State police, sheriff deputies allegedly find cash, pills in car stopped in Bangor

Posted Jan. 21, 2013, at 7:34 p.m.
Last modified Jan. 21, 2013, at 7:56 p.m.
Penobscot County Sheriff's Deputy James Kennedy puts prescription pill bottles into a brown bag while assisting in an ongoing burglary investigation on the Pushaw Road in Bangor on Monday.
Penobscot County Sheriff's Deputy James Kennedy puts prescription pill bottles into a brown bag while assisting in an ongoing burglary investigation on the Pushaw Road in Bangor on Monday. Buy Photo
Penobscot County Sheriff's Deputies Steve Saucier (left) and James Kennedy and Maine State Police Troopers Darren Vittum and Tucker Bonnieve put cash into a brown bag on the trunk of a car that was later sealed with evidence tape and towed away from a Bangor residence on the Pushaw Road in Bangor on Monday.
Penobscot County Sheriff's Deputies Steve Saucier (left) and James Kennedy and Maine State Police Troopers Darren Vittum and Tucker Bonnieve put cash into a brown bag on the trunk of a car that was later sealed with evidence tape and towed away from a Bangor residence on the Pushaw Road in Bangor on Monday.

BANGOR, Maine — Maine State Police troopers and Penobscot County Sheriff’s Office deputies investigating a rash of daytime burglaries in Glenburn stopped a suspect’s car just after noon Monday on the Pushaw Road and arrested an Orrington man.

Police got a tip over the weekend that Nicholas Osgood, 23, may be involved in the crimes and Trooper Darren Vittum spotted him and gave chase, Trooper Matt Grant said in a Monday night press release. Osgood was arrested and charged with two counts of felony burglary as well as theft and his bail was set at $20,000 cash, a Penobscot County Jail official said. Grant said additional charges may be forthcoming.

Troopers, deputies and members of the Maine Drug Enforcement Agency also raided a residence on Brasslett Drive in Glenburn, and hoped to recover some of the stolen property, Grant said.

“Osgood had been staying at this residence,” the trooper said.

The two local law enforcement agencies have been “investigating numerous daytime residential burglaries that have occurred in the greater Glenburn area throughout the past week,” Grant said.

The Mercury Sable Osgood was driving was stopped about a mile from the junction with Church Road.

Vittum counted a wad of cash on the hood of a state police cruiser and Deputy James Kennedy could be seen picking up seven prescription pill bottles that were placed on the trunk of the stopped car. The items were placed into an evidence bag and sealed with tape and then the vehicle also was sealed with tape before being towed away by Bouchard & Sons Towing.

Troopers also took custody of two vehicles that they believe were used in the commission of the crimes, Grant said, adding that the vehicles will be searched over the next couple of days.

Bangor police assisted the two local law enforcement agencies with pursuing the Mercury Sable just before the vehicle stop, Sgt. Paul Edwards said on Monday afternoon.

Osgood remained in jail Monday night and could face up to 10 years in prison, if convicted of one of the felony burglary charges against him.

Those with information about the rash of burglaries can call the Maine State Police at 866-2121 or the Penobscot County Sheriff’s Office at 945-4636.

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