By Carol McCracken (Post # 2,348)
Richard Bing Coleman, 29, of Portland was arrested last Saturday, June 27, on two counts of residential burglary, two counts of theft, possession of cocaine, possession of burglar tools as well as an outstanding felony warrant for theft.
Previously, on June 26, herein mhn.com reported that Parkside and the West End of Portland have been the location of multiple residential burglaries during the past week. All occurred during the daytime and at least two occurred at occupied residences. All burglaries involved the suspect entering unlocked or open windows.
Coleman was arrested on Cumberland Avenue at approximately 8:30 pm. He was found to be in possession of numerous stolen items as well as a small amount of suspected cocaine.
The investigation is continuing in regard to the other burglaries and additional charges are expected. Coleman is currently being held on $16,000. in cash bail at the Cumberland County Jail and is expected to make his initial appearance in court on June 29th at 1:00 pm.