MIDDLETON MAN CHARGED IN TRUCK THEFT

by Christian Mower on October 26, 2012

WAKEFIELD POLICE SAY A 24-YEAR-OLD MIDDLETON MAN IS CHARGED WITH TWO FELONY COUNTS OF RECEIVING STOLEN PROPERTY AFTER HE ALLEGEDLY STOLE A PICKUP TRUCK AND LOADED TRAILER FROM A RESTAURANT IN WEST OSSIPEE.

LT. MARK O’BRIEN SAYS ONE OF HIS OFFICERS SPOTTED THE WHITE DODGE TRUCK TOWING HALF A DOZEN LOG SPLITTERS SOUTHBOUND THURSDAY MORNING ON ROUTE 16 A SHORT TIME AFTER OSSIPEE POLICE REPORTED THE TRUCK HAD BEEN STOLEN FROM THE PARKING LOT OF A MCDONALDS RESTAURANT.

THE OFFICER TRIED TO PULL OVER THE TRUCK’S DRIVER – IDENTIFIED AS THOMAS SWEENEY – AND HE STOPPED THE TRUCK AFTER A SHORT CHASE.

SWEENEY WAS ARRESTED AND WAS BEING HELD AT THE CARROLL COUNTY JAIL ON $10,000 CASH BAIL.

HE’S ALSO CHARGED WITH TWO COUNTS OF DISOBEYING AN OFFICER, BOTH MISDEMEANORS.

THERE WAS NO DAMAGE TO THE TRUCK, TRAILER OR ITS CONTENTS.

OSSIPEE POLICE AND THE CARROLL COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE ARE HELPING INVESTIGATE THE INCIDENT.

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