BELFAST — Police say three men are suspected of siphoning oil from an outdoor oil tank at the vacant home of a woman who recently died.

Police say the three were detained early Monday after attempting to hide in the woods behind the home.

Detective Sgt. Bryan Cunningham tells the Bangor Daily News the men had several five-gallon containers with them and said they had permission to take the oil.

He said police are investigating that.

However, a search of their car turned up drug paraphernalia, including hypodermic needles and syringes. They were arrested on a charge of refusing to submit to arrest or detention.

 


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