May 27, 2018
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Corinna man accused of burglarizing Palmyra bar

Somerset County Jail | BDN
Somerset County Jail | BDN
By Alex Barber, BDN Staff

PALMYRA, Maine — A Corinna man was arrested after police say he broke out a window at a local bar in order to steal money.

Matthew M. Guay, 26, was arrested on Sunday night and charged with Class B burglary, Class D criminal mischief and Class E criminal attempted theft, said Somerset County Sheriff’s Department Detective Lt. Carl Gottardi II in a statement on Tuesday.

Gottardi said police received a report of a burglar alarm at the M Room Bar on the Oxbow Road on Sunday.

After he arrived at the bar, Deputy Joseph Jackson discovered that a kitchen-door window had been broken out.

“While checking the building and surrounding area, Deputy Jackson located a male subject on foot near the bar area,” said Gottardi. “Deputy Jackson [identified] the male and the motor vehicle that the male left in.”

Gottardi said that after Jackson spoke with the bar’s owner, he confirmed that the man was the same person allegedly involved in the break-in. The same man was caught on video surveillance, the lieutenant said.

“No items were reported stolen from the bar, as the suspect had sought cash, but none was located,” said Gottardi.

Guay was arrested in Corinna and taken to the Somerset County Jail in Madison. At the time of his arrest, Guay was out on bail for an unrelated matter.

The Penobscot County Sheriff’s Department assisted the Somerset County Sheriff’s Department on the arrest.

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