Lewes Teen Facing Theft Charges for Vehicle Break-ins

by Dave on July 29, 2010

A Lewes man is under arrest for theft after a string of vehicle break-ins in Milton, Lewes and Rehoboth Beach.

Jeffery R. Dempsey, 18, of W. Angola Rd has been charged with seven counts Theft under $1,500 among other charges, and is being held in lieu of $27,000 secured bond at Sussex Correctional Institute.

Jeffery R Dempsey

The incidents occurred over a period between Friday July 23 and Tuesday July 27, 2010.

According to the Delaware State Police, “A State Trooper on routine patrol Tuesday July 27, 2010 observed a suspicious male walking in “The Landing” development Rehoboth. The suspicious person Jeffery R. Dempsey-18 of Lewes was carrying a book bag at the time of the stop. When the Trooper inspected the contents of the book bag he discovered vodka, a woman’s watch, I-pod, sunglasses and jewelry. While on scene the Trooper was approached by a victim who identified the vodka bottle and sunglasses as stolen from his vehicle. Dempsey was immediately taken into custody and through further investigation was linked to additional vehicle break-ins in the eastern Sussex County area.”

The Delaware State Police are continuing their investigation and are attempting to identify additional suspects related to these crimes.

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