Hellertown Police announced Monday that they have arrested two men in connection with a series of vehicle break-ins that occurred in the borough earlier this summer, which in one case resulted in the theft of a handgun.
In a news release, police said that as a result of an investigation into the thefts that involved cooperation with other law enforcement agencies, Reynaldo Sepulveda, 21, of the 200 block of E. Maple Street, Allentown, and Luis A. Sepulveda, 18, of the first block of Buttonwood Road, Allen Township, have each been charged with felony theft, felony conspiracy-receiving stolen property and misdemeanor theft from a motor vehicle.
Police said the break-ins occurred on June 14 and June 18.
Later that month police said in a news release that residents should lock their vehicles, as personal belongings left in vehicles parked in the 1000 block of Detweiler Avenue had been stolen on the night of June 14.
As a result of their investigation, the handgun and several other items that were stolen from the vehicles were recovered, police said.
Following a preliminary arraignment before District Judge Alan Mege last week Reynaldo Sepulveda was committed to Northampton County Prison in lieu of $50,000 straight bail, while Luis A. Sepulveda was committed to the prison in lieu of $35,000 straight bail, according to police and court records.
Both are scheduled to have preliminary hearings before Mege on the morning of Aug. 20, court records state.