Two Nesquehoning brothers were arrested recently on various charges.
Police said Michael John McFadden, 23, and Sean Christopher McFadden, 22, both of 318 E. Catawissa St., are facing charges.
Michael McFadden has been charged with theft from a motor vehicle, receiving stolen property, unlawful possession of a controlled substance-heroin, and possession of drug paraphernalia.
Sean McFadden has been charged with unauthorized use of an automobile, driving while operating privilege is suspended or revoked, driving while under suspension-DUI related, receiving stolen property, unlawful delivery or manufacture of a controlled substance, and possession of drug paraphernalia.
Michael McFadden was arrested for incidents that occurred on Sunday, July 3, when officers were dispatched to the 100 block of Rhume St. for individuals entering vehicles and removing items. Police said a witness observed the defendant in one vehicle. As the investigation went on other victims reported their vehicles had been entered.
When interviewed Michael McFadden denied any involvement and blamed his brother, Sean, police said.
During the course of the probe police went to the defendant's residence and spoke with his mother, Diane McFadden. She gave police consent to search the residence and other buildings. While searching Michael's room police found multiple blue Heroin packets, green vegetable matter believed to be marijuana, and items that were reported stolen from the vehicle break-ins. About $3,000 worth of items were found.
Concerning the arrest of Sean McFadden, police said on Sunday, July 3, officers were dispatched to the McFadden home where Diane McFadden reported her son, Sean, took her vehicle without her permission. About the same time frame police received the report of the vehicle break-ins.
Police later went to the McFadden home and received permission to search the home by Diane McFadden. A search of Sean McFadden's room turned up multiple packets of heroin and suspected marijuana. Items stolen from the vehicle break-ins were also found.
Police then charged Sean McFadden with the various criminal counts. Officer Brian White filed the charges against the two.