BANGOR, Maine — One man charged Thursday in connection with a break-in at a Lowell home remained jailed Friday night while his co-defendant was free on bail.
Frederick L. Day, 30, of Bradford and Dustin J. Soucier, 26, of Corinth were arrested Wednesday in Howland and charged with burglary, theft by unauthorized taking and unlawful possession of synthetic hallucinogenic drugs. Day also was charged with violation of a condition of release.
Day will remain at the Penobscot County Jail on a motion to revoke his bail on a pending charge. Information on that incident was not available late Friday, but his bail conditions included house arrest, according to court documents.
Bail on the new charges was set Friday at $500 cash. Day will remain jailed until a hearing on the motion to revoke his bail can be set, according to the Penobscot County District Attorney’s Office.
Soucier was released Friday morning on personal recognizance bail with conditions that he have no contact with Day, perform community service and abide by a 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. curfew, according to court documents.
Both men have criminal histories, according to court documents.
Penobscot County Sheriff’s Deputy Patricia McLaughlin responded about 4:50 p.m. Wednesday to a complaint that men were loitering in the parking lot of the 95er, a diner and convenience store in Howland.
She described both men in her affidavit filed at the Penobscot Judicial Center as being “very agitated and their behavior indicated that they were high on some type of drug.”
When the deputy searched Day’s backpack, she said she found several hypodermic needles, a spoon, items used for cooking drugs and several small plastic bags with white powder residue in them. McLaughlin also found a black suitcase containing tools and the business card of a Lowell resident, according to the affidavit.
When the deputy called the number on the card to ask the man whether he had been burglarized, he said that he was in California undergoing medical treatment and did not know whether his Lowell home had been broken into, according to the affidavit. The homeowner also told the deputy that he did carpentry work and owned many tools.
Day allegedly confessed that he and Soucier had broken into the garage of a home on West Old Main Road in Lowell and stolen the tools. Penobscot County Deputy Sheriff Peter Stone visited the residence and confirmed that the garage had been burglarized, according to the affidavit.
Day and Soucier are scheduled to appear next in court on April 5 and 8, respectively, at the Penobscot Judicial Center.
If convicted, each faces up to five years in prison and a fine of up to $5,000 on the burglary and theft charges and up to a year in jail and a fine of up to $2,000 on the drug charge.