RAYMOND — Georgette Ouellette was at home around 11 Wednesday morning when she heard someone smash the window of the door to her residence and force his way inside.

Instead of running, Ouellette confronted the burglar, who turned and fled from her home on Webb’s Mill Road in Raymond.

Authorities said Ouellette obtained “an excellent physical description” of the man’s car — a Dodge Neon sedan — as well as a female passenger before dialing the 911 emergency line for help.

A short while later, Maine State Police Trooper Joe Bureau, who was on routine patrol, saw a vehicle matching the description provided by Ouellette. He pulled over the car and arrested 41-year-old Dean T. Fitzherbert of Vernon Street in Auburn and 30-year-old Christina DeStefano of Walnut Street in Lewiston.

Capt. Shawn O’Leary of the Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigations Division said Fitzherbert and DeStefano were being held Wednesday night on burglary charges at the Cumberland County Jail in Portland. They are scheduled to be arraigned Thursday in Portland.

O’Leary said his department is working with other law enforcement agencies to determine if Fitzherbert and DeStefano have been involved in other residential burglaries. Police recovered items from the car that are suspected of being stolen from other homes, he said.

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