WATERVILLE — Police arrested one adult and five juveniles in connection with two July break-ins at the Alfond Municipal Pool complex on North Street.

Deputy Police Chief Charles Rumsey said Berlynn Henderson, 18, a transient, was charged Wednesday with felony burglary and misdemeanor theft and criminal mischief in connection with a July 12 break-in at the pool. He was taken to Kennebec County jail in Augusta.

Henderson, whose bail was set at $4,000, is scheduled to appear at 8:30 a.m. Sept. 27 at Augusta Superior Court.

Rumsey said the juveniles charged were all males; two are 14, one is 15 and two are 16.

At 3:30 a.m. July 8, Rumsey said Officer Adam Sirois was on routine patrol when he discovered the lock on the door of the snack shack had been pried off and that candy and soft drinks valued at $50 had been stolen.

Damage to the building, said Rumsey, was estimated at $200.

On the morning of July 12, when pool workers arrived they found that both the snack shack and pool office building had been burglarized, Rumsey said.

Food and beverages totaling $200 had been taken from the snack shack and a surveillance system and a computer worth approximately $3,800 had been stolen from the office.

Damage, which included a window being kicked in, was estimated at $520.

Rumsey said that Waterville police were given the name of a juvenile suspect Monday. After police talked with the 15-year-old male, Rumsey said the boy was arrested and charged with burglary, theft and criminal mischief in connection with the July 12 incident.

Names of other suspects were gleaned from that interview, said Rumsey, and subsequently two 14-year-old boys were arrested in connection with both the July 8 and July 12 crimes.

They were each charged with two counts of burglary, theft and criminal mischief.

In addition to Henderson, the 15-year-old, and the two 14-year-olds charged in the July 12 incident, two 16-year-old males were also arrested and charged with burglary, theft and criminal mischief.

Rumsey said the five juveniles were released into the custody of their parents.

Rumsey praised detectives David Caron and Christopher Paradis for their work on the case.

“The pool is obviously a great facility and this was very frustrating,” he said.

“In these types of crimes the victim is the whole city. Everyone should be able to enjoy the pool.”

Beth Staples — 861-9252

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