Bangor man gets 2 ½ years for string of car burglaries, thefts in Veazie

Posted Aug. 22, 2013, at 7:11 p.m.

BANGOR, Maine — A Bangor man was sentenced Thursday at the Penobscot Judicial Center to 2½ years in prison for a string of thefts in connection with a series of car burglaries May 26 in Veazie.

Dylen Beane, 19, was sentenced after pleading guilty to one count each of Class B theft and Class C theft, three counts of Class C burglary to a motor vehicle, 11 counts of Class D theft and one count of Class D criminal mischief. And in a plea agreement with the Penobscot County District Attorney’s Office, seven counts of Class D burglary to a motor vehicle.

Beane, who was on probation on a previous theft conviction, had been held without bail since his arrest May 27.

In addition to prison time, Superior Court Justice William Anderson ordered Beane to pay nearly $1,400 in restitution.

Beane and co-defendant Michael Bradeen, 23, of Veazie were arrested May 27 at Bradeen’s apartment in Veazie, according to a previously published report. Bradeen had been seen about 3:30 a.m. that day walking along Thompson Road.

Later that day, more than a dozen burglaries and thefts from locked and unlocked cars were reported to Veazie police. The items stolen included a firearm, laptop computer and other electronics. Most of the items were recovered, according to the Penobscot County District Attorney’s Office.

Bradeen remains free on bail. He has pleaded not guilty to 11 counts of theft by unauthorized taking, 12 counts of burglary to a motor vehicle and one count of criminal mischief.

His next court appearance is set for Sept. 10 at the Penobscot Judicial Center.

Bradeen faces, as Beane did, up to 10 years in prison on the most serious theft charge that involved the firearm.

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