Maine State Police officials said they are looking into allegations that it took a state trooper more than two hours to respond to a report of an intruder in a Dayton day care center Friday afternoon.

According to the owner of the Little Hands Big Hearts center, two teachers and six children were having lunch downstairs in the center at about 12:15 p.m. when they heard noises upstairs. An employee who went to investigate heard a door slam as she climbed the stairs and said someone had apparently ransacked the kitchen cabinets, owner Julie Dolbec said Saturday.

Dolbec said the employees called 911 immediately and then two more times before a state trooper showed up at 2:30 p.m.

Under an agreement with the York County Sheriff’s Office, state police from the Alfred barracks cover Dayton and a handful of other small towns in York County that don’t have their own police forces.

The trooper who responded to the call could not be reached for comment Saturday.

Lt. Erik Baker, the state police spokesman on duty Saturday, said he was unaware of the allegations before being contacted by a reporter Saturday. Lt. Louis Nyitray, who is in charge of the Alfred barracks, also said he had not heard about the incident before Saturday.

“We are going to look into it because this is a cause for concern if it happened,” Nyitray said.

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