Detectives linked Dover man to other city break-ins


State Police arrested a Dover man early Oct. 26 after he allegedly burglarized a bicycle store in Rodney Village. Detectives on the case also linked the suspect to several other burglaries being investigated by the Dover Police Department.

While on patrol in Rodney Village around 3:30 a.m. Oct. 26, a state trooper observed William L. Kulhanek, 23, of Dover, pushing a shopping cart through the complex. When the trooper approached Kulhanek, he fled, according to Master Cpl. Bruce Harris.

The trooper unleashed his canine partner Aron on Kulhanek, which caught the suspect as he attemped to scale a fence, Harris said.

Police searched the contents of the cart Kulhanek was pushing and recovered 23 skate boards, which he allegedly stole from Tony’s Bicycle Shop, located in the shopping center.

Following the arrest, State Police contacted Dover police and informed them that Kulhanek may be connected to recent burglaries in the city.

Subsequently, Dover police charged Kulhanek and another man, David Ranshaw, 21, of Dover, with break-ins at two other businesses.

According to Lt. Dan McKeown, the men allegedly burglarized the Tire King store at 502 S. Governors Ave. on Oct. 15 and again on Oct. 19.

The two also are accused of stealing cash and a laptop from General Pest Control, located at 93 B Saulsbury Road, on Oct. 17.

Kulhanek was committed to the James T. Vaughn Correctional Center in default of an unsecured bond.

Ranshaw was released after posting a $7,500 secured bond.