Vagrant charged in theft of cash



SOUTHWEST HARBOR — A man described as a transient, who recently was arrested for alleged phone harassment, has been charged with the theft of cash from a business on the Clark Point Road.

David Lawrence

David Lawrence

David Lawrence, 59, was issued a summons July 13 charging him with theft. Southwest Harbor police issued the summons at the Hancock County Jail in Ellsworth where Lawrence has been held since his arrest on July 5.

According to Chief Alan Brown, Lawrence is accused of taking about $900 cash while employed at Southwest Lobster. The money was taken while Lawrence was working and not after hours, Brown said.

Lawrence first came to the attention of both Southwest Harbor police and the Hancock County Sheriff’s Department through a series of complaints that he was harassing two Tremont residents by telephone. After Lawrence ignored several warnings, Officer Gary Caron warned him in person at a home in Southwest Harbor on July 5. Before the officer had even left the room, Lawrence called one of the people he was warned not to contact.

Lawrence was arrested on a phone harassment charge.

Police additionally found Lawrence was wanted on an arrest warrant from Arizona charging him with four counts of drunken driving and was arrested for being a fugitive from justice. He was booked into the Hancock County Jail, where he is being held without bail.

Subsequent to his July 5 arrest, Lawrence also was charged with trespassing and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Mark Good

Mark Good

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