A man who has been linked to several car burglaries in Bath over the past few weeks was arrested on Thursday night.  

John Foster, 31, was also wanted on four other outstanding warrants from Portland Police for multiple burglary and theft related crimes. 

According to a press release, recovered property found at Foster’s residence on Floral Street linked him to the recent car burglaries and vandalism cases Bath Police have been investing. 

On Thursday afternoon, Bath Police received a report of a vandalized vehicle located near the Cabin Restaurant on Washington Street. The car window was smashed and property had been taken from the vehicle, police said. 

Witnesses were able to identify a vehicle registered to Foster, a 2007 light blue Hyundai. 

Shortly after, a check that was stolen from the victim’s car was used at a local bank, linking Foster to the crime. This was further confirmed by police when images captured by Walmart security cameras of a man using stolen credit cards from the burglaries resembled Foster. 

On Friday, Lt. Robert Savary of Bath Police said he believed Foster was also involved in a string burglaries that have occurred in Brunswick as well. They also believe Foster was supporting a drug addiction by committing these thefts. 

Foster is currently being held at Two Bridges Regional Jail on the charges from Portland Police. The warrants do not allow bail. 

Felony level charges from the Bath cases will be forthcoming once investigators sort out the stolen property that was recovered, said police. 

Savary said victims can call (207) 443-8367 to check to see if their stolen property has been recovered.

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