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Dead man ID’d

  • Lane Lesko —Courtesy of WCSO



Monadnock Ledger-Transcript
Wednesday, June 22, 2016 7:36PM

The Michigan teenager shot dead following a standoff with police on Greenfield Road on Tuesday had been reported missing from a summer camp in Cambridge, N.H., on the Maine border.

Lane Lesko, 19, of Ann Arbor, Michigan, was the subject of a missing person search initially involving N.H. State Police Troop F and later the Maine state police, according to a representative of Troop F.

Lesko was reported missing from the Summit Achievement Camp campsite on Umbagog Lake. The camp serves adolescents aged 13 to 20 who are experiencing difficulty with family, school or their personal lives, according to the camp’s website. 

The camp serves children with a variety of issues, including things like anxiety, depression, ADHD, Aspergers or Autism, as well as children with issues with poor decision making, social skills or defiance of authority.

When he disappeared, police said he was a person of interest in the the theft of a canoe as well as a truck and a pontoon boat, according to published reports.

Police history

According to Michigan authorities, Lesko had been arrested in connection with a home invasion, and in a separate incident, stealing a car and impersonating an FBI officer.

Lesko was set to be sentenced in January 2017, following mental health and substance use treatment, according to MLive, a Michigan news outlet. Lesko reportedly had pled guilty to unlawfully driving away a vehicle, first degree home invasion, lying to a police officer and false pretenses less than $200.

On May 27, 2015, when he was 17, Lesko allegedly told representatives from the Cueter Chrysler dealership in Ypsilanti Township, Michigan, that he was an FBI agent who had recently moved to the area and wanted to test drive a vehicle. He wore an Airsoft gun on his waist when he entered the dealership. He allegedly stole a set of car keys, fled with the vehicle, eventually crashing the car in Toledo, Ohio. before again presenting himself to authorities as an FBI agent. 

While out on bond, on July 3, he also allegedly took a 25-year-old man whom he had met online to a neighbor’s empty house, where the two drank alcohol belonging to the homeowner and spent the night before being discovered by a pet sitter the next morning.

According to published reports, Lesko has been charged as a juvenile in seven cases, which include larceny in a building, impersonating peace officer to commit crime, stalking, cruelty to animals, false personation of public officer, unlawful driving away of an auto, receiving and concealing stolen property, accosting a child for immoral purposes, using a computer to commit a crime, distributing obscene matter and indecent exposure. The cases were all dismissed in plea deals, according to published reports.