SANFORD, Maine — The woman arrested in December and charged with drunken driving after allegedly crashing a stolen Angry Orchard truck into a barn was arrested again on Monday and accused of stealing a car outside a restaurant on Valentine’s Day.
Nicole Dyment, 19, is charged with theft by unauthorized taking, failure to give a correct name/address and violation of a condition of release in connection with the alleged new criminal conduct, according to Sanford police.
Dyment is being held without bail at the York County Jail. She is scheduled to appear before a judge on Wednesday on the new charges at the courthouse in Alfred.
Sanford police were called about 6:43 p.m. Sunday to the Green Tea Restaurant for the report of a stolen vehicle, Sanford police detective Eric H. Small said Monday in a press release. A patron told police he’d left the car running and unlocked while he picked up a take-out order.
Lewiston police located the stolen vehicle and Dyment at an apartment complex in that city.
The vehicle has been returned to it owner, according to Sanford police.
On Dec. 1, Dyment allegedly stole what was described as a “beer truck” that advertised Angry Orchard on its sides and back from the 7-Eleven on Congress Street in Portland, according to a previously published report. York County Sheriff’s deputies tried to stop the truck as it passed into Limerick Village from Route 5 onto Route 160.
Deputies said it appeared Dyment lost control and crashed into a barn at 245 Parsonsfield Road in Limerick. The impact threatened the integrity of the barn, police said at the time of her arrest.
The status of those charges was not available Monday because the York County Courthouse was closed for Presidents’ Day.
“The Sanford Police Department would like to remind the public not to leave their vehicles running and unattended, and to lock their vehicles at all time,” Monday’s release said. “Often, theft is a crime of opportunity, and simply locking your vehicle can prevent you from being a victim.”