A Monroe man has been arrested and charged with stealing thousands of dollars’ worth of items from his former employer, the Viking Lumber Company in Lincolnville. 

State Police, Game Wardens, and Maine Drug Enforcement Agents searched a home on Back Brooks Road in Monroe, owned by Ryan Weaver (32). The search was the result of an employee theft investigation from Viking Lumber, which started earlier in the month. Authorities found stolen building material, new power tools including routers, drills, a laser transit, and a lawn mower at Weaver’s home. Several chainsaws from the lumber company had previously been recovered from various pawn shops around Maine.

Weaver was charged with felony receiving stolen property and possessing hypodermic apparatus. His girlfriend, Maranda McCafferty (31) who lives at his home, was also arrested and charged with violating conditions of release and possession of schedule W drugs. The investigation continues and additional charges are likely.