A Waterville man has been charged with a series of burglaries in Unity and Burnham.

Waldo County Detective Jason Bosco arrested James Welch, 34, on March 23 while working with Waterville Police.

Welch has been charged with two counts of burglary, two counts of theft and one count of felony theft, according to a press release from the Waldo County Sheriff’s Office.

On March 20, police received a complaint of a residential burglary on West View Drive in Unity. Deputies responded to find that someone had entered a vacant home that is for sale by prying open the front door, according to the press release.

A generator, drill and charger, tool box containing art supplies, a ratchet set and copper piping removed from the furnace room were stolen from the home, according to police.

While doing follow-up on this burglary, Bosco received information from Waterville Police Officer Duane Cloutier regarding the incident while Cloutier was working on a separate investigation.

When police stopped Welch March 23 in Waterville, the generator and copper piping reported missing from the Unity residence were found in the back of Welch’s truck, according to the press release.

Welch has also been charged in connection with a separate Unity burglary on Stone Road, reported to police March 3, in which an enclosed construction trailer was broken into and various tools and other construction items were reportedly stolen.

Welch also was charged for his alleged involvement in a burglary at a South Horseback Road residence in Burnham, which was the home of a person who had passed away. A door to a detached garage at the residence that had been boarded up had been forced open and two chainsaws and a generator were taken, according to the press release. The break-in was reported to police Jan. 9.

The investigation continues and police said this week that more arrests and additional charges were likely.