Poland man accused of stealing copper pipe, heaters from home

Posted Sept. 05, 2012, at 6:15 a.m.
Last modified Sept. 05, 2012, at 6:41 a.m.

HEBRON, Maine — A Poland man is accused of breaking into a local home and stealing copper pipes and five electric baseboard heaters.

Gary Reynolds Jr., 32, of 93 Hardscrabble Road, Apt. 2, was arrested early Tuesday morning on charges of burglary, theft and aggravated criminal mischief. On Tuesday in Oxford County Superior Court, he was released on personal recognizance and ordered not to return to the home.

According to a booking report by Deputy George Cayer of the Oxford County Sheriff’s Office, Reynolds broke in through a basement door and stripped copper pipes connected to the boiler. A neighbor called police after noticing Reynolds at the home.

Cayer wrote that when he arrived, Maine State Police Trooper Daniel Hanson had already detained Reynolds. Reynolds had abandoned the car, and the copper was piled up next to it. Footprints matching Reynolds’ shoes were found next to the abandoned car.