MEXICO – Investigation into the theft of more than $2,000 in tools from the Region 9 School of Applied Technology construction site is continuing with review of videotapes showing whether the three suspects were where they said they were at the time of the incident.

Police Chief Jim Theriault said there are several inconsistencies in the stories of the three suspects.

On the night of Jan. 8 or early on Jan. 9, drills, Skil saws, air-powered nail guns and other tools were taken from the Bowman Brothers work site for addition and renovation of the vocational school.

In other matters, Theriault said former reserve officer Jason Taylor of Canton, has been hired to fill the position vacated by officer Chuck Beale, who left the police department to go to work for Dixfield police.

Taylor has been a reserve officer for Mexico for about 18 months.

He will be required to attend Maine Police Academy training in August.

Theriault said a new reserve officer, Keith Tilsley, has been hired as a reserve officer.

Tilsley is a dispatcher with the Oxford County Communications Center.

 


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