They were trying to pile in everything from scrap metal to car batteries when Troopers arrived. Now, a pair from Johnsonville is facing charges while police look for a third.

Troopers based out of Sand Lake were called to a “larceny in progress” complaint on Bly Hollow Road in the Town of Berlin on Monday, Aug. 18. There, they found and arrested Lloyd Burdick, 34, and Samantha Gates, 31, and charged them with trespassing, larceny, criminal possession of stolen property, criminal possession of a controlled substance and possession of a hypodermic needle.

The pair broke a fence to get on the property and damaged vehicles, police said. A third subject is being sought in connection with the thefts.