Mechanic Falls man pleads guilty to crime spree

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PARIS, Maine (AP) - A Mechanic Falls man on probation when he participated in a one-night crime spree in which five vehicles were stolen has been sent in jail for almost two years after having his probation revoked.

Derek James Foster was sentenced Tuesday in Oxford County Superior Court after pleading guilty to charges including theft, arson and criminal mischief. He was sentenced to five years in prison, all suspended, two years of probation and ordered to pay more than $5,000 in restitution.

The Sun Journal reports that authorities say the 21-year-old Foster and another man stole several vehicles in the Fryeburg area during a snowstorm on Dec. 21, beginning in Brownfield and ending in Chatham, N.H. Foster set two of the stolen vehicles on fire and crashed another.

Charges against the other man are pending.

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