Ellsworth man arrested in connection with camp burglary spree

By Mario Moretto, BDN Staff
Posted July 17, 2013, at 4:49 p.m.

ELLSWORTH, Maine — Police have arrested an Ellsworth man on charges related to a string of camp burglaries that took place at Green Lake during the winter.

Dakota Dunphy, 19, was issued a summons Tuesday for nine counts of burglary and eight counts of theft, according to Detective Dotty Small. Police say Dunphy and another man, against whom charges are pending, allegedly burglarized nine cottages in four separate incidents on Sunset Park Road in February.

Stolen were a 1991 Toyota van, ATV, chainsaw, handgun, two flatscreen TVs, video games, DVDs and several household goods, Small said. Many, but not all, of the items have been recovered.

Small said Dunphy was identified as a suspect when the stolen ATV showed up in a for-sale ad in Uncle Henry’s. The rightful owner contacted the seller and the police, who say Dunphy was attempting to make some quick cash on the ill-gotten four-wheeler.

Police also say the van was sold, but it has since been recovered and returned to its owner.

Dunphy has cooperated with the police since he was identified, the detective said.

Another man, whose identity police have not released, will also be summoned for his alleged participation in thefts from at least four of the cottages, Small said.

Dunphy is scheduled to be arraigned in Hancock County Superior Court on Aug. 22. He faces up to 10 years in prison and a $20,000 fine.

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