HOLLIS, Maine — A woman is facing multiple burglary charges after a string of break-ins at her neighbors’ houses over the course of the fall, state police said Monday.
Christina Larrivee, 35, of Hollis was arrested Sunday night and charged with four counts of burglary, according to Department of Public Safety spokesman Stephen McCausland.
Starting in early September, four Landy Drive residents reported that jewelry had gone missing from their homes. McCausland said the missing jewels were valued at $5,000.
Some of the jewelry, mainly gold rings and bracelets, were later found at a Standish pawn shop where police say Larrivee had pawned them.
Larrivee, who lives on Landry Drive, would walk the neighborhood and enter houses when she knew neighbors were not home, McCausland said.
Larrivee, who works as a nanny, is believed to have an opiate addiction, McCausland said. She was arrested without incident at her home.
Originally, police had suspected a different group of people were responsible for the break-ins, as Hollis has been experiencing a number of burglaries in the same area, according to McCausland. Three people are in custody in those unrelated burglaries.
“Drug use appears to be a common factor in all the burglaries,” said McCausland.
Larrivee is being held at the York County Jail on $20,000 bail.