Man & Woman Charged with Burglary and Theft of Maine State Trooper’s House
Arrests have been made after the residence of a Maine State Trooper was broken into during the first week of September. Two handguns and one rifle were stolen as well as a State Police ID and other personal items. Initially, uniforms were also believed to have been taken but they were later located packed away at the Trooper's residence.
On Friday, 43 year old Mark Lindholm and 34 year old Meggan Wainwright of 473 Methodist Road in Westbrook were arrested and charged with the burglary and theft at Trooper Joseph Bureau’s house, according to police.
The arrests came after a burglary investigation by Falmouth Police Detective Jeff Pardue uncovered information linking the couple to the burglary at the troopers residence, said police. Working with State Police Detectives and Computer Crimes Investigators, Detective Pardue obtained a search warrant for the couple’s home
According to police, on Friday evening a team of Falmouth, Westbrook and State Police officers searched the house and Lindholm and Wainwright were taken into custody without incident. As a result numerous items of evidence directly linking them to the burglary at Tpr. Bureau’s residence were discovered, but the Trooper's three stolen guns have not been located. Evidence of other crimes was also discovered and the investigation will be ongoing as detectives sort through the evidence.