Former Camden resident who tried to open Brink's truck reaches sentence deal

By Stephen Betts | Nov 30, 2018
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Camden — A former Camden resident who was arrested after he tried to open a Brink's armored truck while he was wearing a mask will serve no jail time if he adheres to an agreement reached this week.

Jon P. Baribeau, 49, of Brunswick, entered a plea Thursday, Nov. 29, in Knox County court to criminal attempt. Under the year-long deferred disposition, if Baribeau refrains from further criminal activity and takes medication as prescribed, the charge will be reduced to a misdemeanor.

The sentence in November 2019 would then be a completely suspended 364-day jail term to be followed by a year of probation.

The incident occurred Aug. 28, 2017, in Camden, when a man wearing a mask and yellow outfit similar to a hazardous material outfit, approached the armored truck and tried to open the door. He then fled on the foot.

That prompted a lengthy police search, but the suspect was not located.

A few days later, Brunswick police contacted Camden police to report that Baribeau's sister reported to the department that she suspected her brother was the man being sought for trying to get into the Brink's truck.

The sister told police that her brother suffered from untreated schizophrenia and had talked about robbing a bank in the past. A yellow raincoat and rain pants and a knitted hat were found during a search of the sister's residence, where he was staying.

Baribeau denied, in his initial statement to police, trying to get into the armored truck, but also told police that he was a "prince" and had papers from the Supreme Court that would exempt him from being charged. He said he had gone over to Hannaford for a coffee the morning of the incident.

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