Six charged after series of incidents in County

Posted Oct. 01, 2009, at 8:30 p.m.
Last modified Jan. 30, 2011, at 11:40 a.m.

GRAND ISLE, Maine — Three northern Aroostook County adults and three juveniles have been charged with multiple crimes in connection with a string of burglaries and vandalism in the area.

The crimes allegedly took place over several weeks in Frenchville, Grand Isle and Van Buren. One of them involved damage done to Mizpah, a religious camp in Grand Isle.

Maine State Police Trooper Brian Harris said the charges came after an investigation by Trooper Shawn Querze.

Harris said troopers have been investigating the cases for several weeks.

During the crime spree, the accused allegedly damaged property at Mizpah, damaged a Boy Scout cabin and stole a vehicle in Frenchville.

Harris said the damage totaled approximately $6,000. The value of the stolen property was more than $1,000.

Investigators have charged Kara Bouchard, 22, of Frenchville with aggravated criminal mischief, burglary and theft.

Travis Theriault, 19, of Frenchville also was charged with aggravated criminal mischief, burglary and theft, as was Casey Ruest, 18, of Madawaska.

Harris said three juveniles who are 13 or 14 years old have been charged with aggravated criminal mischief and theft. They were released to the custody of their parents.

Querze was assisted by Troopers Dan Marquis and Corey Hafford and Sgt. Luke Dyer of the Van Buren Police Department.

The stolen property has been recovered, but the investigation continues.

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