Sheriff’s Deputies Arrest Pair in Perham Theft

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PERHAM, ME. --Aroostook County Sheriff Darrell Crandall says on Tuesday afternoon, just before 1:00 p.m., Sheriff’s Deputies were called to a report of a theft in progress on the Ericson Road in Perham.

A man who was keeping an eye on his neighbor’s home had confronted a man and woman who appeared to be stealing a number of items from the property. As four Deputy Sheriffs were responding from difference directions, the man tried to block the pair’s escape, but they were able to get by him in a pickup truck and flee the scene. He followed them and provided location updates to public safety dispatchers.

Within ten minutes of being dispatched, Deputy Sheriff Chad Foley intercepted the vehicle on the Pratt Road in Perham and was able to get the vehicle stopped. The man, identified as Jonathan “Tim” Monahan, 56, of Caribou complied with commands from the Deputy, but his daughter, 33-year-old Ashley Monahan actively resisted arrest. Both were taken into custody by the Deputy. Jonathan is currently on deferred disposition for a pervious theft offense.

The unregistered Chevrolet pickup the suspects were driving was seized and towed to Caribou where Deputies did an inventory of the stolen property. The back of the truck was full and items stolen in this theft include auto parts and scrap metal.

Both suspects were taken to the Aroostook County Jail, where they remain. Jonathan is charged with theft, criminal trespass and operating an unregistered motor vehicle. Ashley is charged with theft, criminal trespass and failure to submit to arrest. Bail has not yet been set.