Bangor area RV businesses targeted by known criminals, police say

By Nok-Noi Ricker, BDN Staff
Posted Oct. 01, 2013, at 7:51 p.m.

GLENBURN, Maine — Two known criminals — one with a rap sheet that is 40 pages long — are charged with breaking into and stealing TVs and stereos from 24 recreational vehicles parked at Harvey RVs, Maine State Police Trooper Tucker Bonnevie said Tuesday.

Eugene L. Horn, 37, of Bangor and Paul St. Onge, 42, of Hudson, were “caught on video” when they pulled into the RV business at 2992 Broadway on Sept. 8 driving a red Ford Escape, the trooper said.

“Multiple new vehicles were broken into and TVs and stereos were taken,” Bonnevie said. Of those, “15 of the burglaries [involved] brand new units and large flat screen TVs were taken.”

Harvey RV has provided an estimate to repair the damages done and “they range from $542 up to $4,500,” the trooper said. “In some, they ripped out the cabinets and others they ripped out the TVs.”

Bonnevie said while he was investigating the breakin, he learned that “Bangor PD took a very similar complaint at Webb’s RV” involving break-ins and the theft of eight to 10 televisions.

In the Bangor RV burglaries, the thieves also took a set of tires and rims that were actually found on the Ford Escape when Horn and St. Onge were located, the trooper said.

Some of the stolen items were found at the Milo residence of Horn’s girlfriend, but he took off before police could arrest him, Bonnevie said.

“Ironically, I had an unrelated traffic case in Newport District Court last Wednesday [Sept. 25] and Paul St. Onge walks through the door for a separate trial,” he said.

Horn then walked into the courthouse and said he was St. Onge’s ride. Both were arrested and charged with felony burglary and theft by unauthorized taking.

“More charges are probable,” Bonnevie said. “Paul St. Onge is on probation, so that might be revoked. Because of the amount of damages, they both may also face aggravated criminal mischief charges.”

Both Horn and St. Onge were taken to Penobscot County Jail in Bangor and St. Onge remained behind bars on Tuesday evening, a jail official said.

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