April 20, 2018
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Man charged in possession of stolen property

By Christopher Cousins, BDN Staff

NEWPORT, Maine — A Newport who has crossed paths with the law twice in recent weeks was taken into custody again Thursday, according to police.

Curtis Snyder, 19, was arrested and charged with receiving stolen property and violation of bail conditions at 5:40 p.m. Thursday, according to Newport police Lt. Randy Wing. Wing said Snyder was found in possession of a catalytic converter, baseball cards and NASCAR racing cards that he allegedly stole from a residence on Stuart Street. Catalytic converters, part of a vehicle’s exhaust system, are popular targets for thieves because of their value on the scrap metal market.

Wing said Snyder was also arrested a week ago on an outstanding warrant stemming from a summons last month for operating an unregistered motor vehicle and operating after suspension. Snyder failed to appear for his court date on those charges, said Wing, which led to the warrant.

Snyder was still being held in Penobscot County Jail on Friday morning awaiting his first court appearance, which was scheduled for later in the day, said Wing.

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