Man linked to Bangor-area burglary ring indicted on 33 counts

Posted May 28, 2014, at 7:19 p.m.
Last modified May 29, 2014, at 4:26 p.m.
William Cushman
William Cushman

BANGOR, Maine — One of the five people charged in connection with a Bangor-area burglary ring was indicted Wednesday by a Penobscot County grand jury on more than a dozen counts each of burglary and theft by unauthorized taking.

William C. Cushman, 22, of Brewer was indicted on 15 counts of burglary, 16 counts of theft by unauthorized taking and one count each of possession of a firearm by a felon and burglary of a motor vehicle.

Cushman was arrested on April 18 in connection with five burglaries in Veazie and four in Orrington on April 11 after a joint investigation that ultimately involved the Penobscot County Sheriff’s Office and the Veazie, Bangor and Brewer police departments.

Cushman’s alleged accomplices — Randall J. Cressey, 23, of Hampden, Courtney Braley, 18, of Bangor, Bianca Trask, 19, of Brewer and a 16-year-old boy from Bangor — were not on this month’s grand jury indictment list.

Cushman and Cressey were arrested after a search warrant was executed at a house on Highland Street in Brewer where a stolen firearm, cash and other valuables from the Orrington and Veazie burglaries were recovered, according to police.

Both men remained behind bars Wednesday, unable to post bail set at $25,000 each, a Penobscot County Jail official confirmed. Cushman is being held at Aroostook County Jail and Cressey is being held at Penobscot County Jail.

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