BREWER, Maine — A local man was arrested Sunday for the second time in nine months in connection with a break-in at the senior apartment complex on Colonial Circle, according to Brewer police.
Gordon H. Smith, 39, of Brewer was charged with two counts of burglary, a Class B crime, one count of theft, a Class C crime, one count of criminal mischief, a Class D crime, and violation of condition of release, a Class E crime, according to a news release issued Monday by Brewer police.
Smith made his first court appearance Monday by video conference from the Penobscot County Jail. He was not asked to enter pleas because he has not yet been indicted by the Penobscot County grand jury.
District Court Judge Gregory Campbell granted a motion to revoke Smith’s bail on previous charges and set bail at $20,000 cash on the new charges, according to the Penobscot County district attorney’s office.
Police were called about 11:23 a.m. Sunday to the housing project after a witness reported seeing a man enter an apartment through a window, then leaving the building through a hallway, the release said.
Smith was found a short time later exiting some woods in the area, according to police. He allegedly resisted arrest and damaged a police cruiser while being taken into custody.
He was indicted by the Penobscot County grand jury in January in connection with thefts at the same facility in November.
If convicted, he faces up to 10 years in prison and a fine of up to $20,000 on the burglary charges and up to five years in prison and a fine of up to $5,000 on the theft charges. He also could be ordered to pay restitution.