The Tinton Falls police recently arrested a trio of locals who they say burglarized and stole more than $2,000 from two Shrewsbury Avenue businesses during a power outage caused by Hurricane Sandy.
Darryl Lainge, 26, of Eatontown, Juan Escalante, 26, of Red Bank, and Markies Wells, 27, of Ocean Township broke into the two businesses, one of which was the Dunkin' Donuts at 596 Shrewsbury Avenue, on Oct. 31, police said.
Tinton Falls Police Lt. David Scrivanic said a subsequent police investigation led to the arrest of the three men, and they were charged with burglary and theft.
"A search warrant was executed and all proceeds, in excess of $2,000, were recovered," Scrivanic said.
Escalante was arrested and placed in the Monmouth County Correctional Institution in lieu of $30,000 bail with no 10 percent option.
The investigating officers were Detective Sgt. Scott Trocchia and Det. Joseph Schuler.
The Tinton Falls Police also recently arrested a borough man who stole from two Tinton Falls schools and a church.
Police arrested Victor Davidson, 20, of Tinton Falls, and charged him with burglary and theft. Scrivanic said the burglaries occurred between Nov. 3 and and Nov. 6.
Police recovered $2,300 from Davidson as a result of the investigation.
Davidson was released pending his court appearance.