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Deputy's weapon stolen in S.P. burglary

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Deputy's weapon stolen in S.P. burglary

SOUTH PORTLAND — Police and the Cumberland County Sheriff's Office are investigating a series of Sept. 21 vehicle burglaries in the Ferry Village neighborhood.

Among items stolen in the thefts near the Southern Maine Community College campus are a handgun and badge owned by a sheriff's deputy, according to Detective Sgt. Steven Webster.

Webster said the thefts from several vehicles occurred early in the morning. A suspect attempted to use a credit card taken from one of the vehicles at an ATM on Commercial Street in Portland around 5:20 a.m. that day.

A "person of interest" was questioned and released Saturday by Portland police, Webster said. Anyone who can assist in the investigation is asked to call 874-8575.