New Canada Man Charged in Theft of Three Vehicles
A 26-year-old man from northern Aroostook County has been charged in connection with the theft of three vehicles on Tuesday.
State Police say Patrick Daigle of New Canada turned himself in Tuesday afternoon and was arrested without incident.
Around 3 a.m., Trooper Ben Campbell responded to a report of a vehicle off the road in Hersey Township, near Stacyville in northern Penobscot County. When Campbell arrived on the scene, he found that the driver had abandoned the car.
The car was identified as one reported stolen in Wallagrass, according to Sgt. Chad Fuller of the Maine State Police.
Meanwhile, East Millinocket Police received a report at 3:50 a.m. of a vehicle stolen from a parking lot near the Irving in Medway, which was seen heading onto Interstate 95, Fuller said.
Officer Seth Burnes located the car parked at the Circle K convenience store in Sherman, and called for assistance from State Trooper John Darcy. Police then reviewed surveillance tape which showed Daigle taking a third vehicle that belonged to a store employee.
Trooper Corey Hafford was investigating the theft in Wallagrass and observed footprints in the snow. Sgt. Fuller and K9 Gleni were called in and tracked the footprints to Daigle’s residence in New Canada.
State Police and the Maine Warden Service continued to search the New Canada area during the day Tuesday in an attempt to locate the stolen vehicle from Circle K.
Later in the afternoon, Patrick Daigle turned himself over to Trooper Hafford at his home. Daigle was charged with three counts of unauthorized use of a motor vehicle and three counts of operating after suspension.
Sgt. Fuller said all three vehicles were recovered and Daigle was released after posting bail.
He is scheduled to appear in court on January 20 in Houlton, February 2 in Fort Kent and February 4 in Lincoln.