Dover Teen Arrested For Multiple Vape Shop Burglaries

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Incident Number:  50-24-19403

Date/Time: Sunday, June 2nd, 2024 at 2:31 a.m.

Location: Dragon Land Smoke Shop, 1230 Forrest Avenue Dover, DE

Contact:   Dover Police Department Public Information Officer
Master Corporal Ryan Schmid   Email: [email protected]

Narrative: The Dover Police Department has arrested a 16-year-old male, and a 15-year-old male, both of Dover, on multiple charges following a burglary early Sunday morning. The incident began when Dover Police received a call for an alarm at Dragon Land Smoke Shop at 2:31 a.m. Officers responded and observed the front glass was broken however the suspects were not successful in making entry into the business. While reviewing surveillance video, officers obtained a description of the suspects and began to check the area. Officers located three suspects and attempted to stop them at which time a they ran from officers. Officers were able to take two of the suspects into custody and identified them as the 16-year-old male and the 15-year-old male. Both suspects were transported to Dover Police Department to be processed.

Through further investigation, it was determined that the 16-year-old male was responsible for a February burglary at Sky Vape Smoke Shop, a February burglary at Cosmic Vape Smoke Shop and an attempted burglary at Cosmic Smoke Vape Shop in April.

The 16-year-old male was turned over to his guardian on the following charges:
-Burglary/Attempted Burglary Third Degree (4x)
-Wearing a Disguise During the Commission of a Felony
-Theft/Attempted Theft (3x)
-Criminal Mischief (4x)
-Conspiracy Second Degree (2x)
-Resisting Arrest

The 15-year-old was turned over to his guardian on the following charges:
-Wearing a Disguise During the Commission of a Felony
-Attempted Burglary Third Degree
-Conspiracy Second Degree
-Resisting Arrest

Both defendants are presumed innocent until proven guilty.

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