Concrete block dropped off Belfast theater roof onto car

Posted Nov. 01, 2010, at 8:36 p.m.

BELFAST, Maine — Someone threw a 25-pound concrete block off the roof of the Colonial Theatre late Friday night, breaking the windshield of an empty vehicle parked below.

Police said Monday that they have two suspects in the case of criminal mischief — juveniles who allegedly told a friend that they were on another downtown roof later that night. The block, which apparently was used to keep one of the elephant statues in place on the roof, was thrown sometime around 11:30 p.m. Friday.

“They’re pretty good suspects,” Sgt. Walter Corey of the Belfast Police Department said of the two youths.

The 2009 Pontiac G6 that was damaged belonged to a theater employee, Corey said. The owner was waiting for an estimate for the broken windshield on Monday, the sergeant said.

Colonial employee Denis Howard II said that he was in the lobby when the concrete block was thrown but didn’t hear any breaking glass, yelling or running.

“Two movies had just ended,” he said. “If someone had been walking through there, this could have been a tragedy to report, rather than a windshield.”

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