Police say these three stolen vehicles were recovered at a St. Albans residence this week and two people were charged in connection with the thefts. Photos courtesy of Somerset County Sheriff’s Office

Two people have been charged in connection with three stolen vehicles that were recovered by Somerset County Sheriff’s deputies at a St. Albans residence this week, police said.

Steven Dumont, 41, and Shania Tripp, 25, both of St. Albans, were arrested by sheriff’s deputies on Wednesday and charged with receiving stolen property. Tripp received an additional charge of violating conditions of release.

The pair were charged after an investigation that began on Monday, when the Somerset County Sheriff’s Office received a report that a white, 2013 Kia Optima had been stolen from a Palmyra residence, Chief Deputy Mike Mitchell wrote in a news release on Friday.

On Wednesday, sheriff’s deputies received a tip that the stolen car was at a St. Albans residence on Gould Lane, off Pond Road. A deputy noticed parts of the stolen car in the yard, Mitchell wrote, and he later found the car there, disassembled, after securing a warrant to search the property.

The search of the property turned up more than just the car stolen this week, according to Mitchell. A white, 1999 Chevrolet S-10 pickup truck that had been reported stolen by the Newport Police Department was recovered there, as well as a 2014 Suzuki motorcycle that had been reported stolen out of Hancock County in 2021, Mitchell wrote.

Dumont’s bail was set at $5,000 cash, and he was being held at the Somerset County Jail in East Madison. Both he and Tripp were scheduled for an initial court appearance on Dec. 6 in Skowhegan.

Mitchell said Friday that the investigation into the stolen vehicles is ongoing, and additional charges may be forthcoming once the case has been reviewed by the Somerset County District Attorney’s Office.

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