MILLINOCKET, Maine — With the arrest Saturday of a local man, police might have solved five of the two dozen or so burglaries that have occurred over the past six months, according to Police Chief Donald Bolduc.
Seth Michael Johansen, 19, of Millinocket was charged Saturday with five counts of Class B burglary — one count for each of five residential burglaries reported since October. He was being held Monday at the Penobscot County Jail in Bangor on $500 bail, Bolduc said Monday.
At least $4,000 in electronic goods, jewelry, cash and other items were reported stolen in the five burglaries. Several stolen items have been found but not yet returned to their owners pending the disposition of the criminal case, Bolduc said.
Detective Jon Glidden applied for a warrant charging Johansen with the burglaries after a homeowner provided police with a partial identification of a burglary suspect that appeared to be a match with Johansen, Bolduc said.
Johansen also confessed to several other burglaries once he was interviewed by police, according to Glidden and Bolduc.
Bolduc said almost two dozen commercial and residential burglaries have been reported in Millinocket over the last six months, including about a dozen business burglaries.
Most of them have occurred at poorly lit businesses in low traffic areas, Bolduc said.
Anyone with information about the business burglaries is asked to call police at 723-9731. All calls will be kept confidential.