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Man charged with stealing U-Haul found in Bristol – The Laconia Daily Sun

BY THOMAS P. CALDWELL, LACONIA DAILY SUNBRISTOL — A Massachusetts man faces several local charges as well as pending charges from his home state after allegedly stealing a U-Haul van from Boston.Bristol police apprehended Kenneth Armstrong, 46, of Roslindale, Massachusetts, on Tuesday after the van struck a curb, partially disabling the vehicle. Armstrong was able to get through Central Square and onto North Main St. before the van came to a stop, allowing police to arrest him without incident.The local police were alerted by Franklin Police Dispatch about 8 p.m. Tuesday that a stolen van was northbound on Route 3-A. Massachusetts State Police had pursued the vehicle on Interstate 93 as far as the state line.Bristol officers spotted and attempted to stop the van on South Main Street, but Armstrong continued into Central Square where the van struck a curb. He attempted to continue driving but the damage to the van was too great to allow him to go far, according to police.Armstrong faces charges of receiving stolen property worth more than $1,500, a Class A felony; disobeying a police officer and unauthorized use of a propelled vehicle, Class A misdemeanors; wrongful conduct after an accident and operating after his license had been revoked, Class B misdemeanors; and reckless operation, a violation.He also faces potential charges from the Massachusetts State Police and Boston Police.Armstrong is being held in lieu of $10,000 cash bail at the Grafton County Department of Corrections jail. 

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