Lyndonville man arrested on multiple charges following traffic stop

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LYNDONVILLE — A routine traffic stop on Severance Hill Road led to the arrest of a Brownington man on a slew of charges including vehicle theft and identity fraud, Lyndonville Police Department reported.

At 2:26 p.m. on Dec. 1, a patrol officer attempted to pull over a 2017 Jeep Patriot for speeding.

The driver, initially uncooperative, impersonated a relative before being identified as 45-year-old Jason Degreenia.

Degreenia was found to be the subject of two arrest warrants from Orleans County for possession of regulated drugs, possession of cocaine, and driving with a criminally suspended license.

He is under a lifetime suspension for prior DUI offenses, police said.

The Jeep Patriot was confirmed stolen from Barton on Nov. 20, and Degreenia was taken into custody.

A search of the vehicle turned up merchandise with retail tags and security devices, indicating a potential ongoing investigation into stolen property.

Degreenia was lodged at Northeast Regional Correctional Facility and is scheduled for arraignment on Dec. 4 at 12:30 p.m. in Caledonia Superior Court.

He faces charges including aggravated operation without owner’s consent, identity theft, and possession of stolen property over $900.

Vermont State Police assisted in the arrest, and the confiscated Jeep was towed by Caledonia Wrecker.

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