Hunter reports guns, other items stolen from Jeep at Old Town breakfast

Posted Nov. 02, 2013, at 11:51 a.m.

OLD TOWN, Maine — Police are seeking the public’s help in solving a motor vehicle burglary at a hunters breakfast Saturday in which two guns, knives and other equipment were reported stolen.

Old Town police Officer Debbie Holmes said Saturday that the Jeep from which the items were taken was unlocked and parked on Main Street about 500 feet from where the local Rotary Club was holding its annual event at Riverfront Park.

The items were stolen between about 5:40 and 6:15 a.m., she said. The owner reported to police that one of the guns had belonged to his grandfather.

“The hunters left the breakfast and got to their hunting spot before they noticed anything was gone,” Holmes said. “I hope this is not setting a trend. Hunters typically don’t disrespect one another like this.”

She said it was the first time in the 26 years she’s worked in the department that a car break-in and theft has occurred during the breakfast.

Holmes asked that anyone who might have information about the burglary and theft call 827-6358.

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