Snowmobile thief pleads guilty

August 3, 2015
Trevor Heistand, with his attorney John Lewis.

Trevor Heistand, with his attorney John Lewis.

By Allison Scarbrough. OCP Editor.

HART — A 44-year-old Montague man who stole a trailer from David Allen Racing Motorsports last February only to return about a week later and steal a snowmobile pleaded guilty Monday, Aug. 3, in 27th Circuit Court to one count of larceny $1,000-$20,000, which is a five-year felony.

In exchange for Trevor William Heistand’s guilty plea to count 2, which pertains to the snowmobile, count 1, which refers to the trailer, was dismissed. The plea agreement calls for a five-month jail sentence and paying restitution to DAR.

The larceny of a 2014 Shorelander utility trailer valued at $2,000 from the DAR lot was reported to the Oceana County Sheriff’s Office, Feb. 17. The sheriff’s office developed “some gross characteristics of the suspect from surveillance video of the David Allen Racing store footage,” said Lt. Craig Mast previously. Deputies were again dispatched to DAR, Feb. 25, to respond to the report of a stolen snowmobile. They discovered that a 2011 black and white Bombardier SKT Ski-Do, valued at approximately $8,500, was stolen. The video showed that the same suspect vehicle was used in both crimes. The stolen property was later recovered at Heistand’s residence, Mast stated.

Heistand, who is currently free on bond, is set for sentencing, Sept. 14.

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