Levant man wanted in Brewer arrested at Bangor pawnshop

Posted Sept. 29, 2010, at 11:16 p.m.

BANGOR, Maine — A 27-year-old Levant man wanted by Brewer police in connection with an investigation into stolen checks was arrested Wednesday afternoon after a Main Street businessman recognized him and called police.

Mitchell Tilley was arrested around 1:30 p.m. by Bangor police Officer Devin MacLaren shortly after Richard Hatch, compliance officer for Cash X-press, alerted police that the suspect was at that business, Bangor police Sgt. Bob Bishop said Wednesday, citing a police report.

Cash X-press, a pawnshop, check cashing and payday loan business located at 575 Main St., was one of several such businesses Brewer police contacted in an attempt to locate the suspect.

The Brewer Police Department detective who has been investigating the missing checks could not be reached Wednesday, but Bishop said Tilley was arrested on charges of receiving stolen property, forgery and violating the conditions of his release from a prior arrest.

Also Wednesday, Tilley was indicted by a Penobscot County grand jury for theft by unauthorized taking.

Tilley remained at Penobscot County Jail on Wednesday night.