AUGUSTA — A Chelsea man remained in the Kennebec County jail Sunday, charged in connection with a break-in at the Windsor Veterinary Clinic after police reported finding him with bloodied hands nearby on Route 32.

John F. Gilboy, 38, made an initial appearance via video link Friday in Augusta District Court on charges of burglary, unlawful possession of scheduled drugs and trafficking in prison contraband.

Judge Beth Dobson set bail at $1,000 cash or $500 cash with a Maine PreTrial supervision contract.

Bail conditions ban him from being at the Ridge Road clinic and from possessing burglar’s tools.

At that hearing, the prosecutor, Assistant District Attorney Alisa Ross, said clinic personnel still were doing an inventory, but that some syringes were believed to be missing.

According to Maine State Police, Trooper Christopher Rogers responded to a report of an intrusion alarm late Thursday night, saw “fresh footprints, a broken window, and a crowbar on the ground” and then questioned a man he had seen walking in the vicinity.

“The man’s hands were covered in blood and his boots along with his back were covered in snow,” according to the Maine State Police Facebook posting, and Gilboy could not explain how it happened.

Later, two other troopers, Kyle Pelletier and Mark Ferreira, found boot prints consistent with Gilboy’s around and inside the building, and Gilboy was arrested and taken to jail, police said.

The charge of trafficking in prison contraband arose at the jail “after a search revealed un-prescribed medication hidden in his socks.”

Betty Adams — 621-5631
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