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Man sentenced for car break-ins, shoplifting

By Stephen Betts | Mar 20, 2020

Rockland — A 22-year-old man will serve more than three months in a Maine jail for a series of car break-ins and thefts from a supermarket.

Jeremiah Parker was sentenced Thursday, March 19, in the Knox County court for two counts of burglary of a motor vehicle, three counts of theft and one count of criminal mischief.

Judge Paul Mathews sentenced Parker to 106 days in jail. He is currently serving a prison sentence in Connecticut and will serve the Maine sentence once that out-of-state term is completed.

Parker was sentenced for breaking into two cars parked at the Maine State Ferry Terminal in Rockland in July 2018 and stealing items from the vehicles. In one of the cases, he broke a window to get inside the car. Police have video proof of him going through multiple vehicles at the parking lot.

In addition, Parker was convicted of theft twice from Hannaford supermarket in Rockland in August 2018.

The thefts were classified as a felony because he was convicted of multiple prior thefts in 2017. In those cases, he admitted to breaking into five or six cars in a residential neighborhood of Rockland near the Knox Center, saying he did so because he needed money for food.

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