SKOWHEGAN — Police on Monday charged three people, including an 11-year-old boy, with burglary and other offenses.

In a news release Wednesday morning, the Skowhegan Police Department said Tia Corson, 20, and Bethany Thebarge, 19, were arrested on charges of burglary, theft, and cultivation of marijuana at their Skowhegan residence. An 11-year-old boy who lives in an apartment downstairs from the two women also was charged with burglary.

According to the department, Officer Ryan Blakeney investigated a burglary complaint on Nov. 24 at a Cedar Street residence and learned from witnesses that an 11-year-old boy was seen inside the residence.

Officers executed a search warrant at the apartment where the 11-year-old lived and recovered “a large amount of items reported stolen in the burglary,” according to the release. The release did not give an address for the residence and no one was immediately available to answer questions about the case.

A photo from police shows a number of stolen items including “Garfield” and “Calvin and Hobbes” cartoon books, DVDs, video games, a Monopoly board game, a space heater and headphones.

Through follow-up interviews, police learned that there was more stolen property in an upstairs apartment, the police said. Thebarge and Corson turned over some property and consented to a search, where more property and a marijuana grow operation were found, according to the release. Police determined that neither Corson or Thebarge had medical marijuana. The news release did not indicate how much marijuana was being cultivated in the apartment.

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