Rash of Belfast burglaries end, police continue investigation

Evidence submitted to crime lab, looking into persons of interest
Tue, 12/05/2017 - 10:00pm

    BELFAST — Belfast Police say that a wave of Belfast burglaries stopped in early November, shortly after police made an appeal to the public for information on the crimes.

    The last burglary believed to be part of the spate of break-ins occurred Nov. 7, according to Detective Gerry Lincoln, who is investigating the case.

    The first reported theft took place Oct. 11, with 16 burglaries reported between then and Nov. 7.

    A variety of items were taken during the break-ins, including several large-ticket items police are still looking for.

    Those items include two mountain bikes, one fat-tire bike, and a paddleboard. Lincoln said the total cost of the items stolen is “easily in the thousands.”

    Although no one has been charged in the case, the investigation is ongoing, with law enforcement currently looking into “several people of interest,” Lincoln said.

    Additionally, recovered physical evidence has been sent to the Maine State Police Crime Lab, though Lincoln said it may take a while to process the items.

    “They’re pretty backed up,” he said of the lab.

    None of the stolen items have been located.

    Erica Thoms can be reached at news@penbaypilot.com