Date Posted: Thursday, May 19th, 2022
Delaware State Police have arrested 18-year-old Aubree Cruz and a 15-year-old male, both of Dover, DE, following a burglary that took place in the Dover area on Wednesday afternoon.
On May 18, 2022, at approximately 1:23 p.m., troopers responded to a residence on the 3000 block of Forrest Avenue regarding a report of a burglary that had just occurred. The 34-year-old male homeowner informed police that he had observed two subjects breaking into his residence, one of which was armed. The victim was able to retrieve his legally owned firearm and fire rounds at one of them, causing both suspects to flee the scene. Shortly afterwards, troopers contacted a 15-year-old male at Kent General Hospital who had suffered a gunshot wound to his leg. The juvenile had been accompanied by Aubree Cruz, and both individuals were determined to be the suspects that had burglarized the residence on Forrest Avenue.
The juvenile was treated for his injuries and released to troopers from the hospital. Cruz was located by troopers a short time later in the Dover area and taken into custody without incident. Both Cruz and the juvenile were transported to Troop 3 and charged with the following crimes:
- Burglary First Degree (Felony)
- Conspiracy Second Degree (Felony)
The juvenile was arraigned by Justice of the Peace Court # 7 and released on $21,000 unsecured bond. Cruz was arraigned by Justice of the Peace Court # 2 and remanded to Sussex Correctional Institution on $11,000 secured bond.
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Presented by Public Information Officer, Senior Corporal Leonard DeMalto
Released: 051922 1233
Betsy Price is a Wilmington freelance writer who has 40 years of experience, including 15 at The News Journal in Delaware.
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