Montpelier police thwart car theft, suspect in custody

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MONTPELIER — Officers from the Montpelier Police Department swiftly prevented a vehicle theft on Hill Street and arrested a suspect on the evening of May 21.

At 8:21 p.m., MPD responded to a reported theft in progress and intercepted the vehicle as it attempted to leave the scene.

Deshawn Keene, 30, a transient, was taken into custody without incident.

Following his arrest, Keene was transported to the police department for processing.

A Vermont Superior Court Judge set bail at $500.

Unable to post bail, Keene was lodged at the Northeast Regional Correctional Facility in St. Johnsbury.

Keene is scheduled for arraignment the next day in Washington County Superior Court, facing charges of attempted grand larceny, unlawful trespass, and operating a vehicle without the owner’s consent.

The MPD has not released any further details about the incident.

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