2 Maine teens charged in string of burglaries

Posted April 14, 2011, at 10:34 p.m.

BREMEN, Maine — Two Maine teenagers have been arrested in a string of burglaries at homes and campgrounds in Lincoln County.

Lt. Michael Murphy of the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Department says the two 19-year-olds — Andrew Longe of Walpole and Nikolas Poland of Bremen — have been charged in connection with 21 burglaries.

The pair is accused of stealing $35,000 worth of TVs, outdoor motors, power and hand tools, stereos, and other electronics from homes in Bremen, Round Pond, Pemaquid, Bristol, Damariscotta and Nobleboro. Authorities say they also are suspected of stealing an estimated $25,000 worth of copper pipes from 15 homes and the bath houses at two campgrounds in Nobleboro and Pemaquid since March.

The Portland Press Herald says the two men were arrested Tuesday at a Bremen home on burglary and theft charges.