School Bus and Dog Thief Changes Plea to Guilty

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NEWPORT — Adam Page, 23, of Newport, the man who on May 17, 2013, stole a school bus and then crashed and totaled it in Holland, pled guilty in Orleans Superior Court on Thursday.

He was facing multiple charges from the incident.

Vermont State Police originally became involved with the investigation of a stolen school bus from Newport. They discovered the bus totaled and abandoned on the Valley Road in Holland. Page had fled the scene after the crash.

A dog was recovered in the bus.

While investigating, the VSP learned that Page had broken into a house belonging to Heather Murphy, and had taken her chocolate lab, the same dog recovered in Holland. Page had stolen the bus and drove to Murphy’s home in Morgan.

Page then attempted to take a 2003 Toyota truck from Zach Alix from Toad Pond Rd. When he could not steal this truck he then stole a 1995 Ford truck belonging to Robert Durfey of Morgan. Durfey’s truck was located later in Derby.

Page was arrested on 3 counts of operating without owners consent, leaving the scene of an accident, driving on a criminally suspended license, and burglary for illegal entering Murphy’s house and stealing her dog.

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