Two Wilmington Teens Charged in Theft From Vehicle

On August 1, 2020, at about 0340 hours, Newark Police responded to the unit block of O’Daniel Avenue for a report of suspicious persons loitering in the parking lot looking into a vehicle.

Arriving officers stopped two suspects matching the description provided by the caller.  One of the suspects was searched and was found in possession of property that had just been removed from a nearby unlocked vehicle.

Both of the suspects, 17 year-old males from Wilmington, were placed under arrest without incident.  One of the males was found in possession of a small amount of marijuana.  Both of the suspects were also found to be in violation of no contact orders as they had recently been arrested and were court ordered not to have contact with each other and to abide by a curfew while out on bail.

Both suspects were transported to Newark Police headquarters where they were charged with:

  • Burglary Third Degree
  • Breach of Release (2 counts)
  • Conspiracy Second Degree
  • Theft Under $1500
  • Loitering

One of the males was also charged with Possession of Marijuana.  Both males appeared before Justice of the Peace Court #11 by video.  One defendant was ordered to be held in default of $8,450 secured bail and was turned over to the custody of the New Castle County Detention Center in Wilmington.  The other defendant posted $7,300 secured bail and was released to a parent.  Both defendants will appear in New Castle County Family Court at a later date.