Dustin Sheltra 27, of Charleston, pleaded not guilty

Dustin Sheltra 27, of Charleston, pleaded not guilty in Orleans Superior Court to burglary, two counts of possession of stolen property and aggravated operation of a motor vehicle without the owner’s consent. Judge Lisa Warren set conditions of release and secured bail at $15,000, which means Sheltra would only have to submit ten percent of the bail ($1,500) to be released. However, Sheltra remains in pre-trial detention at Northeast Correctional Complex in St. Johnsbury.  Sheltra allegedly broke into a storage unit on July 5 at Affordable Self Storage in Coventry and stole many items, including a mountain bike and a road bike valued at thousands of dollars along with many fishing and camping supplies as well as 2 guns. Sheltra is also charged with stealing a John Deer Gator UTV on Nov. 23, 2022, from a residence in Derby. Sheltra faces a possible sentence of up to 40 years in prison and $13,000 in fines.