AUGUSTA — An 18-year-old Pittston man is accused of burglarizing the home of a relative and stealing her underwear and sex books.

Shane M. Picard made an initial appearance on burglary and theft charges Friday via video link between the jail and the Capital Judicial Center. A judge set bail at $250 cash or $1,000 unsecured with a Maine Pretrial Services contract.

Picard was later released on bail from the Kennebec County jail.

Picard is accused of burglarizing the woman’s home on July 5, 2016.

According to an affidavit by Maine State Police Trooper Samuel Tlumac, the burglary was reported July 6.

“(The woman) stated she did not call the police the previous two times; however, enough is enough,” Tlumac wrote.

She told police that on July 5 she noticed that someone had gone through her closet, and discovered that items were missing.

Tlumac said he interviewed Picard, who denied being at the victim’s home.

However, Tlumac said he later found a witness who saw Picard’s car in the woman’s driveway on July 5, and that on July 19, the stolen underwear was located in Picard’s home.

Tlumac said he arrested Picard in Farmingdale on Wednesday on the burglary and theft charges.

Betty Adams — 621-5631

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