A grand jury has indicted a Brick man and two partners in connection with nine burglaries, racking up 19 counts handed up to a Superior Court judge on Monday.
Thomas A. Ditre, 24, of Joie Place, was indicted along with two co-defendants, Dean J. Lombardi, 23, of Jackson and Tomas Sinkevicius, 20, of Howell. The crimes were all committed in Millstone Township, Monmouth County, during September and October 2015. The nine residential burglaries resulted in approximately $117,000 worth of stolen jewelry and property, and a stolen .22 caliber handgun, police said.
After Manalapan officers arrested Lombardi after stopping his car Oct. 31, detectives linked Ditre and Sinkevicius to the burglaries, authorities said in Dec. 2015, when the threesome were charged.
Ditre, the Brick man, was charged Nov. 4 at the Ocean County Jail, where he was lodged on unrelated charges, and on Monday, Nov. 24, Sinkevicius was arrested and charged at Hamilton substation.
Ditre was charged with six counts of burglary and theft, unlawful possession of a weapon, and certain persons not to possess a firearm. He was served complaints at Ocean County Jail. Bail was set at $50,000 cash.
On July 12, Ditre was no longer lodged at the Ocean County Jail.