Pennsylvania Man Arrested for Holly Lake Campsite and Orchard Manor Burglaries

by Dave on August 11, 2010

Justin C. Englert

Delaware State Police Monday August 9, 2010 arrested a Columbia Pennsylvania man linked to multiple burglaries in Holly Lake Campsite and Orchard Manor Millsboro Delaware. The crimes include burglaries of upwards of 40 campers and or sheds spanning a two month period.

In May of this year Pennsylvania State Police (Lancaster) and other surrounding agencies took Anthony Gesford-38, William Knight-22 both of Columbia Pennsylvania and two other individuals into custody for burglaries committed within the state of Pennsylvania. Pennsylvania State Police linked Gesford and Knight to approximately 100 burglaries in the Lancaster and Adams County Pennsylvania during a 6 month period.

Subsequent interviews conducted by Pennsylvania authorities revealed Justin C. Englert-18, Gesford, Knight and two additional persons also committed burglaries in the State of Delaware.

As a result of these interviews Delaware State Police was contacted by Pennsylvania State Police detectives. Delaware Troopers discovered Gesford has a camper within Holly Lake Campsite. Gesford, Englert, Knight and others would come to Delaware to perform roof construction work to a residence in Lewes. Delaware State Police executed a search warrant on Gesford’s camper and located alcohol, fishing and camping equipment, DVD player, Nintendo game and four crabs pots from a burglary on March 29, 2010.

State Troopers on Monday August 9, 2010 arrested Justin C. Englert linking him to eight burglaries in the Holly Lake Campsite and three burglaries on Circle Drive Orchard Manor. Englert turned himself into authorities at Troop 4. State Police also have arrest warrants on file at Troop 4 Georgetown for both Gesford and Knight. State Police detectives are also preparing arrest warrants on two other Pennsylvania residents for burglary related crimes. Once Gesford and Knight complete their criminal matters within Pennsylvania they will be extradited to Delaware and face criminal prosecution.

Information submitted by Delaware State Police

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