Police Have Suspect in Vehicle Thefts

TOWNSHIP 10 — State police said they have a suspect in the theft of five vehicles found abandoned on a remote woods road last month.

Warden Scott Osgood found four of the vehicles on the Dynamite Brook Road on Saturday and notified state police, said Maine State Police Sgt. Jeffrey Ingemi.

The four vehicles were reported stolen between Nov. 28 and Dec. 31. The recovered vehicles are a 2002 Subaru Legacy, 1998 Ford Mustang, 2005 Ford Ranger pickup and a 2011 John Deere Gator 4X4.

A fifth vehicle, a 2011 Chevrolet Camaro, reported stolen Dec. 7, was discovered in the same area on Dec. 8, Ingemi said. The five thefts are believed to be related.

“We do have a suspect in mind,” Ingemi said. “It looks like a joy-riding type of thing.”

All five vehicles had been “beat up some” and damaged, Ingemi said. They were stolen from Steuben, Cherryfield, Otis, Franklin and Amherst.

Evidence has been collected and sent to a state police crime lab for processing.

Anyone with information about the thefts is asked to call state police at 667-3722 and ask for the sergeant on duty at Troop J in Ellsworth.

For more police & court news, pick up a copy of The Ellsworth American.

Mark Good

Mark Good

Reporter at Mount Desert Islander