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Posted on: May 10, 2018

Bottle Theft Arrests Made - Baldwin, ME

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Incident Date:             5/9/2018

Incident Time:            1300hrs

Incident Location:      102 Depot Street - Baldwin, ME

Release Date:              5/10/2018

Release Time:             1230hrs

Over the course of the past 2 weeks, the Sheriff’s Office has investigated several reports of theft from a charitable bottle/can donation trailer at the intersection of Depot Street and River Rd in Baldwin. The box trailer is located on the property of PY Estes and Son at 102 Depot Street in Baldwin


The beneficiary's name is “Cans for a Cure” and the charity has received significant LOCAL media attention in past years, particularly due to the efforts of two local boys, Riley and Bryce Deshaies. The recent theft(s) have also received media attention through radio, television, and social media posts.

On 5/9/2018 the Sheriff’s Office arrested the following people in connection with these thefts:

Matthew P. Colby (male)

32 years old

Parsonsfield, ME


Christin E. Parmenter (female)

29 years old

 Newfield, ME

Colby was charged with misdemeanor Theft by Unauthorized Taking and Parmenter was charged with felony Theft by Unauthorized Taking, due to previous theft convictions.

Colby was also charged with additional crimes of Aggravated Forgery, Failure to Give Correct Name and DOB, Violating Conditions of Release, and Operating a M/V after License Revocation.  Colby provided a false identity to Deputies throughout the investigation and arrest/booking process. CCJ Intake Officers recognized Colby from previous arrests and confirmed his identity through body tattoos.

Parmenter’s bail has been set at $100 cash. Colby was not eligible for bail, as he violated conditions of a prior bail he is on in York County.

The investigation into these thefts continues, as it is believe that others have been involved. 

Press Release prepared by: Det. Lt. Donald Foss


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