Couple Charged With Breaking Into State Trooper’s Home
A Westbrook couple is accused of breaking into a State Trooper's home and stealing firearms, identification, and other items.
Public Safety spokesman Steve McCausland says the home of Trooper Joseph Bureau was broken into during the first week of September. Two handguns and one rifle were stolen, as well as a State Police ID and other personal items. At first, police thought some uniforms had been taken, but they were later located at the home.
Friday, police arrested 43-year-old Mark Lindholm and 34-year-old Meggan Wainwright of 473 Methodist Road in Westbrook and charged them with burglary and theft for the incident. The arrests came after a burglary investigation by Falmouth Police Detective Jeff Pardue, who uncovered information linking the couple to the case.
A search of the Westbrook home turned up numerous pieces of evidence directly linking the couple to the burglary at Trooper Bureau's home. However, the Trooper's three stolen guns still have not been found. Evidence of other crimes was also discovered and the investigation will be ongoing as detectives sort through the evidence.