Suspicious Person Results in Apprehension of Burglar

New Castle County Police Department

Colonel W. Scott McLaren Chief of Police
Corporal John Weglarz Sr. Media Coordinator’s Office
(302) 395-8005 Mobile phone (302) 540-7560

September 2, 2012

Suspicious Person Results in Apprehension of Burglar

New Castle County Police have arrested Tyrone Williams, a 41 year old male who is currently homeless and his last known address was in New Jersey. He has been charged with several counts of burglary and related offenses after he was stopped early yesterday morning and was found to be in possession of property belonging to a victim that recently had their car broken into and another whose home was burglarized.
(Wilmington, DE) On Saturday morning (9/01) at 3:04 a.m., County Police responded to Newport Gap Pike in the vicinity of the Belvedere Fire Company for a reported suspicious person. When officers arrived, they made contact with the subject, later identified as Tyrone Williams, as he was standing across from the fire company. The subject indicated that he was lost and stranded and needed a ride to New Jersey. At that time, the officer offered to take the subject to a local 7-11 convenience store.

Prior to entering the patrol car, the officer found Williams to be in possession of pocket knife, after the subject had advised the officer that he did not have any weapons in his possession. Furthermore, Williams had a credit card, jewelry, and a wallet that contained a driver’s license and several other credit cards belonging to two unknown females.

During the investigation, police contacted one of the victims, a 36 year old female, and learned that she recently had property stolen from her vehicle that was parked in front of her home in the unit block of Lloyd Street in the community of Belvedere. The property removed included two wallets, one of which was located in the pocket of William’s pants and another that he attempted to hide in his pants, as well as the pocket knife.

Subsequently, officers responded to a home of another female victim that was in the community of Woodcrest. When the officers arrived, they discovered an open rear bedroom window and an unsecured side door to the residence. Further investigation revealed the home was unoccupied and partially ransacked. Police learned that a credit card and jewelry that was found in William’s possession was taken from the home.

Tyrone Williams was charged with burglary in the second degree, burglary in the third degree and two counts of theft. He was arraigned and committed to the Howard Young Correctional Institute after failing to post $10,000 cash bail.

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