Court appearances rescheduled again for pair arrested after Camden summer burglaries

Posted:  Sunday, November 12, 2017 - 11:00pm
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CAMDEN — The court appearances for the two New York City residents who were charged by Camden Police Detective Curt Andrick with felony theft and burglary following a series of business break-ins in July have been rescheduled again from November 13 to a date after January 1, 2018.

The attorneys for Talicia Martins, 21, of Manhattan, N.Y., and Jacob Flanagan, 20, also of Manhattan, filed a second motion to continue in early November.

The first motion to continue filed in September, extended their clients’ initial appearances in Knox County Unified Court from Sept. 25 to November 13 since they were in substance abuse treatment programs.

Attorney Eric Morse, of Strout and Payson in Rockland, who is representing Flanagan, said in the first motion, “it is not in the best interests of the defendant to interrupt his treatment program to make the trip to Maine for his initial appearance.”

The second motion to continue stated that both Flanagan and Martins were still undergoing substance abuse treatment programs in residential facilities.

Martins is represented by Attorney George Dilworth, of Drummond Woodsum, in Portland. 

Assistant District Attorney Jeffrey Baroody also did not object to the second motions for continuance filed in November by the two attorneys.

The pair were both charged with three counts of burglary and felony theft for allegedly stealing money at the Smoothie Shack, Francine, and Camden Cone in Camden. Andrick and Officer Brook Hartshorn began talking to business owners and piecing together the information after receiving several calls Monday, July 31, from employees of businesses discovering evidence of forced entry, as well as cash missing from drawers.

Martins was arrested in the evening of Aug. 3 on Chestnut Street in Camden. Flanagan was arrested on Aug. 4 after he went to the police station.

They were transported to the Knox County Jail where cash bail was set at $1,500 apiece.

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