A Swanville man has been charged after police say he was caught burglarizing a Belfast home in the early morning of Feb. 3.

Maine State Police charged the same man, Benjamin Young, 18, of Swanville, in connection with two other burglaries in late January.

At about 3:20 a.m., a Waldo Avenue resident called police to report someone inside her home, according to Belfast Police Chief Jeff Trafton.

The woman left her house and went to a neighbor’s house to call police, he said.

Sgt. John Gibbs and Patrolman Wendall Ward responded to the home to find Young inside. Trafton said officers found drugs and other stolen items on Young.

Young was charged with burglary, theft of scheduled drugs, possession of drug paraphernalia and four counts of violating condition of release. He was taken to Waldo County Jail.

As of Feb. 5, Young was being held at Two Bridges Regional Jail in Wiscasset. Bail has been set at $5,000 cash or $10,000 surety.

On Jan. 20, Maine State Police Troopers Bethany Couturier and Shawn Porter and Sgt. David Tripp responded to a report of a possible burglary in progress on West Grouse Lane in Swanville. The complainant had come home and thought someone was in the residence. Couturier and Porter checked the house, and found no one inside, but money was missing.

That investigation led to Young’s being arrested and charged with burglary, theft and violating condition of release, according to information provided by Maine State Police Lt. Gerry Madden.

On Jan. 21, Maine State Police executed a search warrant at the home where Young was staying in Swanville and found stolen jewelry, coins, a laptop and several other items, Madden previously said.

On Jan. 23, Young was once again arrested by Maine State Police and charged with burglary, theft and stealing drugs after they received information from Waldo County Sheriff’s Office detectives.

The Republican Journal Reporter Kim Lincoln can be reached at klincoln@villagesoup.com or by phone at 338-3333.