ADRIAN REYES

ADRIAN REYES

LISBON

Lisbon police arrested two Brunswick men Tuesday they say were interrupted when a homeowner returned home during a burglary on Ferry Road.

According to a news release issued by Lisbon Police Department, the homeowner came home to find two men exiting her residence.

Police said Darren Callahan, 21, and Adrian Reyes, 23 — both of Bow Street in Brunswick — “told her they were at a wrong address and quickly left. Moments later, the homeowner entered the house to find it ransacked.”

Police say she knew her husband was also on his way home and called him with the descriptions. He located the vehicle and police arrested the suspects at Woodside Apartments on Route 196 in Lisbon.

DARREN CALLAHAN

DARREN CALLAHAN

Callahan and Reyes were arrested, each charged with a count of burglary and a count of theft, and released on $300 cash bail. Additional charges from other law enforcement agenices may be pending.

As part of the investigation, other items found in the suspects’ vehicle were later discovered to have been taken Tuesday during two residential burglaries in Durham, according to Lisbon police Detective William Tapley.

Lt. Glenn Holt of the Androscoggin County Sheriff ’s Department said both of the residential burglaries in Durham occurred on Country Lane Tuesday — the first reported at noon and the second one at 3:30 p.m.

Holt said about $8,000 worth of items — computers and jewelry — were taken during the first reported burglary and in the second, “to the best of our knowledge, about $1,000 in property” was taken, including some change and a computer.

Holt said the deputy who handled the noontime complaint had just arrived at the home where the second burglary was re por ted when Lisbon police called to inform him they had a couple of suspects in custody and wanted to know if some of the missing property they had uncovered during their investigation was missing from residences burglarized in Durham.

The deputy recognized the items right away, Holt said.

Charges from Androscoggin County Sheriff ’s Department will be forthcoming and will likely include charges of burglary and theft, Holt said.

The Lisbon Police Department “urges citizens to remember to lock their doors and look out for neighbor’s homes while they are absent.

“The holidays tend to be busy times for residential breaks. Please call the police if you see anything unusual or suspicious, it’s better to be safe than sorry.”

Tapley said tips from the public, such as neighbors calling police about suspicious activity, has really helped police solve cases this year, including incidents of residential burglaries.

You never know when a tip can be helpful even if it doesn’t result in an immediate arrest, he said.

“It’s better to call us than to later on wish they’d called us,” he said.

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