Two arrested for construction site thefts in Sussex Co.

1280 Delaware Construction Thefts

Cichocki (left) and Govin

SUSSEX CO., Del. – Delaware State Police have arrested two men in connection to thefts from construction sites in the Sussex County area.

Police say in mid April, they began investigating several thefts from construction sites and construction trailers. On Monday, troopers investigated a theft of an ATV at a Rehoboth Beach construction site that occurred sometime over the weekend.

Through further investigation, police located the ATV at 46-year-old Anthony Cichocki’s residence in the McNichol Place Mobile Home Park. It was learned that he had a co-conspirator, identified as 36-year-old Brian Govin.

Troopers then responded to Govin’s residence in the 20100 block of Beaver Dam Road. He was not home at the time, however the homeowners provided consent to search the residence, leading police to find a John Deere Gator behind a pole building that was reported stolen on April 23rd.

After learning the Govin had responded to Cichocki’s residence, troopers returned to Cichocki’s residence, where both were taken into custody. It was learned that Govin was also a suspect in a burglary that happened on April 22nd, in which he reportedly entered a residence under construction on Warrington Road by cutting a hole in the fence and stole roughly 100 electrical boxes, a black Arctic Cat ATV, farm equipment, and building materials.

Cichocki was charged with two counts of felony theft, felony second degree conspiracy, criminal mischief, second degree criminal trespass, and third degree criminal trespass. He was released on $7,100 unsecured bond.

Govin was charged with third degree burglary, three counts of felony theft, second degree conspiracy, theft, criminal mischief, second degree criminal trespass, and two counts of third degree criminal trespass. He was released on $13,202 unsecured bond.

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