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NH man arrested after allegedly stealing from cottage in Wells

Police arrested Matthew Audette, 48, of Wilton, New Hampshire, Saturday evening. He was charged after allegedly stealing a TV and lawn equipment.
Credit: Wells Police Department

WELLS, Maine — A 48-year-old man from Wilton, New Hampshire was arrested and charged with two counts of burglary after allegedly stealing multiple items from a cottage in Wells.

Wells police arrested Matthew Audette Saturday evening, according to a release from the department. 

Police were called to a home on Deptula Lane Saturday afternoon for a report of a burglary that allegedly happened Friday night. During the investigation, officers were told Audette stole a television, electric lawn equipment, a lawn mower, a leaf blower, and a string trimmer. 

On Saturday evening, police said officers saw Audette's car and found the missing items inside. Audette admitted to stealing the items from the shed and cottage Friday, according to police.

Audette was unable to post the $1,000 bail and was sent to York County Jail. He will be arraigned in court on May 3.

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