Theft investigation leads to arrests

PRESQUE ISLE, Maine - Two individuals have been arrested and charged in connection with a theft investigation by the Presque Isle Police Department.

On the evening of January 18th, the Presque Isle Police Department applied for and was granted a search warrant for 36 Oak Street in Presque Isle. After an investigation into two theft cases by patrol, officers established probable cause to believe there was possibly stolen merchandise at the home, along with the suspects behind the two thefts.

The Presque Isle Police Department, along with assistance from the Van Buren Police Department K-9 Unit, the Aroostook County Sheriff's Office, and the Maine Drug Enforcement Agency, executed the search warrant at approximately 8 p.m. Pursuant to the search of the home, the suspects of the theft cases were located, arrested and charged with theft by unauthorized taking or transfer.

Another suspect, who had four unrelated active arrest warrants, was also taken into custody.

One of the subjects under arrest was found to be in possession of heroin and charged accordingly.

No names are being released, pending further investigation.

The home has been a concern of neighbors for several months, due to reported drug activity and disturbances, and was a topic of discussion at a recent Presque Isle City Council meeting.