Man arrested for stealing gas from vehicle in Newbury

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NEWBURY — A 35-year-old man from New Hampshire was arrested following an incident in Newbury today.

Authorities say they were notified of a man stealing gas from a vehicle at P&H Truck Stop on Route 302 at around 9:00 a.m.

Police say they located the man, identified as Gregory Sargent, of Pike, NH, and learned that the owner of the vehicle, and another witness, observed Sargent actively syphoning gas from the vehicle after making a hole in the fuel tank.

Sargent was placed under arrest and transported to the St. Johnsbury barracks for processing.

At the conclusion of the processing, he was issued a citation to appear in court on July 12 to answer to the charges of unlawful mischief and petit larceny.

Troopers were assisted by members of the Wells River Fire Department.

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