Alleged metal thief arrested for missing court date
FREEPORT — A Freeport man suspected of stealing more than $3,000 in copper fittings and piping from a home construction site in December was arrested last week after failing to appear in a Cumberland County court.
Linwood Maynard Grover III, 31, of 57 Litchfield Road, was arrested Feb. 10, according to Freeport Police Lt. Susan Nourse, after he failed to appear on charges related to a burglary reported on Oct. 3 at a home under construction on Newfield Road.
Following Grover’s indictment, Freeport Detective Gino Bianchini said that police matched copper fittings taken from the construction site scrap metal that was sold to a Freeport junkyard. The receipt for the sale indicated that Grover had brought in the copper fittings, Bianchini said at the time.
In mid-December, Grover was indicted on one Class C burglary charge, one Class C theft charge, and one Class E charge for violating a condition of release.
A Cumberland County Jail official confirmed today that Grover has been released, but further details on the bail amount and date of Grover’s release were not available at press time.