A Southport man has been charged with burglary and resisting arrest after an officer responding to a burglar alarm grabbed him outside the Five County Credit Union on Bath Road in Brunswick just after midnight Thursday.

Officer Matthew Swan was responding to an alarm at the door to the automatic teller machine at the credit union at 171 Bath Road and spotted two men at the back of the building, said Deputy Chief Marc Hagan. Swan called to them and they ran towards Merrymeeting mobile home park.

Swan was able to catch one but the other escaped.

A police dog from Windham was summoned and tried to track the second man but was unsuccessful.
Police charged Joshua McCarthy, 27, with burglary, criminal mischief, refusing to submit to arrest and theft, Hagan said. He was taken to Cumberland County Jail where he is being held on $25,000 bail pending a Sept. 17 court date.

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