SPRINGWATER — A Wayland resident was arrested after a motor vehicle crash investigation by the Livingston County Sheriff’s Office, Sheriff Thomas Dougherty reported Wednesday. 

On Feb. 13, at approximately 3:30 a.m., Sheriff’s Deputies were called to Indian Valley Road in the Town of Springwater to investigate the crash of a small passenger bus. Upon arriving at the scene, it was determined by deputies that the vehicle had been stolen from Wayland, and that the operator had fled the scene.

Wayland-based State Police met with the owner and began an investigation into the theft of the bus. Through their investigation Sabastian E. Harvey, 17, of Wayland was developed as a suspect. The investigating Trooper relayed the information to Sheriff’s deputies, who in turn coordinated a joint investigation.

As a result of the investigation, Harvey was arrested and charged with felony fourth-degree criminal possession of stolen property, and traffic violations that included unlicensed operation of a vehicle, driving without insurance, driving an unregistered vehicle and driving an uninspected vehicle.

The Troopers also filed charges on Harvey for the theft of the vehicle in Wayland.

Harvey was turned over to Central Booking Deputies at the Livingston County Jail for processing and pre-arraignment detention on the charges occurring in Livingston County. Harvey was later arraigned at the Livingston County Centralized Arraignment Part (LC-CAP) at the Livingston County Jail before Town of Caledonia Justice Mark Riggi. The Judge remanded Harvey to the custody of the Sheriff on $2,500 cash bail or $5,000 bond.