Multiple people arrested in connection with Fort Fairfield burglaries

1 year ago

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FORT FAIRFIELD, Maine — After days of investigating, Fort Fairfield police have arrested several people for alleged connections to recent burglaries.

At approximately 9:30 p.m. Wednesday, police arrested 21-year-old David Rousell of Fort Fairfield and charged him with stealing a 65-inch flat-screen TV from the recreation department’s activity room. The alleged burglary occurred Monday.

Officer Lance Ferguson returned the stolen TV to the rec department Wednesday after Rousell’s arrest. 

Police Chief Matthew Cummings said that Rousell has since been able to post bail and will appear in the Presque Isle District Court on Dec. 14.

On Wednesday, police also arrested 32-year-old Shane Graves of Fort Fairfield after he turned himself in. 

Graves is being charged with three counts of burglary, four counts of theft and four counts of violating conditions of release, all in connection with multiple burglaries that occurred Tuesday. He has six sets of bails against him for previous arrests and more charges may be brought against him, Cummings said.

Fort Fairfield police had been investigating reports of theft at an equipment storage shop owned by McGillan Inc. on Currier Road and reports of stolen power tools from a Marshall Road property owned by Staples Farms of Presque Isle.

Police later recovered the power tools and other stolen items but did not indicate what items were stolen from the McGillan property.

Graves is being held at the Caribou Police Department until he appears before a judge on Thursday. 

On Friday, Fort Fairfield officers and officials from the Aroostook County Sheriff’s Office recovered other stolen items from a storage unit on Long Road in Limestone, Cummings said. He did not indicate what items police found or who committed the alleged thefts.