January 22, 2018
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20 vehicles burglarized in Veazie

Between Wednesday night and Thursday morning, approximately 20 vehicles in Veazie were entered and items inside were stolen, Police Chief Mark Leonard said Friday.

“All were unlocked vehicles,” he said. “Vehicles that were locked they didn’t touch.”

Some of the vehicles were parked at one of the local senior centers, and others were hit on State Street, School Street and the Oak Grove area, Leonard said. The stolen items included iPods, cash and change, at least one purse, and a gym bag filled with workout clothing, he said.

It’s unknown how many people were involved in the burglaries, but police are tracking down a few leads, Leonard said. (Nok-Noi Ricker, BDN)


A maintenance man at a complex that provides senior housing in Veazie was caught stealing prescription pills from one of the tenants, Police Chief Mark Leonard said Friday.

Brian Frutchey, 22, of Bangor had entered one of the resident’s apartments on Sept. 4 to install ant traps and “when he knew they were gone, he went back and stole their pills,” Leonard said.

Frutchey took 220 pills — 110 Percocet and 110 OxyContin — and was charged with felony Class B burglary. He was not arrested, but has an Oct. 30 court date in Penobscot County Superior Court.

“He admitted he had a drug problem,” Leonard said. “He moved to this area from Washington County to get away from his drug problem. He brought it with him.” (Nok-Noi Ricker, BDN)

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