A 20-year-old charged with breaking into a Fryeburg store and stealing liquor now faces 16 counts of burglary to a motor vehicle in connection with a series of weekend car break-ins.

Cameron C. Henry was released from Oxford County Jail after an initial court appearance Monday. He was arrested early Monday morning after an officer saw him running from the Jockey Cap Country Store & Motel. Henry tried to retreat to his house buy the door was locked.

After a foot chase, police arrested Henry and charged him with burglarizing the store and stealing whiskey, vodka and beef jerky.

The night before, a number of cars in the same area had been broken into and electronics and cash stolen.

Police have now charged Henry with the car burglaries and are meeting with victims to return stolen items. A photograph issued by police shows that several Leatherman hand tools, car charger cords for electronics and a pair of sunglasses were taken.

“Mr. Henry has taken responsibility for his conduct and stated that he is ashamed of his actions,” acting Chief of Police Joshua Potvin said in a news release. “We are still processing evidence and investigating whether or not Henry acted alone. Additional arrests in the near future could be forthcoming.”

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