POLICE BEAT

Waterville man accused of stealing from adult bookstore

Robert Bishop
Courtesy of Kennebec County Jail
Robert Bishop
Posted Oct. 24, 2011, at 3:14 p.m.

WATERVILLE, Maine — Police say a Waterville man broke into an adult bookstore late Saturday and again early Sunday and stole multiple items.

Robert Bishop, 32, was arrested and charged with Class C felony burglary and misdemeanor theft. Waterville Deputy Chief Charles Rumsey told the Bangor Daily News on Monday that Bishop stole two glass pipes, three packages of rolling papers, a water bong and pill grinder from the First Amendment Bookstore just before midnight on Saturday.

“We received an alarm from that store and officers responded and found that the front door window had been shattered by a concrete parking barrier,” Rumsey said.

A K-9 unit was called in but was unable to track the suspect.

But later that night, around 2:50 a.m. Sunday, the alarm went off again at the same bookstore. Waterville police Sgt. William Bonney was around the corner from the store and the suspect was easily caught, according to Rumsey.

Bishop surrendered and was taken to the Kennebec County Jail in Augusta, where he is being held on $1,250 cash bail. His first court appearance is Dec. 13 in Kennebec County Superior Court.

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