a report of a car towing two side-by-side off-road vehicles on Pleasant Extension onto Airport Road toward Coventry.

A responding officer located the ATVs parked in the pull-off on the Black River Bridge and parked his cruiser behind them.

One of the individuals, later identified as Larry Garrow, 34, of Richford, began to flee on one of the ATVs and ran over the officer’s foot, which knocked him backward, before driving it into the river.

Garrow then exited the vehicle after it became inoperable and attempted to swim away from officers.

St. Albans man cited for bike theft, car robberies at UVM – On September 6, at 8:50 pm, UVM police officers conducting video surveillance as an extension of ongoing investigation(s) observed a male cutting the lock off a bike with bolt cutters, UVM said yesterday.

Officers arrived on scene and stopped the male while he attempted to leave the area with the bike, which was later determined to be owned by a UVM student. The male initially provided a false name, but UVM Police successfully identified him as 42-year-old Zachariah Parker from St. Albans. Officers found tools and keys to a vehicle in his possession that were later determined to be stolen from Franklin County.

During the investigation, UVM Police learned that Parker had an arrest warrant for Failure to Appear in Court and subsequently transported him to Northwest State Correctional Facility. UVM Police then cited Parker to appear in court on December 13 for Grand Larceny and trespassed him from campus.

On September 12, UVM Police Services responded to a series of late reported thefts from parked cars on campus. One complainant reported that their ATM card was taken during these thefts and used fraudulently at a local business in Burlington. UVM Police obtained and reviewed video footage of the transaction and positively identified the person using the card as Parker. Parker will be cited for False Pretenses for this fraudulent transaction and Unlawful Trespass for returning to UVM campus to commit these thefts.

During a subsequent review of surveillance camera footage on campus, UVM Police officers observed Parker, on August 12, 2022, attempting to tamper with the key ignition of a student’s motorcycle. Parker will be cited for Unlawful Mischief for damage to the motorcycle.

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