Police charge pair with copper theft

Police charged a man and woman about 1 a.m. Sunday in connection with the theft of copper piping from a vacant home on U.S. Route 201 in Bingham.

Somerset County Sheriff’s Corporal Ritchie Putnam was patrolling the area and saw a vehicle parked by the road with its lights on and trunk open, according to a news release issued Sunday by Detective Lt. Carl E. Gottardi II. Putnam saw and spoke with a man, Eric Thompson, and a woman, Seigi Brillard, both 28 and of Bingham, and received conflicting stories about what they were doing there, the release said.

Putnam checked the vacant home to see if it was secure. Ultimately, it was determined that Thompson had entered the home, cut copper piping from the basement area and placed it in and around the vehicle, the release states.

Putnam arrested Thompson and charged him with burglary and theft. Brillard was summoned and charged with criminal trespass, as she allegedly entered the home’s upper level, according to the release. The copper was valued at about $200, not including damage done to the piping itself, the release said.

Gottardi urged residents to report to local or state police any unusual activity at or near homes that are vacant or where homeowners are away. The Sheriff’s Department’s anonymous tip line is 474-0230.

IN ANSON, Saturday at 1:57 p.m., threatening was reported on High Street.

IN BINGHAM, Saturday at 8:06 p.m., an assault was reported on Main Street.

IN CANAAN, Saturday at 9:10 p.m., a vehicle accident was reported on Main Street.

IN CHESTERVILLE, Saturday at 11 p.m., sheriff’s officials were asked to help state police on Tripp Road.

IN CLINTON, Saturday at 3:07 p.m., a burglary was reported on Hinckley Road.

3:57 p.m., threatening was reported on Hinckley Road.

5:07 p.m., a missing person was reported on Hinckley Road.

IN DETROIT, Saturday at 7:23 p.m., a disturbance was reported on Bean Lane.

IN FAIRFIELD, Saturday at 2:28 p.m., a vehicle burglary was reported on Burns Street.

8:32 p.m., an assault was reported on Skowhegan Road.

8:41 p.m., fireworks were reported on Western Avenue.

9:33 p.m., fireworks were reported on Burns Street.

Sunday at 6:42 a.m., mischief was reported on Savage Street.

IN FARMINGTON, Saturday at 11:50 a.m., a missing person was reported on Anson Street.

12:08 p.m., a theft was reported on Sawtelle Lane.

1:42 p.m., a caller from Holly Road reported hearing gunshots.

IN KINGFIELD, Saturday at 9:40 p.m., a case involving drug possession was reported on Route 142.

Sunday at 9:40 p.m., a case involving drug possession was reported on Route 142.

IN LEXINGTON TOWNSHIP, Saturday at 8:10 p.m., harassment was reported on Moores Pond Road.

IN MADISON, Saturday at 4:28 p.m., a theft was reported on Park Street.

5:13 p.m., wires were reported down on Naomi Avenue.

5:20 p.m., a vehicle accident was reported on White School House Road.

IN NEWPORT, Saturday at 10:57 a.m., a vehicle accident was reported on School Street.

IN PITTSFIELD, Saturday at 9:41 a.m., a railroad crossing problem was reported on Hunnewell Avenue.

12:44 p.m., a vehicle accident was reported on North Main Street.

IN SKOWHEGAN, Saturday at 11:30 a.m., a vehicle accident was reported on Madison Avenue.

1:20 p.m., a vehicle accident was reported on Madison Avenue.

2:58 p.m., a theft was reported on Madison Avenue.

5:49 p.m., a vehicle accident was reported on West Front Street.

10:50 p.m., an intoxicated person was reported on Water Street.

Sunday at 1:27 a.m., an intoxicated person was reported on Pleasant Street.

2:09 a.m., an intoxicated person was reported on Tammy Lane.

2:43 a.m., an intoxicated person was reported on St. James Street.

6:35 a.m., vandalism was reported on Water Street.

IN SOLON, Saturday at 5:02 p.m., trespass was reported on Ferry Street.

IN WATERVILLE, Saturday at 12:19 p.m., harassment was reported at Dunkin’ Donuts on College Avenue.

2:08 p.m., a theft was reported on Western Court.

3:05 p.m., harassment was reported on Silver Street.

6:31 p.m., harassment was reported on Summer Street.

7:47 p.m., harassment was reported on Elm Street.

8:03 p.m., an unwanted person was reported on Spring Street.

9:26 p.m., juvenile offenses were reported on Morrill Avenue.

11:27 p.m., an assault was reported at the Silver Street Tavern.

Sunday at 12:51 a.m., a theft was reported on Hazelwood Avenue.

1:17 a.m., a fight was reported on The Concourse.

1:18 a.m., an intoxicated person was reported on Mayflower Hill Drive.

2:35 a.m., a fight was reported on High Street.

IN WILTON, Saturday at 5:04 p.m., a vehicle accident with personal injury was reported on Depot Street.

7:18 p.m., a person was removed from property on Thompson Street.

10:17 p.m., an assault was reported on High Street.

IN WINSLOW, Saturday at 8:28 p.m., fireworks were reported on Clifford Avenue.

Arrests

IN DETROIT, Sunday at 3:36 a.m., Kenneth Lyndon McDermott, 47, arrested on a charge of criminal threatening with a dangerous weapon.

IN FAIRFIELD, Saturday at 11:58 p.m., Mark Anthony Smith, 29, of Buxton, arrested on a charge of domestic-violence assault.

Sunday at 1:11 a.m., Gabriel Dawson, 25, of Lincoln, arrested on a warrant, as well as a charge of theft by unauthorized taking or transfer.

IN WATERVILLE, Michael R. Brown, 35, of 77 North St., Apartment 1, arrested on a charge of domestic-violence assault.

6:25 p.m., Ezra Gourley, 22, of 71 Pleasant St., arrested on a charge of operating under the influence, on County Road.

Sunday, no time given, David Bowring, 22, of 16 Park St., arrested on a charge of obstructing a public way, on Main Street.

12:59 a.m., Nathan Williams, 26, of 812 Albion Road, Unity, arrested on a charge of OUI, on Front Street.

4:38 a.m., Sarah Ketch, 31, of 12 Center St., arrested on a warrant, on Center Street.

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