Portland burglary attempt foiled by girl's phone call

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PORTLAND — Two men face several criminal charges after an alleged morning burglary attempt the morning of April 8 on Luke Street was disrupted by a phone call from a 16-year-old girl who was home at the time.

Police Lt. James Sweatt said Tyler I. Dias, 21, and Kevin S. McCarron, 22, both of Portland, were arrested in the basement of a home around 10 a.m. Each was charged with burglary, theft, criminal mischief, and violating conditions of release.

Sweatt said the girl called her mother after the pair approached the house and climbed a ladder to get inside through an upstairs window. Her mother told police the girl locked herself in a closet and could hear the men in the house when she called.

Police arrived and led the girl to safety before arresting Dias and McCarron. Items the two tried to steal were found when they taken to Cumberland County Jail. Both were being held without bail.

Sweatt said Dias was on bail for a theft charge and on probation in New Hampshire, and McCarron was on bail for a charge of trafficking in prison contraband.

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