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2 Plead Not Guilty in Theft of City-Owned Snowplows

Authorities say the trucks were stolen from a fenced-in area at Cranston Stadium last December

John Lyons Jason Lehman
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Two Rhode Island men charged in connection with the 2015 theft of two Cranston-owned trucks fitted with snowplows have pleaded not guilty. 

Forty-two-year-old Jason Lehman, of Warwick, and 48-year-old John Lyons, of Providence, were arraigned last week on charges that include larceny and destruction of public property. 

Authorities say the trucks were stolen from a fenced-in area at Cranston Stadium last December. The thieves drove through a locked gate. 

The trucks were found abandoned in Providence on Dec. 27, but the plows had been removed. The plows remain missing. 

Prosecutors say the pair has been arrested a combined 52 times. 

Lehman's attorney says his client has a full-time job, takes care of his family and doesn't have time "to do this many criminal acts.'' 

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