May 26, 2018
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Midcoast police seeking two suspects in series of vehicle thefts

By Stephen Betts, BDN Staff

ROCKLAND, Maine — Police have their eyes on two suspects in a series of motor vehicle thefts this week in the midcoast area.

One theft reported shortly after 2 a.m. Friday involved a 2004 Chevy pickup truck belonging to the Trade Winds Motor Inn which was taken from the inn’s parking lot on Park Drive, according to police.

The truck was the same one stolen from the inn’s parking lot Monday morning and recovered later that day in Rockport at Seasons Downeast Designs landscaping, police said. The keys had been left in the truck both times.

One of the landscaping company’s pickups was discovered stolen Monday morning as well and recovered the following evening on Gay Street in Rockland.

Shortly after it was reported stolen again Friday, the Trade Winds truck was found in Union. Near that location, however, yet another truck was stolen early Friday morning.

The truck stolen from Union was later recovered in Somerville, but a short time later another vehicle was stolen nearby in Jefferson. That vehicle was spotted at one point by a Rockport police officer but the driver sped away. It was found shortly after 5 a.m. on its side off the road on South Street. No one was in it.

Police then received a report of a blue 2006 Ford 250 pickup truck stolen from South Street. As of noon that vehicle was still missing. Police ask for the public’s help in locating that truck, which has license plate number 6070SD.

Knox County Sheriff Donna Dennison said Friday that no arrests have been made and that police are seeking two suspects in connection with the rash of thefts.


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