Bristol woman arrested with stolen car; male suspect still at-large

Published: Feb. 5, 2023 at 10:35 AM EST
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SOUTH BURLINGTON, Vt. (WCAX) - Authorities say a Bristol woman was arrested Sunday in connection with a stolen car and that another suspect remains on the run.

The investigation began at the end of January when police say a gold Lexus was reported stolen out of Bristol. Police spotted the vehicle on numerous occasions between January 27 and February 2. They say Eric Loyer, 31, of Bristol is connected to the theft and that Keisha Willard, 27, is a known associate of Loyer.

On Saturday around 11:20 p.m., UVM Police attempted to stop the stolen Lexus in Burlington. They say the driver fled from police toward South Burlington. They later found the car on Quarry Hill and that Loyer ran off. They say Willard then rammed two police cruisers as she escaped, injuring one officer.

South Burlington Police cruisers smashed in stolen car incident
South Burlington Police cruisers smashed in stolen car incident(WCAX)

Police say Willard later crashed the car into a tree and was arrested. She was transported to UVM Medical Center for a leg injury.

Police now suspect Loyer in the theft of another car on Sunday morning from East Terrace that was later abandoned in Williston,

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