March 29, 2020

Newport police arrest 2 men in community center burglary> Cash register, soda and candy machines damaged

NEWPORT — A complaint of a burglary and criminal mischief at the Sebasticook Valley Community Center early Friday morning resulted in two arrests by Newport police by midday.

Roland Dube, 21, of Bangor, and Matthew Dyer, 19, of Plymouth, are in custody in Penobscot County Jail on charges of burglary, criminal mischief and theft.

Dube was charged with a violation of bail conditions on an earlier charge of burglary from a motor vehicle. Dyer also was charged with a violation of probation on a previous charge of burglary.

The duo reportedly gained entry to the community center sometime in the night, broke into the concession stand and damaged the soda and candy machines and a cash register. The theft charges were levied because $16 in quarters was taken.

Arresting Officer Brent Beaulieu said information about a subject thought to be involved in the break-in ultimately led to Dube and Dyer. The two were arrested at the home of a friend on Highland Avenue. Beaulieu was assisted in the arrests by Newport Chief James Ricker.

On Thursday night, a Palmyra man was summoned to court for theft of a snowblower, shoplifting and operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of intoxicating liquor.

Frank Page, 50, was charged with the theft after he was stopped in Palmyra by Newport Police Sgt. Sanger Davis.

According to reports, Davis was called to Aubuchon Hardware on Route 7 Thursday evening when the snowblower was reported stolen. Armed with a vehicle description, Davis learned the same person was suspected to have shoplifted some meat from Bear’s One Stop, adjacent to the hardware store.

Davis finally caught up with Page’s vehicle after it crossed the town and county line on Route 2. The meat was reportedly recovered at that time. The snowblower also was recovered, but the report did not indicate when or where. Page was charged with the driving violation by Somerset County Deputy Pierre Boucher.

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