BELGRADE — State police say they’ve solved 25 burglaries in central Maine with the arrests of five young boys.

Police today said the boys, who range in age from 12 to 15, are charged with multiple counts of burglary, theft and criminal mischief.

The break-ins took place at seasonal lakeside homes in Belgrade, Mount Vernon and Rome, where the thieves took jewelry, money, cameras, a .22-caliber rifle and other items with a total value of several thousand dollars.

Police said the boys rode their bicycles to the homes.

The boys have been released into the custody of their parents.