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Lewes Man Accused Of Burglarizing Milton Home

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Todd Archino, 44, of Lewes, DE Todd Archino, 44, of Lewes, DE

MILTON, Del. - A Lewes man has been charged, after he was apparently caught red handed, breaking into a Milton home. Delaware State Police say on Wednesday, around 1:00 PM, a homeowner contacted them, when they noticed a pickup truck at the back of their Coastal Highway property, after arriving home.

Once Troopers arrived on scene, they say they found 44-year-old Todd Archino, of Lewes, standing outside the home, and took him into custody. Police say Archino had a small hatchet in his back pocket when he was arrested.

An investigation showed that Archino had burglarized the home on February 25th, and taken an upright freezer, a refrigerator, and a stove, which he then sold to a salvage yard to be scrapped. Police say Archino also broke into a shed on the property, and stole a number of tools.

According to the report, Police searched Archino's Lewes home, and found many of the items stolen during the initial burglary, including clothing, kitchen appliances, jewelry, and even a World War I gas mask, which all belonged to the 59-year-old victim. There was reportedly no property taken during Wednesday's burglary.

Archino was charged with 2 counts of 2nd degree burglary, 3rd degree burglary, 2 counts of possession of burglar tools, 3 counts of theft, selling stolen property, and criminal mischief.

He was also charged with home improvement fraud from a December 2013 complaint, where he was reportedly paid to complete outdoor maintenance on a 34-year-old Milton man's home, but apparently never did the work.

Archino was released on $16,500 bond on the burglary charges, and $1,000 bond on the home improvement fraud charge.

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