South Portland police investigating reported theft at art show

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SOUTH PORTLAND — A man and woman have been identified as “people of interest” in an investigation into a reported theft of cash from an artist Saturday at Art in the Park.

The police report was filed with the Police Department around 4:15 p.m. Aug. 13, after the 37th annual art show and sale in Mill Creek Park, Lt. Frank Clark said Monday morning.

Clark would not disclose how much money was believed to have been stolen, or identify the victim.

Photographs of the two people of interest, taken for the The Forecaster by freelance photographer Diane Hudson, were posted on the Police Department’s Facebook page Saturday. Police said members of the public helped identify the pair, whose names were not released.

Art in the Park, which features more than 100 artists, sculptors and photographers from throughout the region, is a day-long event that attracts thousands of visitors. The show is accompanied by live music and food vendors, and includes activities for children.

Alex Acquisto can be reached at 781-3661 ext. 106 or aacquisto@theforecaster.net. Follow Alex on Twitter: @AcquistoA.

The South Portland Police Department said this man and woman are “people of interest” in an investigation into the alleged theft of money from an artist at the annual Art in the Park at Mill Creek on Saturday, Aug. 13. (Diane Hudson / For The Forecaster)

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South Portland and Scarborough reporter for The Forecaster. Graduate of Western Kentucky University and the Salt Institute for Documentary Studies. Alex can be reached at 781-3661 ext. 106.