Police arrest prowler at burglarized Islesboro residence
Islesboro — An Islesboro man was charged with criminal trespassing and other offenses after being arrested at a home that was burglarized.
Police charged Leslie Smith, 20, of Islesboro, with criminal trespass, sale and use of drug paraphernalia and possession of a usable amount of marijuana, according to a press release from Senior Officer Fred Porter.
The arrest of Smith came in the wake of a residential burglary on Pendleton Point Road Thursday, Aug. 15. Officer Nickolas Von Husen responded to a burglary report after a person or persons entered the residence while the family was at home between 2 and 3 a.m.
Porter, who also responded to the complaint, obtained some DNA evidence at the scene, but police asked for the public's assistance with their investigation.
In a press release, Porter said Officer Von Husen determined no items were taken from the home.
On Friday, Aug. 16, Porter responded to the same residence for a report of a prowler on the property. The homeowner gave police a description of the individual, but officers were unable to find the person. However, at 3:48 a.m., Porter again responded to the residence for a report of prowler.
Porter was able to locate Smith who fit the description of the prowler given by the homeowner to police, the press release stated.
More individuals are expected to be charged in connection with the burglary as the investigation continues.
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