Lincoln police charge 2 in connection with burglaries, store thefts

Posted Aug. 17, 2012, at 8:05 p.m.

LINCOLN, Maine — A 17-year-old Lincoln boy was referred to juvenile authorities after police arrested him in connection with two burglaries at the same Enfield Road house in which more than $1,000 cash was reported stolen.

The juvenile was charged on Aug. 9 with two counts of burglary for the thefts. Most of the $1,000 was returned to the homeowner, said Police Chief William Lawrence.

The most recent of the two thefts took place on Aug. 6. Lawrence said the suspect knew that money could be found in the residence and went after it. Detective David Cram was familiar with the suspect, Lawrence said.

The theft was the second this summer in which more than $1,000 in cash or items were reported stolen, Lawrence said.

In the other incident, an employee of Walmart, Jesse Cumberland, 22, of Lincoln, was issued a summons charging him with Class C theft on July 13 in connection with the stealing of items valued at about $1,060, Lawrence said.

Store loss prevention specialists gave police surveillance videotapes that supposedly showed Cumberland taking several items. The items reported stolen included a computer with flash drive, a video game console, a video game controller, a pair of boots, and a video game, Lawrence said. The alleged thefts occurred earlier that month.

Some of the items were in Cumberland’s possession. Walmart fired Cumberland when the summons was issued, Lawrence said.

Cumberland is scheduled to appear at Penobscot Judicial Center in Bangor to answer the summons on Nov. 15, Lawrence said.

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