Burnham man charged in Unity Pharmacy pain medication theft

Man cut hole in side of building to gain entrance
By Ben Holbrook | Oct 04, 2012
Courtesy of: Maine State Police Maine State Police are searching for this man who allegedly stole prescription pain medication from the Unity Pharmacy Sunday, Sept. 30.

Unity — Police charged a Burnham man with burglary in connection with the theft of pain medication from the Unity Pharmacy.

Douglas Pagliaroli, 42, of Burnham was charged with Burglary after police arrested him at his home Wednesday, Oct. 3., Maine State Police Spokesman Steve McCausland said.

"We got several tips from the public and some of the troopers had past dealings with him and recognized him as well," McCausland said.

McCausland said troopers were going to search Pagliaroli's home for the pain medication Wednesday, but he did not know if any drugs were recovered.

Trooper Bethany Robinson said during a telephone interview Friday, Oct. 5, items were collected from Pagliaroli's residence, but she declined to specify what those items were, as the investigation is still ongoing.

Police responded to the pharmacy, located at 33 Plaza Drive, after 2 a.m. Sunday, when motion alarms in the building were triggered, Robinson said. Police discovered the suspect cut a hole in the side of the building, which allowed him to bypass the motion detectors for about 15 minutes.

The suspect took prescription pain medication, which he placed in a backpack, Robinson said.


Republican Journal reporter Ben Holbrook can be reached at 338-3333 or at bholbrook@courierpublicationsllc.com.

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