June 21, 2018
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Caribou man arrested after alleged mall theft, threatening store manager

Beau Myrick
By Jen Lynds, BDN Staff

PRESQUE ISLE, Maine — A Caribou man was arrested at The Aroostook Centre Mall on Thursday after allegedly stealing from two stores and threatening one of the managers.

Beau Myrick, 25, was charged with theft, terrorizing, resisting arrest and violations of conditions of release, according to Presque Isle police Chief Matt Irwin.

Myrick stepped into a Trader Joe’s store in the mall and stole $620 worth of merchandise by stuffing it under his jacket, Irwin said. He did not come under suspicion in that store, the chief added.

Myrick moved on to Olympia Sports, but employees confronted him, alleging that he had pocketed a pair of socks, Irwin said. A manager was called, and Myrick allegedly threatened the manager before walking out of the store.

Presque Isle police Officers Kevin Reed and Ryan Eagles noticed a big bulge under Myrick’s jacket when they caught up with him at the J.C. Penney store in the mall, according to the chief.

Irwin said that although Myrick initially resisted arrest, he was taken into custody and charged without further incident.

Myrick has prior convictions for theft by unauthorized taking or transfer, operating a motor vehicle without license, criminal trespass and burglary.

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