Police: Limerick man stole charity Christmas tree from supermarket

Posted Dec. 12, 2012, at 4:34 p.m.

LIMERICK, Maine — York County sheriff’s deputies nabbed a Grinch on Wednesday who allegedly stole a giving tree from a local supermarket on Saturday.

Maj. Bill King said the giving tree at Limerick Supermarket, a fully decorated Christmas tree with tags from needy people who can’t afford gifts, was taken from the store over the weekend.

“This had been a long-standing tradition at the Limerick Supermarket,” King said.

Police launched an investigation and Noah Paul Reynolds, 24, of Limerick, was arrested and charged with theft, according to King.

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Reynolds was brought to the York County Jail. Bail information wasn’t immediately available.

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