Rockland man to serve 14 days for three-town theft spree
Rockland — A Rockland man will spend 14 days in jail after admitting to a series of thefts in Rockland, Thomaston and Warren in October.
Neal V. Kenney IV, 34, pleaded guilty to six charges March 14 in Sixth District Court.
Kenney was charged with two counts of theft by unauthorized taking or transfer, burglary of a motor vehicle, two counts of criminal mischief and one count of criminal trespass, according to court documents.
All incidents occurred during a week in October 2012.
On Oct. 21, Kenney entered a vehicle at a storage facility owned by Jeff's Marine in Warren to commit theft. He also damaged a fence. He was charged with criminal trespass, criminal mischief and burglary of a motor vehicle.
Three days later, Kenney was found in possession of $500 worth of metal from Prock Maine and O'Hara Manufacturing, both located in Rockland. He was charged with theft by unauthorized taking or transfer.
On Oct. 25, Kenney was charged with criminal mischief and theft for damaging locks and stealing auto parts, valued at more than $800, from Rockland Ford in Thomaston.
Sgt. Tim Hoppe of the Thomaston Police Department located the stolen auto parts in the back of Kenney's pick-up truck after the business reported items from the company's parts delivery area had been taken, according to a previous reports.
Kenney is expected to begin his sentence April 3.
Courier Publications reporter Juliette Laaka can be reached at 594-4401 ext.118 or via email at email@example.com.