Man arrested in connection to string of car burglaries in Bath | News

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Man arrested in connection to string of car burglaries in Bath
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BATH, Maine(NEWS CENTER) -- Bath Police have arrested 31-year-old John Foster at his home on Floral Street after serving four outstanding warrants from the Portland Police for multiple burglaries and theft related crimes. 

Police say Foster has been linked to the several car burglaries that have occurred in Bath over the past several weeks. On Thursday at around 1:30 p.m. Bath police officers received a report of a vehicle near the Cabin Restaurant that was vandalized; the window smashed and property taken from the interior of the vehicle.  Sgt. Dan Couture and Officer Brett McIntire responded and were able to interview witnesses and eventually identified a vehicle that was seen fleeing the scene.  Police discovered the vehicle was registered to Foster. 

Shortly after the incident by the Cabin Restaurant, a check that was stolen from the victim’s car was used at a local bank.  This transaction involved John Foster.

Investigators were able to obtain a photo of Foster.  The photo strongly resembled the images that were captured from Walmart Security of the person using stolen credit cards from the car burglaries in Bath from the previous week.

Officer Olson and Corporal Jason Aucion were able to recover property from Foster’s homes at the time of his arrest.  The recovered property links him to several of the recent car burglaries and vandalism cases Bath police officers have been investigating. 

Investigators are currently working with Portland and Brunswick Police to connect the recovered property to cases they are investigating.  It is likely he will be facing charges from other agencies as well.

Police believe that Foster is a drug user and was supporting his addiction by committing these thefts.

 


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