Limestone man arrested week after home invasion

Posted Oct. 21, 2010, at 7:26 p.m.
Last modified Jan. 29, 2011, at 11:49 a.m.

LIMESTONE, Maine — A local man was charged with several crimes on Wednesday, one week after a home invasion in this community.

After an investigation by the Limestone Police Department, Jackie Ward, 54, was arrested at his home without incident and charged with Class B burglary and Class C theft. The more serious Class B crime is punishable by up to 10 years in jail and a $20,000 fine. Ward has since been released on $5,000 unsecured bail.

Investigator John Deveau of the Limestone Police Department said Thursday that the home invasion happened just before 11 a.m. Oct. 13 at a residence on Grand Falls Road.

Limestone Police Chief Stacey Mahan responded when the female victim called police. He gathered evidence and was able to get a description from her of both the suspect and the vehicle used.

Deveau said Thursday that he and Officer Ryan Eagles also were able to develop leads provided primarily by members of the community who observed suspicious activity and relayed it to the officers.

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