SEAFORD, Md.- Delaware State Police have arrested a couple in connection with several burglaries that recently occurred in the Seaford area.
Troopers said a joint investigation with the Seaford Police Department culminated with the arrest of Richard A. Aiken, 48, and Brandy L. Johnson, 31, both of Seaford. Police said it was learned that between Sept. 9 and Sept. 16, the couple broke into unoccupied houses during the daytime hours and stole jewelry, coins, and electronic devices and then pawned the items at a local pawn shop.
The break-ins are alleged to have occurred at homes located at the following Seaford addresses:
20000 block of Bridgeville Highway
7000 block of Morgan Branch Road
20000 block of Woodbine Street, Mobile Gardens
10000 block of Hastings Farm Road
20000 block of Old Meadow Road
Johnson was arrested on Sept. 20, and charged with five counts of second-degree burglary, five counts of second-degree conspiracy, six counts of theft, five counts of criminal mischief and falsifying business records. She is being held in the Delores J. Baylor Women's Correctional Institution on $5,500 secured bail.
Aiken was arrested on Oct. 4, and charged with and charged with five counts of second-degree burglary, five counts of second-degree conspiracy, six counts of theft and five counts of criminal mischief. He is being held in the Sussex Correctional Institution on $158,500 secured bail.
The Seaford Police Department also arrested the couple on burglary and related offenses, troopers said.
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