POLICE BEAT

Dexter man accused of switching price tags at Marden’s

Posted March 01, 2012, at 11:56 a.m.
Last modified March 01, 2012, at 7:03 p.m.

BREWER, Maine — A Dexter man was arrested shortly after noon Wednesday after police say he switched the price tags on an item at a department store.

Jeb Melvin, 32, is accused of switching price tags on camera equipment at Marden’s, according to Brewer police Sgt. Arden Jones.

Security called police after Melvin was caught on video surveillance at Marden’s. Cpl. Paul Gauvin issued Melvin a summons for the theft charge and arrested him on two outstanding warrants for unpaid fines.

Melvin was taken to the Penobscot County Jail and later released on bail, Jones said.

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