Two men arrested in theft of more than 60 street signs from midcoast towns

Posted Sept. 02, 2011, at 3:08 p.m.

ROCKLAND, Maine — Two people have been arrested for their involvement in the theft of more than 60 street signs from seven midcoast towns, the Knox County Sheriff’s Office announced Friday.

Troy Crane of Port Clyde and Zechariah Meibaum of Cushing, both 20 years old, were charged with receiving stolen property and violation of condition of release, related to the men’s past criminal activity.

The two stole more than $5,000 worth of items in St. George, Warren, Cushing, Friendship, Union, Thomaston and Waldoboro, according to the Sheriff’s Office.

Deputies Nathan Jack, James Moore and Detective Don Murray of the Sheriff’s Office followed up on information obtained through their investigation and reportedly found 61 street signs at a location in St. George.

The two suspects’ first court appearance is scheduled for Nov. 14 in Rockland District Court.

“Members of the sheriff’s office are continuing their investigations relating to these thefts to hopefully recover more soon and return [the signs] to the respective towns,” wrote Chief Deputy Tim Carroll in a press release Friday.

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