Police say ‘dangerous burglar’ arrested in connection with Portland, Buxton break-ins

Posted Sept. 09, 2013, at 6:51 p.m.
David Michael Ferrar
Portland Police Department
David Michael Ferrar

BUXTON, Maine — Law enforcement officers from Buxton, Portland, the Maine State Police and the Maine Warden Service have located and arrested a Portland man they describe as a “dangerous burglar.”

David Michael Ferrar, 23, was arrested Saturday morning after an investigation that involved all four agencies, according to a news release issued Monday by Assistant Chief Vern Malloch of the Portland Police Department.

Ferrar was taken into custody in Buxton about 6:30 a.m., Malloch said. He said police had received information on Friday night that Ferrar was in the area and had committed a burglary and stolen a handgun. Personnel from all four of the agencies involved searched throughout the night until Ferrar was located on Dunnell Road while allegedly committing another burglary.

Ferrar was charged with two counts of burglary and theft of a firearm. He is being held at the York County Jail on $150,000 bail. Ferrar also faces charges of violating terms of his probation from a prior, unrelated case.

Portland police say that Ferrar remains a person of interest in numerous burglaries in that city and that additional charges are expected.

Portland Police had asked for assistance from the public in locating Ferrar on Aug. 26.

“We received many leads and continued to follow up on tips from the public,” Malloch said. “We thank the Buxton Police Department, Maine State Police and Maine Warden Service for their assistance in locating and arresting this dangerous burglar.”

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