Long Pond Camp Burglars Indicted

ELLSWORTH — Two 18-year-old Swans Island men were indicted last week on multiple charges stemming from a burglary and vandalism spree involving numerous camps on Long Pond in Mount Desert.


James Lemoine and Roman Cook were indicted by a Hancock County grand jury on April 9.

Mr. Lemoine was indicted on 12 counts of burglary, 13 counts of aggravated criminal mischief, three counts of theft, criminal trespass and criminal mischief.

Mr. Cook was indicted on nine counts of burglary, nine counts of aggravated criminal trespass and three counts of theft.

According to deputy district attorney Carletta Bassano, Mr. Cook was charged with fewer counts of burglary than Mr. Lemoine because evidence suggests Mr. Cook did not participate in vandalizing all the camps.

Mr. Lemoine and Mr. Cook are accused of entering and damaging 15 camps on the Northern Neck peninsula while ice fishing Jan. 18 on Long Pond. The damage, described as “substantial,” included broken windows, holes in walls, damaged furniture and smashed picture frames. The total amount of damage is still unknown.

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