AUGUSTA — A man who stole 69 copper ground wires from 69 utility poles in Augusta last July has been banned from being on property owned by Central Maine Power Company as a condition of his probation.

Michael D. Buck, 28, of Augusta, pleaded guilty Tuesday in Kennebec County Superior Court to five counts each of burglary and theft by unauthorized taking. The crimes occurred in Waterville, Farmingdale, Augusta and South China, between April 1 and July 1.

He was sentenced to three years in jail, with all but six months suspended, and two years of probation. He was also ordered to pay $35,741 restitution.

Several other people also were sentenced Tuesday in superior court:

• Justin Bussiere, of Oakland, theft by receiving stolen property between May 15 and June 1 in Waterville; two-year jail sentence, with all but 60 days suspended, and one year of probation.

• Alan S. Goldhammer, 24, of Vassalboro, six counts of burglary, seven counts of theft by unauthorized taking or transfer and one count each of criminal mischief and violating conditions of release, all between May 1 and Sept. 11 in Vassalboro and Augusta; four-year jail sentence, with all but nine months suspended, and three years of probation, $6,200 restitution.

• Richard C. Parker, 52, of Augusta, escape from supervised home confinement between Dec. 9 and Dec. 19, in Augusta; five-month jail sentence.

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