Frankfort man charged in connection with Happytown Road burglaries

ELLSWORTH — A Waldo County man was arrested Thursday and charged in connection with a string of residential burglaries and thefts on the Happytown Road last fall.

Jessie Dodge, 34, of Frankfort was arrested on a warrant at his home by Detective Dotty Small of the Ellsworth Police Department and Lt. Tim Cote of the Hancock County Sheriff’s Office.

The warrant charges Dodge with three counts of Class B burglary, three counts of Class E theft, four counts of criminal mischief and one count of attempted burglary (Class C).

Police said Dodge’s arrest came as the result of a joint investigation between Ellsworth police, the Sheriff’s Office and the Maine State Police.

The break-ins Dodge allegedly committed all took place during daylight hours at residences on the Happytown Road on Nov. 5.

Police said entry was gained into the residences by popping screens off windows. The attempted burglary charge is the result of an incident in which Dodge allegedly attempted to break into a home but took off when he realized someone was home at the time.

Police said Dodge took about $400 worth of coins from the three residences he broke into, along with a TV valued at about $200 from one of the homes.

Steve Fuller

Steve Fuller

Reporter at The Ellsworth American,
Steve Fuller worked at The Ellsworth American from 2012 to early 2018. He covered the city of Ellsworth, including the Ellsworth School Department and the city police beat, as well as the towns of Amherst, Aurora, Eastbrook, Great Pond, Mariaville, Osborn, Otis and Waltham. A native of Waldo County, he served as editor of Belfast's Republican Journal prior to joining the American. He lives in Orland.
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