An Orrington man is facing felony charges after allegedly stealing thousands in medical equipment from a vehicle.

A local resident called the Penobscot County Sheriff's Office just after 7 AM Friday to report that someone had broken into his work vehicle. He told authorities that approximately $15,000 worth of medical equipment had been stolen from a vehicle located near the new Orrington Public Safety building, which houses the fire department and serves as a local office for the Penobscot County Sheriff's Department.

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An investigation by Deputy Rolfe and Deputy Barrieau, along with an evidence response technician, led officials to 21-year-old Griffin Johnson of Orrington. He was arrested and charged with felony theft and burglary. The victim of the crime stated, on an Orrington Facebook page, that the stolen equipment had been recovered at a local establishment.

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