BATH — Police on Dec. 5 arrested two Bath men suspected of causing more than $20,000 in damage to the former Huse School building on Oct. 30.
Daniyil Klimov, 21, and Zachary Lambert, 22, both of Bath, were each charged with Class C felony burglary and criminal mischief, according to a release from Bath Police Chief Michael Field.
On Oct. 31, Bath police went to the now-vacant elementary school building on Andrews Road and found smashed windows and doors, hundreds of air-soft pellets and Guy Fawkes masks, police said at the time.
Evidence, including the masks, is being analyzed for fingerprints and DNA.
Detective Sgt. David Beauregard said publicity about the crime, including photos of the mask, prompted residents to report tips that ultimately led to the arrests.
Klimov and Lambert were each released on $22,000 unsecured bail and are scheduled to appear in Sagadahoc County Superior Court on Feb. 10, 2015.
If convicted, each faces a maximum of five years in jail for each charge, as well as restitution.
Burglars who allegedly vandalized the vacant Huse School building in Bath the night before Halloween wore Guy Fawkes masks and caused more than $20,000 to the former school.