DEXTER, Maine — With the assistance of Dover-Foxcroft and Newport police, Dexter police have recovered the three Polaris snowmobiles that were stolen from Acadia and Pleasant streets over the weekend.
In addition, a snowmobile stolen from Newport during the same weekend was recovered by Dexter police on Pleasant Street, according to Dexter Police Chief Art Roy.
Roy said a young man from Dover-Foxcroft and another from Massachusetts with ties to the area have been charged with multiple counts of theft. He said others might be charged in the thefts when the investigation is concluded.
The juveniles allegedly put gas in the stolen snowmobiles at gasoline stations in Dover-Foxcroft and Sangerville and fled the scene without paying for the fuel, according to Roy.
Dover-Foxcroft police found one of the stolen snowmobiles from Dexter on Boyd Eddy Road and Newport police found a second Dexter snowmobile behind a store in Newport, Roy said. The third stolen snowmobile was found behind a house off Church Street in Dexter.
Two of the snowmobiles were damaged, according to Roy, who said he appreciated the cooperation from neighboring police departments.