WATERVILLE — Police say they have enough evidence to charge the driver of a stolen pickup truck with burglary of a mobile home at Village Green Trailer Park off West River Road early Thursday.

Christian Greaves, 19, of Hinckley Road, Clinton, was first arrested early Thursday morning after a police officer stopped him on West River Road and determined he was driving a pickup truck reported stolen Tuesday from Maple Street.

Just before the stop, a woman at Village Green had called police to say she woke up to find a man had broken into her mobile home by removing an air conditioner.

In an email to the Morning Sentinel, the woman described her confrontation with the burglar, but asked that her name not be used:

“I saw him coming in the window feet first, after he ripped out our air conditioner, stood and looked at me, then I started yelling at him to get the (expletive) out of my house,” she wrote. She said he walked the 15 feet to the refrigerator “like it was his own house.”

“I then told him I have a gun and he’d better leave NOW,” she wrote. “He walked slowly to the front door, unlocked it, and sauntered out, just as he pleased.”

After police Officer Linda Smedberg stopped Greaves in the truck early Thursday, he was arrested and charged with theft by unauthorized use of property and driving without a license. At the time, he also was wanted on a warrant from Belfast for failure to pay a fine. A 16-year-old boy from Waterville who was in the truck’s passenger seat was charged with theft by unauthorized use of property and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Police Chief Joseph Massey said Friday that Detective David Caron sent an affidavit to the Kennebec County District Attorney’s Office, adding a charge of burglary to Greaves’ list of charges.

District Attorney Maeghan Maloney was on vacation and unavailable for comment late Friday afternoon, according to a woman who answered the phone at her office.

Massey said Friday that police do not know why Greaves chose to target the woman’s home.

“We’re saying it’s random,” Massey said.

Greaves remained Friday evening at Kennebec County jail in Augusta, where bail was set at $1,000 cash or $500 cash with Maine Pretrial Services contract, according to a jail spokesman.

He is scheduled to appear in Waterville District Court Aug. 5.

Amy Calder — 861-9247

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Twitter: @AmyCalder17


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