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Death – Obituary – Accident and Crime News : LYNDONVILLE — A Brownington man was arrested on multiple charges, including vehicle theft and identity fraud, following a routine traffic stop on Severance Hill Road, according to a report by the Lyndonville Police Department.

The incident occurred on December 1, at approximately 2:26 p.m., when a patrol officer attempted to pull over a 2017 Jeep Patriot for exceeding the speed limit.

Initially uncooperative, the driver tried to pass himself off as a relative. However, further investigation revealed his true identity as 45-year-old Jason Degreenia.

Authorities discovered that Degreenia was already wanted on two arrest warrants issued by Orleans County. The warrants were related to charges of possession of regulated drugs, possession of cocaine, and driving with a criminally suspended license. Additionally, Degreenia was already subject to a lifetime suspension due to previous DUI offenses.

Further complicating matters, it was determined that the Jeep Patriot had been reported stolen from Barton on November 20. Consequently, Degreenia was taken into custody.

During a search of the vehicle, law enforcement officers discovered merchandise with retail tags and security devices, suggesting a potential ongoing investigation into stolen property.

Degreenia was subsequently lodged at the Northeast Regional Correctional Facility. He is scheduled for arraignment on December 4 at 12:30 p.m. in Caledonia Superior Court. The charges he faces include aggravated operation without the owner’s consent, identity theft, and possession of stolen property exceeding $900.

The arrest was made possible with the assistance of the Vermont State Police, who aided in the apprehension of Degreenia. The confiscated Jeep was then towed by Caledonia Wrecker.

This incident serves as a reminder of the importance of routine traffic stops, as they can uncover more serious offenses. The Lyndonville Police Department remains committed to ensuring the safety and security of the community by diligently enforcing the law and apprehending individuals who pose a threat.

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