Wednesday, December 11, 2013
STANDISH — Three teenagers were charged with burglary and theft after sheriff's deputies say they were caught stealing a clawfoot bathtub on Sunday afternoon.
A resident of Musselman Road called the Cumberland County Sheriff's Office to report that a flatbed truck was backed up to the porch of a nearby house and people were loading things onto it.
The deputy found the men loading the tub onto the truck, authorities said. Removed from the house, but waiting on the porch, were two more cast iron tubs and a wood stove. The house was built in 1920 and is currently for sale.
The house bore a sign that said no trespassers or squatters. One of the three suspects said the owner had authorized them to remove items to sell as scrap metal, but authorities said that was not true.
Police charged Anthony Soto, 19, of Gorham as well as a 16-year-old from Standish and a 16-year-old from Sebago.