A 22-year-old man made his initial court appearance Friday, Nov. 2, after being charged with stealing two motor vehicles within a week, and crashing one of them.

And the suspect was on bail at the time for a prior charge of stealing a vehicle.

Cameron A. Dana of Owls Head was arrested Oct. 31 and charged with two counts of unauthorized use of a motor vehicle, two counts of burglary of a motor vehicle, and single counts of failure to report an accident, leaving the scene of an accident, criminal trespas, and violating a condition of release.

He turned himself in to the Knox County Jail after warrants had been issued for his arrest on the two new cases.

According to an affidavit filed by the Knox County Sheriff's Office, police received a report Oct. 11 from a South Thomaston resident that someone had tried to break into his horse stable.

As officers were on their way, another report was called in about a van that had crashed into a tree along Spruce Head Road in South Thomaston.

When officers arrived, witnesses reported that the man had fled on foot and appeared intoxicated. The homeowner at the earlier call also reported that it was a young man who had fled from his property.

One witness told police she believed the person was Dana.

The van turned out to have been stolen.

Rockland police had been looking for Dana since Oct. 5, when a vehicle was stolen from Certified Auto Repair & Sounds located in Rockland.

After the vehicle was stolen, police had reviewed video surveillance that showed a young man breaking into vehicles and then returning later that night, at which time he stole the vehicle, which had its keys inside.

That car was recovered the following day in South Thomaston.

Police recognized Dana because of the case for which he was on bail.

Dana had been charged April 9 by Rockland police with unauthorized use of a motor vehicle and aggravated criminal mischief. In that case, a truck was stolen from Prock Marine in Rockland on March 5 and recovered March 6 in a ditch in Tremont.

He was released on bail.

Dana twice failed to appear in court in the stolen truck case.

He had not been charged for a month in the March case because he had been serving a term of 45 days in jail for violating probation on a burglary case from December 2014 in Rockland. He had appeared in court for that case a few days after crashing the truck, according to police.

At Dana's Nov. 2 court hearing, Judge Paul Mathews agreed to have the defendant held without bail until a bail revocation hearing is held. Dana's next appearance is scheduled for Dec. 13 in Knox County Court.