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Police: Pair found in Northampton with stolen car, plates

  • A 2001 Mercury Grand Marquis, the same make and model of car that police say was stolen in northern Vermont.  WIKIPEDIA COMMONS


Wednesday, August 29, 2018

NORTHAMPTON – A man and woman, both of Vermont, were arrested on Monday, Aug. 27 on charges of stealing a car. 

James Vincelette, 33, of Swanton, Vermont, was arrested on a stolen vehicle charge, a number plate violation, unlicensed operation of a car, resisting arrest, and receiving stolen property over $1,200. Megan Lee Brace, 37, of Richford, Vermont, was arrested on a single charge of stealing a vehicle.  

At 3:30 p.m., police officers were investigating a suspicious vehicle in the Walmart parking lot on North King Street when they ran a plate query on a 2001 Mercury Grand Marquis. Police discovered the plates belonged to a different car. Police said the vehicle had been stolen from a town in northern Vermont, and that the license plates had been stolen from a different vehicle.

Vincellette and Brace allegedly attempted to run away from the police officers when asked to stop.

Officers quickly caught Brace and by 4:30 p.m. Vincellette was found in the Pine Brook Curve neighborhood due to aggressive dog barking, according to the police report.