May 25, 2018
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Three teens charged in string of Exeter area burglaries

By Nok-Noi Ricker, BDN Staff

EXETER, Maine — Three local teens are facing felony charges for their roles in a string of burglaries and car break-ins in the area, Chief Deputy Troy Morton of the Penobscot County Sheriff’s Office said Tuesday.

Tyler Campbell, 19, of Corinth; Tyler Dean, 18, of Carmel; and a 17-year-old male from Somerset County all were arrested and charged Sunday after several weeks of detective work in partnership with Maine State Police, the deputy chief said.

All three teens face charges of Class B receiving stolen property, Morton said.

Campbell also was charged with possession of a firearm by a felon and for violating a protection, and the 17-year-old, who police did not identify because he is a juvenile, was charged with violating his probation, the deputy chief said.

“As a result of the investigation several items, including firearms and electronics were recovered,” Morton said in a press release. “Some of the items of which had been hidden in a wooded area.”

Details about the weapons and other stolen items are being withheld because the investigation is ongoing, he said.

“The charges are expected to be upgraded, when presented to the Penobscot County grand jury,” Morton said in the statement.

All three teens remained incarcerated Tuesday night, he said.

Dean and Campbell are at the Penobscot County Jail in Bangor and the juvenile was taken to the Mountain View Youth Development Center in Charleston.

Campbell was convicted and sentenced earlier this year for six crimes — assault, criminal threatening, theft by receiving stolen property, violating his conditions of release, criminal mischief and negotiating a worthless instrument, according to court listing printed in the Bangor Daily News.

He was sentenced in Newport District Court in May to pay a $100 fine and $150 in restitution for the negotiating worthless instrument conviction, and was sentenced in June for the other five crimes. Campbell was given 14 days in jail each for the assault, criminal threatening and receiving stolen property convictions, and 48 hours behind bars for both the criminal mischief and violating his bail conditions. He also was ordered to pay $600 in restitution, the BDN listings state.

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