PARIS — A Fryeburg man extradited from California over the weekend pleaded not guilty to a slew of felony theft and burglary charges in 11th District Court on Monday. 

Ryan P. O’Keefe, 38, was indicted in late December 2012 on three theft and two burglary charges for break-ins at two Stow residences in August 2012.

According to the indictment, multiple electrical generators, an outboard motor, power tools, including a nail gun, drill and two table saws, and at least one firearm were taken in the robberies.

An arrest warrant was issued for O’Keefe in February, after he failed to appear for arraignment in Oxford County Superior Court, according to court records.

According to Oxford County Sheriff’s Office Capt. Christopher Wainwright, O’Keefe was apprehended by U.S. Customs agents on Nov. 15, after attempting to re-enter the U.S. from Tijuana, Mexico.

Border agents ran a check on O’Keefe and found his arrest warrant from Oxford County, Wainwright said.

On Friday, Wainwright and Lt. Brian Landis traveled to San Diego, where O’Keefe was being held by the San Diego County Sheriff’s Office, to return him to Maine. He was booked in the Oxford County Jail on Sunday evening.

O’Keefe was granted personal recognizance bail with a Maine Pre-Trial Services contract. As of Monday afternoon, he remained at the Oxford County Jail in South Paris. 

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