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Boothbay Harbor man wanted for burglary

Posted:  Wednesday, March 27, 2013 - 4:15pm
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The Boothbay Harbor Police Department has obtained a warrant for the arrest of of a local man suspected in several Boothbay Harbor burglaries.

Boothbay Harbor resident Ronald Fuller, 62, is currently at large and is wanted in connection with three local burglaries. A complaint filed in Lincoln County Superior Court March 27 charges him with three counts of Class B burglary, two counts of Class B theft, one count of Class C theft and two misdemeanors.

Chief Bob Hasch said the complaint is the culmination of months of police investigation. Hasch said police have linked Fuller to two recent residential burglaries through DNA evidence and to a third by physical evidence obtained in a search warrant.

Police said Fuller is also a suspect in several burglaries that occurred in Boothbay Harbor between 2011 and 2013.

“We are looking into several other burglaries that occurred around the same time and general locations. We have been concerned about burglary activities and I think we have made a big dent in it with this,” Hasch said.

Police interviewed Fuller on March 26 at his Crest Avenue home. After obtaining a search warrant, police officers searched Fuller’s residence that evening. Hasch said numerous items believed to have been stolen from local residences were discovered at Fuller’s home.

“It was very in-depth search,” Hasch said. “We served two search warrants; we had to go through a large quantity of items.” Hasch said photographs taken at the scene will be shown to other burglary victims for identification.

During the search, Fuller, who police chose not to detain, wandered away from his home on foot. He did not take his car, wallet or keys and has not been seen since. Hasch said police did not arrest Fuller at the time because they were hoping he would cooperate with the investigation.

Hasch said police are concerned for Fuller’s well-being and have searched through local woods and along the shoreline.

“We have no reason to think he is armed,” Hasch said. However, he advised anyone who encounters Fuller to be cautious and to contact police immediately. Hasch also suggested that Fuller may be holed up in a vacated summer residence.

According to police, Fuller has previous convictions for burglary in Maine, New Hampshire and Florida, including a 1996 burglary of Abacus in Boothbay Harbor. He was also convicted on federal weapons charges. Hasch said he did not believe Fuller was involved in a March 17 robbery at a Barters Island residence.

Fuller is 5’5”, 155 pounds, wears glasses and has a mustache. He also has a cast on his right wrist.

Anyone with information on his location is encouraged to contact the police department at 207-633-5616 or 207-633-2451. BHPD is also encouraging Facebook users to “Share” this post on Facebook.

Sue Mello may be reached at 207-844-4629 or sumello@boothbayregister.com.