Officer nabs thief in action

Posted June 18, 2010, at 10:30 p.m.

A Bangor man who has a history of theft arrests was caught red-handed Thursday night breaking into a car parked on Ohio Street, Bangor police Detective Sgt. Chip Hodges said Friday.

David Lovallo, 28, said, “My bad, you got me. Take me back to prison,” when he was caught by Bangor police Officer Chris Blanchard, according to Hodges.

The car’s owner saw someone in her car and called police at 7:30 p.m. Blanchard was dispatched to Ohio Street and saw “a person with a backpack leaning into the passenger side of a car,” Hodges said.

Lovallo was arrested and charged with burglary to a motor vehicle. He was charged with the same crime in July 2008, when several cars in downtown Bangor were broken into, according to prior Bangor Daily News articles.

In 2008, he was found with “a couple hundred dollars in value” of stolen items, police said.

After his Thursday arrest, he was taken to Penobscot County Jail, and was still being held Friday night on $1,000 cash bail, a jail official said.

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