State Police Detectives Arrest Lewes Man for Felony Theft

Delaware State Police have arrested 31-year-old William Rodenbaugh of Lewes, Delaware for felony theft and attempted theft from vehicles in the Angola area.

On June 11, 2024, troopers began investigating a theft and attempted theft from vehicles in the Angola area near Lewes. During the investigation, troopers learned that an unknown suspect had gone through vehicles in the neighborhoods of Angola Beach and Estates, Bayridge Crossing, and The Cove between June 11 and June 14 where money had been stolen. Troopers also learned that the suspect had trespassed on several properties in those neighborhoods. Through investigative means, detectives identified William Rodenbaugh as the suspect and obtained a warrant for his arrest.

On July 5, 2024, detectives arrested Rodenbaugh. He was taken to Troop 4, charged with the crimes listed below, arraigned by Justice of the Peace Court 2, and released on a $5,000 unsecured bond. However, he was committed to Sussex Correctional Institution on an existing capias warrant.

  • Attempt to Commit Theft under $1,500 Where the Victim is Over 62 (Felony)
  • Theft under $1,500 Where the Victim is Over 62 (Felony)
  • Attempt to Commit Theft under $1,500
  • Criminal Trespass 3rd Degree – 4 counts

Delaware State Police Troop 4 Criminal Investigations Unit continues to investigate these incidents. Detectives are asking anyone with information about these cases or has been a victim, to contact Detective K. Perry by calling (302) 752-3800. Information may also be provided by sending a private Facebook message to the Delaware State Police or contacting Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-847-3333.

If you or someone you know is a victim or witness of a crime or have lost a loved one to a sudden death and need assistance, the Delaware State Police Victim Services Unit / Delaware Victim Center is available to offer you support and resources 24 hours a day through a toll-free hotline at 1-800-VICTIM-1 (1-800-842-8461). You may also email the Victim Services Unit at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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