A 17-year-old Bridgeville man, Mathew Booros, was identified as a second suspect in a slew of bike thefts in Harrington last month.
A 17-year-old Bridgeville man was identified as a second suspect in a slew of bike thefts in Harrington last month.
Mathew Booros was arrested on Aug. 3 after police obtained warrants for his arrest in connection with multiple bike thefts that occurred July 27, according to Harrington Police Department spokesman Lt. Earl Brode.
Booros is charged with two counts of third-degree burglary, two counts of second-degree conspiracy, theft under $1,500 and criminal mischief under $1,000. He was initially arrested by Delaware State Police and turned over to the Harrington Police Department. He was arraigned and released on a $7,100 unsecured bond pending a future court date.
Harrington resident Jeramiah Tolley, 18, was the first suspect arrested on July 30, Brode said.
Three days before Tolley’s arrest, patrol officers responded to the area of East Center Street and Harrington Avenue for a report of a suspicious vehicle. Upon arrival, officers contacted Tolley, who was with the vehicle. Tolley stated that he observed unknown people placing bicycles in a nearby alley. The officer then found the bicycles in the alley, Brode said.
Brode said a police investigation revealed that the bicycles were stolen from several residences on Delaware Avenue and Tolley was identified as a suspect.
Officers obtained a warrant for Tolley’s arrest, and Tolley turned himself in to the Harrington Police Department on July 30.
Tolley is charged with two counts of third-degree burglary, two counts of second-degree conspiracy, two counts of theft under $1,500 and one count of criminal mischief under $1,000.