Police: Skowhegan sisters stole minivan, left Chihuahua behind

Casey Rodrigue
Somerset County Jail
Casey Rodrigue
Posted April 22, 2014, at 1:57 p.m.

NORRIDGEWOCK, Maine — Two Skowhegan sisters are facing charges after a minivan was stolen after a party in Norridgewock earlier this month, police said.

Casey Rodrigue, 23, and her 22-year old sister, Rebekah, are accused of unauthorized use of property, a Class D misdemeanor, while Casey was also charged with violating conditions of release, Chief Deputy Dale Lancaster of the Somerset County Sheriff’s Office said.

Sheriff’s deputies were notified of the vehicle theft at 4 a.m. on April 15, Lancaster said. The vehicle, a 1999 Dodge Caravan, had been stolen from a Walker Road residence.

The vehicle was recovered at the intersection of Walker and Ward Hills Roads in Norridgewock, but the suspects weren’t located, Lancaster said.

A subsequent investigation determined that the Rodrigues were responsible for the theft, the chief deputy said. When they fled the scene, he said, they left behind a small Chihuahua dog, which was struck by a motorist at 6 a.m. on April 15. The dog is in stable condition.

Casey was arrested on Saturday while Rebekah was charged but not arrested on Friday, Lancaster said. Both sisters are scheduled to be arraigned on June 11.

Casey Rodrigue is being held at the Somerset County Jail. Additional charges are possible.

 

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