Rumford police on Monday arrested a man in connection with a Biddeford art theft.

Police arrested Jachin Caron, 25, on warrants in connection with the theft of four paintings from the Heartwood College of Art in Biddeford.

He was taken to Oxford County Jail where he was being held on $100 bail.

Caron was found in an apartment following a tip to police.

The paintings were done by a graduate student and were valued at about $400, police said.

The theft was reported Friday.

Security images from Pepperell Mill show a man in his 20s or 30s with four paintings taken from a wall in a second-floor hallway in building 17 of the North Dam Mill, part of the Pepperell Mill campus. The man’s face is clearly visible.

Heartwood College moved in 2012 from Kennebunk to the mill in Biddeford, where it leases about 3,000 square feet. In January, the school graduated its first master of fine arts students.


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