Police interrupt alleged burglary, arrest Brunswick man

Posted Feb. 10, 2014, at 11:03 a.m.
Last modified Feb. 10, 2014, at 3:05 p.m.

FREEPORT, Maine — Police on Monday arrested a Brunswick man and charged him with burglary after they apparently interrupted him and another man attempting to steal copper from a vacant home on Route 1.

Nathan S. Donovan, 32, was charged with theft, burglary and carrying a concealed weapon. He remained in Cumberland County Jail on Monday morning, held on $4,000 cash bail, according to a jail official.

Just after 3 a.m., Freeport police checking on a building at 1285 Route 1 noticed an unknown vehicle parked in the driveway and heard noises from inside, Freeport police Chief Gerald Schofield said.

When additional officers responded, two people inside the building fled, and Donovan was taken into custody near the home. Schofield was not sure what type of firearm Donovan was allegedly carrying.

Freeport officers and their search dog tracked the second suspect into Brunswick, Schofield said. Brunswick police helped with the search, according to Deputy Chief Marc Hagan of the Brunswick Police Department.

No further information was immediately available.

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