The Maine State police are investigating a recent theft of an electric speed warning sign owned and operated by the Town of Blue Hill designed to slow traffic on Main Street. The device is a costly loss to the town and the Town of Blue Hill is offering a monetary reward pending a court conviction for the thief. Any information regarding this case can be directed to Trooper Owen Reed at 207-973-3700 x9.
The Maine State Police is requesting the public's assistance in locating a wanted felon, Shain Johnson, who recently stole a vehicle and is wanted on multiple bail violations.
Johnson is known to stay on both Lisbon Street in Lewiston and Jackson Street in Sanford. He is currently wanted on seven (7) active sets of bail conditions for crimes including multiple felony thefts, multiple burglaries, illegal possession of a firearm by a prohibited person, and violating conditions of release. Johnson was alleged to be involved in numerous burglaries over the last few months.
Johnson is currently wanted for another felony burglary that he committed recently. While he was being sought for this warrant, Wells Police Department took a complaint yesterday where Johnson allegedly stole a vehicle. The stolen vehicle is a red 2000 Toyota Celica with aftermarket rims and a Maine registration of 7066XF.
Johnson is known to carry firearms, and should not be approached by the public. If anybody knows the whereabouts of Shain Johnson or the stolen vehicle, you are urged to contact the Maine State Police, your local Sheriff’s Office, or your local Police Department.
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Two Sherman men are facing felony theft charges after stealing a catalytic converter from another resident.
On March 26, 2020, at approximately 7:38 a.m., State Police received a report of theft in Sherman. The victim discovered a catalytic converter had been cut off his vehicle. Tr. Tim Saucer responded, and his investigation led him to a residence on North Street in Sherman belonging to 36-year-old Chris McNally.
The residence was secured with the assistance of Maine Game Wardens and Maine Forest Rangers while a warrant could be drafted. As Troopers, Wardens and Rangers secured the perimeter of the property fresh footwear impressions were
found leaving from the rear of the residence. A State Police K-9 team tracked the suspects to a point where they were believed to have been picked up on a nearby roadway. McNally, who was on probation for possession of schedule drugs, eventually turned himself in to State Police back at his residence. He was arrested on a probation hold and charged with felony theft.
42-year-old Larry Morgan, also of Sherman, was arrested at a nearby residence a short time later. Morgan had a warrant from Penobscot County for possession of schedule drugs and was charged with felony theft.
Both McNally and Morgan were transported to the Aroostook County Jail.
State Police have recently seen a rise in property crimes to include burglaries and thefts this week on the Mahaney Rd in Easton and Waddell Rd in Castle Hill. Anyone with information on any of these crimes or witnessing suspicious activity is encouraged to call the State Police in Houlton at 207-532-5400.
ALFRED, Maine - A New Hampshire man is facing charges in connection to a theft that occurred in Alfred, Maine.
On January 29, 2019, Tpr. Benjamin Handzel out of Troop A, took a report of a theft from a business in Alfred. The business owner reported the theft of $1,700 in cash and a men’s diamond ring valued between $5,000-$10,000.
The resulting investigation developed probable cause for the arrest of Evan Fixler, 22, of Kensington, NH, for Class C Theft by Unauthorized Taking or Transfer.
On February 24, 2019 Fixler was located in New Hampshire and arrested as a Fugitive from Justice. He is being held at the Rockingham County Jail pending extradition back to Maine.