PRESQUE ISLE, Maine — A burglary at a Presque Isle business ended early Monday with the arrest of three Fort Fairfield teenagers.
At approximately 1:47 a.m. April 19, the Presque Isle Police Department responded to a burglar alarm from Ray’s Corner Variety.
“Officers Larry Fickett and Kevin Reed arrived and found a broken window, along with evidence strewn from the scene to surrounding areas,” said Sgt. Laurie Kelly, PIPD.
According to Kelly, Fickett quickly advised he had located a motor vehicle accident nearby on Barton Street in which a suspect vehicle may have been involved.
“Officer Kevin Schumacher and the department’s K-9, Hunter, arrived and conducted a track from the burglary scene to the accident scene,” said Kelly.
Three subjects were subsequently arrested as they returned to the area of the accident. Arrested were three Fort Fairfield residents: Lili Parady, 19, Dustin Murphy-Moran, 18, and Shane Graves, 19.
“The three suspects were collectively charged with: burglary and theft, both felonies; criminal mischief, leaving the scene of a motor vehicle accident, hindering apprehension, operating without a license, OUI and illegal possession of alcohol by a minor,” said Kelly.
According to the PIPD, Parady had made bail at presstime but Murphy-Moran and Graves remained in custody at the Aroostook County Jail in Houlton, awaiting arraignment.
Over $1,000 in merchandise was reported taken from the store, including cigarettes, alcohol and lottery tickets.
Later that same day, the PIPD investigated a second burglary at another Presque Isle business.
Around 1:10 p.m., the PIPD received a call from the owner of 4 Paws Grooming Salon on the Caribou Rd. reporting the establishment had been broken into over the weekend. Officer Lynn Hartley responded to investigate. According to the police log, the perpetrator(s) made off with an undisclosed amount of cash. Anyone with information is asked to contact at 764-4476.