May 25, 2018
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Man who allegedly stole three vehicles nabbed in Jackman

By Darcie Moore, Times Record

LISBON, Maine — The Lisbon Police Department charged a Massachusetts man in connection with the theft of two vehicles in Lisbon on Wednesday. U.S. Border Patrol agents reportedly found Patrick Greeley, 35, of Malden, Mass., in one of the stolen vehicles in Jackman on Thursday morning, resulting in his arrest.

Detective Bernie McAllister said that about 1:15 p.m. Wednesday, “We had report of a vehicle being stolen, a [red] 1995 Dodge Dakota pickup truck, from the midtown shopping center area of Lisbon Falls.” McAllister said the owner of the red pickup truck is from Lisbon Falls and was in a business at the shopping center when the truck went missing. The owner of the vehicle called police to report the apparent theft.

When Officers Shawn Kelly and Renee Bernard arrived, they found a 2008 Nissan Sentra with Massachusetts plates in the parking lot and were told a person who got out of that vehicle might have stolen the car. Lisbon police confirmed the car was stolen Tuesday in Malden, Mass.

Less than 30 minutes later, Jeff Picard, the department’s school resource officer, spotted the pickup truck parked in downtown Lisbon Falls not far off Main Street.

At 4:30 p.m., a 2001 GMC Yukon was reported stolen from a Frost Hill Avenue residence. Investigators believe the person who stole the Dakota abandoned it and then swiped the Yukon.

The U.S. Border Patrol recovered the Yukon on Thursday morning in Jackman. Border Patrol agents allegedly found it parked alongside a road with Greeley inside.

McAllister said “we don’t believe [the Yukon] crossed or attempted to cross the border.” The Border Patrol placed Greeley into the custody of the Somerset County Sheriff’s Department, which charged him with possession of stolen property, a Class D misdemeanor, according to McAllister.

Lisbon police subsequently charged Greeley with unauthorized use of property, a Class D misdemeanor, related to the theft of the Dodge Dakota pickup truck, McAllister said. The case of the allegedly stolen Nissan Sentra will be turned over to the Malden Police Department.

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