Transient suspected of stealing from Bangor man who housed him

Posted July 09, 2012, at 11:05 p.m.
Eric Ducas
Eric Ducas

BANGOR, Maine — A man described by police as a transient is facing a Class C felony burglary charge after he allegedly stole prescription drugs, cash and a cellphone from the home of a Bangor resident who took him and his girlfriend in because they had no place to go.

Eric Ducas, 25, also has been charged with theft, Bangor police Sgt. Paul Edwards said Monday, citing an arrest report.

Edwards said that Bangor police received a complaint earlier this month from a Bolling Drive resident who said that he had allowed Ducas and his girlfriend to stay at his home for a few weeks in June and July because they were homeless. The visit, however, “wasn’t working out” because the couple argued a great deal and the resident asked them to leave.

The resident told police that Ducas showed up at his home last week saying he wanted to borrow something and while he was there, asked to use the bathroom. After Ducas left, the resident noticed that someone, likely Ducas, had gone through his belongings. He reported that cash, prescription drugs and his cellphone were missing.

When police caught up with Ducas on Friday, a cellphone matching the serial number of the one missing from Bolling Drive was in his possession. After he was interviewed at the Bangor Police Department, Ducas was arrested and taken to Penobscot County Jail, where he remained late Monday night, a jail official confirmed.

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