BUCKSPORT — A 20-year-old Bucksport man was arrested Sept. 26 after allegedly setting fire to Crosby’s Drive-in.
According to police, an officer was driving on Route 46 around 11 p.m. when he spotted Christopher Allen, 20, coming out from behind the drive-in.
The officer stopped and questioned Allen and smelled diesel on his clothing. Allen said he had been working on a lawn mower. The officer pointed out that lawn mowers run on gasoline, not diesel. After checking out a neighboring business, the officer spotted smoke at the rear of Crosby’s.
A window had been broken and flames shot out of the restaurant and ignited the roof and rafters. Officers used fire extinguishers on the blaze until the Fire Department arrived.
Allen was arrested on a charge of arson and summoned on a charge of burglary. He was transported to jail.
A Buck Street resident locked herself in the bathroom and called police when she heard a prowler enter her home Sept. 27.
Police said a wallet, credit cards, prescription medication and change were stolen.
The incident is under investigation.
Another Buck Street residence was burglarized Sept. 26. Movies, a Nintendo DS, MP3 player and cash were reported stolen.
Police are investigating the theft of $75 from a residence at Bucksport Square Apartments Sept. 24.
Arrests and Summonses
Shane Johnson, 23, Bucksport, disorderly conduct, assault.
Michael Hilton, 19, Milford, operating without a license.
Bucksport girl, 15, illegal possession of alcohol by consumption by a minor.
Bucksport girl, 16, illegal possession of alcohol by consumption by a minor.
Police are investigating an alleged assault at Bucksport High School Sept. 25.
The incident involved two students.
A man reported his disabled vehicle was spray painted while parked at a former residence Sept. 23.
Damage was estimated at $650. The vehicle was towed.
The owner of the residence denied knowing who painted the vehicle.
A town employee reported someone had broken a light on the waterfront footbridge Sept. 22.
Damage was estimated at $200.
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