3 indicted on Falmouth felony charges

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PORTLAND — Three York County men were indicted by a Cumberland County grand jury for their alleged roles in a daytime burglary, car theft and assault on Merrill Road in Falmouth earlier this year.

Paul Cleary-Gagnon, 29, of Alfred; Christopher Girard, 30, of Old Orchard Beach; and Jeffery C. Poirier, 33, of Saco were all indicted on felony burglary charges. Girard was indicted on additional charges of reckless conduct, unauthorized use of property and theft.

Indictments are findings that enough evidence exists to prosecute, not findings of guilt.

According to a police report, the men were caught allegedly burglarizing a home by its owner. Two of the men fled on foot and were arrested shortly afterward. Girard allegedly stole the homeowner’s Lexus and struck the man as he fled the scene. He turned himself in to Biddeford police three days later.