Rockland man accused of breaking into business

Posted July 22, 2013, at 4:20 p.m.

ROCKLAND, Maine — A 25-year-old Rockland man is being held without bail after being charged with breaking into a downtown business over the weekend.

Dustin Malmstrom was initially arrested at about 9:30 a.m. Sunday when police officers were called to a residence on Union Street about a disorderly man, according to Deputy Police Chief Wally Tower. They arrested Malmstrom, who was intoxicated, for violating a condition of his bail on a June charge of burglary to a motor vehicle, the deputy chief said.

As officers were taking Malmstrom out of the residence, they found some clothing of his outside the home. Along with the clothing were a pair of scissors, a cube with a Red Cross insignia, and business cards from the accountant office of Norton and Masters.

After taking Malmstrom to the Knox County Jail, officers checked out the Norton and Masters office on School Street in Rockland and found that a window had been forced open. Several computers from the office had been stacked up outside the building.

Detective Russell Thompson conducted a further investigation and determined that the scissors, cube and business cards had been taken from the business. Fans also had been moved and appeared ready to be removed as well, the deputy chief said.

Thompson went to the jail Monday morning and charged Malmstrom with the additional offenses of burglary and theft, Tower said.

Judge Susan Sparaco ordered Malmstrom held without bail on the new charges.

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