JAY – Police foiled an alleged attempt to burglarize a C.N. Brown store this morning, placing two suspects under arrest.
At 3:10 a.m., Jay Police Department Sgt. Troy Young Sr. and Livermore Falls Police Department Officer Stephen Allen responded to a report of a break in at the gas station, which is located at 94 Main Street. There they discovered that the front window had been broken with a rock.
Young located the two men, who police say were hiding behind the C.N. Brown, near a dumpster. Jeremy Ciarfella, 23, of Jay, was charged with attempted burglary, criminal mischief and violating the conditions of his release. David Levesque, 18, of Lewiston, was also charged with attempted burglary and criminal mischief.
According to a statement released by JPD Chief Larry White Sr., Levesque was wearing “very dark clothing” and a head-attachment lamp.
Police say that both men admitted that they broke into the store with an intent to take money. The damage to the window has been estimated at $500. Police are continuing their investigation, as they believe a third person may have been involved in transporting Ciarfella and Levesque to the scene. Anyone with information is being asked to call 897-6766.
White noted that the fast response to the burglary report prevented money from being stolen.
“They were only charged with attempted burglary because, due to the quick response, entry was never made into the store,” White said in a prepared statement.