Police & Fire

Car stolen from Fort Kent driveway tied to SUV stolen from Portage

FORT KENT, Maine — A passenger car parked in the driveway of a downtown Fort Kent residence was stolen early Tuesday morning, Fort Kent Police Sgt. Garrett Albert said. 

A black 2012 Kia Rio5 hatchback was stolen from a driveway on Audibert Street at around 4 a.m. The keys were located within the car, but not where they could be easily found.

“They actually had to root around to find them,” Albert said. 

Albert said there is evidence that whoever stole the Kia had first searched through other vehicles in the vicinity of Audibert Street. 

The crime has ties to a Chevrolet Tahoe SUV reported stolen from Portage, also Tuesday morning. 

The older model Chevy was parked in the backyard of a Portage residence when it was taken. 

The Tahoe was found in the back parking lot of the Irving Circle-K gas station in Fort Kent Tuesday, just a few blocks from Audibert Street. It was close to to running out of gas, and was bearing license plates stolen from yet another Fort Kent vehicle. 

The owner of the Chevy Tahoe has since recovered the SUV.

At the time it was taken, the Kia had Maine Black Bear license plates and a decal in the upper left corner of the rear window.

Anyone with information about the stolen Kia should contact Fort Kent Police Department at 1-207-834-5678.

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