Alexander Allan

A second man has been charged with setting fire to  construction equipment in Sandy River Plantation recently, police said.

Alexander Allan, 37, of Dallas Plantation, was arrested on a charge of arson, a Class A felony, by investigators from the state Fire Marshal’s Office Thursday night, according to a press release from Stephen McCausland, spokesman for the Department of Public Safety.

On Tuesday, Allan’s roommate, Devon Clark, 18, was arrested for the arson as well.

Both men were taken to the Franklin County Jail in Farmington. Allan’s bail was set at $10,000, while Clark’s bail was set at $175,000 with release on personal recognizance until his court date.

Hunters discovered the burned out Caterpillar D-5 bulldozer in a swampy area off of Beech Hill Road in Sandy River Plantation early Tuesday morning. Sandy River Plantation, bisected by Route 4, is just south of Rangeley and about 30 miles northwest of Farmington.

Devon Clark

The damage to the bulldozer was estimated at $100,000, according to police.


An excavator also stolen from the worksite and was damaged.

Both pieces of equipment are owned by Cousineau Wood Products of Wilton, which also owns the land they were found on. The equipment was being used to repair a road on the property, McCausland said.

More arrests are likely, according to McCausland.

Both the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office and the Maine Warden Service assisted in the case.

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