April 24, 2018
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$16,000 in copper wire stolen from CMP allegedly found in man’s apartment

WINSLOW, Maine — A Winslow man with a long criminal history is facing a new line of charges, as police say stolen copper wiring worth about $16,000 was found in his apartment.

Paul J. Garland, 26, has a warrant out for his arrest on a felony charge of receiving stolen property, police told the Morning Sentinel.

Garland is being held at Two Bridges Regional Jail in Wiscasset on unrelated charges of violating conditions of release and illegal possession of prescription drugs and drug needles.

More charges are expected to be filed against Garland in connection with the copper wire theft, which was taken from several Central Maine Power substations in Kennebec County, police say.

Garland had been arrested Aug. 26 on drug charges in the Lincoln County town of Southport, and was being held on $2,500 cash bail.

Garland’s lengthy record includes convictions of assault, criminal mischief, refusing to submit to arrest and eluding police on a 2006 high-speed chase.

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