A Monmouth County grand jury indicted two Middletown men on five counts including, conspiracy, burglary, and receiving stolen property.
Christopher Devine, 19, of Garryford Avenue, and Frank McQuade, 19, of Veronica Place, were arrested and charged following two February incidents.
On Feb. 2, Devine and McQuade allegedly conspired to burglarize Middletown cars. According to the indictment, both men entered a car and removed items without permission from the owners. In addition to the Feb. 2 car burglary, the indictment further states that Devine and McQuade allegedly entered three different cars on Feb. 13 without the owner’s permission and with the intention to commit an offense.
The fifth count on the indictment is listed as receiving stolen property. Devine and McQuade allegedly received stolen personal property in excess of $500. The indictment states that the received property belonged to the owners of the burglarized cars.
The two were indicted on Tuesday, May 15. All five counts on the indictment are considered third-degree crimes.
An indictment does not indicate a conviction. It means that a grand jury has found there is sufficient evidence to pursue prosecution in a court of law. The charges will be heard in that court of law.