Jean Auguste (left) of Lanham, and Kelvin Snowden Jr., of Gaithersburg, are accused of stealing about $22,000 worth of liquor from a Montgomery County warehouse. (Courtesy of Montgomery County Police)

Maybe they were planning one heck of a party.

Authorities said Jean Auguste, 27, of Lanham, and Kelvin Eugene Snowden Jr., 31, of Gaithersburg, stole an estimated $21,769 worth of alcohol in a series of thefts from trucks parked at the Montgomery County Department of Liquor Control warehouse in Gaithersburg, Md.

The thefts, seven in total, happened over the past few months, according to Montgomery County police.

After one of the thefts, on May 28, security personnel at the warehouse saw a man in a video surveillance recording and called police. When an officer arrived, he saw a Chevrolet Suburban driven by Auguste and parked in the lot of a nearby school. Inside the vehicle, police said, were several boxes of alcohol, which were later found to have been stolen from the warehouse facility.

Auguste was arrested and charged with conspiracy to commit second-degree burglary and theft. He was taken to central processing and released on bond.

Police say detectives also found in their investigation that Snowden, who worked for the liquor control department, had broken into the warehouse lot, stole alcohol from trucks and at least once sold some of the alcohol to Auguste.

Snowden was arrested and charged with malicious destruction of property and theft offenses. He was also taken to central processing. His bond information is not available at this time, police said.