June 20, 2018
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Knox County asks for public’s help in solving home break-ins

By Stephen Betts, BDN Staff

ROCKLAND, Maine — The Knox County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a series of daytime home burglaries.

“Citizens should be aware of any strange vehicles or persons hanging around their or their neighbors’ homes and call in to report same to law enforcement,” Sheriff Donna Dennison said in an email response to a question about the reported break-ins.

On Tuesday, a homeowner in Warren reported the theft of several power tools from a garage.

The sheriff said she is not certain the Warren burglary is connected to two in South Thomaston and one in St. George that she believes are related.

“It is better to have it checked out and find nothing than to find out later someone broke in, committing a crime,” the sheriff said.

Dennison said residents are the eyes and ears of the community. She said people can provide information confidentially if they want by telephone, email or letter.

The Warren burglary was reported shortly before 7 a.m. Tuesday.

On Monday, residents of two homes in South Thomaston called the department — one at 8 p.m. and the other at 10 p.m. — to report burglaries. Dennison said both appear to have occurred during the day when the residents were away. Both residences were located on Buttermilk Lane. Jewelry and a computer were among the items reported taken in the burglaries, the sheriff said.

On Sunday, another daytime burglary was reported at a residence on the Walston Road in St. George. In this break-in, cash and checks were reported stolen, she said. That burglary was reported to the department shortly after 6 p.m.

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