BERWICK, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- Two people from Berwick were arrested Tuesday in connection with roughly a dozen daytime residential burglaries in southern Maine according to Berwick police.
Police say 28-year-old Adam Brake and 20-year-old Sabrina Goodrich committed more than a dozen burglaries and stole jewelry, electronics, computers, televisions, money, and more than 23 firearms across towns such as Lebanon, Berwick, and South Berwick since the middle of May.
The two confessed to the burglaries during a traffic stop. Police stopped a silver Jeep Grand Cherokee matching the description of the suspect vehicle shortly after a reported burglary. Inside the car, police found a gun safe and another safe and documents which had been linked to one of the North Berwick burglaries.
Police say the property has a value of more than $50,000, some of which investigators recovered.
Brake was immediately taken into custody and charged with Burglary as he is currently on U.S. Federal Probation for Trafficking in Narcotics. Goodrich was also taken into custody and charged with Burglary.
Investigators learned that Brake and Goodrich were committing these burglaries to support the addiction to heroin. They also learned that the pair had their four-year-old son and eight-month old daughter in the vehicle with them during most of the burglaries. The Maine Department of Health and Human Services Child Protection Unit assisted with the investigation and is working with both families concerning welfare of the children.
Brake was arraigned earlier today at Springvale District Court where his bail was set at $25,000 cash. The U.S. Probation Office issued a warrant for Probation Violation and has an additional $25,000 bail associated with the warrant. Brake has been remanded to the custody of the York County Jail, according to police.
Goodrich was released on five thousand unsecured cash and is scheduled to appear at York County Superior Court in Alfred on July, 8, 2016, according to police.
Berwick Police Chief Timothy Towne stated, “Fourteen families have been victimized due to the heroin epidemic. We hope that all the families who have had their homes invaded sleep better knowing that arrests have been made and a considerable amount of property has been recovered.”
Police say the investigation is ongoing and that other suspects have been identified and that they expect future arrests.