Police arrest two LaGrange men in burglary

Posted Sept. 02, 2010, at 11:50 p.m.
Last modified Jan. 29, 2011, at 11:29 a.m.

LAGRANGE, Maine — State police have arrested two LaGrange men in connection with a hunting camp burglary Tuesday on Medford Road in which at least $1,500 worth of items, including firearms, were taken.

Arthur Lloyd, 23, was arrested on a burglary charge about 11 p.m. Tuesday, state police Trooper Barry Meserve said Thursday. Lloyd’s alleged accomplice, 24-year-old Kenneth Lufkin, was arrested the next day, the trooper said.

Lloyd has been released on bail but Lufkin, who was on probation at the time of his arrest, remained at Penobscot County Jail on Thursday night, a jail official confirmed.

The incident that led to the two arrests began about 6:30 p.m. Tuesday when neighbors of the camp’s owners noticed a suspicious vehicle parked in the driveway and called police. The witnesses told police that they saw one man, who has not been charged, run behind the camp, which Meserve described as a two-story house used by several members of a Bangor family.

When one of the neighbors went over and knocked on the door, he apparently startled the suspects, who climbed out an upstairs window and onto the roof. The two, who police believe were Lloyd and Lufkin, then jumped off the roof and fled into nearby woods, Meserve said.

Meserve said that a tracking dog was brought to the area. The dog picked up a trail but then lost it, he said.

Police then began interviewing local people, some of whom have been involved in criminal activity in the past, Meserve said. The investigation led them to Lloyd and Lufkin as well as a possible third suspect.

Meserve said that all of the stolen property has been recovered and returned to its owners. He also said that police gathered a great deal of evidence at the scene, including shoe impression and fingerprints.

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