Fort Kent police recover stolen car, arrest suspect
FORT KENT, Maine – Just before 9 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 10, a minor getting ready to end her shift at a downtown Fort Kent business stepped outside to start her car’s engine and warm it up a bit before heading home on the chilly night.
When the minor returned to the business’ parking lot a few minutes later after completing her shift, her car was no longer there.
Later that evening Sgt. Dalen Boucher and Officer Michael DeLena of the Fort Kent Police Department located the vehicle, a 2012 Ford Focus, at a Market Street business, along with a Fort Kent man, 34-year-old Troy Theriault, who is alleged to have stolen the car. According to Chief Tom Pelletier, Theriault was not welcome at the business.
“He had been warned earlier by law enforcement and the property owner not to return,” Chief Pelletier said. The officers arrested Theriault, and charged him with theft by unauthorized taking or transfer and criminal trespass.
There were no damages to the vehicle.
Theriault was transported to the Aroostook County Jail in Houlton. He will appear at the Fort Kent District Court on Monday, March 6.