STOCKTON SPRINGS, Maine — When an employee of Perry’s Store on U.S. Route 1 in Stockton Springs arrived at work first thing Sunday morning, she interrupted a burglary, according to police.
The woman hit the panic alarm to let police know about the man who allegedly was breaking into the back of the store, and the ensuing investigation led to the arrest of two people, one of whom also was connected to a recent spree of burglaries in Waldo County, according to police reports.
Jason Moulton, 31, of Searsport was arrested in Bucksport on Sunday, after the clerk gave a description of him to police, Waldo County Sheriff Scott Story said Monday. A female passenger in Moulton’s vehicle, Nickie Amaro, 26, also of Searsport, was arrested with him.
Moulton was charged with burglary of Perry’s Store, violating the conditions of his release from a previous offense, operating after suspension and theft by unauthorized use of property. Amaro was charged with burglary and unauthorized use of a motor vehicle from Swanville.
Additionally, police have charged him with three additional counts of theft at a Jackson address on July 24, at Tozier’s Family Market in Searsport on July 25 and at the Steamboat Sunoco in Searsport on July 25.
Story said that the case was still unfolding.
“Officers are still determining how many places have been burgled,” he said, adding that numerous other charges are expected to be filed.