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Dover Post
  • Dover man arrested following car break-ins

  • Delaware State Police have arrested a Dover man, identified as Terrance Bratcher, following a string of car break-ins and thefts.
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  • Detectives with the Delaware State Police have arrested a Dover man, identified as Terrane Bratcher, 34, in connection with numerous thefts from vehicles that occurred in developments off South State Street.
    Troopers began their investigation Feb. 24 after numerous incidents of car break-ins were being reported in an approximate two mile radius in south Dover, said division spokesman Master Cpl. Gary Fournier.  In at least two of the complaints, the passenger’s side windows were smashed, allowing the suspects to steal various items of electronics, purses, and wallets.
    Troop 3 detectives developed Bratcher as a suspect in the case and learned Bratcher has used a stolen credit card at a Dover gas station on Feb. 25. He also allegedly tried to use another stolen card at a Rite Aid pharmacy, but left the store after the card was denied.
    Bratcher was arrested March 7 at his South State Street home after being positively identified through video surveillance, Fournier said.
    Bratcher was charged with six counts of third-degree burglary, six counts of theft, and two counts of criminal mischief, as well as single counts of third-degree conspiracy, unlawful use of a credit card, and attempted unlawful use of a credit card.
    He later was released on a $6,350 unsecured bond.

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