Woman who reported Jay home invasion hires attorney

JAY — Police say a woman who reported a home invasion and truck fire early Saturday at her home on Macomber Hill Road has stopped cooperating with investigators and hired an attorney, police Chief Larry White Sr. said Wednesday.

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Police are continuing to gather evidence in a reported home invasion and truck-burning at this Macomber Hill Road property Saturday. Police Chief Larry White Sr. said Wednesday that the woman who reported the incident has stopped cooperating with investigators and hired an attorney.

The woman, who has not been named, reported at 12:22 a.m. that three masked men forced their way into her mobile home and told her to sit in a chair while they stockpiled items near the door, according to police. When she used a cellphone to call police, the intruders fled, set her husband's truck on fire and drove away in a truck, she reportedly told police.

“The alleged victim in this incident is no longer cooperating with police" and has retained an attorney, White said in a statement. “There are some inconsistencies with her statements. The alleged victim's unwillingness to cooperate any further directly with the Jay Police (Department) or State Fire Marshal's Office is hindering the investigation; however, the investigation will continue.”

Police have cleared the occupants of a red Dodge truck they were looking for in connection with the reported invasion, White said.

The chief said residents are concerned about the reported home invasion and he wants them to know the department will continue to investigate, along with the Maine Office of the State Fire Marshal.

“The collection of evidence and statements and interviews are ongoing,” he said.

Jay Detective Richard Caton IV and state fire investigator Ken MacMaster are lead investigators. Their reports will be reviewed by the Franklin County District Attorney's Office, White said.

Anyone with any information is asked to call the Jay Police Department at 897-6766 or the state Fire Marshal's Office at 626-3870.

dperry@sunjournal.com

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Ann Power's picture

sounding like an inside job

sounding like an inside job

Eric  LeBlanc's picture

and because she's a women she'll get a softer sentence

and because she's a women she'll get a softer sentence.Happens every time.

Steve  Dosh's picture

Woman who reported Jay home invasion hires attorney

Mainers, weds 15:15 hst ?
Does this happen often in Maine, Stephen King ?
" The woman, who has not been named, reported at 12:22 a.m. that three masked men forced their way into her mobile home and told her to sit in a chair while they stockpiled items near the door, according to police "
Hire a bodyguard , lady
/s Dr. Dosh . HI

Tony Morin's picture

Shopping carts

BTW Doc, looks like Rep. Brower of Honolulu has been listening to too much Peter Gabriel. "Sledgehammer!"

CAROLYN LIBBEY's picture

Perhaps not enough

Perhaps not enough rehearsals.

Noel Foss's picture

*COUGH* Insurance fraud *COUGH*

Just sayin;
They break in, don't steal anything, then light what looks to be a late-model F150 on fire...
I wonder how far behind on the payments they are on that thing.

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