Matthew Colby and Christin Parmenter (Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office)

The Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office has charged two people with stealing returnable bottles and cans that had been donated to a popular charitable effort in Baldwin.

Police arrested Matthew Colby, 32, of Parsonsfield, and Christin E. Parmenter, 29, of Newfield, on Wednesday.

Over the last two weeks, deputies have investigated several reports of thefts from a donation trailer for “Cans for a Cure.”

The trailer was parked at the corner of Depot Street and River Road, and “Cans for a Cure” had been championed by two local boys, Riley and Bryce Deshaies.

Colby was charged with felony theft because of his prior convictions. Parmenter was charged with misdemeanor theft, and her bail was set at $100.

Colby is being held without bail because he is alleged to have violated separate bail conditions in York County.

The investigation into the thefts will continue, and more arrests may be forthcoming, the sheriff’s office said.


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