MANCHESTER, Maine — Two drunken men were arrested early Thursday after allegedly burglarizing a pair of businesses on Western Avenue, according to sheriff’s deputies.

The series of events leading to the arrests of Jeffrey Marshall, 29, of Albion and James Derosier, 29, of Waterville, started shortly before 2:30 a.m. when deputies found a disabled vehicle on Route 202, known locally as Western Avenue, according to Detective Sgt. John Bourque of the Kennebec County Sheriff’s Office.

When deputies located the vehicle, nobody was in it, but a burglar alarm at a nearby Circle K rang out shortly after police got to the vehicle, Bourque said.

As police investigated the Circle K burglary, a backup deputy located both suspects inside the vehicle, and police found they not only committed the Circle K burglary, but that a sandwich shop about a half-mile away was also broken into, Bourque explained.

The men were charged with burglary, theft, and criminal mischief and taken to the Kennebec County Jail.

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