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High School Student Charged in Maine Jewelry Theft
05/08/2014 10:37 AM ET  

Brian Durrell, of New Sharon, is charged with burglary and theft, and second suspect, a juvenile, is likely to face charges.

WILTON, Maine (AP) _ Police say an 18-year-old high school student has been charged with stealing more than $50,000 in cash and jewelry from a Wilton home.

Chief Heidi Wilcox says Brian Durrell, of New Sharon, is charged with burglary and theft. A second suspect, a juvenile, is also likely to face charges. Both are students at Mount Blue High School in Farmington.

The homeowners reported the theft April 30 after returning from vacation.

Police checked a local jewelry store and discovered some of the items were sold there by the teens. Wilcox tells the Sun Journal  that Durrell told the store owner that his grandmother died and left him the jewelry.

Durrell remained in jail Wednesday on $10,000 bail and it's not clear if he has a lawyer.



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