Waterville man accused of breaking into Winthrop residence

Posted Aug. 27, 2014, at 2:08 p.m.

WINTHROP, Maine — A Waterville man believed to be involved in several burglaries in Kennebec County was arrested after breaking into a Holmes Road home Tuesday, police said.

Brian T. Mulkern, 34, allegedly knocked on the front door of the residence around noon but was ignored by a young girl, who was home alone at the time, Winthrop police Officer Tim Falvey said.

Mulkern subsequently went around to a back door and gained entry by kicking down the door, Falvey said, upon which the girl called 911 and fled down the street.

“She did a good job,” Falvey said.

Falvey was the first officer to arrive at the scene, and Mulkern was fleeing out a back door toward his motorcycle as he arrived, the officer explained.

Falvey said he managed to wrestle Mulkern off his bike and get him into custody before he could flee. State Police Trooper Mark Bonney assisted Winthrop police at the scene.

Officers discovered a large quantity of jewelry in Mulkern’s backpack, according to Falvey. He was charged with burglary and theft and was taken to Kennebec County Jail.

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