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Man Confesses to Burglaries 

Police say a man from Augusta has confessed to a string of burglaries in Waldo County and Wiscasset. Police arrested 33-year-old John Howard at his home last week in connection with six recent break-ins in Wiscasset.Authorities say he was caught on video inside a business there. That’s when they noticed he looked similar to the man seen on surveillance inside Angler’s restaurant in Searsport, in June.Searsport Police Chief Richard Lahaye says Howard admitted to breaking into four businesses in Belfast, Searsport and Stockton Springs, three of which were restaurants. He also confessed to the Wiscasset crimes. Howard is charged with those six burglaries and is in the Two Bridges Jail in Wiscasset.Lahaye says he expects Howard to be charged for the Waldo County crimes, too. He adds the investigation is on-going and Howard could also be connected to more burglaries.