Falmouth police: Westbrook arrests may lead to other charges

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FALMOUTH — A Westbrook man charged with burglarizing a state trooper’s home remained in jail this week, while updated information on his female accomplice was not available.

Mark Lindholm, 43, and Meggan Wainwright, 34, both of 473 Methodist Road, Westbrook, were arrested the evening of Friday, Oct. 23. The arrests came after a search conducted by the Falmouth Police Department, the Westbrook Police Department and Maine State Police.

A warrant to search the home was obtained by Falmouth Police Detective Jeff Pardue after he uncovered information he said links the couple to the burglary of the trooper’s home.

The two were in court on the evening of Monday, Oct. 26. Lindholm needs $1,560 in cash and a Maine pretrial contract. According to the bail information office of the Cumberland County Sherriff’s Office, $60 is the bail commissioner’s fee. The remaining $1,500 is for restitution.

Information on Wainwright was not available from the Cumberland County Sherriff’s Office and jail records department. Falmouth police were not sure about her status at press time.

According to a press release from state police Lt. Walt Grzyb, two handguns, a rifle, a state police ID card, and other personal items were stolen from Trooper Joseph Bureau’s home in Standish in September. Uniforms were also believed to have been stolen, but were later found packed away in Bureau’s home.

Several items that directly link Lindholm and Wainwright to the burglary at Bureau’s home were discovered, according to the release. Police said they also discovered evidence of other crimes.

Falmouth Police Sgt. Frank Soule said Lindholm was charged with burglary and theft, while Wainwright was charged with burglary, theft and violating conditions of release. Both have also been charged by the Maine State Police.

“Those charges were result of a home (burglary), and there are likely more charges coming,” Soule said.

Soule said police had been investigating the pair for roughly six months before the arrests.

Colin Ellis can be reached at 781-3661 ext. 123 or cellis@theforecaster.net. Follow him on Twitter: @colinoellis.

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Reporter covering the Portland Public School District as well as the town of Falmouth for The Forecaster. Can be reached at 781-3661 ext. 123 or cellis@theforecaster.net.