June 23, 2018
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Boy, 15, charged with string of Sangerville burglaries, robbing other youth at gunpoint

By Alex Barber, BDN Staff

GUILFORD, Maine — A 15-year-old boy was arrested Tuesday afternoon and charged in connection with a string of burglaries in Sangerville last month and a recent armed robbery.

The juvenile from Sangerville, who is not being named by police, was apprehended in Guilford after he ran from police, said Piscataquis County Sheriff’s Office Investigator Guy Dow on Wednesday.

Two homes and 10 vehicles in Sangerville were burglarized over the course of two days, Sept. 8 and 9, Dow said last month. Video game consoles, cash, a video camera, a guitar and a handgun were stolen from the homes.

The 15-year-old was nabbed a month after those burglaries. He robbed a fellow juvenile at gunpoint this past weekend with the same gun he stole from one of the homes, said Dow.

“A parent called and said she heard a student was held at gunpoint,” said Dow. “It sounded like the firearm that was stolen from the house.”

Dow said he went to knock on the juvenile’s door, but he wasn’t home. He spotted a teenager walking down the street and approached him. The juvenile ran, but Dow caught him.

“He was in possession of a stolen knife from a car burglary and a stolen gun for the house burglary,” said Dow. “The gun was loaded.”

Other stolen items were also found in the juvenile’s possession, he said.

The boy was charged with Class A robbery, Class A burglary, Class B burglary, 10 counts of burglary to a motor vehicle and possession of a firearm by a prohibited person.

He was taken to Mountain View Juvenile Development Center in Charleston, where he remained on Wednesday, said Dow. The boy is due in Dover-Foxcroft District Court on Thursday.

More charges could be pending, said Dow. Police are still working on the case.

“There may be other people involved in the burglaries,” said Dow.

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