Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Delaware State Police Press Release

TWO CHARGED IN SCRAP METAL BURGLARIES, ONE STILL BEING SOUGHT AFTER


DSP News Release: Two Charged in Scrap Metal Burglaries, One Still Being Sought After

Location:

•Old Hickory Lane Laurel, De (Vance Phillips Inc)
•24000 block Sussex Highway Seaford, De (Sussex Tires)
•10000 block Airport Road Seaford, De (R and S Fabrication)
•Bi-State Boulevard Laurel, De (Laurel Grain)
•7600 Herring Run Road Seaford, De (Burglary to a Shed)
•36000 block Old Stage Road Delmar, De (General Refrigeration)
•30000 block Sussex Highway Seaford, De (Combined Commercial Enterprise)

DATE and TIME:
•Between June 14th and June 18th 2011

Defendant(s) Charge(s) and Bond Information:

•Christopher L. Baker-25 Seaford Delaware
•Edward Boyce-23 Seaford Delaware

•Each charged with below listed crimes:
•5 counts Burglary Third Degree
•3 counts Theft $1,500 or Greater
•2 counts Conspiracy Third Degree
•3 counts Conspiracy Second Degree
•4 counts Theft under $1,500
•3 counts Criminal Trespass Third Degree
•Criminal Mischief under $1,000


Suspect and Active Warrant Information:

•Brandon P. Eskridge-32 Seaford, DE
•6’01” tall, 190 lbs, black hair, brown eyes
•Failure to Re-Register as a Sex Offender with Three Days of Changing Address
•Attempted Burglary 3rd Degree
•Theft
•Criminal Mischief (2 counts)

Resume:
Seaford/Laurel/Delmar-Delaware State Police over the weekend arrested two Seaford Delaware men in connection to a series of burglary and scrap metal thefts. The thefts occurred at 5 commercial business properties and two sheds located on residential properties.

Between June 14th and 18th Christopher L. Baker-25 and Edward Boyce-23 both of Seaford Delaware trespassed on commercial properties owned by Vance Phillips Inc, Sussex Tires, R and S Fabrication, Laurel Grain and General Refrigeration.

Baker and Boyce during the course of their burglary/theft spree stole a large quantity of assorted stainless steel metals, tractor trailer wheels, various tools, farm and lawn equipment. Baker and Boyce were responsible for the theft of over $17,000 of the victim’s property.

Brandon P. Eskridge-32 of Seaford was implicated to the Combined Commercial Enterprise burglary which occurred June 14, 2011.

Baker and Boyce were charged June 18th and 19th respectively for Burglary, Theft, Criminal Mischief, Criminal Trespass and conspiracy. Baker following arraignment was released on $41,000 unsecured bond, while Boyce received a $27,000 secured bond. Boyce was later incarcerated into the Sussex Correctional Institute.

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