Dexter man accused of burglarizing 92-year-old man’s home

Posted July 31, 2013, at 3:21 p.m.
Last modified July 31, 2013, at 4:26 p.m.
Joshua Lancaster
Penobscot County Jail
Joshua Lancaster

DEXTER, Maine — A local man was arrested on Monday after allegedly stealing a cash box from an elderly man.

Joshua Lancaster, 33, of Dexter is charged with Class C burglary and violating conditions of release, a Class E misdemeanor, Dexter police Chief Kevin Wintle said on Wednesday.

Lancaster allegedly forced his way through a back door into the apartment of a 92-year-old man at the Fairway Knoll Apartments on Zions Hill Road on the morning of July 17.

A cash box with an undisclosed amount of money was taken, said Wintle.

Lancaster, who had been a person of interest in the burglary, agreed to come to the Dexter Police Department for an interview Monday, where he admitted to the crime, said Wintle.

Lancaster was taken to Penobscot County Jail in Bangor and has a Sept. 12 court date at the Penobscot County Judicial Center in Bangor.

Wintle credited Sgt. Detective Alan Grinnell for conducting the investigation and the interview with Lancaster.

The money was not recovered, said Wintle. The incident remains under investigation.

If Lancaster is convicted, the Class C felony carries a term of up to five years in prison and a maximum $5,000 fine. The Class E misdemeanor has a penalty of up to six months in jail and a maximum $1,000 fine.

CORRECTION:

A previous version of this story misspelled Fairway Knoll Apartments .

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