DOVER-FOXCROFT — Dover-Foxcroft police are sifting through tens of thousands of dollars worth of stolen items that they’ve recovered from three Dover-Foxcroft homes.
Detective Scott Arno said Wednesday that the items were stolen from homes and businesses throughout Piscataquis, Kennebec and Somerset counties. He said law enforcement officials from the latter two counties traveled to Dover-Foxcroft this week to identify some of the merchandise, which includes truck tires, generators, electric tools and carpentry tools.
Arno said the items, which were too numerous to mention, would total tens of thousands of dollars in value. Some of the merchandise was recovered from a trailer on Hewitt Road. The other two locations were not disclosed.
The discovery of the stolen items came after Patrolman Bob Alberts of the Dover-Foxcroft Police Department stopped a vehicle for speeding on Route 16 about 8 p.m. Monday. The driver of the vehicle could not produce his license, but gave Alberts a fake name and date of birth. While Alberts went to his car to confirm the man’s identification, the driver, later identified as David R. Knoll, 30, of Dover-Foxcroft, allegedly fled from the vehicle into the nearby woods. He left a female passenger, Brenda Terjelian, 40, of Dover-Foxcroft, in the car.
Police tracked the man to the trailer on Hewitt Road. The officers later learned that Knoll had allegedly gone to the trailer and fled out a back door before police arrived. While inside the trailer, Alberts noticed property that was believed stolen in a burglary reported in November 1997.
Police returned to the trailer the next day in an attempt to find Knoll and Terjelian, but they were not there. After a search of the trailer, several thousand dollars worth of property was seized.
Arno said the investigation led police to two other homes in Dover-Foxcroft, where more stolen items were recovered.
No arrests have been made, and warrants have been issued on Knoll and Terjelian, who remain at large.