Two arrested in connection with string of Kennebunk burglaries

Posted Dec. 06, 2013, at 12:27 p.m.

KENNEBUNK, Maine — Police have arrested two individuals in connection with three home burglaries that occurred in Kennebunk earlier this week.

Police say Shannon M. Reed, 24, with a last known address in Portsmouth, N.H., confessed to three forced entry burglaries of homes on Fairway Drive and Sea Garden Circle, which took place on Tuesday, Dec. 3. Reed was charged with three felony counts of burglary and two misdemeanor counts of theft.

Also arrested and charged with one count of being a fugitive from justice, due to an active probation warrant out of New Hampshire, is Terry M. Deschenes, 23, who has a last known address in Seabrook, N.H.

“They were hitting homes. If nobody was home, they were going in and taking anything from cash to electronics,” said Kennebunk police Lt. Tony Bean Burpee.

The burglaries took place from 1-3 p.m. on Tuesday, Bean Burpee said. A fourth attempted burglary that day, on Sea Garden Circle, was unsuccessful, he said, as the homeowner was home at the time. The homeowner provided descriptions of a male and female, as well as a silver hatchback, for which Kennebunk Police issued an alert Tuesday.

Based on that information, as well as law enforcement intelligence bulletins, Kennebunk Police learned that police in Exeter, N.H., were also looking for a silver hatchback and two individuals related to a rash of burglaries in that town.

Bean Burpee said the departments worked together and that Reed and Deschenes were located by Biddeford Police Wednesday morning at the Biddeford Motel.

Bean Burpee said Deschenes was arrested on the outstanding warrant while Reed was detained by police and confessed to the burglaries in Kennebunk. Deschenes may face additional charges, Bean Burpee said.

The silver hatchback has been impounded, Bean Burpee said, and police are in the process of obtaining a search warrant.

“From preliminary information we have, we believe some of the items we are looking for are in the vehicle,” he said. “Hopefully we will recover some stuff.”

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