Woolwich men arrested in connection with large-scale burglary ring

Posted June 18, 2012, at 1:03 p.m.
Last modified June 18, 2012, at 3:04 p.m.

BRUNSWICK, Maine — Two men were arrested late last week and charged in connection with a string of recent burglaries in the area. More than $10,000 in merchandise was recovered, according to police.

John David Quinn, 36, of 105 Trott Road in Woolwich and Thomas E. LaRose, 32, of 67 East Hedgebridge Road in Woolwich are charged with three counts of burglary and being held at Two Bridges Regional Jail in Wiscasset. More charges are expected, according to a press release from Sagadahoc County Sheriff’s Department.

Officers from Sagadahoc County and the Brunswick Police Department raided a hotel room in Brunswick Friday morning following an investigation into a string of burglaries in Sagadahoc County. A significant amount of stolen property, along with some drug paraphernalia, was found in the two men’s possession. Among the items recovered were computers, computer tablets, cameras, an Xbox gaming system, jewelry, watches, valuable coins, luggage and chain saws. The stolen property is estimated to exceed $10,000 in value.

In addition to the burglary charges, Quinn was charged with violation of conditions of release and LaRose was charged with a probation violation.

A full inventory is being prepared of the items recovered. Anyone with information about the burglaries or with missing property that has not been reported stolen is asked to call Detective Dan Reed of the Sagadahoc County Sheriff’s Office at 443-8201.