Homeless teen allegedly breaks into Corinth convenience store, calls police on himself

Posted Aug. 20, 2012, at 11:11 a.m.
Last modified Aug. 20, 2012, at 7:06 p.m.
Donald Page
Penobscot County Jail
Donald Page

CORINTH, Maine — A local homeless teenager broke into the AE Robinson convenience store on Main Street early Monday and after grabbing some food and energy drinks, he left.

Donald Page, 19, then returned to the store to call police and wait for them to arrive, Deputy Mark Lloyd of the Penobscot County Sheriff’s Office said Monday.

“He took some energy drinks, Slim Jims, cigarettes and tobacco, leaves and then comes back and calls 911 from the store to say, ‘Come get me,’” the deputy said, describing Page as homeless.

Page was arrested and charged with felony burglary and theft at about 3 a.m. and taken to the Penobscot County Jail in Bangor, a jail official said.

The burglar broke a glass pane on the door to get inside the store, manager Lynette Kroemer, said Monday morning. Kroemer, who is a grandmother with grandchildren the same age as Page, said her heart ached when she saw the condition of the burglar on the store’s video surveillance cameras.

“If you could see the video, it would break your heart,” she said.

The store manager said Page took “very little. It has got to be under $50.”

Page, who faced up to 10 years in prison for each of the felony theft and felony burglary charges, entered a guilty plea in court Monday afternoon to a reduced charge of misdemeanor theft and agreed to pay restitution.

Superior Court Justice William Anderson sentenced the teenager to 30 days in jail and ordered that he pay $31 in restitution to the store.

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