June 25, 2018
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Handyman charged second time with stealing from Georgetown home

By Beth Brogan, BDN Staff

BATH — A Bath man was arrested for the second time in nine days after allegedly stealing from the home in which he was working.

Matthew Atwood, 35, of Western Avenue was arrested just after 7 p.m. Thursday at his home and charged with Class C theft after deputies said they found items worth more than $2,000 that Atwood is alleged to have stolen from a Georgetown home in which he was working in January, Chief Deputy Brett Strout of the Sagadahoc County Sheriff’s Department said Monday.

Atwood, working as “Atwood Painting Company,” was previously arrested on Feb. 12 and charged with felony Class B theft by unauthorized taking or transfer after allegedly stealing more than $11,000 in cash and jewelry from the home.

Some of the jewelry, valued at $7,000, was recovered at a local pawn shop.

Atwood was taken to Two Bridges Regional Jail on Thursday and held on $3,000 bail.

Strout said detectives do not have information to indicate Atwood was working with anyone else, and are not limiting the time frame in which the alleged thefts took place, although he noted, “We know they go back to at least last fall, but it could have been earlier.”

The case remains under investigation.

Strout asked anyone for whom Atwood worked in the past year who realized items are missing, or who has additional information about potential thefts in which he might have been involved, to contact Cpl. Aaron Skolfield at the Sagadahoc County Sheriff’s Department at 443-9711.

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