A trio of York County residents has been arrested on charges of operating a three-county burglary ring to finance their drug purchases.

Christopher Michaud, 23, of Limerick, Cole Meserve, 20, of Standish, and his sister Amber Meserve, 21, of Limerick all face numerous charges connected to a burglary spree over the last two months, according to Stephen McCausland, spokesman for the Maine Department of Public Safety.

The three are being held at the York County Jail on $10,000 bail each and were expected to make their initial court appearance Monday.

Maine State Police, York County sheriff’s deputies and officers in local departments have been investigating daytime residential burglaries in Sebago, Brownfield, Denmark, Gorham, Limington, Limerick, Dayton and Lyman since October.

In each case, suspects entered the houses by kicking in doors, McCausland said. Among the items stolen were electronics, jewelry, cash, racing dirt bikes, and more than 20 guns.

Police obtained search warrants for two houses in Limerick and Buxton and a self-storage locker in Limerick where they found some of the stolen items. Several stolen firearms have yet to be located. McCausland said police believe Amber Meserve had her two small children in her vehicle during some of the burglaries. She could face additional charges. He also said a second woman is likely to be charged after investigators located a large amount of heroin during one of the searches.

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