Presque Isle man arrested in convenience store burglary

Posted Dec. 29, 2009, at 2:45 p.m.
Last modified Jan. 30, 2011, at 11:37 a.m.

PRESQUE ISLE, Maine — The Presque Isle Police Department quickly solved a burglary at a local convenience store earlier this week and recovered a portion of the inventory that was stolen by the perpetrator.

Presque Isle Police Sgt. Mark Barnes said the burglary took place sometime during the overnight hours of Dec. 26 and 27.

According to Barnes, an employee at Ray’s Corner Variety arrived at the store for work just before 8 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 27, and discovered someone had broken into the store.

The employee called police, and Barnes and Officer Peter Johnson responded.

Investigators secured some evidence at the scene and reviewed a surveillance video on which they identified the suspect, Barnes said.

A warrant was obtained to search the residence of Bobby Nightingale, 28, on Coburn Avenue in Presque Isle, and Nightingale was arrested at his residence and taken to PIPD for processing a short time later.

He was taken to the Aroostook County Jail in Houlton.

Bail for Nightingale, who has a prior criminal history, was set at $5,000 cash or $20,000 surety.

Nightingale has been unable to post bail and remains at the facility.

During the search of Nightingale’s residence, police found several cartons and packs of cigarettes, along with other items reported stolen in the burglary.

Nightingale has a May 20, 2010, court date in Aroostook County Superior Court in Caribou.

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