MEXICO, Maine — Thousands of dollars worth of items, including antique pistols and coins taken in home burglaries last month, have been recovered, police Lt. Roy Hodsdon said this week.
Hodsdon said the items were recovered by working with area pawn shops and collectors. Still missing is most of a valuable coin collection, jewelry, tools and Civil War memorabilia.
The investigation is continuing.
Hodsdon said four homes on Roxbury Road, and one each on Harlow Hill Road, Kimball Avenue, Burton Street and Middle Avenue were broken into between July 16 and 30. Two more homes, on Kimball Avenue and Middle Avenue were burglarized a couple of days later.
Among the items taken were chain saws, gold, antique handguns, a rare coin collection, Civil War memorabilia and heirloom jewelry.
He said about $1,500 damage was done to doors and windows of the burglarized homes.
Anthony Mann, 21, of Kimball Avenue, was arrested on two counts of receiving stolen property and released from the Mexico Police Department on $1,200 unsecured bail on July 30, the lieutenant said. A few days later, following a search at the Sun Valley Circle apartment complex, he was arrested on a probation hold for three counts of burglary.
Darryl P. Streeper Jr., 23, of the Sun Valley Circle apartment complex in Mexico received a summons on a charge of violation of conditions of release following the search at Sun Valley Circle, Hodsdon said.
In other police matters, residents of Swett Avenue, Middle Avenue, Kimball Avenue and Granite Street have reported money, a GPS, jewelry, an MP4 and other items stolen from unlocked vehicles in the past week. Police have leads, Hodsdon said.
Hodsdon urged owners to lock their vehicles.
A Chicken Coop employee reported at 11:53 a.m. Friday that someone damaged the Main Street restaurant’s sign atop the roof. It’s valued at $100.
A Kimball Avenue resident reported at 11:51 a.m. Aug. 8 that someone stole a chain saw valued at $100 from his garage.
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