Man faces charges in memory card theft

Posted Aug. 13, 2010, at 12:38 a.m.
Timothy Blackwell. PHOTO COURTESY OF PENOBSCOT COUNTY JAIL
Timothy Blackwell. PHOTO COURTESY OF PENOBSCOT COUNTY JAIL

A Milford man who has a history of theft convictions was charged again with theft on Wednesday after he took a small memory card from the Verizon Wireless store in Bangor, Bangor police Sgt. Paul Edwards said Thursday.

“He was caught on video [surveillance cameras] and … they got his license plate,” he said.

Timothy Blackwell, 25, allegedly walked out of the store with the $100 memory card at 4:48 p.m. and was found later at his home by police, who arrested him and charged him with felony theft and violating his bail conditions.

The theft would be a felony because of his prior convictions, Edwards said.

Blackwell has a number of criminal convictions, several for theft, on his record that date back to when he was 14, according to court reports printed in the Bangor Daily News. He was convicted of possession of drug paraphernalia and paid a $75 fine in December 1999, and in April of this year was indicted by the Penobscot County grand jury for unlawful trafficking of scheduled drugs and unlawful possession of scheduled drugs.

After his arrest on Wednesday, Blackwell was taken to the Penobscot County Jail, where he remained Thursday afternoon, a jail official said. If convicted of the felony theft charge, he could face up to five years in prison and a fine of up to $5,000. (Nok-Noi Ricker, BDN)

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