2012-12-10 / News

3 teens charged with $20K theft

BY DARCIE MOORE Times Record Staff


The Sagadahoc County Sheriff ’s Department has charged three people allegedly involved in a burglary of approximately $20,000 in jewelry and money from a residence on Millay Road in Bowdoin.

The burglary was reported late morning on Saturday, Dec. 1.

Issued summonses for burglary were 19-year-old Eric Napoleon of 24 Goodnow Lane in Bowdoin, and two 17- year-old males — one from Bowdoin and one from Bowdoinham — said Chief Deputy Brett Strout.

Strout said this morning nearly $10,000 in cash and approximately $10,000 in jewelry was taken from the home, including a safe the money and jewelry was in. The cash was removed, Strout said, and the safe thrown in the Androscoggin River in Topsham.

Deputy Steve Thibeault investigated the case with Detective Dan Reed. The two developed a lead and started conducting interviews that led to the three teens being charged.

Strout said Sunday, Dec. 2, a diver from the Maine State Police dive team recovered the safe from the Androscoggin River, “so we were able to get the safe, quite a bit of property and most but not all of the cash before it had been spent.”

The two 17-year-old males have a West Bath District Court date of Feb. 4 and Napoleon a West Bath District Court date of Feb. 12, according to Strout.

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