GORHAM — A Maine man apparently liked the Dunkin’ Donuts shop on Main Street so much that authorities believe he broke into it not once, but twice, most recently early Sunday morning when he was allegedly caught inside.
Glen Michaud, 51, of Norway, was arraigned electronically via closed-circuit video Monday from the Coos County Jail in West Stewartstown in front of Judge John Cyr in the First Circuit, District Division in Berlin, on multiple counts related to break-ins at the restaurant on both Jan. 30 and Feb. 9.
Berlin district court officials on Tuesday said Michaud was charged with two felonies — burglary and criminal mischief — as well as possession of criminal tools, a misdemeanor, in connection with the latter, alleged crime. He was also charged with felony burglary and possession of burglary tools, but misdemeanor criminal mischief, for the alleged former one.
Cyr ordered Michaud not to travel out of the state and to be held on a cumulative $10,000 cash or surety bond at the county jail pending a Feb. 25 probable-cause hearing at 10:30 a.m. in the Berlin District Court.
Officials at the county jail confirmed that Michaud was still in their custody as of late Tuesday afternoon.
According to published reports, Gorham Police responded at 2 a.m. Sunday to the Dunkin’ Donuts, with an officer observing that the rear door had been tampered with while also hearing movement sounds coming from within the business.
Following what was described a brief standoff, Michaud exited the business and Gorham police, with the assistance of Berlin Police and New Hampshire State Police, took him into custody without incident.