Saco man accused of stealing paving roller in New York City

Posted Aug. 28, 2014, at 11:26 a.m.
Mark Bureau
Saco Police Department
Mark Bureau

SACO, Maine — A joint investigation by Saco and New York City police has led to the arrest of a 37-year-old local man.

Mark Bureau turned himself in to Saco police on Tuesday, according to Deputy Chief Jeffrey Holland, and was booked on a fugitive from justice charge based on a grand larceny warrant out of New York.

Bureau was a suspect in the theft of a paving roller valued in excess of $20,000 from a Bronx business on April 16, according to Holland.

The incident, which was captured on video surveillance, received heavy media coverage in the city and a crime stopper tip identified Bureau as a possible suspect.

New York authorities requested assistance from Saco police, and using photographs and other information provided, Saco detectives were identify Bureau as the suspect.

On Monday, NYC detectives Robert Klein and Jacqueline Pagan flew to Maine to interview Bureau, and were able to obtain a warrant alleging grand larceny and criminal possession of stolen property, which also authorized extradition to New York.

Bureau turned himself in the following day, according to Holland, and after appearing in court Wednesday, Bureau waived extradition rights and agreed to return to New York to face the grand larceny charge.

Holland said the paving roller was recovered and the owner is making arrangements to come to Maine to claim it.

 

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