Act of vandalism shuts down car wash

By Doug LaRocque

NYVT Media

GRANVILLE – A larceny of a cashier box at Bardin’s Car Wash on Quaker Street early Sunday morning, June 2, has resulted in the business having to shut down, and a two-state search for the perpetrator.

According to the Granville Police Department, video of the incident shows a black Dodge pickup truck backing up to the cashiers box, wrapping a chain around it, then using the truck to rip it out of the concrete. The video shows a white man with a cap and face covering to be involved. The vehicle then seen exiting across an adjoining yard in an easterly direction, then over Granville Central School District property. A search of the area proved negative.

The following day the Granville Department received word from Vermont State Police that a vehicle fitting the description was found over a bank in the Town of Hubbardton. The subsequent investigation showed the truck had been stolen weeks earlier from the Mad River Glen ski resort in Waitsfield, VT. According to Vermont authorities, a significant amount of burglary tools was found with the vehicle. The vehicle was also believed/ to have been involved in several other crimes.

Vermont law enforcement has taken DNA swaps from the vehicle and has sent these samples to be processed and compared to existing databases. Other forms of identification were also found at the scene of the crash. The investigation is ongoing.