June 25, 2018
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Orland man linked to theft, burglary at town’s fire station

By Rich Hewitt, BDN Staff

ORLAND, Maine — A local man was arrested Tuesday in connection with a break-in earlier this month at the fire station.

Eric Carlisle, 36, of Orland was arrested and charged with theft, two counts of burglary and violation of conditions of release, according to Detective Alan Brown of the Hancock County Sheriff’s Department.

The break-in, the second at the fire station in the past year, occurred on Jan. 20. Several items, including a four-wheel-drive vehicle and an outboard motor, were taken from the fire station, Brown said. Those items were recovered on the day of the burglary, he said.

An ATV and an outboard motor, taken in the break-in at the fire station last year, have not been recovered.

In a related matter on Tuesday, officers from the Sheriff’s Department, acting on a search warrant stemming from the fire station burglaries, searched a residence on Oak Hill Road. There they recovered items that had been reported stolen in a separate break-in at another Orland home.

Other charges are pending as the investigation continues, Brown said.

Carlisle remained in custody at Hancock County Jail late Tuesday afternoon.


Deputies have charged a 15-year-old girl from Lamoine in connection with a break-in at a Lamoine camp.

According to Deputy Chris Thornton, deputies received a call from the camp’s owner, who reported that although nothing seemed to be missing from the building, it appeared that someone had spent the night there drinking.

The investigation led to two juveniles. The girl already has been charged with criminal trespass, providing a place to consume alcohol, and furnishing alcohol to a minor. Other charges are pending as the investigation continues. Deputies will try to determine where the youngsters obtained the alcohol, said Thornton, who heads the county’s Underage Drinking Task Force.


Two people are facing theft charges after they allegedly took items from Cadillac Mountain Sports in Ellsworth over the weekend. Paul Gamble of the Ellsworth Police Department answered the call and called for assistance to locate a vehicle that already had left the area.

Deputy Chris Thornton located the vehicle in Ellsworth. According to his report, the male occupant of the vehicle fled, but later was apprehended. George Taylor, 29, of Bucksport and Cecilia Sanborn, 25, of Franklin, who was driving the car, both were charged with theft. Taylor also was charged with violation of conditions of release and charged on a warrant out of Penobscot County.

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