Man arrested in Skowhegan High School parking lot

Posted Oct. 19, 2012, at 11:50 a.m.
Last modified Oct. 19, 2012, at 12:41 p.m.

SKOWHEGAN, Maine — A man was arrested Thursday morning after police said they found him wandering around vehicles at Skowhegan Area High School.

Vernon Porter, 57, had an outstanding warrant for unpaid fines on a theft charge out of Penobscot County, according to Skowhegan interim Police Chief Daniel Summers.

Porter is a resident of the Trinity Homeless Shelter for men in Skowhegan, Summers said.

Around 11 a.m. Thursday, staff at the high school alerted Officer Dave Daigneault, who is Skowhegan’s resource officer, of a suspicious man wandering around vehicles in the parking lot of the school, Summers said.

When police ran Porter’s name, they discovered the outstanding warrant, for which he was arrested. Summers saidl.

No vehicles were broken into, and Porter did not have any suspicious belongings at the time of his arrest, according to Summers.

Porter remained at Somerset County Jail on Friday morning, according to a jail official.