A Middleton man returning to his Nightengale Lane home Tuesday night at about 11:40 p.m. observed two suspicious men in his neighborhood.
One of them was rummaging through a parked car, while the second man was standing near another vehicle, according to Middleton police. After the men realized they were being watched they took off in different directions on bicycles, according to witnesses.
Officers apprehended one of the men about three blocks from the home and the other about two hours later on Parmenter Street.
Police said they recovered a backpack full of items including portable electronic devices. The men are thought to have been visiting a Middleton acquaintance for the last 10 days.
Gilbert Wainwright, 25, of Chicago and Zachary Ferraro, 23, of Westmont, Ill., were charged with multiple counts of theft from auto.