Wilmington man arrested and charged in connection to 2 burglaries

Michael J. Stolz, 30, of Wilmington

Members of the Delaware State Police have arrested a Wilmington man and charged him in connection with two burglaries that happened Tuesday morning.

According to the report,troopers were called to respond to a home on North Congress Street in Port Penn around 8AM in regards to a burglary in progress. When troopers arrived, they entered the home and found a man, later identified as Michael J. Stolz, 30, of Wilmington, hiding in a laundry room. Stolz was then taken into custody without incident.

While investigating this first burglary, troopers were contacted by the Kent County Regional Communications Center. Kentcom officials told DSP that a second burglary had happened at a home on Merchant Street, also in Port Penn. When troopers then went to investigate the Merchant Street home, they found out that Stolz had entered the unoccupied home by climbing through an unlocked window, but ran before he could take any items.

Stolz was arrested and charged with two counts of burglary 2nd degree, criminal mischief, and resisting arrest. He was arraigned at JP Court 2 and committed to the Howard Young Correctional Institution in default of $11,500 cash bail.

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