Warren man charged with burglary after stakeout

Posted Dec. 20, 2012, at 7:43 p.m.

WARREN, Maine — A 38-year-old Warren man is behind bars after being caught red-handed with stolen goods as he left a house that had been under surveillance, according to the Knox County Sheriff’s Office.

Daniel Boyce was arrested Wednesday night and charged with felony theft, felony violating a condition of release, felony burglary, and a misdemeanor trespass by motor vehicle, according to Chief Deputy Tim Carroll.

Boyce remained at the Knox County Jail on Thursday night. His initial court appearance is likely to be Friday afternoon in Rockland District Court.

Based on information gathered during an investigation, Deputies Paul Pinkham and Nathaniel Jack, assisted by Lt. Reginald Walker, conducted surveillance of an unoccupied residence on Finntown Road in Warren. Moments after the surveillance began, Boyce was seen leaving the residence, according to the Sheriff’s Department. Deputies stopped Boyce and found him in possession of several hundred dollars’ worth of metals, Carroll said.

The metals, largely scrap steel, later were determined to have been taken from the Warren residence, he said.