AMHERST, Maine — According to police, as many as six people could end up facing charges stemming from three recent burglaries on Smith Road.

The Hancock County Sheriff’s Department said deputies received a complaint April 25 that two seasonal homes on the road had been broken into. Police later determined that a third home nearby also had been burglarized.

Taken from the three homes were two firearms, antique glass Turkish smoking pipes, food and alcohol, according to sheriff’s Lt. Tim Cote. Cote said Friday evening that the firearms and some other stolen items since have been located but the pipes had not been recovered.

“Those were valuable items,” he said. “I’m still looking for those.”

The homes also suffered several hundred dollars in estimated damage, according to Cote. A party involving fewer than a dozen people is believed to have occurred in one of the homes, he said.

Cote said two of the suspects are from Amherst and the rest are believed to be from Hampden. Interviews have been conducted, with assistance from the Hampden Police Department, but no one has been summoned or charged yet. He said six people likely will end up facing charges in the burglaries.

Cote said anyone with information about the break-ins or about some of the missing items should contact the Hancock County Sheriff’s Department at 667-7575.

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Bill Trotter

A news reporter in coastal Maine for more than 20 years, Bill Trotter writes about how the Atlantic Ocean and the state's iconic coastline help to shape the lives of coastal Maine residents and visitors....