(Newark, DE 19702) Officers from the New Castle County Division of Police have arrested 42-year-old Michael Savage of Elkton, Maryland in reference to theft charges. Over the past month, officers have been dispatched to multiple locations throughout the county in reference to a suspect removing AlphaCell batteries from Comcast cable boxes. Thefts were reported in the following communities: Frenchtown Woods, Fox Run, Perch Creek, Glasgow Pines, Sparrow Run, Salem Village, Marydale, Timber Farms, Summer Hill, and Salem Woods.
Through investigative measures and the collection of video surveillance, officers were able to identify a suspect as Michael Savage (42) of Elkton. Following a thorough investigation, officers authored an arrest warrant and charged Savage with 11 misdemeanor counts of theft under $1,500.00 and 8 misdemeanor counts of criminal mischief under $1,000.00 in damaged property. Savage was taken into custody in Maryland on Monday, January 9, 2023, and is awaiting extradition to Delaware at this time.
Police are asking anyone with information or surveillance footage pertaining to these thefts to please call Officer Joshua Lukaszewicz at (302)395-8171 or Joshua.Lukaszewicz@newcastlede.gov or by calling the non-emergency number at 302-573-2800. Tipsters may also call Crime Stoppers at (800) TIP-3333 or visit us on Facebook at New Castle County Police.