New Castle County Police have arrested 39 year-old Thomas R. Johnson following an investigation into burglaries that occurred in the community of Robscott and Brookside.
(Newark, Del. 19713) Yesterday (May 10) New Castle County patrol officers were dispatched to the unit block of Kenmar Dr for a burglary in progress. Detectives from the Criminal Investigation Unit responded to the scene and learned that a witness observed a white male enter the residence and then exit with property in his hands. The witness was able to capture the license plate number from the vehicle that the suspect was driving, a 1987 Silver Mercury Marquis. The vehicle, detectives learned, was registered to Thomas R. Johnosn.
Detectives then located the Silver Marquis in the unit block of Gill Dr. Detectives were granted a search warrant for the vehicle and Johnson’s residence. Investigators recovered evidence implicating Thomas R. Johnson in the burglary on Kenmar Dr as well as burglaries that occurred throughout the months of February and March in the unit blocks of Havertown Rd, Sanford Dr, Bobby Dr, and Gill Dr.
Thomas R. Johnson was taken into custody without incident. He was charged with 6 counts of felony burglary in the second degree, attempt to commit burglary in the second degree, 6 counts of misdemeanor criminal mischief, 5 counts of misdemeanor theft, felony theft where victim is 62 years of age or older and theft of a firearm. He was arraigned and committed to the Howard Young Correctional Institution after failing to post $82,500.00 cash bail and issued a no contact order with the communities of Robscott and Brookside.