WATERVILLE — Police are investigating two incidents from Saturday involving juveniles.

According to Sgt. Alden Weigelt of the Waterville Police Department, a girl was reported missing by her father shortly after 11 p.m. on Saturday. Weigelt said the case is under investigation, but that it did not rise to Amber Alert status because it is not believed the girl was abducted. The 14-year-old was reported missing by her father, and Weigelt said there is a possible town in Maine where she is believed to have run away to. Police in that town have been informed, and the teen’s name has been entered in the National Crime Information Center database, so if her name is entered in the database anywhere in the country, it would show she has been reported as missing.

Weigelt said the girl’s father did have theories of where the girl went, but was not able to disclose any information regarding that. Weigelt also said the teen has run away several times in the past, though he said that didn’t mean they take the investigation any less seriously.

Waterville police are also investigating an apparent break-in that occurred just before 11 a.m. on Saturday. Weigelt said a caretaker for a home on Prospect Street discovered the house had been entered while it had been unoccupied. The family who lives in the home was away for the holidays. Weigelt said police believe it was likely kids familiar with the family who knew they were out of town who entered the home.

Weigelt said there were no signs of forced entry into the house and nothing appeared to have been stolen. There was evidence of property damage though, as a television had been broken, though Weigelt said that did not appear deliberate. Food items had also been spilled and thrown around that required clean up. All told, Weigelt said there was probably less than $1,000 worth of damage. There were also alcohol containers found at the scene, and Weigelt said it appeared some kind of clean up effort had been attempted.

There are no suspects at this time, but the case is under investigation, and Weigelt said they did have some leads.

Colin Ellis — 861-9253

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Twitter: @colinoellis


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