Two men were taken into custody on December 24 after the vehicle they were in, was determined to have been stolen. Keith Lapierre, 35, of Peacham, was charged with operating without the consent of the owner, petit larceny, and violation of conditions of release. Leonard Garcia, 30, of St. Johnsbury, was charged with violating conditions of release and retail theft. At 10:15 a.m., troopers from the St. Johnsbury barracks received a report from Christina Miller, 44, of Barnet, about her vehicle being stolen by Keith Lapierre. Miller identified the vehicle as a grey 2011 Chevrolet Malibu, which was later located at Maplefield’s convenience store in St. Johnsbury. Lapierre was found to be in physical control of the vehicle at the time troopers located it. Miller had numerous Christmas gifts inside the vehicle for her family, but upon investigation, many of them were not recovered. Lapierre was charged with petit larceny for his part in taking the presents. Police say both Lapierre and Garcia had active conditions of release not to be around each other. Additionally, while at Maplefield’s, troopers were notified by employees that Garcia stole several items from the store. Held on $200 bail each at Northeast Regional Correctional Complex, Lapierre and Garcia were cited to be in Caledonia County Court today in this matter.
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