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Arrest made in Brunswick airport hit and run

A concerned citizen led Robert Cooper, 22, of Brunswick to the police Thursday.

BRUNSWICK, Maine — Brunswick Police arrested a 22-year-old man Thursday night in connection to a hit and run that occurred sometime Wednesday night at the Brunswick Executive Airport. 

Upon seeing local media attention regarding the incident, a concerned citizen led police to Robert Cooper of Brunswick. Cooper was completely cooperative with the investigation.  

Cooper has been charged with Aggravated Criminal Mischief, Criminal Trespass, Leaving the Scene of a Property Damage Crash, and Operating Without a License.  He is scheduled to appear in Cumberland County Superior Court on March 16.

Police say a vehicle crashed through a gate at the Brunswick Executive Airport Wednesday, hitting the nose of a plane parked on the tarmac before striking another fence. 

Police say the vehicle fled the scene.

Based on evidence left behind, investigators are attempting to locate a newer Jeep Wrangler with damage to the front end and driver’s side mirror.

If anyone has information on this incident should contact Det John Roma by calling 207-721-4341 or by emailing jroma@brunswickpd.org; or Officer Nick Bedard at 207-721-4381 nbedard@brunswickpd.org.