June 22, 2018
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Two arrested for breaking into vehicles in Waterville, police say

By Ryan McLaughlin, BDN Staff

WATERVILLE, Maine — A man and a boy were arrested early Saturday after allegedly breaking into vehicles in the north part of town, according to police.

Tyler L’Italien, 18, and a 16-year-old male accomplice were charged with motor vehicle burglary, according to Deputy Chief Charles Rumsey.

Rumsey said Waterville police Officer Jason Longley encountered the suspects on Maple Street, coming from Ash Street, Rumsey said. Officers searched the Ash Street area and found a shed and a vehicle that had been burglarized.

When Longley encountered the suspects, he found that they had a bottle of Twisted Tea and loose change that were reported stolen in their possession, Rumsey said.

Police also recovered fuses, a stereo installation kit, extension cords, perfume, a glass trophy, several knives and a pair of sunglasses.

Russell determined that the pair were responsible for the motor vehicle burglaries, so they were arrested and charged, Rumsey said. They also were charged with Class C burglary for entering the shed with intent to commit theft.

Rumsey said one victim has come forward and told police his vehicle was broken into but police believe multiple vehicles were burglarized and victims have yet to report to police.

L’Italien and his accomplice were taken to the Waterville police station and released on bail, with the juvenile being released to his parents’ custody. L’Italien also was summoned for minor possession of liquor.

Additional charges are possible pending reports from victims.

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