Sheriffs deputies say snow foiled escape for suspect in Orrington burglary

6:55 PM, Mar 13, 2014   |    comments
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ORRINGTON, Maine (NEWS CENTER) --- Having snow this late in the winter season can be tough for many, but the weather recently turned out to be a big blessing for one store owner in Orrington.

Penobscot County sheriff's deputies responded to a burglar alarm at "Kings Mountain Radio Control" at around 4 p.m. Thursday morning.

Police say on the way there, they also got a report that a pickup truck was stuck in the snow at that business. When they arrived on scene, they found the truck in the snow and say its driver, 30-year-old Scott Buck, had about $1100 in stolen merchandise from the store inside.

Authorities say after Buck got stuck in the snow, the owner of the business showed up and blocked the driveway with *his* vehicle until police got there.

" 'Can you plow me out?' he says 'Can you plow me out so you can go?'... I say you're not going anywhere," said Warren Mitchell, who owns the shop, "I asked him again I said...what are you doing here? Then he says 'Well I just robbed your store.' ... Turned out the way it did..but we got em."

Mitchell claims Buck has been a customer at his store in the past. Buck is now looking at charges for burglary as well as theft.


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