FARMINGTON, Maine — Police arrested three people on Monday in connection to the first of two attempted burglaries of the Farmington Lil General Store.
The two attempted burglaries occurred within four hours of each other, in the overnight hours between March 10 and March 11, police say. In both instances, the suspects were unable to gain entry into the store.
Ryan D. Towle, 17, of Lebanon, Maine, Dustin A. Rice, 20, of Lebanon, Maine, and Tammy Ewing, 18, of Milton, N.H., were arrested Monday on charges of attempted burglary and conspiracy to commit burglary.
Towle was also charged with criminal mischief, for allegedly causing damage to the store.
Shortly before 10 p.m. on Sunday, police responded to the store, located at 438 Route 11, for an alarm activation. Arriving officers found a broken window and heard movement in the woods nearby.
Police patrolman Sean Leach then stopped a vehicle that was leaving the area and detained three people, while Rochester Police Officer Keith McKenzie conducted a K9 track that lead to where the vehicle was parked. Additionally, two of the detained suspects matched the description of the alleged perpetrators on the store’s video surveillance system, according to police.
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