WINSLOW, Maine — A local man with an extensive criminal history is facing multiple charges in the wake of several vehicle burglaries, police said.
On Wednesday morning, several residents along Benton Avenue, Danielson, Stobie and First streets woke up to find their unlocked vehicles had been broken into and several small items, such as GPS units, spare change and flashlights, taken, Winslow Police Chief Shawn O’Leary said.
On Wednesday night, Officer Brandon Lund was on routine patrol in the area of Barton Street and observed Zachary Morin, who is well known to Winslow police, according to O’Leary.
Morin had a warrant for failing to appear out of Kennebec County, and the officer placed him under arrest, O’Leary said.
While Morin was being searched, police found marijuana and hypodermic needles, in addition to stolen property that was reported taken from one of the burglary victims, the chief said.
Morin was also charged with violation of conditions of release, marijuana possession and receiving stolen property, O’Leary said. He was brought to the Kennebec County Jail.