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Ossipee shoplifting report results in arrests connected to Maine thefts

December 08. 2012 10:47AM

MADISON - Two men were arrested Thursday in connection to a 'spree' of thefts in Maine, while police are searching for a third involved man, New Hampshire state police said.

Police said they pulled over a van about 4:30 a.m. Thursday on Route 16 in Madison after a convenience store clerk in Ossipee reported that they'd stolen merchandise from the store. Police said the van had been reported stolen in Maine.

Once the van came to a stop, its driver got out and ran into a wooded area, police said. Randy Mooers, 22, of Tamworth, and Michael-Alan Powell, 22, of Biddeford, Maine, were arrested 'without further incident' and charged with theft, receiving stolen property and drug possession, police said.

'Investigation has revealed that the three men embarked on a spree of thefts from vehicles in Maine, culminating in the theft of the van. Authorities in Maine are assisting with identification of the driver and the trio will likely face several charges in that state as well,' police said in a statement.

Mooers and Powell are scheduled to appear Dec. 17 in Conway Circuit Court, police said.

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