Two accused of taking pinball machine, insulated pipes from Northport home

Posted Nov. 20, 2012, at 4:30 p.m.

NORTHPORT, Maine — Police have nabbed two men suspected of breaking into a Northport home and stealing a large pinball machine and sections of insulated pipes.

The homeowner reported the theft on Nov. 15 to the Maine State Police, according to a news release issued Tuesday by the Waldo County Sheriff’s Office.

During the investigation, Detective Merl Reed of the sheriff’s office got a tip that Austin Stevens, 18, of Swanville and Dennis Merry, Jr., 24, of Searsport, were responsible for the theft, the news release said.

Reed was able to recover the stolen pinball machine from some Belfast residents who had purchased it, according to the sheriff’s office.

After being interviewed, Stevens and Merry were arrested Sat., Nov. 17, and charged with class B burglary.

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