Police arrested two Pittsfield men on charges of burglary and theft after they reportedly admitted to breaking into the home of a Burnham woman and stealing a safe containing a laptop and two tablet computers.

Police arrested Joshua Ames, 27, and Kyle Lovely, 22, Wednesday, April 17, following an investigation into a complaint from a Burnham woman that came in to the Waldo County Sheriff's Office Saturday morning, April 13.

Waldo County Chief Deputy Jeff Trafton said the woman stated she had been out Friday night and discovered her home had been broken into sometime during the night. The woman reported a safe missing and stated it contained the three tech tools.

Trafton said the responding officers often ask homeowners in these situations if they have any idea who may have broken into their home, and on the day of the break-in the woman said she didn't know who may have entered her home.

After a couple of days, however, Trafton said the woman named two men as possible suspects — those two men were later identified as Ames and Lovely.

"When the detectives went up to question them they admitted to breaking into the house," said Trafton.

Trafton said the woman is familiar with Ames and Lovely.

The woman was able to recover her property herself before the two men were arrested and transported to the Waldo County Jail.

Trafton said more often than not, victims of these types of crimes know the person or people responsible.

Ames and Lovely are scheduled to appear at Waldo County Superior Court in Belfast Thursday, June 27.