WATERVILLE, Maine — An Oakland man was arrested and charged with nine counts of motor vehicle burglary and two counts of burglary over the weekend.

Waterville police launched an investigation after concerned residents tipped them off that Scott Leo, 23, had been breaking into motor vehicles in the area, Deputy Chief Charles Rumsey said Monday.

Leo, who was staying at the Econo Lodge on Kennedy Memorial Drive, had allegedly taken some phones, “at least one iPod,” gloves and spare change from vehicles, Rumsey said.

“Our patrol officers and our detectives gathered enough information to obtain a search warrant at the hotel room.”

After officers searched the room and conducted an interview with Leo on Saturday morning, they determined that he was involved and arrested him, Rumsey said.

He is facing the two felony burglary counts because two of the cars he broke into were parked in garages, “which constitutes a burglary,” Rumsey said.

Leo was taken to the Kennebec County Jail, where his bail was set at $3,500. He was still there Monday afternoon, Rumsey said.

Leo faces up to five years in prison on the two burglary counts if convicted.

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