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Dover Post
  • Detectives break up south Kent County burglary operation

  • Delaware State Police detectives have broken up a three-person burglary operation whose members had victimized people in lower Kent County since March.
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  • Delaware State Police detectives have arrested three people in connection with numerous burglaries and thefts that occurred in southern Kent County.
    Earlier in May, detectives from the Criminal Investigations Unit at Troop 3 began investigating a series of burglaries occurring in the Felton, Milford, Houston, and Farmington areas, said police spokesman Master Cpl. Gary Fournier.
    These incidents, which began in mid-March, occurred primarily during daylight hours as the suspects would forcibly enter homes and take jewelry, cash, and electronic devices. The suspects then received cash for the stolen items at local pawn shops.
    The suspects, Dustin Z. Crew, 23, of the 300 block of Meetinghouse Lane, Camden, Michael A. Rebuck, 38, of the 1600 block of Holly Hill Road, Milford, and Sierra L. Young, 19, of the 1500 block of Mesibov Road, Houston, were linked to the burglaries after a citizen provided investigators with a registration number to a vehicle spotted near one of the burglaries.
    Detectives obtained warrants on the three and took Rebuck and Young into custody on April 30 without incident.
    Rebuck was charged with nine counts of second-degree burglary, theft of a firearm, 10 counts of felony theft, two counts of second-degree conspiracy, two counts of third-degree conspiracy and six counts of criminal mischief, as well as two counts of theft by false pretense, two counts of receiving stolen property and two counts of selling stolen property.
    Young was charged with two counts of theft by false pretense, two counts of receiving stolen property, two counts of selling stolen property and a single count of second-degree conspiracy.
    She was later released on a $7,000 unsecured bond.
    Crew was taken into custody May 10; he was charged with nine counts of second-degree burglary, theft of a firearm, 10 counts of felony theft, two counts of second-degree conspiracy, two counts of third-degree conspiracy and six counts of criminal mischief.
    Both men were jailed at the James T. Vaughn Correctional Center near Smyrna in default of $70,000 secured bond each.
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