LaGrange teen allegedly shoots at home with stolen rifle, police say

Posted May 14, 2013, at 5 p.m.

LAGRANGE, Maine — After a fight with his family, a 17-year-old male left his house and allegedly fired a stolen rifle at the home, according to police.

The teen, who is not being named because he’s a juvenile, allegedly stole a .22 caliber Marlin rifle from a residence on the North Road in Medford on or about April 29, said Lt. James Kane of the Piscataquis County Sheriff’s Department on Tuesday.

On May 1, there was a family fight at the LaGrange home of the juvenile, said Kane.

“He had a disagreement with the family,” said Kane. “He left the residence and he shot at the house.”

No one was hurt, said Kane.

Items allegedly stolen from homes in Medford were found in the juvenile’s possession, said Kane.

The teen was arrested on May 1 and charged with burglary and reckless conduct with a firearm, both Class B felonies. He was taken to Mountain View Youth Development Center in Charleston.

The Penobscot County Sheriff’s Department and Milo Police Department assisted in the case that was led by Investigator Dave Wilson.

More charges may be pending against others for the burglaries in Medford.

Kane said the juvenile and another male, who has yet to be apprehended, were in the Medford area late last month and were entering houses where no one was home.

“There are potentially other places broken into that weren’t reported,” said Kane.

Witnesses or potential victims are asked to call the Piscataquis County Sheriff’s Department at 564-3304.

If you or someone you know is experiencing domestic violence and would like to talk with an advocate, call 866-834-4357, TRS 800-787-3224. This free, confidential service is available 24/7 and is accessible from anywhere in Maine.

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