DOVER-FOXCROFT, Maine — Two people have been charged in connection with break-ins last month at KC’s Store in Parkman and Trafton’s Family Affair in Abbot.
Skyler Wentworth, 19, of Abbot and Stanley Martin, 18, of Guilford each were charged with two counts of burglary and theft in connection with the break-ins, according to Sgt. Mike Gould of the Piscataquis County Sheriff’s Department.
Several bottles of liquor and cartons of cigarettes were taken during the July 7 break-in at Trafton’s, Gould said. Entry was gained through a second-story window using a ladder that had been stored behind the store, he said.
In the break-in at KC’s Store that occurred July 27, candy, cigarettes, beer, snack food and about 100 digital versatile discs were taken after a small sliding-glass window was forced open. About three-quarters of the products stolen from the store have been recovered.
“This was a good team effort. All of the full-time investigators were involved,” Lt. Robert Young said of the charges.
In an unrelated matter, the department has recovered some items taken late last month during a break-in at Goulette’s IGA in Guilford. A rock was thrown through a front plate-glass window to gain entry, according to Piscataquis County Sheriff John Goggin. He said a camera in the store recorded the presence of one burglar. Some of the items taken in the break-in, which included cigarettes, beer and food items, were recovered near the public boat landing on the Piscataquis River in Guilford.
Several other break-ins that occurred over the past two months still are under investigation. Those break-ins include Countryside Meats in Dover-Foxcroft, Herring Brothers in Guilford, the Country Store in Sangerville, Paul’s Tire in Guilford and the Parkman town office.