JAY — An anonymous tip helped police find Miguel Cedeno, who was arrested Tuesday afternoon in connection with an attempted burglary at a Farmington mobile home earlier this month.

Police caught Cedeno, 21, inside a Church Street home in Jay. The were acting on a tip that came in less than 24 hours after they made a public plea for help to find him, said Jay police Chief Larry White Sr.

He was arrested without incident after officers were let into the Jay home about 2:30 p.m. and found Cedeno sitting in the living room, White said.

Cedeno, of Livermore Falls, is accused of breaking a window with a shotgun in a failed attempt to break into the Lamkin Lane mobile home on Feb. 14. A couple was home during the burglary and told police they scared off two men trying to get inside the mobile home early that morning.

White did not know if the woman who answered the door at the Church Street home called in the tip, which was received by Farmington Police Department. He would not give details about the woman, who has not been charged.

In a news release about their investigation, Farmington police said they believe Cedeno cut himself and left behind a substantial amount of blood when he broke the mobile home’s window, before driving off with another man.

Later that morning, Cedeno sought medical treatment at Franklin Memorial Hospital, where he volunteered a DNA sample to police who matched to one from the crime scene, according to the release.

He is charged with attempted burglary.

Cedeno made his initial court appearance Wednesday and was being held on $1,000 cash bail at Franklin County Detention Center in Farmington, a jail official said.

Farmington police officer Darin Gilbert is overseeing the investigation and could not be reached Wednesday. Police would not say earlier in the week whether they have another suspect in the attempted burglary.

David Robinson — 861-9287

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