June 25, 2018
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Father-son duo face charges after teenager steals from smoke shop

By Ryan McLaughlin, BDN Staff

WATERVILLE, Maine — A father and son are facing charges after the juvenile stole what police described as “leafy green substances” from Joe’s Smoke Shop on Main Street Monday morning.

Sven Grickscheit, 35, of Waterville, who was out on bail for domestic violence assault charges, was arrested when he violated those conditions, while his 16-year old son was charged with theft, Waterville Deputy Chief Charles Rumsey said.

The call came in to police around 11 a.m., when two Joe’s employees witnessed the juvenile take the substances from the store and flee.

Rumsey said the witnesses tracked the boy to Front Street, and found him with Grickscheit. The duo walked away and crossed the river into Winslow.

However, the witnesses already had contacted police, and Winslow police found the pair and detained them before their counterparts from Waterville arrived, according to Rumsey.

Police found Grickscheit to be intoxicated — a violation of his bail — so he was arrested and taken to Kennebec County Jail, while the 16-year-old was charged with theft and taken into the custody of the Department of Health and Human Services, Rumsey said.

Grickscheit remained in the Kennebec County Jail on Tuesday. He had been arrested for domestic violence assault on Sept. 15.

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