LINCOLN, Maine — The summoning of a burglary suspect has left police with a dilemma — what to do with the items the suspect turned over to police that police believe were taken in other burglaries, Police Chief William Lawrence said Friday.
James Dellachiaie, 33, of Lincoln was issued a summons for burglary of a motor vehicle on Thursday.
Reserve Officer Richard York was working at about 5:30 a.m. Thursday when he received a call of someone breaking into a pickup truck at 168 Main St. York responded and talked to the owner of the vehicle who gave him a description of the burglar, Lawrence said.
York was on Fleming Street shortly thereafter when he saw a man who matched the truck owner’s description that York knew as Dellachiaie. The suspect eventually gave York four compact discs taken from the pickup truck plus several small flashlights, stolen vise grips, a wrench set and a heart pendant — all items police believe probably were quickly grabbed from other vehicles in the area, Lawrence said.
Police have no reports of house or vehicle burglaries they can match to the items. Lawrence asked anyone who might have experienced a vehicle or other form of burglary recently in Lincoln to call police at 794-8455.