BATH, Maine — A man arrested Monday on drug and burglary charges is back in jail.
This time, there is no bail for Kurt Johnson, 47, of Bath. Officer Jason Aucoin stopped him on suspicion of speeding at 4:30 p.m. on Richardson Street, and later charged him with violation of conditions of release and receiving stolen property.
Johnson is being held at Two Bridges Regional Jail in Wiscasset.
Mark Johnson, 31, of Bath was a passenger in Kurt Johnson’s vehicle and he, too, faces charges. Mark Johnson is being held on a probation hold, and a charge of receiving stolen property.
Police Chief Michael Field said on Thursday that Kurt Johnson was subject to search as a condition of bail. Aucoin found a hunting knife and tool gloves with the price tags still attached, Field said. Aucoin also found liquor in the vehicle, the chief said.
Police determined the tools had been stolen from Bath Industrial Sales on New Meadows Road in West Bath, Field said.
On Monday, police said, Johnson stole a smartphone from Coastal Glass and allegedly tried to steal tools from Rogers Hardware, both in Bath. When arrested, police found two half-empty bottles of prescription drugs Johnson had filled earlier in the day, Field said.