Thomaston Man Charged With Storage Unit Thefts
A Thomaston man faces charges after police say be burglarized storage lockers on the midcoast over the past two years.
Joshua Vandine, 37, is charged with burglary and possessing a stolen gun.
Troopers seized enough items from Vandine’s home, vehicle and his own storage locker, to load up two U-Haul trucks.
The items include chainsaws, tools, hunting and fishing equipment, coins, antiques, toys, and clothing.
Troopers said Vandine is suspected in multiple burglaries into storage lockers over the past two years. He is suspected of cutting the padlocks from the storage units and then replacing the lock with one of his own to avoid immediate detection.
Owners who have not checked their own storage units in months could be victims.
The thefts are likely in Sagadahoc, Lincoln, Knox and Waldo counties. Some of the thefts may date back to 2016. Storage unit owners and renters who have discovered they are victims, should call State Police in Augusta, at 624-7076.