Fort Fairfield Police Charge 4 Juveniles with String of Burglaries
Four juveniles have been arrested in connection with a rash of motor vehicle burglaries that occurred during the month of July in Fort Fairfield.
According to Fort Fairfield Police Chief Bill Campbell, the police department covered numerous complaints of motor vehicle burglaries during the weekend of the Annual Potato Blossom Festival. The complaints included three motor vehicle thefts. All three vehicles were recovered and returned to their owners.
The four juveniles had removed vehicles from three separate residences and were joy riding. Two of the vehicles were returned to the owner's property and one vehicle was abandoned off Route 167 in Fort Fairfield. During the crime spree, the juveniles entered unlocked motor vehicle, removing keys and other valuables. A lot of the items were recovered but some items are still missing.
Fort Fairfield Officers conducted interviews and subsequently charges the four juveniles with multiple crimes. They will be charged with one Class C, felony theft by unauthorized taking/transfer, two Class D unauthorized use of property, 16 Class D burglary of a motor vehicle and two Class E theft by unauthorized taking/transfer.
As the investigation continues, more charges may be filed in the case. The juveniles were summoned to court and released in to the custody of their parents/guardians.
A court appearance is scheduled for October.