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FKPD makes arrest in trucking company ‘rampage’

FORT KENT, Maine — The Fort Kent Police Department arrested and charged a former Northern Timber, C.N.A., & Theriault Boys Inc. employee with theft, burglary and criminal mischief on Monday, Nov. 28. Police charged Casey Theriault, age 22, with the crimes which took place at the trucking company early Sunday, Nov. 20.

Fort Kent, Maine -- 11/28/16 -- Casey Theriault, age 22. Fort Kent Police Department photo)

Fort Kent, Maine — 11/28/16 — Casey Theriault, age 22. (Fort Kent Police Department photo)

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Editor’s Note: An arrest or summons does not constitute a finding of guilt. An individual charged with a crime is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty at criminal proceedings.

In what Fort Kent Police Chief Tom Pelletier described as an “early morning rampage,” Theriault allegedly broke into the garage and destroyed a vending machine in the employee break room, breaking the glass and stealing all of the snacks within the machine, slashed a tire on each of three pick-up trucks located in the parking lot of the business, punctured holes into three 11R24.5 semi-truck tires, and slashed the driver’s seat and all four tires of an Arctic Cat side-by-side ATV located on the property.

The business received several thousand dollars worth of damage, according to Chief Pelletier.

Police also charged Theriault with stealing a 20-gauge pump action shotgun from inside one of the vehicles on the property.

The theft charge is a Class B felony because it involves the theft of a firearm, according to Pelletier. Theriault faces up to 10 years in prison on that charge. The burglary charge, is a Class C felony for which Theriault faces a possible five-year sentence. The criminal mischief charge is a Class D misdemeanor punishable by a maximum 364 days in jail.

Theriault posted $2,500 bail and will appear at the Fort Kent District Court on Friday, January 20, 2017.


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