May 26, 2018
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Waterville woman accused of motor vehicle theft, police say

By Ryan McLaughlin, BDN Staff

WATERVILLE, Maine — A Waterville woman is facing multiple charges after allegedly stealing a vehicle in Oakland, according to police.

Waterville police Officer Todd Burbank responded to a report at 3:25 p.m. Wednesday that a Ford Escape was stalled in the Waterville Commons parking lot, Deputy Chief Charles Rumsey said.

By the time Burbank arrived, a passer-by had helped Kassey Corbin, 19, out by pushing the vehicle into a parking spot, Rumsey said.

When Burbank questioned Corbin, she was intoxicated and uncooperative, and the officer warned her not to drive, Rumsey said.

As Burbank was leaving, he was informed that the vehicle had been reported stolen in Oakland, Rumsey said, and he went back to the scene.

Corbin was not present, having gone into a store, but she was quickly arrested when she came out.

Corbin was originally facing a single charge of theft by unauthorized use of property, but a marijuana pipe fell out of her clothing as Burbank was putting her in his cruiser. A bottle of 15 prescription pills were also found on Corbin while police were booking her, the deputy chief said.

Rumsey said the pills were prescribed to the vehicle owner. An additional two prescription pills were also found on Corbin. The deputy chief said it’s unclear where the other two pills came from.

In addition to theft, Corbin was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia, stealing drugs and being a minor consuming liquor, as a bottle of liquor was found in the vehicle, Rumsey said.

Corbin was brought to Kennebec County Jail and has since been released.

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