Grand jury indicts South Portland, Saco residents

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PORTLAND — A Cumberland County grand jury returned indictments against a Saco man who allegedly took illicit photographs of women in dressing rooms at the Scarborough Wal-Mart last July.

A South Portland mother and daughter and two of their acquaintances were also indicted for an alleged robbery last December in the parking lot at Mallside Plaza in South Portland.

An indictment is a finding there is enough evidence to prosecute. It is not a determination of guilt or innocence.

William Tibbals, 31, of Pepperell Street in Saco, was indicted on a Class C count of visual sexual aggression against a child and two counts of Class D violation of privacy, according to the Cumberland County district attorney’s office.

Tibbals is accused of attaching a camera to his shoe and photographing women and a girl in store dressing rooms. He was arrested last month after a six-month investigation by Scarborough and Saco police and the Maine State Police Computer Crimes Unit.

South Portland resident Meadow Collins, 19, of Soule Street; her mother, Elizabeth Collins, 53, of Latham Street; Haskell Avenue resident Gabriel Sobczak, 18; and Justin Fletcher, 38, of Peaks Island, are accused of taking $200 and a cell phone from a Saco man during an altercation in South Portland.

An affidavit filed by South Portland Police Sgt. Steve Webster said the victim offered to return a faulty cell phone he sold to Meadow Collins about 24 hours earlier, or refund the $200 purchase price.

Instead, the man said he was assaulted and the cash and phone were taken.

David Harry can be reached at 781-3661 ext. 110 or [email protected]. Follow him on Twitter: @DavidHarry8.

Portland City Hall reporter for The Forecaster. Baltimore native, lived in Maine since 1989. A journalist since 2005, covering much of Cumberland and York counties. I joined The Forecaster in 2012.