On October 30, 2017 at approximately 7:30AM, the Lebanon Police Department responded to a report of a suspicious female, eventually identified as Sarah Pavia, age 20, of Burlington, Vermont. Pavia tried to pull a 38-year-old male from his vehicle in an attempt to steal it while the male was dropping his child off at the Lebanon Middle School. The male was able to prevent Pavia from stealing the car, which also contained the victim’s two children. Pavia was located by a Lebanon Officer on Dartmouth College Highway but ran off while the officer was speaking with her. She then attempted to get into the driver seat of the officer’s cruiser but was arrested after a brief struggle. During the booking process at the Lebanon Police Department, she gave a false name, date of birth and address.
During the investigation, it was learned that Pavia had stolen a vehicle from Burlington, Vermont during the night and rolled it over on Interstate 89 in Lebanon causing major damage to the car. She left the scene of the accident which was not discovered until a passerby saw it early in the morning.
Pavia was charged with Attempted Robbery, Receiving Stolen Property and Attempted Theft by Unauthorized Taking, all of which are Felony level offenses. She was also charged with four Misdemeanor Offenses of Resisting Arrest, Conduct After an Accident, Criminal Mischief, and False Report to Law Enforcement.
Pavia was arraigned today and $5,000 cash bail was set with a court date of December 18, 2017 at the Grafton County Superior Court.