Authorities Bust Burglary Ring Downeast
Police in Washington County say they’ve busted up a burglary ring with the arrest of four people. Sheriff Donnie Smith says three men and one women are responsible, in combination, for eight burglaries and thefts between Machias and Lubec in the last three months. 20-year-old Walter Heathcote of Biddeford, 22-year-old Kristopher Preston of Roque Bluffs, 23-year-old Adrian Simmons of Machias and 26-year-old Priscilla Tenney of Machias are charged with burglary. Since February three restaurants, three other businesses, the American Legion Lubec Post and a home have all been broken into. Cash, jewelry and other items were stolen. Smith says he expects more people to be arrested, too.