On January 16th, 2012, Sgt James Barrett took a report from an indivudual claiming to have left his 1997 Jeep at Armitage Auto Yard on South Street in Wrentham to have work completed. After paying for some repairs, the owner of the Jeep agreed to leave the vehicle at the Armitage lot to have more repairs done over time.
The owner returned to Armitage to collect his Jeep but was told the Jeep was no longer there. After filing a stolen vehicle report with the Wrentham Police, Sgt. James Barrett and Officer Barry McGrath conducted an investigation that led to the arrest of Peter Armitage for stealing the Jeep and scrapping it for cash at Allied Recycling in Walpole, MA.