A Skowhegan woman remained held Wednesday morning at the Franklin County jail in Farmington after her arrest Tuesday on charges that she and two juveniles had stolen camping equipment.

Franklin County Sheriff Scott Nichols said in a news release Wednesday that Marie Valcourt, 23, of Skowhegan, was charged after Deputy Brian McCormick received information that a theft of camping equipment had just occurred at the Wyman Beach Campsite off the Flagstaff Road in Eustis.

A car identified as a purple Chrysler PT Cruiser was seen leaving the campsite. While traveling to the crime scene, McCormick saw the car in Carrabassett Valley on Route 27. He stopped it and found a female driver and two male juvenile passengers.

After conducting an interview with the driver, McCormick arrested Valcourt on a misdemeanor theft charge. The two male passengers, a 16-year-old boy from Skowhegan, and a 17-year-old boy from Norridgewock, were both issued juvenile summons for theft. Police are withholding the the boys’ identities because of their age.

Nichols said most of the items were recovered, except for a Go Pro camera and $400 dollars in cash.

Valcourt was taken to jail without incident. She remained held Wednesday morning, unable to post $1,000 cash bail, according to a jail intake worker.

The car was turned over to one of the boys. Sgt. Matt Brann assisted McCormick with the arrest.

Doug Harlow — 612-2367

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