AUGUSTA — A father and son have been charged with a 2013 burglary in which about $60,000 worth of equipment was stolen from Pike Industries’ construction yard in Sidney.

Brian P. Ouellette, 45, of Oakland, and his son Dylan G. Veilleux, 23, of Augusta, were issued summonses charging them with burglary and theft, according to a news release sent Wednesday by Kennebec County Sheriff Ryan Reardon.

The burglary took place in January 2013, and more than 200 tools and several large spools of copper wire were stolen.

The charges will be handled at the Capital Judicial Center in Augusta.

“This case is an example of never giving up. I commend the deputies and their efforts to track down those responsible,” Reardon said in the release. “We anticipate more charges as the case continues to progress. In this case, a large of amount of the stolen items were sold or traded to fuel a drug habit.”

Reardon said a person offered information leading investigators to Ouellette and Veilleux, and that he anticipates three other people could be charged as the investigation continues.

Reardon said later that none of the items stolen were recovered; however, investigators have evidence of some transactions involving those items.

Veilleux was at the Capital Judicial Center on April 26 for sentencing for aggravated criminal mischief and assault that occurred Oct. 14, 2013, in Oakland, and theft by deception June 30, 2014, in Waterville. He was ordered to serve an initial 10 days, and the remainder of the two-year sentence was suspended. He also was placed on two years of probation.

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