FORT KENT, Maine — A 20-year-old local man and a 17-year-old male juvenile were charged Monday in connection with two burglaries in the area early Sunday morning.
Adam Lezotte, 20, has been charged with burglary and theft, as has the juvenile from Fort Kent.
Police Chief Kenneth Michaud said Tuesday that the first burglary occurred at Lonesome Pine Trails.
The chief said entry into the facility was gained by kicking in the front door and then kicking in the office door. The lock was picked on a cooler and also on a cash register, and the burglars made off with hard liquor and cash.
The facility had a recording system, but the duo allegedly pulled out the video and ran off with it.
Michaud said that as police were investigating the scene, they received a report of a burglary at the Fort Kent Bible Church.
Police allege that the two entered the church and stole a safe. The safe contained approximately $130 in Canadian money, according to the chief.
Michaud said officers spent all day collecting evidence and conducting interviews. They recovered the safe, but not the money that was inside it.
Police arrested Lezotte on Monday. He was taken to Aroostook County Jail in Houlton. He remained there Tuesday unable to make bail.
The juvenile was charged and released into his parents’ custody.
Michaud said he is not sure how much money the two stole from Lonesome Pines. The duo told police that they discarded the Canadian money taken from the church.