(New Castle, DE 19720) On June 29th, 2022, patrol officers from the New Castle County Division of Police were dispatched to the unit block of Memorial Dr, in the community of Garfield Park for the report of a burglary that had just occurred. When the officers arrived, they learned from the homeowner that he was awakened by a loud crash when he got up to investigate, he saw a dark shadowy figure trying to climb into his residence.  The victim yelled at the suspect and the suspect backed out of the window and fled.

 Detectives from the New Castle County Division of Police Criminal Investigation Unit Property Squad assumed the investigation and learned that earlier that evening a suspect matching this description had entered a vacant residence on Memorial Drive and removed items.  This same suspect then went to a daycare on Halcyon Drive.  This suspect entered the daycare, removed items, and left.  This suspect then went to the residence on Memorial Drive and was scared away.  The same suspect returned to the daycare on Halcyon, reentered all the while carrying a large fan.

This suspect was last seen in the area of the Budget Inn on Route 9.

The detectives were able to obtain these photographs of the suspect(s) and are asking for the public’s assistance in identifying the person or persons in these pictures.

If you can identify either people in the picture or have any information regarding this investigation, please call Criminal Investigations at (302) 385-8110 or email Detective Fitzgerald at Andrew.Fitzgerald@newcastlede.gov

Citizens can also text a tip anonymously simply by texting the number 847411 keyword: NCCDE.  You can also submit a tip via our website athttp://www.nccpd.com. Tipsters may also call Crime Stoppers at (800) TIP-3333 or visit us on Facebook (IM) at the New Castle County Division of Police.