January 17, 2020
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Somerset County deputies seeking Fairfield man in burglary, theft at camp

Somerset County Sheriff's Office | BDN
Somerset County Sheriff's Office | BDN
Christopher Wallace

SKOWHEGAN, Maine — Somerset County sheriff’s deputies are seeking the public’s help in locating a man allegedly responsible for a burglary at a sporting camp in Pierce Pond Township, Chief Deputy James Ross said Friday.

Christopher Wallace, 24, of Fairfield is wanted for burglary and theft in connection with an incident in January, according to Ross.

On Jan. 15, Forest Ranger Shane Nichols had notified sheriff’s deputies of the burglary at the sporting camp, during which a propane cook stove and a cast iron wood stove were stolen.

Ross said Nichols learned of the burglary while investigating unrelated fuel thefts from the same location.

Evidence gathered at the scene, which included still photos from a game camera set up by Nichols, enabled detectives to obtain a search warrant for Wallace’s home, Ross said.

During the search, the stolen wood stove was recovered and additional information gathered led to the recovery of the propane cook stove from a Skowhegan residence.

Wallace remains at large and it is expected others will be charged in connection with the case, which remains under investigation, according to Ross.

Anyone with information on the case should contact the Somerset County Sheriff’s Office at 474-9591.


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