Stolen car found crashed in Newport

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NEWPORT — Police say an abandoned vehicle found crashed on Route 5 this morning was stolen.

At around 6:45 a.m. police were notified of a stolen car that was taken from a driveway on Vermont Route 102 in Bloomfield.

Police say the owner last saw the vehicle in the driveway at around 10:00 p.m. on Saturday. The owner discovered it missing just prior to calling the police.

The vehicle, a charcoal gray 2012 Ford Escape, was bearing a New Hampshire plate.

Police say the stolen vehicle was found abandoned, after being involved in a crash on the Derby/Newport Town line on US Route 5.

Newport police investigated the crash.

Anyone with information regarding the theft or the crash is being asked to contact VSP Derby Barracks, Corporal Amy LeClair at 802-334-8881.

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