Burglary to Motor Vehicle Arrests

12/11/2012 - Portland Police Department
109 Middle Street
Portland, Maine 04101
www.police.portlandmaine.gov
CONTACT: Lt. Scott Pelletier, phone (207) 874-8604
Scottp@portlandmaine.gov

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 10, 2012
Burglary to Motor Vehicle Arrests

Portland Police patrol officers arrested three people for a series of thefts from motor vehicles on Sunday morning, December 9th, 2012, in the Deering High School area of the city.

Patrol officers conducted an investigation into motor vehicle burglaries after encountering 37-year-old Joshua Walker on Ludlow Street at approximately 7:20am. Walker, who told officers he was homeless, was in possession of items identified as being stolen from motor vehicles on Ludlow Street and Candlewick Terrace.

Officers continued their investigation and located 43-year-old Kristina Walker, Joshua Walker’s wife and 33-year-old Jeremy Day staying at the Motel 6, 1 Riverside Street, Portland. Items located in the motel room were identified as stolen from two motor vehicles on Edgeworth Street.
Numerous items to include clothing, portable GPS units, IPods and credit cards were seized from the motel room, all of which are believed to be stolen.

Joshua Walker was arrested and charged with two counts of Burglary to a Motor Vehicle, Class D, and Carrying a Concealed Weapon (Knife) Class D.

Kristina Walker and Jeremy Day were arrested and charged with two counts of Burglary to a Motor Vehicle, Class D, two counts of Receiving Stolen Property, Class D, Possession of Burglar Tools, Class E and Possession of Schedule W Drugs (Cocaine) Class D.

The Portland Police Department is in possession of numerous items believed to have been stolen recently from motor vehicles in the Deering section of the city. Detectives are attempting to identify the owners of the property.

Anyone who is the victim of a motor vehicle burglary and has not reported it is asked to call the Portland Police Department to file a report, or go to the City of Portland Maine website, www.portlandmaine.gov, click “Police” then “Submit an Online Police Report.” Please include as much information about your property and include a serial number if possible.

As a reminder, please do not leave valuables in your vehicle; secure them in the trunk or take them with you.
To provide information anonymously, community members may contact us by text, internet, or phone.

To "Text a Tip" mobile phone users should text the keyword “GOTCHA” plus their message to 274637 (CRIMES).

Community members may also submit tips by going to the Portland Police Department website: www.portland-police.com and clicking "Submit an Anonymous Crime Tip.”

Finally, community members can leave anonymous phone tips on the Department’s Crime Tip line: 874-8584.