Three from Norridgewock accused of stealing metal from logging company

Posted July 29, 2012, at 5:43 p.m.

ATHENS, Maine — Two adults and a juvenile have been charged by the Somerset County Sheriff’s Department for allegedly stealing thousands of dollars worth of used metal truck parts and tire chains last week from Horse Logging Co., located on Main Street, according to a release from Det. Lt. Carl E. Gottardi.

Charged with Class C theft were Benjamin Polion, 19, of Norridgewock, a 17-year-old juvenile male, also of Norridgewock, and Dustin Marcue, 18, of Norridgewock, who also was arrested on a probation violation, Gottardi said.

The theft of used truck axles, gears, gear boxes, hydraulic pumps and chains was reported July 26, and the metal was sold to Kennebec Metals, a scrap yard in Skowhegan, Gottardi said in the release, adding most had already been crushed and sent out.

Information obtained from Kennebec Metals led investigating officer Joseph Jackson, deputy sheriff, to Polion, Marcue and the juvenile.

Further charges may be pending..