Fryeburg police say they arrested a local man on burglary charges after he stole a bottle of liquor from a store in the middle of the night, then was unable to retreat to his house because the door was locked.

Police charged Cameron C. Henry, 20, with burglary, theft, criminal mischief, possession of alcohol by a minor and refusing to submit to arrest.

Fryeburg police Officer Dale Stout responded to a burglary alarm at the Jockey Cap Country Store & Motel at 3 a.m. Monday when he saw a man running away from the store. As the man ran across Route 302, he dropped a bottle of alcohol apparently taken from the store, police said.

The suspect ran to the back of 105 Bridgton Road, where he lives, but the door was locked, police said. Stout caught up to him there and sprayed him with pepper spray.

The man kept running down the access road to Lovewell Pond Road and past the town office. Stout caught him at Pine Street, again used pepper spray and was eventually able to hold him.

Police recovered bottles of Jack Daniel’s whiskey, Pinnacle flavored vodka, cans of Redbull and packs of Jack Link’s teriyaki beef jerky from Henry’s house. They also found a bicycle they believe he used near the power lines near the Jockey Cap store.

Potvin said Henry kicked in the back door of the store, ransacked it and stole food and alcohol. He was drunk when he was arrested, Potvin said.

Bridgton police and Oxford County Sheriff’s deputies helped.

Henry is being held on $5,880 bail at the Oxford County Jail on the current charges and a previous warrant for failing to appear to face a drunken driving charge, police said.

“We are processing physical evidence collected at the scene which may also tie Henry to the rash of motor vehicle burglaries that occurred over the weekend,” said acting Police Chief Joshua Potvin. Somebody had gone into unlocked cars between midnight and 6 a.m. Sunday and stolen cash, digital cameras, cigarettes, alcohol and compact discs. The number of reported car burglaries had climbed to 18 by midday Monday.

Potvin had assigned dedicated patrols to the area after the car burglaries.