Social Media Helps Detectives Identify Burglary Suspect Captured On Home Surveillance Video

New Castle County Police Detectives have arrested 27-year-old Craig Jones in connection with a burglary that occurred in the community of Penn Acres South.

On Sunday (August 6) New Castle County Police responded to the unit block of Bunker Hill Road for the report of a burglary. Police were made aware that the suspect stole 3 handguns from the residence. The resident’s home surveillance video captured a picture of the suspect. The video was then posted to New Castle County’s social media sites to assist with identification. Detectives received a tip identifying Craig Jones of the 100 block of Maple Oats Lane Clayton, Del to be the suspect in the video. Detectives issued a warrant for the arrest of Craig Jones.

Today (August 14) at approximately 7:12 a.m., New Castle County Police were called to the community of West Minquadale for the report of a subject looking into vehicles, later identified to be Craig Jones. Police attempted to make contact with Craig Jones and a foot pursuit ensued. Craig Jones was taken into custody without further incident.

Craig Jones was charged with second-degree burglary, 3 counts of theft of a firearm, misdemeanor theft, criminal impersonation, disorderly conduct and resisting arrest. Craig Jones was arraigned and committed to Howard Young Correctional Institute after failing to post a $2,500.00 secured bail.

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