BINGHAM, Maine — The Somerset County Sheriff’s Department has made an arrest in a year-old robbery, thanks to DNA evidence.
Timothy Greenaway, 28, of Canaan was arrested on Monday and charged with Class C burglary, Class C theft and Class D criminal mischief, Detective Lt. Carl Gottardi said in a statement Friday. Greenaway was already in custody at the Somerset County Jail in Madison on an unrelated matter.
On Dec. 12, 2010, the Sheriff’s Department investigated a burglary and theft complaint at Kennebec Service Center on U.S. Route 201 in Bingham. Police discovered that someone entered the station by breaking a garage door window and stole 92 cartons of cigarettes, four cases of rolling papers and two trash cans. The value of stolen property was more than $5,000.
Blood evidence found at the scene was collected and sent to the Maine State Police Crime Laboratory for processing.
The lab was able to match the DNA to Greenaway, Gottardi said.
“This case was brought to a successful conclusion, due to an excellent job being done on the initial evidence recovery, the excellent work completed by the State Police Crime Lab and the subsequent follow-up investigation,” Gottardi said.
In 2006, Greenaway was convicted of robbing the Canaan Country Store on April 11 of that year. He received a 10-year prison sentence, with all but three years suspended and four years of probation.