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Traffic Stop Leads Police To Rehoboth Beach Theft Suspects

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REHOBOTH BEACH, Del. - Two men are facing a combined more than 250 charges after allegedly stealing property from vehicles in Lewes and Rehoboth Beach. Last month, Delaware State Police say they pulled over a scooter for a traffic violation.

During the stop troopers report that the driver, Jeffery Dempsey, 20, of Rehoboth, gave a fake name, to avoid being arrested on an outstanding capias. Once DSP found out his real name, they arrested him, and then also figured out that the scooter he was riding, had been stolen. Police also reportedly found drugs and drug paraphernalia on Dempsey.

After Dempsey's arrest, police looked more into thefts in the same Silver Lake area where the scooter had been stolen. Police say that in the other incidents over a period of four months, items like GPS systems, jewelry, credit cards, and money were taken from unlocked vehicles.

That investigation lead them to arrest Dempsey again, along with Jordan Gustafson, 21, of Rehoboth, both on felony theft, conspiracy, and criminal trespass charges. The two suspects are being held at Sussex Correction Institution, Dempsey with 174 charges on $67,166 bond, and Gustafson with 80 charges on $16,627 bond.

The Delaware State Police want to remind people to utilize the following tips:
· Lock your car doors and roll up you windows
· Do not leave valuables inside your vehicle
· Leave outdoor lights on in the driveway or have security lighting installed
· Report any suspicious activity to 9-1-1

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