Theft of Trailer


img_0337Troopers are investigating a theft of a trailer and a burglary to a nearby house that occurred early Tuesday morning.

The incidents began around 7:30 a.m. Tuesday October 4, 2016, when an unknown suspect pulled into the parking lot of Hitch RV, located at 2152 Bay Road, and backed up to a travel trailer where he hooked onto it and drove away. The trailer was later located approximately a half hour later at a residence in the 5000 block of Barratts Chapel Road where the suspect unhitched it and left it in the yard. The 31-year-old resident of that house was awoken by his dogs barking and soon learned that his house had been broken into and his cell phone was stolen. A silver pickup truck was seen driving away from the house westbound on Barratts Chapel Road. Troopers were then alerted to a residence in the 4000 block of Barratts Chapel Road that a white male subject was attempting to gain entry into the house but was unable and departed in a light colored pickup truck.

The vehicle depicted in the surveillance photos from Hitch RV appears to be a silver or grey pickup truck with a red and white four-wheeler in the bed. The operator is described as a white male, 6’00”-6’01” tall (no further clothing or physical description available).

If anyone has any information in reference to the identity of this individual or information regarding the pickup truck, they are asked to contact Trooper R. Spanier at 302-698-8548. Information may also be provided by calling Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333, via the internet at, or by sending an anonymous tip by text to 274637 (CRIMES) using the keyword “DSP.”