Wanted man arrested for theft in Harrington

The Harrington Police Department says that they arrested a man on Sunday for an active warrant.

According to the release, while on patrol, police responded to reports of a theft around North West Street.

While police were investigating that complaint, they saw Christopher J. Santiago, 30, of Harrington, walking on Wolcott Street.

Police knew he had an active warrant and began following him. Officials were able to follow Santiago to a home on Fleming Street, and took him into custody without incident.

Reports say that the warrant stems from a theft complaint police investigated earlier in September, when Santiago stole a lawnmower from a victim on Mechanic Street.  

Santiago was taken to the Harrington Police Department for processing. He also apparently had an active capias out of Kent County Family Court for a failure to appear for a contempt hearing.  

He was charged with one count of theft under $1,500, and was arraigned on the warrant and capias via video phone at Justice of the Peace Court 7. Santiago was committed to the Sussex Correctional Institute in default of cash bond. 

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