SEBEC, Maine — Two men were summoned last week after stealing items from a man’s garage and selling them for scrap metal, according to Piscataquis County Sheriff’s Department.
Troy Herbest, 41, of Milo was charged on March 12 and John Fogg, 38, of Dover-Foxcroft was charged on March 14, both with Class C burglary.
The burglary happened at a River Road residence sometime in February, but wasn’t reported to police until March 12, sheriff’s Investigator James Kane said Thursday morning.
“A garage was entered and some batteries, tools and metal weights were stolen off tractors and farm equipment being stored there,” Kane said. The items stolen had a total value of about $1,000.
Kane said the owner went to a few scrap yards and was able to find his property.
“The scrap yard was able to provide a receipt. The items kind of stuck out in his mind because they were unusual,” Kane said. “He set them aside [for the owner].”
Kane said five of the tractor weights were recovered along with most of the batteries and tools. Other items still may be recovered because they’re in a pile of scrap metal.
“They’re picking them out as they go through the pile,” Kane said.
The suspects have an initial court date on June 25.