5 break-ins in Waldo County Winterport, Unity targeted by thieves

Posted Aug. 17, 2010, at 7:34 p.m.

UNITY, Maine — A cash register, a flat-screen TV, a 40-gallon aquarium, a computer and a gun are missing after several burglaries Tuesday morning.

Chief Deputy Robert Keating of the Waldo County Sheriff’s Department said that by 3 p.m. Tuesday his deputies had investigated three residential burglary reports in Unity. The night before, two Winterport businesses reportedly were burglarized.

At 9:20 a.m. a man who lives on Waterville Road called police, telling them his house had been broken into and his 9 mm gun was missing. By 11:15 a.m. a woman on Thorndike Road came home to find her computer missing. At 3 p.m. a resident on Town Farm Road called police to report a flat-screen TV and a 40-gallon aquarium missing. It was unclear whether the aquarium contained any water.

On Tuesday morning the Sheriff’s Department received a report from workers at Forrest Auto Body on Main Street in Winterport that a cash register was missing. The night before, police investigated an attempted break-in at Rosie’s Diner, also on Main Street in Winterport.

No other details were available Tuesday.

Keating is asking residents to report any suspicious activity in their neighborhoods and to keep their doors locked.

More information should be available Wednesday, according to Keating.

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