Troopers Arrest Teen for Residential Burglary

by Pat Haley

Delaware State Police have arrested a teenager for a residential burglary in Dover, Delaware.

On August 18, 2023, at approximately 11:00 p.m., troopers responded to a residence on Pinewood Acres Avenue in Pinewood Acres Mobile Home Park for a reported burglary. Upon returning home, a 40-year-old woman discovered that one of the windows to her residence had been pushed in, the screen was out of place, and a footprint was on the siding of her home. After checking the interior of the residence, she noticed that an Apple watch was missing. A 17-year-old male from Dover was identified as the suspect through investigative means.

Troopers responded to the suspect’s residence and recovered the stolen Apple watch. The suspect was then taken into custody and transported to Troop 9, where he was charged with the following crimes:

  • Burglary Third Degree (Felony)
  • Theft Under $1500
  • Criminal Mischief Under $1000

The 17-year-old was arraigned by Justice of the Peace Court 7 and released into the custody of his parent.

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