Police arrest three individuals in Georgetown car break-ins

Delaware State Police have arrested three people in connection with numerous thefts from vehicles that occurred in the Georgetown area recently.

According to police, car break-ins were being reported from the Shiloh Church Road, Asketum Branch Road, and Homestead Road areas, west of Georgetown.

In most of the incidents, the vehicles were left unlocked and the suspects removed various items of cash, credit cards, and personal belongings before fleeing the area.

The suspects began using some of the victim’s credit cards at various stores in the area and were able to view video surveillance video.

On Saturday, a victim of a theft saw a blue Chevrolet Blazer and turned the registration information over to the police. 

Police say the vehicle’s owner verified that the car was being used by 24-year-old George L. Dunn and his two friends 25-year-old Valerie E. Lohr and 26-year-old Travis M. Cannon.  

Members of the Pro-Active Criminal Enforcement (P.A.C.E.) team found the vehicle on Discount Land Road near Laurel around 11:40 p.m. Saturday night and performed a traffic stop.

All three subjects were taken into custody and charged with Identity Theft, two counts of Burglary 3rd, Forgery 2nd, Conspiracy 2nd, three counts of Unlawful Use of a Credit Card, three counts of Theft Under $1500, Criminal Mischief, and Criminal Trespass 3rd and committed to the Sussex Correctional Institution.

Lohr is held on a $7,150 secured bond, Cannon on a $12,150 secured bond, and Dunn on a $8,851 secured bond.

Troopers are continuing their investigation into these incidents as well as many others that were committed in the Bridgeville, Greenwood, and Delmar areas.

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