Newport man arrested after brazen beer heist

Posted Dec. 10, 2010, at 9:28 p.m.
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NEWPORT, Maine — A Newport man has been charged with theft after being caught on security cameras brazenly stealing alcoholic beverages with a young girl at his side, according to Newport police Lt. Randy Wing.

Brandon Weymouth, 30, allegedly walked out of the Newport Rite Aid with a 12-pack of an alcoholic beverage called Twisted Tea at about 6:45 p.m. Tuesday. According to a store employee’s statement to a dispatcher, Weymouth and a young girl walked away from the store toward U.S. Route 2.

According to a dispatcher log, Weymouth said something about being a police officer who lived “on the other side of town” as he walked out. Weymouth is not a police officer, Wing said.

According to Wing, Weymouth was caught on security cameras at both Rite Aid and Bud’s Shop ’n Save, which is across the street. About 8 p.m. Wednesday, police received another call from Rite Aid from an employee who said Weymouth had returned to the store. Police quickly responded and arrested Weymouth on an outstanding warrant from Kennebec County. Wing was unsure what the warrant was for.

Weymouth was taken to Penobscot County Jail in Bangor for the warrant and summoned for theft. An officer at the jail said Friday that Weymouth was being transferred to the Maine Correctional Center in Windham. An officer at the Windham prison said Friday afternoon that Weymouth had not yet arrived.

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