Three indicted for alleged theft of $10,000 worth of tools, equipment
Waldo County — Included among the 47 indictments the Waldo County Grand Jury handed up Tuesday, Aug, 14, were three men accused of burglarizing three local job sites and stealing more than $10,000 worth of equipment, including tools, scrap metal and copper wire.
William J. Robichaud, 29, and 30-year-old Stewart Carney, both of Bucksport, were indicted on three counts of burglary, theft by unauthorized taking and violating conditions of release. The grand jury also indicted Matthew C. Reed, 28, of Penobscot, on three counts of burglary, theft by unauthorized taking.
According to court records, Robichaud, Carney and Reed allegedly burglarized Freshwater Stone and Brick Quarry in Prospect, Lane Construction in Belfast and Sunrise Materials in Searsport over the course of July 30 and July 31.
Court records state that among the items the three allegedly stole from the businesses were 200 feet of large four-strand copper wire, industrial batteries, heavy-gauge power cords and other industrial equipment, a laptop computer, cutting torches and scrap metal. The items reportedly had a value of more than $10,000.
The thefts resulted in a joint investigation that involved the Searsport Police Department, the Belfast Police Department and the Waldo County Sheriff's Office.
Waldo County Chief Deputy Jeff Trafton said this week that the case remains under investigation.