ARUNDEL, Maine — Two men were arrested recently in connection with a pair of burglaries in this small York County town, according to police.
Andrew Martinolich, 26, of Biddeford and Richard Crossley, 25, of Wrentham, Mass., are both facing a Class B felony burglary charge while Crossley also had an outstanding warrant for domestic violence assault, according to Chief Deputy William King of the York County Sheriff’s Office.
The first burglary was reported on April 16 when York County sheriff’s Deputy Troy Chenard responded to a burglar alarm at an Old Post Road residence, according to King. The second was reported the following day on Hilltop Drive, a short distance from Old Post Road.
In both instances, the suspects forced their way inside the homes and took items including electronics, jewelry and medication, the chief deputy said.
After the second residence was hit, Chenard performed a canvas of the neighborhood asking if residents had seen anything unusual, King said, and one neighbor said two men had knocked on her door looking for their missing dog. Two other neighbors on Hilltop Drive told police they saw a suspicious Honda Civic with Massachusetts plates in the area.
On April 18, a man with dark hair and sunglasses knocked on an Old Post Road door asking about his lost dog, King said, but a female homeowner was aware of the recent burglaries and called police.
Chenard was able to determine a white Civic with Massachusetts plates had been seen in the area, the chief deputy said.
“It was clear to Chenard that the same offenders had returned to the area,” said King.
While en route to the area to assist Chenard, Detective Matt Nadeau saw a vehicle matching the description of the suspects’ car heading toward Alfred and stopped it on Alfred Road. Evidence of the burglaries was located in the vehicle, and Martinolich and Crossley were taken into custody.
Martinolich remains at the York County Jail while Crossley was released on $2,000 bail, King said.