May 22, 2018
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Dexter man charged in burglaries at pawn shop, golf course

By Ryan McLaughlin, BDN Staff

DEXTER, Maine — A local man is behind bars Monday after Dexter police arrested him in connection with a pair of burglaries, the town’s police chief said.

The events leading to the arrest of Henry Murdoch V, 18, began at 4 a.m. Saturday when police received a report of a burglary at the Baltic Pawn Shop on Lower Main Street, Chief Kevin Wintle said.

Wintle said the front door was smashed to gain entry and several miscellaneous items were taken from the business.

Around 4 a.m. Monday, police received another burglary report, this one at Dexter Municipal Golf Course on Sunrise Avenue, according to Wintle.

As was the case in the pawn shop burglary, several miscellaneous items, including a golf cart and alcohol, were taken from the golf course, Wintle said.

Around 7 a.m. Monday, police found Murdoch and placed him under arrest, Wintle said. The golf cart reportedly was found at a nearby trailer park.

While at the Dexter police station, Murdoch confessed to the pawn shop burglary, Wintle said. Murdoch was charged with two counts of burglary and theft and brought to Penobscot County Jail, where he remained Monday afternoon.

The case remains under investigation and more arrests are possible, the chief added.

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