A second Waterville man has been arrested for his involvement in a series of burglaries in Waldo County.

Waterville police arrested Paul Bragdon, 30, March 24. He has been charged with theft by receiving stolen property, considered a Class C felony, because Bragdon has prior burglary and theft convictions, according to Waterville Deputy Police Chief Charles Rumsey. He also faces charges for theft by deception and a probation violation.

The previous day, through a joint investigation between the Waldo County Sheriff’s Office and Waterville police, Bragdon’s roommate, James Welch, 34, was arrested and charged for his involvement in two Unity burglaries and one in Burnham where drills, chainsaws, copper piping and construction tools were taken, according to the Waldo County Sheriff’s Office.

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 sheriff’s office.

Rumsey said Welch had been staying with Bragdon in a Spruce Street apartment.

Bragdon is accused of selling two Makita drills at a Waterville pawn shop this week. Through the investigation, Rumsey said, police learned the drills were stolen in a burglary in Unity, reported to Waldo County Sheriff’s Office Nov. 26.

The theft by deception charge is because Bragdon sold items that did not belong to him in exchange for money, the deputy chief said. Since the pawn shop gave money and the police seized the drills, the pawn shop no longer has property it paid for, Rumsey said.

Officers also searched the Spruce Street apartment where the two men had been living and found numerous items stolen in the burglaries.

The Waldo County Sheriff’s Office and Waterville Police continue to investigate the case because, Rumsey said, a large quantity of property is still unaccounted for. Additional people are likely to be charged in the case, he said.

Anyone with information is encouraged to contact the Waldo County Sheriff’s Office at 338-2040 or Waterville Police at 680-4700.