Corinna man charged with stealing truck, chainsaw in Dexter

By Alex Barber, BDN Staff
Posted July 11, 2013, at 4:45 p.m.

DEXTER, Maine — A Corinna man wound up behind bars nearly three weeks after allegedly taking a vehicle on a joyride and stealing a chainsaw, according to police.

A pickup truck was reported stolen from a Water Street residence at 2:36 a.m. on June 24, Dexter police Sgt. Allen Grinnell said on Thursday. The vehicle was recovered on an ATV trail later that day and had minor damage. A chainsaw that was in the truck was missing.

Brennan McGeoghegan, 22, of Corinna was arrested by Grinnell and Chief Kevin Wintle on Wednesday afternoon.

“We checked area pawn shops and were able to obtain some information concerning the chainsaw,” Grinnell said. “That led us to the suspect.”

Lincoln police assisted in recovering the chainsaw from a Lincoln pawn shop.

McGeoghegan was taken to the Dexter police station and charged with theft by unauthorized taking, a Class C felony. He was released on $500 unsecured bail.

However, he was later taken to Penobscot County Jail in Bangor because of a warrant for an unpaid fine. He remained in jail on Thursday with bail set at $540 cash.

A Class C charge carries a prison sentence not to exceed five years and a fine of up to $5,000.

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