On October 15, 2020, State Police arrested 47-year-old Jason P. Vanderhoof of Moriah, following an initial report of a stolen car. Vanderhoof reported that his 2002 Ford Focus was stolen after it was found damaged and abandoned on Center Road in the town of Moriah on October 11. Vanderhoof also encouraged an 11-year-old child to lie about the incident. He later told State Police he was aware of who operated the vehicle and crashed it.
The investigation revealed that 40-year-old Jeremy L. Jackson, of Moriah was driving the vehicle on Center Road when he ran off the road and struck a telephone pole. Jackson then left the scene. Vanderhoof was subsequently charged with Falsely Reporting an Incident, False Written Statement, and Endangering the Welfare of a Child. He was released with appearance tickets returnable to the Town of Moriah Court.