Stolen car burns

MARIAVILLE — A stolen car is a total loss after being found on fire Saturday on a woods road owned by Verso Paper Corp.

Chief Deputy Richard Bishop of the Hancock County Sheriff’s Department said the 2005 Chevrolet Tahoe, which was still ablaze, was discovered by someone driving along the road. That person then called the Sheriff’s Department.

During the investigation, Deputy Jacob Day learned the vehicle was owned by an Ellsworth woman and had been stolen from an alley behind Pepper’s Pub on Water Street in Ellsworth. Ellsworth police contacted the owner, who said she didn’t know it was missing.

Apparently, the owner had been at the pub and, after leaving, went home in either a taxi or with friends, leaving the vehicle parked in the alleyway.

There are no suspects, Bishop said. The Fire Marshal’s Office is aiding the Sheriff’s Department in its investigation.

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Mark Good

Mark Good

Reporter at Mount Desert Islander