2 Del. Men Arrested for Thefts From Vehicles - WBOC-TV 16, Delmarvas News Leader, FOX 21 -

2 Del. Men Arrested for Thefts From Vehicles

Posted: Updated:
Jeffery R. Dempsey Jeffery R. Dempsey
Jordan A. Gustafson Jordan A. Gustafson

REHOBOTH BEACH, Del.- Delaware State Police say detectives have arrested two men in connection with numerous thefts from vehicles in the Lewes and Rehoboth Beach areas.

Police said the arrests stemmed from an incident that occurred on Sunday, Oct. 14, when a  
trooper on patrol in the Rehoboth Beach area stopped 21-year-old Jeffery R. Dempsey, also of Rehoboth Beach, on a scooter for a traffic violation. During the stop, police said Dempsey gave a false name in order to avoid being arrested for outstanding capias. Troopers said that once Dempsey's real identity was verified, he was placed under arrest for criminal impersonation as well as drug and drug paraphernalia charges after illegal drugs were found in his possession. 

Police said a further investigation revealed the scooter Dempsey was operated was reported stolen on Oct. 9 from the area of F Benson Street in Rehoboth. Investigators said that between June and October, this area near Silver Lake had seen numerous thefts from vehicles in the last four months in which the suspects would enter unlocked cars and removed GPS systems, jewelry, credit cards, and cash.
 
Detectives from Troop 4 in Georgetown began looking into the numerous thefts from vehicles and through their investigation developed Dempsey and 21-year-old Jordan A. Gustafson of Rehoboth Beach as the primary suspects. 

Dempsey, who was already in jail since Oct. 14 due to the capias, was arrested on Oct. 24, and charged with 174 charges ranging from felony theft, conspiracy and criminal trespass.  He remains in the Sussex Correctional Institution on $67,166 secured bond.  Gustafson was picked up by troopers on Oct. 25, and charged with 80 charges ranging from felony theft, conspiracy and criminal trespass.  He was arraigned at JP3 and is currently committed to SCI on $16,627.00 secured bond

  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • Arrests Made in Salisbury Vehicle Break-ins

    Arrests Made in Salisbury Vehicle Break-ins

    Tuesday, May 23 2017 3:43 PM EDT2017-05-23 19:43:08 GMT
    Tuesday, May 23 2017 10:51 PM EDT2017-05-24 02:51:16 GMT

    Police have made several arrests in close to two dozen thefts from unlocked cars in two Salisbury neighborhoods.

    More

    Police have made several arrests in close to two dozen thefts from unlocked cars in two Salisbury neighborhoods.

    More
  • Special Needs Student Reportedly Hit By Teacher on SU Field Trip

    Special Needs Student Reportedly Hit By Teacher on SU Field Trip

    Tuesday, May 23 2017 5:31 PM EDT2017-05-23 21:31:43 GMT
    Tuesday, May 23 2017 10:51 PM EDT2017-05-24 02:51:36 GMT
    (Photo: MGN)(Photo: MGN)

    The Wicomico County Child Advocacy Center is investigating the reported assault of a child on the campus of Salisbury University.

    More

    The Wicomico County Child Advocacy Center is investigating the reported assault of a child on the campus of Salisbury University.

    More
  • Price Comparison: Where to Buy Crabs Over Memorial Day Weekend

    Tuesday, May 23 2017 10:30 AM EDT2017-05-23 14:30:07 GMT
    Tuesday, May 23 2017 10:50 PM EDT2017-05-24 02:50:47 GMT

    For many people on Delmarva, a favorite way to spend the Memorial Day holiday weekend is by enjoying blue crabs. If you're planning on buying crabs, either live or steamed, prices vary widely depending on location.  

    More

    For many people on Delmarva, a favorite way to spend the Memorial Day holiday weekend is by enjoying blue crabs. If you're planning on buying crabs - either live or steamed - prices vary widely depending on location.  

    More
  • Most Popular VideosMost Popular VideosMore>>

  • Historic Seaford Diner Torn Down

    Historic Seaford Diner Torn Down

    One of the last remaining 1950's diner cars on Delmarva is now nothing but rubble.

    The Seaford Eagle Diner was ripped down Tuesday morning so the owners can re-build a new restaurant on site. Owner Serkan Darilmaz says the diner was in such bad shape that renovating it would've come at an astronomical cost.

    More

    One of the last remaining 1950's diner cars on Delmarva is now nothing but rubble.

    The Seaford Eagle Diner was ripped down Tuesday morning so the owners can re-build a new restaurant on site. Owner Serkan Darilmaz says the diner was in such bad shape that renovating it would've come at an astronomical cost.

    More
  • Price Comparison: Where to Buy Crabs Over Memorial Day Weekend

    Price Comparison: Where to Buy Crabs Over Memorial Day Weekend

    For many people on Delmarva, a favorite way to spend the Memorial Day holiday weekend is by enjoying blue crabs. If you're planning on buying crabs for carryout - either live or steamed - prices vary widely depending on location. Check out the price list for an idea about how much it will cost you to buy crabs from some local places in the area. Unless otherwise noted, prices listed are for #1 (large) males.

    More

    For many people on Delmarva, a favorite way to spend the Memorial Day holiday weekend is by enjoying blue crabs. If you're planning on buying crabs for carryout - either live or steamed - prices vary widely depending on location. Check out the price list for an idea about how much it will cost you to buy crabs from some local places in the area. Unless otherwise noted, prices listed are for #1 (large) males.

    More
  • WBOC Early Morning Weather for Wednesday, May 24, 2017

    WBOC Early Morning Weather for Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Powered by Frankly

All content © Copyright 2000 - 2017 WBOC. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy, and Terms of Service, and Ad Choices