May 21, 2018
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Police nab Portland Head Light burglars

By Ryan McLaughlin, BDN Staff

CAPE ELIZABETH, Maine — Two men are facing multiple charges after an alleged burglary at one of Maine’s signature lighthouses early Thursday morning, according to police.

Adam Ruger, 20, and Zachary Faskianos, 18, both of York, are accused of breaking into the Portland Head Light at Fort Williams Park, according to Cape Elizabeth police.

Officers were dispatched to the park shortly after 1 a.m., according to police. By the time police arrived, the suspects were gone.

However, they didn’t get far, as a South Portland officer caught up with Ruger and Faskianos as they were attempting to escape on Shore Road. Police said they crashed their pickup truck into a stone wall.

Ruger was charged with burglary, aggravated criminal mischief, theft, refusing to submit to arrest and possession of burglar tools while Faskianos is accused of burglary, theft, aggravated criminal mischief and OUI.

It was unclear what the suspects took from the museum, police said.

Both men were brought to Cumberland County Jail and later released on $2,500 bail.

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