St. John Valley

Police suspect serial burglar as tools go missing in St. John Valley

FORT KENT, Maine — Police suspect a serial burglar may be on the prowl in the St. John Valley after receiving multiple reports of tool thefts. 


The latest incident occurred in Fort Kent sometime between the evening of Thursday, April 9, and early morning hours of Friday, April 10, at Northland Forestry on the St. John Road.  

Fort Kent police are investigating that crime during which several Milwaukee brand power tools and batteries were stolen. The items have an estimated value of $3,000.

“We think this is related to the burglaries in Soldier Pond,” Fort Kent Police Chief Tom Pelletier said.

Two commercial garages in the Soldier Pond area were also broken into sometime between Sunday, April 5, and Monday, April 6. Milwaukee brand power tools and batteries were also taken from those locations. 

Maine State Police are investigating those burglaries.

Anyone with information about the crimes is asked to contact Fort Kent Chief Tom Pelletier at 207-834-5678 or State Police Trooper Matt Curtin at 207-532-5400.

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