A North Monmouth man faces multiple charges after he allegedly stole money, medical marijuana, a smoking device and surveillance equipment from a home near downtown Monmouth, then ditched the surveillance equipment as he drove away from the scene.
Some of that equipment was destroyed, but police still were able to recover video that showed Ronald R. Hinkley Jr., 18, entering the home and pocketing a security camera that sat atop a refrigerator, authorities allege in court documents.
In part because of that video, Monmouth police confronted Hinkley, and he admitted having broken into the home on Berry Road, Officer Dana Wessling wrote in a probable cause affidavit.
Wessling arrested Hinkley on Friday last week, charging him with burglary, theft by unauthorized taking or transfer, criminal mischief and stealing drugs.
Hinkley was taken to Kennebec County jail in Augusta, then released Monday after a judge set his bail at $2,000 cash. During Hinkley’s initial appearance at the Capital Judicial Center, he did not offer a plea, according to court documents.
Police have accused Hinkley of taking $4,000 in cash from a