PARIS – Among those indicted by a grand jury last week in Oxford County Superior Court was a 19-year-old Paris man charged with stealing a jar of change from a Norway home.
Police arrested Justin O. Moccia of Paris on March 17 after responding to a reported burglary at 42 Pleasant St. The homeowner, Tim Paul, pointed police to a broken basement window and front door window pane.
The only object missing was a jar of coins taken from Paul’s bedroom.
Moccia arrived at the Paul’s home 15 minutes later, and though he initially denied the crime to police, he later confessed and was charged with burglary, criminal mischief and theft by unauthorized taking, according to a police report.
Moccia is the son of Ted Moccia, principal of Oxford Hills Comprehensive High School.
Also indicted was Matthew D. Salmin, 25, of North Conway, N.H., on charges of burglarizing four vehicles on Denmark Road in Fryeburg, as well as on charges of theft, criminal mischief, operating after suspension and attaching illegal plates.
On Jan. 28, Fryeburg police caught Salmin after his car broke down on his way out of town, and they arrested him carrying a large sack filled with items believed to have been taken from the vehicles, according to the indictment. All the burglarized vehicles had smashed windows.
Matthew P. Carroll, 28, of Hartford was indicted on a charge of failing to register as a sex offender. Carroll, who was convicted in 1999 of sexually abusing a minor, was arrested Feb. 7 on a charge of missing his annual check-in with the sheriff’s office, where he should have verified his address, submitted fingerprints and paid a $25 fee.
Police say this is the second time Carroll has been late to do this, and if he does it again, he will be charged with a Class B felony. As it stands, Carroll is facing a maximum 10 years in prison if convicted.
Glenn Gloden, 46, of Norway was indicted on charges of operating after revocation, operating under the influence and violating conditions of release. Gloden was arrested by police twice within a week at the end of March and early April and accused of being impaired while accompanying a driver with a learner’s permit. He also faces several other charges.
Tina Marie Rose Landers, 22, of Paris, was indicted on charges of burglary and theft after police charged her Feb. 13 with stealing an antique china set from a friend’s house. Landers and Steven Ryan had driven their friend to a Portland hospital to visit a sick friend, and while the woman was gone, Landers entered the apartment and took the china, police said.
The china was recovered later at an Oxford flea market, with a $50 price tag.