Pair cited for metal thefts
Thomaston — Two Cushing men were cited Jan. 21 for allegedly stealing scrap metal from George C. Hall & Sons gravel pit on Buttermilk Lane, said Thomaston Police Chief Kevin Haj.
On Jan. 20, Henry Dudley III, 32, and Robert Demmons, 56, took two truck loads of metal from the property and had stockpiled it, Haj said.
The loads are estimated at a $135 value.
The duo attempted to sell one load to Scott Johnson of Thomaston Recycling, but Johnson recognized the loot and knew the business did not give away castoff metal parts.
Johnson alerted Thomaston police and Haj summoned the men as they were attempting to replace the metal parts of the second load, he said.
As no one witnessed the men stealing from the property, they were summoned and not arrested. They are expected to appear in court in March.
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