LIVERMORE FALLS — Police say three teenagers, two from Jay and one from Auburn, confessed Saturday to committing 24 motor vehicle burglaries in June in Livermore Falls.
During an investigation, officer Joseph Sage developed information that led to solving the motor vehicle burglaries and the arrest of a Livermore Falls woman.
When Sage started conducting interviews in the cases, he was directed to a Main Street residence, police Chief Ernest Steward Jr. said. He went to the home and discovered a 15-year-old Auburn boy who had been drinking alcohol along with three people under the age of 21, he said.
Sage arrested Vickie Farrington, 47, of 115 Main St., on a misdemeanor charge of furnishing a place for minors to consume alcohol, he said. She was taken to Androscoggin County Jail in Auburn. Her bail was set at $260 cash bail.
Police interviewed two boys ages 15 and 16 from Jay and the Auburn boy, with their parents' permission, he said. The boys confessed to committing 24 vehicle burglaries, Steward said.
Some of the owners of the vehicles never made a complaint about the motor burglaries.
The charges of felony burglary and misdemeanor theft against the boys will be sent to a juvenile caseworker, he said.
The Auburn boy also faces a misdemeanor charge of criminal mischief related to breaking a picture window on a Knapp Street house last month, Steward said.