May 27, 2018
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Man wanted in connection with Somerset County vehicle thefts, burglaries

Brian Douglas Floyd.
By Dawn Gagnon, BDN Staff

PLYMOUTH, Maine — The Penobscot County Sheriff’s Department is asking the public to keep an eye out for a local man wanted for questioning in connection with the thefts of two vehicles as well as home burglaries this week.

Brian Floyd, who turned 21 on Wednesday, is a person of interest in the thefts and burglaries, which occurred on Sunday, Sgt. William Birch said Thursday.

Floyd’s last known residence was in Newport but he is believed to be staying in the Plymouth or Newburgh area, Birch said. He said anyone who sees Floyd should not approach him and should contact authorities.

The first vehicle, a 1999 Chevrolet S-10 pickup, was taken from a Small Road residence, Birch said. It since has been recovered in Plymouth.

The second vehicle, taken from a residence on Flood Road, is still missing, Birch said. It is described as a dark green GMC Sierra regular cab pickup with agricultural plates showing the number 316AGZ, he said.

Birch said investigators are withholding what was taken in the burglaries.

Floyd was one of two people arrested by Newport police on Sept. 11 in connection with the theft of four all-terrain vehicles and a dirt bike from a residence in that community, according to a story published at that time in the Bangor Daily News.

The other suspect was a 15-year-old boy from Dixmont whose name was not released because of his age.

Floyd, who was apprehended on the stolen dirt bike, was charged with burglary, felony theft and violating the conditions of his release from a prior arrest. The other ATVs were recovered in Palmyra, Detroit and Dixmont.

Birch said that anyone who has information about Floyd’s whereabouts or who has seen him or the missing truck should call the Sheriff’s Department at 945-4636 or 800-696-5403. Tips may be left anonymously, he said.

BDN writer Alex Barber contributed to this report.

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