2012-09-21 / Front Page

Police Search for Ferry Village Vehicle Break-in Suspect

By Jack Flagler
Staff Writer

A suspect allegedly broke into vehicles in the Ferry Village neighborhood in the early morning hours of Friday, Sept. 21. These photos were taken at an ATM on Commercial Street in Portland where the suspect allegedly tried to use a stolen ATM card.A suspect allegedly broke into vehicles in the Ferry Village neighborhood in the early morning hours of Friday, Sept. 21. These photos were taken at an ATM on Commercial Street in Portland where the suspect allegedly tried to use a stolen ATM card.In the early morning hours of Friday, Sept. 21, an individual broke into a number of vehicles in the Ferry Village neighborhood of South Portland.

Ferry Village is located north of Broadway on the east side of South Portland, a few miles from Bug Light Park and Southern Maine Community College.

Sgt. Steve Webster of the South Portland Police Department said one of the cars the suspect broke into belonged to a deputy from the Cumberland County Sheriff's Department. The suspect allegedly stole a handgun and law enforcement identification.

According to police, the suspect appears to be a “relatively young” male with a thin build wearing a dark-colored Champion sweatshirt over a white shirt, baseball cap, dark sunglasses and gloves.

Officer Shane Stephenson confirmed he was wearing Easton batting gloves at the time of the break-ins.

The suspect also allegedly stole a credit card and attempted to use it at an ATM on Commercial Street in Portland.

“We are hopeful that someone in the area is familiar with the suspect and is willing to contact the police department with information,” Webster wrote in a press release.

Webster said police identified a person of interest in the investigation, who was located by the Portland Police Department, interviewed and later released. Webster said the investigation remains “open.”

Police ask anyone with information that could help the investigation call South Portland Police Dispatch at 874-8575.

 

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