BRUNSWICK, Maine — A Southport man has been indicted by a Cumberland County grand jury for attempted burglary for allegedly trying to break into a local credit union in July. The charges are elevated because McCarthy has been convicted of prior offenses.
Joshua McCarthy, 27, faces charges of Class C felony attempted burglary with priors, Class D criminal mischief and Class E refusing to submit to arrest and violation of conditions of release.
Police went just after midnight on July 11 to a Five County Credit Union branch on Bath Road near Cook’s Corner for an alarm activation at the night deposit box. Officers chased a man they later identified as McCarthy and another man — whose identity is not known — across railroad tracks into an adjacent trailer park, Deputy Chief Marc Hagan of the Brunswick Police Department said at the time.
After the two allegedly refused to stop, Officer Matt Swan chased them and caught McCarthy. A tracking dog was unable to find the other suspect, Hagan said.
McCarthy’s next scheduled appearance in court was not immediately available.