The incident occurred at approximately 2:30 a.m. on Saturday, August 09, 2014, after a resident of the 600 block of Hammond Drive, Milford called 911 after he observed a suspicious male subject walking from home to home pulling on vehicle door handles. The witness reported that he watched as the suspect was successful in finding an unlocked car. The suspect then entered the vehicle and proceeded to remove items from it. Responding officers from the Milford Police Department responded to the scene and were able to take Marque Anthony, 25, into custody without incident. According to police, a subsequent search of Anthony revealed property linking him to the theft from the vehicle as well as other items believed to have been removed from other unlocked cars in the area. Police state that he was also found to be in possession of .2 grams of marijuana.
Troopers took custody of Marque Anthony and charged him with one count each of burglary 3rd degree, theft under $1500, and possession of marijuana. He was arraigned at Justice of the Peace Court 7 and then committed to the Sussex Correctional Institution for lack of $1250.00 secured bail. Troopers continue to investigate this incident.
If anyone has any information in reference to this incident or feel that they may have been a victim of a theft from their vehicle, they are asked to contact Trooper First Class Pierre Lawler at 302.644.5020 ext. 258 or use the Delaware State Police Mobile Crime Tip Application available to download at: http://www.delaware.gov/apps/. Information may also be provided by calling Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333, via the internet at www.tipsubmit.com, or by sending an anonymous tip by text to 274637 (CRIMES) using the keyword “DSP.”