May 24, 2018
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No suspects identified in theft of two Sprague’s Nursery trucks

By Andrew Neff, BDN Staff

BANGOR, Maine — Bangor police have recovered both of the vehicles stolen from Sprague’s Nursery and Garden Center on Union Street sometime late Thursday night or early Friday morning, but have no suspects in the thefts.

“We had a call at 7:15 a.m. [Friday] that two trucks were stolen between 8 p.m. [Thursday] and 5:30 a.m. [Friday],” said Bangor Police Lt. Tom Reagan.

Both trucks — both GMC three-quarter-ton pickups, with one being a 2008 model and the other a 1995 — were found Friday. One was located in Garland and one in Levant.

“They got them back already,” nursery owner Harvey Sprague said late Friday afternoon. “One of them is in good shape and is being driven back, but the other one is being brought back with a wrecker.”

Reagan said the report filed by Officer Steve Pelletier didn’t mention the condition of either truck.

“The big thing is they didn’t do any damage to anyone or anything else, as far as we know, and we’re thankful for that,” Sprague said.

The nursery is closed from Christmas through April 1.

The suspects involved in the thefts face theft by unauthorized taking charges and could be charged with other offenses, depending on what the ongoing investigation turns up.

“We have no suspects currently, but we are investigating,” Reagan said.

Anyone who has any information regarding the theft of the trucks or who witnessed any suspicious activity at Sprague’s late last Thursday night or early Friday morning is urged to call the Bangor Police Department at 947-7382 or visit the department’s official website and click on the link for reporting tips.

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