Police: Harrington man breaks into vehicles, steals numerous items
HARRINGTON, Del. – A Harrington man is behind bars after police connected him to multiple thefts from vehicles.
We’re told police were on patrol on Monday when they were called to a residence in the 100 block of Railroad Avenue for a reported theft from a vehicle. It was determined that the suspect broke into the unlocked vehicle and stole the victim’s purse and other items. While investigating this incident, officers were called to the Midway Shopping Center for a report of s suspect trying to get into vehicles.
When police checked the shopping center, they found a man matching the description of the suspect given by witnesses as he was leaving a store. Police then searched the man, identified as 27-year-old Brandon Brown, and found car keys, debit cards, credit cards, checks, and identified cards, none of which reportedly belonged to Brown. As the investigation unfolded, police determined that Brown had broken into several vehicles at the shopping center and stole the items he had in his possession.
We’re told police also found keys belonging to a stolen vehicle report that the Harrington Police Department received on September 24th.
Brown was subsequently arrested and charged with five counts of third degree burglary, four counts of theft under $1500, theft under $1500 where the victim is 62 years of age or older, carrying a concealed deadly instrument, and possession of drug paraphernalia.
He was committed to SCI on a $10,501 secured bond.