January 21, 2018
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Police arrest Caribou man in Easter burglaries

By Jen Lynds, BDN Staff

WALLAGRASS, Maine — A Caribou man allegedly involved in a burglary spree on Easter Sunday has been arrested and charged with the crimes by the Aroostook County Sheriff’s Department.

Sheriff’s Deputy Kris Malmborg said Monday that the department got involved around noon when someone called to report that Robert St. Jean, 55, had walked into their home uninvited.

He reportedly asked for help getting his vehicle out of the ditch after sliding off Sly Brook Road. While in the residence, St. Jean allegedly took several small items without the owner’s knowledge and then left after a neighbor pulled his vehicle back onto the road, according to Malmborg.

The deputy said the Caribou man, who was driving a 2002 Pontiac Sunfire, later that afternoon allegedly went into another Winterville residence uninvited, again looking for assistance to pull his vehicle back onto the road.

The homeowner gave St. Jean a ride to his vehicle, which was stuck about eight miles in the woods on Shore Road in Winterville.

The owner of the Winterville home told police that when he arrived at St. Jean’s vehicle, he felt there was no way to pull it back onto the road safely. He explained this to St. Jean and returned to his residence, leaving St. Jean with the vehicle.

When the owner arrived back home, he reportedly discovered that several items were missing from his residence and notified police.

Malmborg found St. Jean and the deputy questioned him about the day’s events. He subsequently was arrested on burglary and theft charges.

Malmborg said he also discovered that several camps at the end of Shore Road had been broken into. The Sheriff’s Office is attempting to contact all of the camp owners and the investigation continues.

Anyone with any information pertaining to the case can reach Deputy Kris Malmborg at the Aroostook County Sheriff’s Office at 800-924-2261.

St. Jean since has been released on $500 bail.

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