Bowerbank man turns in teen son to police after finding stolen property, including weapons

Posted May 14, 2013, at 5:04 p.m.

BOWERBANK, Maine — A father called police after finding property in the woods he believed his son stole.

A man found several items in the woods in Bowerbank on Sunday including flashlights, machetes, knives, powdered foods, a tarp and a .22 caliber revolver, Sgt. Michael Gould of the Piscataquis County Sheriff’s Department said on Tuesday.

“He suspected it was his son because his bicycle was there,” said Gould.

Gould said he interviewed the 16-year-old and the teen confessed to the thefts.

“He fessed up to it,” said Gould. “He broke into a camp about a mile away from his home. For about a two-week period, he was sneaking out after his parents were asleep and went to the camp and watched DirecTV movies.”

Gould said he didn’t know what kinds of movies the teen was viewing.

The juvenile, whose name was not released by police, was charged with burglary and theft, both Class B felonies because it involved a firearm. He was not arrested, but instead he was released to the custody of his parents.

The recovered property will be returned to its owner, said Gould.

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