State Police say a 17-year-old boy was arrested at gunpoint Monday afternoon inside one of eight seasonal homes that had been broken into in Belgrade along Messalonskee Lake.

Trooper Travis Luce had been called to a residence on Dustin Drive after an alarm had been set off and the trooper found the home had been broken into.  He then discovered several others had also been broken into along nearby Kerschner Road.  Inside one of those camps he encountered the teenager and took him into custody, with assistance from Corporal Diane Vance.

In all – eight summer homes had been entered, including one the boy had been living in,  in recent days.  The boy, who had run away from his home in Vassalboro, was charged with burglary and released to the custody of his mother.

Troopers are still attempting to determine what items were taken from the homes other than tools and food. Additional charges are expected to be filed against the teen as the investigation continues.