Originally published in The Weekly Packet, March 13, 2014
Break-ins reported at two Blue Hill shops on same morning
Forced entries into NAPA and Yanni’s
Early on Monday, March 10, the Hancock County Sheriff’s Office responded to a reported burglary at NAPA Auto Parts on South Street in Blue Hill. The time was 4:55 a.m., and reporting officer Jeff McFarland discovered a forced entry into the building.
About five hours later, at 9:50 a.m., McFarland was back in Blue Hill, responding to a burglary report at Yanni’s Pizza on Ellsworth Road. Again, he found forced entry into the building.
Both incidents are currently under investigation, according to the Hancock County Sheriff’s Office.
Whether the same party or parties is responsible for both break-ins is “obviously a question we need to answer through the investigation,” said Lieutenant Tim Cote.
A store alarm triggered the sheriff department’s response, said NAPA manager Jason Salisbury. He declined to comment further while the investigation continues. No one at Yanni’s was available for comment by press time.
Cote asked that anyone who saw any vehicles in the early morning hours near either location call the anonymous tip line at the sheriff’s office—667-1401.