Southport man charged with burglary of Brunswick credit union

Posted July 11, 2013, at 10:15 a.m.
Joshua McCarthy
Cumberland County Jail
Joshua McCarthy

BRUNSWICK, Maine — A Southport man was charged with burglary early Thursday morning after police found him and another man allegedly attempting to break into a Five County Credit Union branch.

Joshua McCarthy, 27, remained in Cumberland County Jail on Thursday morning, held on $25,000 cash bail, Deputy Chief Marc Hagan of the Brunswick Police Department said Thursday.

Police responded at 12:09 a.m. Thursday to an alarm activation at the night deposit drop-off box of the credit union on Bath Road, Hagan said.

Officer Matt Swan arrived to find two subjects at the back of the building. The two individuals allegedly fled across railroad tracks into the adjacent Merrymeeting Trailer Park.

After the two allegedly refused to stop, Swan chased them and caught McCarthy, Hagan said.

Police called for a tracking dog from Windham — the closest available at the time, Hagan said — but a search of the area did not turn up the other suspect.

McCarthy was charged with burglary, criminal mischief, refusing to submit to arrest or detention and theft by unauthorized taking or transfer.

He is scheduled to appear in Cumberland County Superior Court on Sept. 17.

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