Old Town man indicted in 7 burglaries

By Judy Harrison, BDN Staff
Posted Oct. 27, 2008, at 8:48 p.m.

BANGOR, Maine — An Old Town man was indicted Monday by the Penobscot County grand jury for a series of burglaries over the summer.

Michael Schwartz, 29, allegedly took cash, jewelry, computers and other items that totaled more than $30,000 from homes in Old Town, Orono, Holden and Glenburn. He was indicted on seven counts of burglary and seven counts of theft by unauthorized taking.

Schwartz allegedly entered residences during the daytime when the owners were at work or not at home. He entered the houses through either an unlocked door or window, according to prosecutors.

He is scheduled to be arraigned on Nov. 21 in Penobscot County Superior Court, but it may be awhile before Schwartz is in front a judge. Greg Campbell, assistant district attorney for Penobscot County, said Monday that police believe Schwartz is out of state. A warrant has been issued for his arrest.

If convicted, Schwartz faces up to 10 years in prison and a fine of up to $20,000 because of the value of the items he allegedly stole. He allegedly took a safe containing $20,000 in cash and a ring valued at about $10,000.

Others indicted Monday, and scheduled for arraignment on Nov. 21, included:

Nicolle M. Bell, 24, Biddeford, burglary, theft by unauthorized taking.

Paul Biester, 19, Waterville, burglary, theft by unauthorized taking.

Michael Bonneau, 36, Old Town, theft by unauthorized taking.

Arron S. Brooks, 28, Bangor, theft by unauthorized taking.

Samantha Carter, 19, Bangor, tampering with a witness or informant, terrorizing.

Peter A. Clewley, 42, Eddington, criminal operating under the influence of intoxicants, operating beyond license condition or restriction.

Glenn R. Curtis, 29, Bangor, escape.

Stephen Dill, 24, Bangor, robbery, burglary, stealing drugs.

Kenneth E. Ery, 29, Pittsfield, aggravated forgery, operating after revocation.

Robert Fogg Jr., 27, Winn, burglary; theft by unauthorized taking; eluding an officer; passing a roadblock; assault.

Christopher Gagnon, 31, transient, robbery; burglary; stealing drugs.

Terri Hanscom, 53, Kenduskeag, theft by unauthorized taking.

Christopher Hardison, 25, Bangor, burglary, criminal mischief, theft by unauthorized taking.

Flint Harriman, 18, Topsfield, two counts of burglary, two counts of theft by unauthorized taking.

Courtney Harris, 29, Old Town, theft by unauthorized taking.

Michael Hilton, 18, Greenbush, burglary, theft by unauthorized taking.

Todd I. Ingalls, 38, Gardiner, failure to appear.

Danielle King, 26, Old Town, theft by unauthorized taking, unlawful possession of scheduled drugs.

Anita Leo, aka Anita Sprague, 27, Exeter, two counts of theft by unauthorized taking, unlawful possession of scheduled drugs.

Joseph Lizotte, 28, Greenbush, theft by deception; misuse of identification.

Michael Lovett, 26, Orono, eluding an officer, criminal speeding.

Matthew J. Lynch, 25, Hampden, operating after revocation. failure to give correct name.

Tino Marino, 30, Bangor, robbery, burglary, stealing drugs, criminal threatening.

Percy Martin, 37, Bangor, two counts of unlawful trafficking of scheduled drugs, operating after revocation, violation of condition of release.

Jeb E. Melvin, 29, Garland, receiving stolen property, unlawful possession of scheduled drugs.

Matthew Miller, 25, Lincoln, burglary, theft by unauthorized taking.

Michael Miller, 28, Lincoln, burglary, theft by unauthorized taking.

Patrick Mitchell, 18, Bradley, failure to appear.

Elizabeth Parent, 23, Eddington, forgery.

Jessica J. Pendleton, 22, Bangor, theft by unauthorized taking.

Christopher D. Pete, 24, Lincoln, burglary, theft by unauthorized taking.

Joshua F. Plummer, 21, Bangor, failure to report.

Milton Rennebu, 28, Eddington, theft by unauthorized taking.

Steven Roberson, 39, Greenbush, operating after revocation, improper plates.

Judi Sampson, 28, Eddington, theft by unauthorized taking.

Cera Smart, 20, Glenburn, burglary, theft by unauthorized taking, criminal mischief.

Charles R. Smith, 42, Brewer, aggravated assault.

Brian Stover, 24, Bangor, two counts of terrorizing.

Stanley W. Swallow, 25, transient, aggravated criminal mischief, criminal trespass.

Michael Thompson, 20, Corinna, aggravated forgery.

Joseph B. Walton, 28, Bangor, criminal operating under the influence of intoxicant, unlawful possession of scheduled drugs, violation of condition of release, operating beyond license condition or restriction.

James R. Ward Jr., 27, Charleston, operating after revocation. violation of condition of release.

Gardner Whalen, III 18, Argyle, burglary, theft by unauthorized taking.

Todd Yates, 20, Lee, burglary, theft by unauthorized taking.

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