Two Charged In Dover Irrigation Wire Theft - 47 ABC - Delmarva's Choice

Two Charged In Dover Irrigation Wire Theft

Posted: Updated:
42-year-old Dave Blawn, of Felton 42-year-old Dave Blawn, of Felton
45-year-old Bonnie Henderson of Dover 45-year-old Bonnie Henderson of Dover

DOVER, Del. - Police have arrested two people after they were allegedly caught stealing copper wire. Delaware State Police say around 2:40 AM on Thursday, an employee of Shady Brook Farms on Bayside Drive in Dover, called them about someone stealing wire from their irrigation system.

Troopers found the suspect vehicle, a blue Dodge mini-van, on Marshtown Road, with the driver, 45-year-old Bonnie Henderson of Dover, inside. A short while later, officials say 42-year-old Dave Blawn, of Felton, Henderson's boyfriend, came out from the woods.

Both were arrested, and charged with possession of burglar tools, 2nd degree conspiracy, criminal mischief, and criminal trespass. Police say during a search of the van they found bolt cutters.

An investigation revealed that Blawn was linked to at least four other incidents of stolen wire, going back to November 2012, in and around Dover and Magnolia. Police say Blawn would go into the farm fields, and take the copper wire off of the irrigation systems by snipping it with bolt cutters.

Blawn was additionally charged with 10 counts of felony theft, 3 more counts of criminal mischief, and 4 more counts of criminal trespass. He is being held at James T. Vaughn Correctional Center, on bond. Henderson was released.

  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • Homeless Sex Offenders

    Homeless Sex Offenders

    DELAWARE - Individuals featured in this slideshow are NOT wanted. They are sex offenders who have registered with Delaware State Police as homeless. These are public notifications.More >>
    DELAWARE - Individuals featured in this slideshow are NOT wanted. They are sex offenders who have registered with Delaware State Police as homeless. These are public notifications.More >>
  • Spring Gas Giveaway

    Spring Gas Giveaway

    Let WMDT fill up your tank! It's time for our Spring Gas Giveaway! More >>
    Enter for your chance to win a $100 Exxon/Mobil Gas Card!More >>
  • Man Found Dead Outside Home In Centreville

    Man Found Dead Outside Home In Centreville

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 8:12 AM EDT2014-04-23 12:12:46 GMT
    CENTREVILLE, Del. (AP) - New Castle County police are investigating the death of a man found lying in the driveway of his home in Centreville. Police say a relative found 85-year-old James Conaway dead outside his home on High Ridge Road on Tuesday. His bronze Cadillac was missing, but police say it has been found. Conaway's body has been taken to the Office of the State Medical Examiner for an autopsy to determine the cause and manner of his death. Sgt. Jacob Andrews says Conaway's death has...More >>
    CENTREVILLE, Del. (AP) - New Castle County police are investigating the death of a man found lying in the driveway of his home in Centreville. Police say a relative found 85-year-old James Conaway dead outside his home on High Ridge Road on Tuesday. His bronze Cadillac was missing, but police say it has been found. Conaway's body has been taken to the Office of the State Medical Examiner for an autopsy to determine the cause and manner of his death. Sgt. Jacob Andrews says Conaway's death has...More >>
  • ContestsMore>>

  • Spring Gas Giveaway

    Spring Gas Giveaway

    Let WMDT fill up your tank! It's time for our Spring Gas Giveaway! More >>
    Enter for your chance to win a $100 Exxon/Mobil Gas Card!More >>
  • Teacher Who Makes A Difference

    Teacher Who Makes A Difference

    The WMDT 47 Teachers Who Make a Difference Contest is Sponsored by Accurate Optical: "Encouraging children of all ages to come in for an annual eye exam to help them see better in school." Each month weMore >>
    The WMDT 47 "Teachers Who Make a Difference" Sponsored by Accurate Optical Encouraging children of all ages to come in for an annual eye exam to help them see better in school.More >>
Powered by WorldNow
Powered by WorldNow All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and WMDT. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.