Hermon man recently released from prison charged with stealing medical marijuana

Posted Aug. 08, 2014, at 6:07 p.m.
Steven Cronk
Penobscot County Jail
Steven Cronk

BANGOR, Maine — A man released from prison less than three months ago was back before a judge Friday at the Penobscot Judicial Center accused of new crimes.

Steven A. Cronk, 30, of Hermon was charged with one count each of robbery, burglary and stealing drugs and two counts of theft by unauthorized taking in two separate incidents.

Cronk was not asked to enter pleas to the charges because he has not yet been indicted by the Penobscot County grand jury.

Superior Court Justice William Anderson set bail at $30,000 cash.

On July 23, Cronk allegedly broke into a house in Hermon and robbed a man of the medical marijuana he was licensed to grow and between $400 and $500 cash, according to the Penobscot County district attorney’s office. The alleged victim did not report the crime until Monday.

Less than a week later, on July 29, Cronk allegedly burglarized a home in Stetson and stole medicine and a gun.

Cronk was sentenced in April 2011 in Penobscot County to 3½ years in prison on burglary, theft and other charges, Brendan Trainor, assistant district attorney for Penobscot County, told Anderson. Cronk was released from prison about 10 weeks ago, the prosecutor said.

He remained Friday night at the Penobscot County Jail unable to make bail. Cronk is scheduled to appear in court again on Oct. 10.

 

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