Police: man arrested, again, for robbery

Nov 04, 2012
Courtesy of: Knox County Sheriff's Office Ricky Block

St. George — Members of the Knox County Sheriff’s Office have arrested Ricky Block, 46, of Tenants Harbor; again, for burglary along with other charges, Knox County Chief Deputy Tim Carroll said in a press release.

Between 4 and 4:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 2, Knox County Sheriff's Office received reports of two burglaries on Long Cove Road in St. George. One residence had several items of jewelry, a television and many other valuable items stolen from it sometime within the previous 24 hours, according to police. The other residence; approximately 100 yards away, also had items stolen from it and was broken into in a similar manner, police said.

Deputy Nathaniel Jack and Sgt. Michael Sprague responded to investigate the crime scenes and were able to locate several key forms of evidence, Carroll said. A suspect known for burglarizing residences in the area had been arrested and recently bailed from Knox County Jail for several other burglaries, police said. Block was located and questioned by the deputies about these new burglaries.

Several members of the Long Cove Road neighborhood reported seeing a vehicle frequently in the area that was similar to Block's, police said. A vehicle search and a search of Block's residence later turned up new evidence linking him to the new burglaries reported on Friday, Carroll said. After obtaining enough probable cause and seizing evidence, Deputy Jack and Sgt. Sprague arrested Block at his residence approximately six hours after the investigation began, Carroll said.

Block was charged with two counts of burglary, three counts of theft, one count of criminal mischief and one count of violation of conditions of release and transported to Knox County Jail, where he remains, Carroll said. The incident is still under investigation, police said.

Comments (9)
Posted by: Richard McKusic, Sr. | Nov 10, 2012 09:49

 "Forewarned is to be forearmed." I think people have had enough and one of these days someone will be ready for him and there will be no further court appearances



Posted by: tim kingsbury | Nov 10, 2012 08:52

I've been told he's out again.  What are the odds before he goes back to court he'll steal again?



Posted by: Yep I Said It | Nov 05, 2012 16:21

"..present punishment system"? Just look at the case of the infamous methadone clinic in Rockland and it's former owner. She was busted time and again and nothing but a slap on the wrist. That's the liberal "progressive" agenda for you!



Posted by: Paul Jackson | Nov 05, 2012 13:35

This person broke into our home in August. I said at the time he was let out on bail that the present punishment system is no deterrent to criminals and this is just another example. Some people are incapable of rehabilitation and most crimes are committed by those same people. These people should be dealt with swiftly and removed from society. "Fool me once, shame on you! Fool me twice, shame on me!"



Posted by: Britta Sturks | Nov 05, 2012 07:25

the comment posted in my name was written by my Dad, James and i fully concur with it.



Posted by: Britta Sturks | Nov 05, 2012 07:22

THE PROBLEM IS OUR SYSTEM SUPPORTS CRIMALS. TOO MANY DEALS ARE MADE IN THE BACK ROOM. THIS SKUMBAG BROKEN INTO 3 OF MY VECHICLES ABOUT A MONTH AGO AND COMPLETELY RANSACKED THEM, ALSO BROKE INTO FRIENDS OF MY HOUSE DOWN THE STREET AND COMPLETELY DESTROYED THE INSIDE OF THEIR HOUSE. THE GOOD PART IS HE HAS BEEN IN AND OUT OF PRISON FOR A LONG TIME AND I KNOW THAT BECAUSE I HAVE WORKED AT THE MAINE STATE PRISON FOR ALMOST 24 YEARS. LOCK HIM UP AND THROW THE KEY AWAY. BUT THE DA WILL CUT A DEAL AND WE WILL DEAL WITH THIS SKUMBAG AGAIN. WARNING DO NOT BE FOOLISH ENOUGH TO MAKE A RETURN TRIP TO MY PROPERTY. YOU WILL BE SURPRISED!!!!!!!!!!!!!



Posted by: Chris Merritt | Nov 04, 2012 20:57

This is the same guy that broke into my moms house not too long ago.  He was out on bail from that incident and many others! He doesn't deserve to see the outside for a very long time! He stole things that were my dads, my dad passed away in February of this year.  I hope they leave him in jail this time! As you said Richard, ENOUGH IS ENOUGH!!!!!!



Posted by: Karen Anderson | Nov 04, 2012 18:40

I am disappointed that no one from the police dept bothered to notify me that the burgalar had been caught, or that no one has called me...I have spent the whole weekend cancelling things, calling insurance companies,  to no avail?????  Were my things all recovered, should I keep cancelling accounts?? Help!!! and thanks.

 

 

 

 



Posted by: Richard McKusic, Sr. | Nov 04, 2012 16:20

It is time to replace our District Attorney. Enough is enough. Read up on the charges that had already been filed against him. And he was out on bail???



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