Orrington man indicted on charges of breaking into a dozen houses in a week

Posted Feb. 27, 2013, at 6:25 p.m.

BANGOR, Maine — An Orrington man who police say broke into a dozen homes in a week in order to feed his drug habit was indicted Wednesday by the Penobscot County grand jury.

Nicholas D. Osgood, 24, was indicted on 12 counts of burglary, 10 counts of theft by unauthorized taking and two counts of stealing drugs between Jan. 14 and 21.

Osgood remained Wednesday night at the Penobscot County Jail, unable to make bail set last month at $5,000 cash or a $25,000 surety.

He is scheduled to be arraigned March 11 at the Penobscot Judicial Center.

Osgood stole thousands of dollars worth of jewelry, electronics and other items that he pawned to buy drugs, Penobscot County District Attorney R. Christopher Almy said Wednesday after indictments were handed up by the grand jury.

The prosecutor said that Osgood burglarized homes in Glenburn, Veazie and Hampden. Some of the items were recovered, Almy said.

Osgood was stopped on Pushaw Road in Glenburn on Jan. 21 by Maine State Police troopers and Penobscot County Sheriff’s Office deputies after they received a tip that he was involved in the break-ins, according to a previously published report.

If convicted, Osgood faces up to 10 years on the Class B burglary charges and up to five years in prison on the other charges. Osgood also could be fined up to $20,000 on the burglary counts and up to $5,000 on the other counts.

He also could be ordered to pay restitution to his victims.

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