Mattawamkeag man charged in burglary

Posted April 06, 2010, at 11:56 p.m.
Last modified Jan. 30, 2011, at 12:03 p.m.

LINCOLN, Maine — A Mattawamkeag man has been charged with stealing about $5,000 cash and a laptop computer from a town heating-oil supplier, police said Tuesday.

The Penobscot County Sheriff’s Department delivered Jeffrey Gagnon, 22, from his Mattawamkeag home to the Lincoln Public Safety Building on an arrest warrant on March 29, Police Chief Scott Minckler said.

Gagnon was charged with Class C burglary and criminal mischief in connection with a break-in at Whitney Energy Inc., 119 Main St., on Jan. 30, Minckler said.

Police Sgt. Patti McLaughlin collected evidence and interviewed several witnesses and others, including having polygraph examinations administered on three individuals, before submitting a warrant seeking Gagnon’s arrest, Minckler said.

She also questioned Gagnon, who admitted having a role in the crime, Minckler said.

Upon his arrest, Gagnon was taken to Penobscot County Jail in Bangor. Minckler did not have Gagnon’s bail information or court date immediately available, but suspects usually appear in court within three weeks of their arrest.

A Penobscot County Jail worker said Gagnon was not in the jail on Tuesday night.

Minckler would not comment on whether anyone else might be charged in connection with the case.

McLaughlin was off-duty on Tuesday and could not be reached for comment.

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