Dover police make arrest in string of business burglaries

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DOVER — Dover Police Department has made an arrest in connection with a series of burglaries that targeted local businesses in the early hours of Dec. 4.

Three businesses in the city’s north end reported break-ins where an unidentified male suspect stole money and supplies.

After a thorough investigation by the department’s Special Investigations Unit, with support from Maine investigators, the suspect was identified as Thomas Hendrix, a 40-year-old male from Sanford, Maine.

Hendrix reportedly received help from Diana Bishop, 59, also of Sanford, who is accused of providing transportation to the crime scenes in Dover.

Warrants for the arrest of both Hendrix and Bishop were issued on Dec. 8, with charges of multiple counts of burglary.

The York County Sheriff’s Department detained Hendrix at the York County Jail, where he was already in custody for an unrelated charge.

He has been charged as a Fugitive from Justice and remains under the custody of York County.

As of now, Bishop is still at large, with her last known locations being in the Sanford or Biddeford areas.

She is described as a white female, 5 feet 4 inches tall, weighing around 135 pounds, with brown hair and blue eyes.

Bishop may be driving a white 2001 Toyota Camry with the Maine registration plate 1208XW.

Authorities advise the public not to approach Bishop but to report sightings to local law enforcement.

The success of this investigation is credited to the collaborative efforts of several law enforcement agencies, including the Sanford, ME Police Department, the Kennebunk, ME Police Department, the York County Sheriff’s Office, and the Biddeford, ME Police Department.

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