Two Del. teens charged in connection to Lincoln burglaries

LINCOLN, Del. - Two teens are in custody, after troopers say they were involved in multiple burglaries, in Lincoln. 

Delaware State Police say on Tuesday, just after 7:10 PM, troopers were dispatched to a burglary complaint in the 20000 block of West Mayhew Drive, Cedar Creek Estates. During this burglary, authorities say forced entry was made, the residence was extensively ransacked, and multiple items were stolen, including electronics and purses. Troopers were apparently informed of two additional burglaries that happened within the same development in which electronics were stolen. 

After further investigation, law enforcement identified the suspects as a 14-year-old boy from Lewes and a 14-year-old boy from Lincoln. DSP reports that they noticed the suspects walking in Cedar Creek Estates development carrying backpacks. According to the report, both backpacks contained stolen jewelry and other property associated with the burglaries. Troopers say the grandmother of the Lincoln teen gave consent for a search of the residence, where multiple electronics and other suspected stolen property was seized.

Both teens were taken to Troop 7 and charged with three counts of the following: burglary second degree (felony), theft, criminal mischief, and conspiracy second (felony). The 14-year-olds were turned over to the Stevenson House Detention Center on $6,000 secured bond.

During the month of January 2018, Troop 7 units handled multiple complaints involving thefts from unsecured vehicles in the Lincoln (Cedar Creek Estates) and Lewes (Reserves at Lewes Landing) area.  DSP says both juveniles are suspects in these cases and the Property Crimes Unit will continue to investigate these complaints.

Anyone with information related to theses cases is asked to call Troop 4 Property Crimes Unit at 302-752-3800 or Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-847-3333.

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