SKOWHEGAN — The burglary of a laundromat in Skowhegan on Sunday prompted police to search two apartments on Main Street and arrest nine people on various charges related to drugs, burglary and other crimes, according to police.

Skowhegan police Chief David Bucknam said Monday in a news release that police Officer Michael Grady responded to a report of a burglary at Mr. Bubbles Coin Laundry on Waterville Road around 7:56 a.m. Sunday. Owner David Folsom reported the burglary had occurred overnight after a door was pried open, according to Bucknam. Property was damaged and money and a firearm were stolen from the business, Folsom reported to police.

Grady and other officers investigated the case and identified Skowhegan residents Kyle Lloyd, 24, and Elijah Chubbuck, 27, as primary persons of interest, according to Bucknam.

Police then searched apartments 1 and 5 at 45 Main St. and recovered bank bags, quarter rolls, some of the cash and coins and the firearm that Folsom had reported stolen, Bucknam said. He said officers also seized about 9 grams of fentanyl powder and recovered other property that was suspected stolen, but not from Mr. Bubbles. The apartment building is about a quarter-mile from the laundromat, according to Bucknam.

“Multiple subjects were arrested during the execution of the search warrants,” he said.

Bucknam said Lloyd was arrested and charged with unlawful trafficking in scheduled drugs (fentanyl); violation of conditions of release; two counts of theft by unauthorized taking or transfer, for the theft of property and the firearm; burglary; and aggravated criminal mischief. He is being held at Somerset County Jail with no bail allowed as he violated his previous conditions of release, according to Bucknam.


Chubbuck was arrested and charged with two counts of theft by unauthorized taking or transfer, for the theft of property and the firearm; burglary, aggravated criminal mischief; and operating while license revoked, Bucknam said. He is being held at the jail on $25,000 bail.

Joshua Adams, 29, of Solon, and Kevin Krenisky, 32, of Skowhegan, were arrested on outstanding warrants, according to Bucknam.

Katelyn Henderson and James Rollins, both 28, and of Skowhegan, were arrested and charged with unlawful trafficking in scheduled drugs (fentanyl), and are being held at the jail with bail set for each at $10,000.

Edward Perri, 57, of Skowhegan, and Anthony Duskin, 42, of New York, were both charged with theft by receiving stolen property, and Mark Grizzard, 49, of Florida, was charged with unlawful possession of scheduled drugs (methamphetamine), according to Bucknam. The towns in New York and Florida where they are from were not immediately available.

“Skowhegan officers are diligently working to address these issues and we will continue with these types of operations to address the crimes taking place in our community,” Bucknam said.

He asked that Skowhegan residents report crimes and provide information to officers by calling the police department at 474-6908, or 911, if it is an emergency.

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