Brunswick man accused of burglarizing two businesses

Posted Jan. 17, 2012, at 5:04 p.m.

BRUNSWICK, Maine — Brunswick police arrested a 20-year-old man early Monday morning and charged him with burglary after he allegedly broke into two local businesses.

Jacob Stanley, 20, of 108 Columbia Ave. was charged with two counts of felony burglary, possession of burglar’s tools and theft by unauthorized taking after the incident, Deputy Police Chief Marc Hagan of the Brunswick Police Department said Tuesday.

At 2:50 a.m. Monday, police received a report of a burglar alarm at Brooks Farm and Feed at 86 Union St. Officers found that someone had entered the building but was gone when police arrived, according to Hagan.

An alarm sounded 25 minutes later at Women’s Fitness Studio, 21 Stanwood St. When police arrived the building appeared to be secure.

Shortly after 3:30 a.m., Officer Robbie Lane stopped Stanley on railroad tracks near Spring Street — which runs between and parallel to Union and Stanwood streets — and interviewed him, eventually taking him to the police station for further questioning before charging him with the crimes.

Stanley allegedly gained access to the buildings through windows and stole “a small amount of money” from the businesses, Hagan said.

Lane, who Hagan praised for his work on the case, allegedly found Stanley in possession of a pry bar, flashlight and gloves, as well as an undisclosed amount of money.

Stanley was released from the police station on bail and is scheduled to appear in Cumberland County Superior Court on March 20. Bail conditions were not available Tuesday.

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