(Bear, Del. 19701) New Castle County Police Patrol Officers have arrested a 17-year-old juvenile from Bear for multiple theft charges.
On Wednesday, (January 31) New Castle County Patrol Officers were dispatched to the unit block of Gladstone Way in the neighborhood of Christiana Townhouses for a theft of a cell phone. Upon arrival to the scene, the patrol officers learned that the victim had utilized the popular LETGO app to sell her phone. The juvenile suspect met with the victim and then ran away with her phone under the ruse that he was going to examine it.
During the course of this investigation, another victim identified himself to the officers and stated that a subject matching the description of the earlier juvenile suspect took his cell phone as well.
The juvenile subject was later seen in the area by the patrol officers and taken into custody.
The juvenile was charged two counts of misdemeanor Theft and arraigned by New Castle County Family Court. The juvenile was subsequently held on $500 secured bail.