BREWER, Maine — A handful of residents learned they were part of a solved rash of motor vehicle burglaries when they arrived home from work Wednesday night, Brewer Police Chief Perry Antone said Thursday morning.
Five additional automobile burglaries in the north end of Brewer were reported after 6:30 p.m. Wednesday and have been tied to the arrest of two Old Town men earlier in the day for about 20 motor vehicle burglaries.
“Those were all related to the incidents before,” Antone said.
Police followed the burglars’ fresh tracks in the snow, which went from driveway to driveway, to catch the duo, Detective Sgt. Jay Munson has said. The trail led police to a residence on North Main Street, where they found Josh Albert, 25, and Andrew Grindle, 20, with the stolen items.
Both face felony burglary to a motor vehicle and burglary charges. They face up to 10 years in prison and $20,000 fines if convicted of the burglary charge, which is the more serious of the two charges. The burglary charge was lodged because they entered one homeowner’s garage, Munson said.
With the five additional thefts reported late Wednesday, Albert and Grindle now face more than 25 counts of automobile burglary, Antone said.