Police & Fire

Three Houlton residents indicted in false report of store burglary

HOULTON, Maine — Three Houlton residents who allegedly made a false report to police late last year about an armed robbery at a local redemption center and beer store, to hide their involvement in the theft of an undisclosed amount of money were indicted by the Aroostook County grand jury this month.

Kristin Ganote, 20, was indicted on charges of theft, false public report and unsworn falsification. Derrick R. White, 27, a co-worker at the time, was indicted on charges of theft and false public report. The third former co-worker allegedly involved, 24-year-old Joseph C. Gould, was indicted on a theft charge.

According to Houlton Police Chief Tim Deluca, a Thirsty Dawg employee reported to police on Dec. 9, 2016 that a man about 6 feet tall with a slim to medium build and dressed in a camouflage jacket, black pants, black ski mask and black gloves walked into the store, brandished a gun and demanded money.

The suspect then reportedly fled on foot with an undisclosed amount of cash taken from the business.

After police interviewed witnesses and checked video surveillance in the area, however, they determined that the armed robbery story was false.

Also indicted during the fourth session of 2017 on April 6 were:

Ashley M. Belyea, 29, Houlton: theft with priors.

Lewis A. Boyce III, 28, Houlton: unlawful trafficking of scheduled drugs, possession of scheduled drugs (two counts), violation of bail and criminal forfeiture of money.

Anthony J. Lilley, 58, Masardis: theft by unauthorized taking and misuse of entrusted property.

Dwayne D. Anderson, 55, Houlton: domestic violence criminal threatening with prior and domestic violence assault with prior.

Stephen D. Jewell, 27, Houlton: theft (two counts).

Erica A. Flewelling, 31, Houlton: theft with priors.

Staci A. Hutchins, 30, Houlton: theft with prior.

Joseph M. Dobbins, 19, Houlton: domestic violence with priors (two counts), criminal mischief, obstructing the report of a crime and refusing to submit to arrest.

Dillon D. Carmichael, 19, Houlton: aggravated furnishing of a scheduled drugs, violation of condition of release and assault.

Christopher J. Coty, 36, Houlton: trafficking in prison contraband.

Brock A. McNally, 36, Sherman: operating after revocation.

Derrick J. McAfee, 28, Houlton: assault on an officer, refusing to submit to arrest, disorderly conduct and criminal mischief.

Brittany L. Pelletier, 26, Houlton: theft with priors.

Jessica Leighton, 31, Presque Isle: aggravated trafficking in scheduled drugs.

Odell M. Carter, 23, New Haven, Conn.: burglary, theft and criminal mischief.

Aaron Edmounds, 21, New Haven, Conn.: burglary, theft and criminal mischief.

Deshawn A. Snipes, 23, New Haven, Conn.: burglary, theft and criminal mischief.

Edward E. Harris, 25, Manassas, Va.: burglary, theft and criminal mischief.

Janeil A. Kinney, 45, Houlton: aggravated assault.

Trevor M. Tompkins, 29, Ashland: aggravated trafficking in scheduled drugs.

Doris M. Tardy, 50, Blaine: burglary, stealing drugs, possession of scheduled drugs and criminal trespass.

Joshua J. Easler, 28, Mapleton: aggravated criminal mischief.

Jamison S. O’Neal, 30, Presque Isle: aggravated criminal mischief.

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