FRANKFORD, Del.- Delaware State Police have arrested a Frankford man following an investigation into a series of residential burglaries in which jewelry and firearms were stolen.
William J. Tingle II, 24, faces a total of 34 charges including second-degree burglary, theft, theft of a firearm, possession of a firearm by a person prohibited, possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony, second-degree conspiracy, possession of burglar tools, criminal mischief, theft by false pretense and falsifying business records.
Troopers said Tingle's arrest was the result of a month-long investigation into the burglaries that occurred in mid-August at eight homes in the Dagsboro, Frankford and Selbyville area. According to police, Tingle would break into the unoccupied homes and once inside would remove jewelry and firearms, including a handgun and shotgun.
The investigation culminated on Wednesday, Sept. 19, when detectives executed a search warrant at Tingle's home on the 32000 block of Townsends Road in Frankford. Detectives said they located Tingle hiding in the attic where he was taken into custody without incident.
Following his arrest on the aforementioned charges, Tingle was ordered held in the Sussex Correctional Institution on $9,200 secured bond.
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