CHESTERVILLE — A Farmington man was arrested early Sunday morning on charges of burglary and theft after police responded to a complaint about a large party at the end of Cohoon Road.

Richard J. Armstrong, 20, and others were gathered at the end of the road around a bonfire, Maine State Trooper Reid Bond said. The road is only maintained in the winter for about two miles in from Route 41, he said.

Police said an unoccupied home near the end of the road had been broken into and firewood was taken to fuel the bonfire.

Armstrong was taken to Franklin County Detention Center. He was released $100 cash bail Sunday.

Franklin County Cpl. Christopher Chase and Deputy Sandy Burke assisted Bond at the scene.

About 15 people were at the bonfire, Bond said. Some were of legal drinking and some were not, he said.

Anyone with information about underage drinking is encouraged to contact state police at 624-7076, Bond said.

The party broke up after the arrest and police provided safe rides home for those at the party, he said.

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