MADAWASKA — Police in northern Maine have arrested a man they say broke into a home and stole medical marijuana just hours after one of the residents had died in a car crash.

Madawaska Police Chief Carroll Theriault announced Thursday that 26-year-old Kevin Dufour has been charged with burglary and theft of drugs for allegedly breaking into the Madawaska home of Robert and Kim Lausier on March 9.

Kim Lausier, who was pregnant, died in the crash on Route 161 in Stockholm, while her husband was severely injured. Three people in another vehicle, including a 2-year-old child, also died.

The chief says a tip from a witness led to Dufour.

Dufour denied the charges when interviewed by police.

He has been freed on $3,000 and is due in court April 21.

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