On or about 6-16-2014 at approximately 1842 hours Sgt. Brandon Parker was dispatched to a report of a Burglary and Theft on the Garnett Head Road in Pembroke. It was reported that a care taker for the property had discovered a garage that had been broken into and a riding mower and some other items had been stolen. Sgt. Brandon Parker and Dep. Dennis Perry from the Sheriff’s Office where able to identify potential suspects through further investigation. Within a couple of hours they were able to recover the stolen riding mower, a battery charger, and extension cord from a residence in Pleasant Point. They were also assisted by the Pleasant Point Police Department. The investigation then continued today (6-17-2014). Through further investigation by Lt. Travis Willey, Sgt. Brandon Parker, and Dep. Dennis Perry 2 primary suspects were identified and placed under arrest for the burglary and theft.
First Mr. Clifford Mitchell (1-28-1948) from Pleasant Point was arrested and charged with Felony level Burglary class B and Felony level Theft class C. Mr. Mitchell’s truck was also impounded by the Sheriff’s Office as part of the investigation. Next through efforts of the Sheriff’s Office, Pleasant Point Police Department, and Eastport Police Department the second subject was taken into custody. Mr. Bradley Sapiel (6-4-1979) from Charlotte was also arrested and charged with Felony Level Burglary class B and Felony Level Theft class C. Both subjects were transported to the Washington County Jail. Both Sapiel and Mitchell were able to make bail and have bailed out of jail with conditions of release. Booking photos are attached.
The investigation is ongoing and anyone with further information please contact Lt. Travis Willey of the Sheriff’s Office below.
Lt. Travis J. Willey
Washington County Sheriff's Office
83 Court Street
Machias, ME 04654