Wilton woman charged with stealing firearms

Posted March 08, 2013, at 1:41 p.m.

WILTON, Maine — Police say they arrested a Wilton woman Thursday on a charge of stealing two firearms from the home where she was staying.

Donna Chartier, 50, was staying at a Prospect Street home where a rifle and shotgun were stolen, said Wilton Police Chief Heidi Wilcox.

The guns were valued at about $700 and were sold for $200.

The person who bought them heard a report of a theft on Prospect Street in Wilton on scanner traffic and contacted police, she said.

The firearms were recovered.

During their investigation, police were given the buyer’s name to check on but the buyer contacted them first, she said.

Wilton Officer Michael Boucher arrested Chartier about 1 p.m. Thursday and took her to Franklin County Detention Center in Farmington.

She is also facing a charge of violating bail conditions, Wilcox said.