May 24, 2018
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Hancock mom charged with taking neighbor’s toys for children to play with

By Bill Trotter, BDN Staff

HANCOCK, Maine — A local woman has been charged with theft after she allegedly took items from a neighbor for her two sons to play with, according to police.

A woman returned home Wednesday with her family after they had been away on vacation for 10 days to find several items missing from her yard, Hancock County Sheriff’s Deputy Shane Campbell wrote in a department summary about the incident. Among the items that had been taken were a small playset, a five-speed bicycle, a child’s workbench, a toy basketball net and and a toy castle, Chief Deputy Richard Bishop said Thursday.

The woman called police, who responded to her Duhaime Drive home to investigate. The items were found and then recovered from the house next door, where they had been used by two young boys who lived there.

According to Bishop, the boys’ mother, Christina Clark, 33, told police she had gotten permission from her neighbor’s landlord to take items home so her boys could use them. However, Bishop said the neighbor had not given Clark permission to use the items. Clark has been summoned on a charge of theft by unauthorized use, police indicated.

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