DYER BROOK, Maine — Maine State Police have charged two Glenburn men in connection with a Thursday morning burglary in Aroostook County.
Aaron Albert, 18, and Jeffrey Sinclair, 19, were arrested and charged with burglary and felony theft, Sgt. Tom Pelletier said Friday.
Pelletier said that Daniel McNally, owner of Midnight Auto in Dyer Brook, called police on Thursday to report that his business had been burglarized. McNally told Trooper Tim Saucier that it appeared someone had stolen $2,500 worth of mostly new batteries.
McNally’s wife contacted area recycling facilities to make them aware of the stolen batteries in the event they were cashed in for scrap metal at those locations.
A short time later, a recycling facility in Bangor reported that an employee had just taken in the batteries. Saucier reviewed surveillance footage of the vehicle used by the person who turned in the stolen property as well as images of the operator and passenger.
Maine State Police Trooper Brian Bean of Orono and Saucier found the vehicle used in the crime and identified Albert and Sinclair, according to Pelletier. They were interviewed and arrested on burglary and felony theft charges a short time later.
Both were taken to the Aroostook County Jail in Houlton.
Pelletier praised the personnel at the recycling facility for helping to get the case solved quickly. The stolen property was recovered and returned to Midnight Auto.