Two men were arrested last week in connection with a pair of burglaries in Arundel.
Andrew Martinolich, 26, of Biddeford, and Richard Crossley, 25, of Wrentham, Mass., have each been charged with Class B burglary, which is punishable by up to 10 years in prison. Crossley also had an outstanding warrant for domestic violence assault, according to a news release from the York County Sheriff’s Office on Thursday.
Sheriff’s Deputy Troy Chenard began investigating two burglaries and suspicious activity in Arundel early last week.
The first burglary was reported April 16 at a residence on Old Post Road. The burglars forced their way inside the house and took numerous items, including jewelry and a television, according to Chenard.
The next day, Chenard was called to investigate a second burglary on Hilltop Drive, not far from the first burglary. Electronics and prescription medications were taken.
According to Chenard, one neighbor said two strangers knocked on her door looking for a missing dog. Two other neighbors reported becoming suspicious after seeing a white sedan with Massachusetts license plates in the area.
On April 18, Chenard said a young man knocked on the door of a house on Old Post Road and asked the homeowner if she had seen his lost dog. The homeowner had already spoken to Chenard about suspicious activity and called him immediately after the man left.
Chenard said he then contacted other deputies and canvassed the neighborhood. Detective Matt Nadeau stopped a white sedan with Massachusetts plates.
The two men inside, later identified as Martinolich and Crossley, were evasive when Nadeau asked them questions, Chenard said. The detective also observed in the vehicle possible evidence related to burglaries.
Crossley has posted bail and is due in court on June 5.
Martinolich was still at York County Jail in Alfred as of Thursday. His court date is set for May 26.
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