June 25, 2018
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Two men arrested after rash of vehicle burglaries in Brewer

By Ryan McLaughlin, BDN Staff

BREWER, Maine — Two Old Town men were arrested Wednesday in connection with a rash of car burglaries overnight in Brewer, according to police.

Detective Sgt. Jay Munson said Brewer police had investigated “approximately 20 car burglaries” that occurred in the North Brewer area between 2 and 8:45 a.m. Wednesday.

Brewer police Officer Nelson Feero, who led the investigation, noticed fresh tracks the burglars had left in the snow, going from driveway to driveway, according to Munson.

The trail eventually led to a residence on North Main Street, and the suspects were identified as Josh Albert, 25, and Andrew Grindle, 20, both of Old Town.

Munson said the two men had stolen iPods and cash from the vehicles, all of which were unlocked.

Both men were arrested and charged with Class C theft. They also were charged with Class B burglary because they entered one homeowner’s garage, Munson said.

Albert and Grindle both have prior theft convictions on their records, according to Munson.

The suspects were released after being charged, the sergeant said. None of the burglarized vehicles had damage, and Munson is advising all Brewer residents to keep their vehicles locked.

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