June 22, 2018
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Three charged after copper pipe stolen from Anson home, police say

By Julia Bayly, BDN Staff

ANSON, Maine — Three individuals have been arrested and charged in connection with a burglary and theft of copper at a Main Street residence Sunday morning.

Joshua Vincent, 28, who was out on bail on an unrelated theft charge, was charged with Class B burglary, Class D theft and violation of conditions of release; Genevieve King, 34, was charged with Class B burglary and Class D theft; and Leon King, 31, was charged with a probation violation, according to a release from Det. Lieutenant Carl E. Gottardi II of the Somerset County Sheriff’s Office

The Somerset County Sheriff’s Department received a report of a possible burglary and theft at the Main Street residence around 4 a.m. The investigating officer found a rear-side door had been forced open, copper pipes had been stripped from the home and household items had been removed, Gottardi said in the release.

The residents were not home at the time.

A subsequent investigation by Crpl. Ritchie Putnam led officers to a separate residence at 77 Main Street in Anson and, after obtaining a search warrant, officers discovered and recovered stolen copper piping and other stolen metals and property.

The officers also found tools believed to have been used in the burglary in a green 2000 GMC Jimmy vehicle, which was parked behind the residence, and other articles believed to be stolen from other recent burglaries in Somerset County were also recovered.

The vehicle was seized as evidence and further charges are expected pending review by the district attorney’s office.

Putnam was assisted by Gottardi, Detective Matthew Cunningham and Deputies Joseph Jackson and Ronnie Blodgett.

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