- Associated Press - Wednesday, March 25, 2015

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) - A serial burglar police say was responsible for multiple break-ins at homes across Kennebec County has been sentenced to 10 years in prison.

Justin Ross, of Wayne, was sentenced Tuesday after pleading guilty to 92 crimes, mostly burglary, theft and criminal mischief.

According to the indictment, items were stolen in 2013 from homes, camps and garages in Belgrade, Fayette, Mount Vernon, Vienna, Wayne and Winthrop. Prosecutors say Ross and an accomplice often hit the same neighborhoods again and again, taking power tools, snowmobiles, all-terrain vehicles, televisions, baseball cards, alcohol and many other items.

Police describe finding “a mountain of merchandise” at Ross’s home.

The Kennebec Journal (https://bit.ly/1LWqOM1) reports that Ross apologized in court and referred to a drug addiction. He promised to pay restitution once out of prison.

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Information from: Kennebec Journal, https://www.kjonline.com/

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