Dover man arrested for two early morning burglaries

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DOVER, Del. – A Dover man was arrested on Tuesday following two separate burglaries.

At around 2:20 a.m., officers responded to the Valero gas station located at 530 N. DuPont Highway for a burglary alarm. When officers arrived on scene, they noticed a window had been shattered to the business. Surveillance footage showed the suspect, identified as 22-year-old Kyle Batson, entering the business and stealing cash and cigarettes from the store. A witness told police they saw Batson jumping into a dumpster.

Batson was located and arrested on third degree burglary, theft under $1500, and criminal mischief charges. He was released on his own recognizance.

Just before 8 a.m. that same day, officers responded to the Saint Andrew’s Lutheran Church for a burglary. Officers found an exterior window had been shattered and several doors and locks were damaged on the inside of the building. It was also noted that an Apple iPad and cash had been stolen. Exterior video surveillance footage showed Batson at approximately 2:30 a.m., wearing the same clothing as in the Valero burglary that had just occurred.

Warrants were obtained for Batson, who was arrested in the area of White Oak Road and N. DuPont Highway. He was again charged with third degree burglary, theft under $1500, and criminal mischief, and was held at SCI on a $2,000 secured bond.

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