RANGELEY — A local man faces charges after police say he stole an iPod and docking station from a girl who was at the town park Tuesday.

Josh Woodward, 29, of Rangeley, was issued a summons on misdemeanor charges of theft and receiving stolen property, police Chief Dennis Leahy said Wednesday.

A lifeguard called Leahy after observing a man hanging around at the beach and acting suspiciously, Leahy said. He  had officer Jared Austin to go to the beach and he went to the boat ramp area to block any escape route, he said. “I got him at the tennis court,” Leahy said.

The lifeguard identified the man. Leahy said Woodward gave him his bag to check and found an iPod, which plays music among other features, and a docking station.

“I asked him whose it was and he said it was his,” Leahy said. When the chief turned on the iPod, a girl’s name came on describing it as her music. When asked who the girl was, Woodward said he had bought it from someone else.

Leahy said a girl told him her iPod was missing and her name matched that on the iPod.

Woodward is scheduled to appear at Farmington District Court on Sept. 24.

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