State Police Arrest Man for Multiple New Castle County Commercial Burglaries

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The Delaware State Police have arrested 44-year-old Jimmy Kelly of Newark, Delaware, on multiple criminal charges following a series of burglary investigations to various businesses in New Castle County in the last month.

Between October 21, 2023, and November 17, 2023, the Delaware State Police investigated nine burglaries of businesses in the Newark, Wilmington, and Middletown areas. In each burglary, the suspect forced entry into the business by shattering the front glass door during the early morning hours. Upon entry, the suspect removed property from within before fleeing in an unknown vehicle.

Troop 2 Property Crimes Detectives in collaboration with out-of-state law enforcement agencies developed Jimmy Kelly as the suspect for the burglaries of Nails Haven, Jiffy Lube, and Dimples Nail Boutique in Newark on October 21, 2023, Dogtopia in Wilmington on October 22, 2023, La Camarona Restaurant and Cunningham Irish Pub in Newark on October 28, 2023, and Amstel Barbershop, Go Green Cleaners, and Kingdom Spa in Middletown on November 17, 2023.

On November 21, 2023, Kelly was located by detectives at a Wawa in Newark, Delaware, and was taken into custody without incident. Kelly was taken to Troop 2 and charged with the following crimes:

  • Burglary Third Degree (Felony) – 8 counts
  • Wearing a Disguise During the Commission of a Felony (Felony) – 2 counts
  • Attempted to Commit Burglary (Felony)
  • Theft Under $1,500 – 4 counts
  • Criminal Mischief – 9 counts

Kelly was arraigned by Justice of the Peace Court 2 and committed to Howard R. Young Correctional Institution on a $28,500 secured bond.

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