June 22, 2018
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Public invited to reclaim items recovered from ‘North Pond Hermit’

By Alex Barber, BDN Staff

SKOWHEGAN, Maine — Members of the public who believe their belongings may have been taken by Christopher Knight, the man known as the North Pond Hermit, will have the opportunity Saturday to claim items police recovered from his campsite.

Kennebec and Somerset County District Attorney Maeghan Maloney and Maine State Trooper Diane Perkins-Vance will host a meeting at 1 p.m. at the state police barracks in Skowhegan, located at 162 West Front St.

“There will be an opportunity to ask questions, make comments and see the items seized from Mr. Knight’s tent-site in order to claim any that belong to you,” Maloney said in an email.

Maloney said on Friday that property owners will be able to take some items with them on Saturday. Photos of them with the property will be taken for use at Knight’s trial.

Knight, 47, was arrested last month after reportedly spending 27 years living in the woods in Rome near North Pond.

Knight has been held at the Kennebec County Jail in Augusta since his arrest on April 4 after he was caught allegedly burglarizing the Pine Tree Camp in Rome. He is facing burglary and theft charges.

Knight reportedly admitted burglarizing more than 1,000 area camps and homes while living in the woods, stealing items such as food, sleeping bags and clothing in order to survive.

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