Vehicle Stolen in Fort Fairfield, Two Men Charged
Two men were arrested in Easton Tuesday afternoon as police investigated the theft of van that had been stolen in Fort Fairfield the night before.
At approximately 2:45 p.m. Tuesday, an off-duty Washburn Police Officer contacted State Police to say he had spotted a white 2004 Pontiac van that was reported stolen Monday night. According to Lt. John Cote of the Maine State Police, Officer Timothy Stitham tailed the van to a residence on Forest Avenue in Easton.
Trooper Robert Flynn responded to the home in Easton and arrested the van’s operator, 34-year-old Robert Fieler of Presque Isle, for receiving stolen property. Officers from Fort Fairfield Police Department arrived and provided details of their investigation into the theft of the van.
During the investigation, police learned Fieler’s license was suspended and he was on probation and currently on bail. Troopers also discovered the Easton homeowner, 43-year-old Eric Brigman, had an active warrant for Failure to Appear issued by the Presque Isle District Court. Brigman was arrested on that outstanding warrant. Both men were taken to the Aroostook County Jail in Houlton.
Trooper Jeff Clark assisted in the investigation. The van was secured by the Fort Fairfield Police Department.