SIDNEY, Maine — A father and son have been charged in connection with a 2013 burglary in which more than 200 tools and several spools of copper wire were stolen from Pike Industries in Sidney, according to the Kennebec County Sheriff’s Office.

Brian Ouellette, 45, of Oakland and Dylan Veilleux, 23, of Augusta were charged with burglary and theft Wednesday and ordered to appear in court at a later date, Kennebec County Sheriff Ryan Reardon said.

The estimated loss of equipment at Pike Industries totaled $60,000, according to Reardon.

A tipster provided detectives with information leading to Ouellette and Veilleux, and a subsequent investigation led to the pair being charged, Reardon said.

The investigation remains open, and Reardon believes as many as three others may be charged in the case.

The sheriff believes a large amount of the stolen items were sold or traded to fuel a drug habit.

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Ryan McLaughlin

BDN sports freelancer Ryan McLaughlin grew up in Brewer and is a lifelong fan of the New England Patriots, Boston Red Sox, Boston Celtics and Boston Bruins.