TRENTON, Maine — A local man is facing multiple counts of burglary after allegedly stealing more than $2,000 worth of jewelry and other items from local homes, according to the Hancock County Sheriff’s Office.
Timothy Zukel, 20, is accused of stealing jewelry worth $2,500 from a local home on July 19, the sheriff’s office indicated Friday in a prepared statement. In three other alleged burglaries in June and July, all of which occurred in Trenton, Zukel is suspected of stealing $135 worth of change, a 1935 $2 bill, a Hawaiian $1 bill, and $8 worth of scratch tickets.
All the jewelry and one set of coins have since been recovered, Chief Deputy Richard Bishop indicated in the release. Zukel also is facing burglary charges in connection with multiple separate burglaries being investigated by Maine State Police, Bishop indicated.
Additional information about the burglaries was unavailable on Friday.
Lt. Roderick Charette of the Maine State Police said Friday that their ongoing investigation of Zukel and the other burglaries is “rapidly evolving,” but declined to release details. Information about those burglaries likely will become available as charges against Zukel formally are filed in court, he said.