Union man sentenced to nearly five years for thefts

By Juliette Laaka | Apr 29, 2014

Rockland — A 27-year-old Union man pleaded guilty April 29 to a series of charges from multiple police agencies and was sentenced to four years and nine months in prison.

Daniel R. Roy Jr., was indicted by a Knox County Grand Jury in February on seven counts of theft by unauthorized taking, two counts of unauthorized use of property, one count of criminal mischief and one count of negotiating a worthless instrument.

Roy has prior felony theft convictions and was on bail when he was arrested for stealing two pickup trucks and the cab of a tractor-trailer truck from homes in Washington and Liberty in October.  Another man, 34-year-old Danny Leigh of Washington was also arrested in connection with the thefts.

Maine State Police charged Roy with theft of a motor vehicle, unauthorized use of a motor vehicle and violation of bail conditions relating to crimes in Waldo County, and the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office has charged Roy with theft by unauthorized taking or transfer, according to Knox County Sheriff's Office Chief Deputy Tim Carroll.

The investigation involved the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office, Knox County Sheriff's Office, and Maine State Police.

Troopers and deputies arrested Roy at a mobile home in Washington a few hours after investigating the incident of the missing vehicles.

Camden Police Department also charged Roy with four counts of theft by unauthorized taking or transfer relating to crimes in that town in August and September.  Detective Curt Andrick said at an earlier time Roy is charged at a felony level due to the total dollar amount involved in four Camden thefts of catalytic converters.

Courier Publications' reporter Juliette Laaka can be reached at 594-4401 ext. 118 or via email at jlaaka@courierpublicationsllc.com.

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