June 21, 2018
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Islesboro police caution residents after syringe theft from home

By Abigail Curtis, BDN Staff

ISLESBORO, Maine — Island residents were cautioned this week to take care with their syringes and medicine, as police investigated a recent theft of syringes from a Meadow Pond Road home.

Islesboro Public Safety Director Fred Porter said Thursday that he isn’t releasing many details about the theft but wanted to remind islanders to be cautious.

“If you’re going to be away from home for any length of time, put them away,” he said. “Ensure they don’t end up on the street somewhere.”

Police said they do not believe there was a break-in, but someone who may have been familiar with the home or family took the syringes, intended for a medical use. According to Porter, a few years ago, the island had a string of medication thefts, with police ultimately arresting a couple of people on related charges. So when Porter had the report of the syringe theft, he thought he should say something.

“We’ve been strong advocates for notifying the people of our community,” he said. “We just want people to secure all their stuff in the house.”

He also asked islanders to report suspicious activity at either 338-2040 or by making a 911 call.


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