June 19, 2018
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Presque Isle police seek two in connection with theft of dirt bikes

By Jen Lynds, BDN Staff

PRESQUE ISLE, Maine — The Presque Isle Police Department is looking for two suspects who officers believe are behind a burglary at a city business.

The case originated early on Tuesday morning when a caller reported suspicious activity in the area of the railroad tracks behind Elm Street, according to Police Chief Naldo Gagnon.

Police responded to the scene at about 4:30 a.m. and saw several individuals who were on the tracks flee on foot when officers arrived.

Left behind on the rail bed were three new dirt bikes, with a combined value of approximately $16,000, that had been stolen from Harry’s Motor Sports and a sedan that was being used in the commission of that crime, Gagnon said.

A 16-year-old male was immediately apprehended in the vicinity and taken into custody, the chief said Wednesday. His name is not being released because he is a juvenile.

He was later arrested for felony Class B theft and taken to the Aroostook County Jail pending his court appearance.

Officers later arrested Troy J. Soucy Jr., 18, and also charged him with felony Class B theft for his involvement. He was also charged with misdemeanor domestic assault for an incident over the weekend, police said. Soucy was released on bail pending his initial court appearance. The more serious Class B offense is punishable by up to 10 years in jail and a $20,000 fine.

Police are still looking for 32-year-old Philip H. Chasse and Robert L. Fitzsimmons, 27, for their involvement, Gagnon said.

Chasse and Fitzsimmons are facing felony Class B theft charges as well, he said.

Officers Kevin Reed and Cole Chandler investigated the incident. They were assisted by Maine State Police.

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