May 21, 2018
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Bangor police recover stolen jewelry, charges expected in future

By Ryan McLaughlin, BDN Staff

BANGOR, Maine — Thousands of dollars in stolen jewelry were recently recovered by Bangor police, and charges against a suspect are imminent.

Bangor police Lt. Paul Edwards said the suspect is currently incarcerated at Penobscot County Jail on unrelated charges. The man’s name was not disclosed.

“We’re waiting to decide what it’s appropriate to charge him with at this point,” Edwards said.

At the very least, there is no imminent danger to the public.

“We’re not worried that he’s out breaking into more homes,” the lieutenant said.

Edwards said police have fielded several burglary calls across the city over the last couple of months, most of which coming while the homeowners were asleep.

The lieutenant added the stolen jewelry was recovered early this week, thanks to an investigation led by Detective Brian Smith.

“He’s done a great job with it. He’s dogged this to death,” said Edwards.

Edwards did not have an exact amount as to how much the stolen goods were valued at, but said it was “in the thousands of dollars.”

“These [charges] will all be felonies,” the lieutenant said.

Forced entry was not involved in any of the break-ins, according to Edwards. Owners for all of the stolen jewelry have been identified.

The case remains under investigation.

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