PDT Staff Writer
A Portsmouth man has been arrested in connection with the theft of equipment and other items from LIFE Ambulance Company Monday.
James T. Conley, 22, 1203 Davis Rd., Otway is charged with failure to appear-issuance of a warrant and burglary.
Portsmouth Police officers say while they were investigating a burglary at LIFE Ambulance, and while Conley was at the police station, officers learned there was a bench warrant for him through Portsmouth Municipal Court charging driving under suspension.
Judge Russell D. Kegley was contacted about the warrant and the arrest and bond was set at $2,000.
Officers said through the investigation and speaking with witnesses, Conley was charged with the burglary of LIFE Ambulance, an incident that occurred Monday morning between midnight and 6 a.m.
“He was arrested here at the station,” Capt. David Thoroughman said. “He was here being questioned about the incident.”
The police report said Conley was allegedly being allowed access by an employee of LIFE, who lost contact with Conley in the building for most of the night.
Police also said Conley did not have the permission of the owner, Mike Pistole to be in the building.
Police said “thousands of dollars in electronics, tools and other items were taken in the burglary.”
Thoroughman said the property has not been recovered.
FRANK LEWIS may be reached at (740) 353-3101 Ext. 232.