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Falmouth burglary arrest could lead to more charges

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Falmouth burglary arrest could lead to more charges

FALMOUTH — Police arrested Calvin Wiggins, 46, of Portland, on Middle Road Friday night after he was allegedly found fleeing a home with stolen items.

Lt. John Kilbride said police received a call from a neighbor who noticed a car parked near the home and saw a flashlight beam inside the building.

Sgt. George Savidge and Officers Dan Austin and Steve Townsend arrived at 6:40 p.m. and allegedly saw Wiggins inside. They said he fled through a back door when they ordered him out of the home, and was eventually subdued using a Taser.

Wiggins allegedly had approximately $2,000 in stolen items in his possession when he was arrested, according to police.

On Saturday, officers searched the YMCA in Portland, where Wiggins had been living, and allegedly found electronics items and jewelery reported missing after previous burglaries in Falmouth and Windham.

According to Kibride, Wiggins was released from prison in August after serving a 15-year sentence for robbery.

He was charged with resisting arrest and burglary in connection with the Oct. 26 incident, and was taken to the Cumberland County Jail in Portland, where he remained Monday; bail was set at $100,000.

Charges in connection with other burglaries are pending, Kilbride said.