FRANKFORD, Del.- Delaware State Police detectives have arrested a couple wanted in connection with numerous burglaries and thefts that occurred in Sussex County.
Police said that earlier this month, detectives from DSP Troop 4 began investigating a series of burglaries that were occurring in the Frankford, Dagsboro, Millsboro, Georgetown and Laurel areas.
Investigators said the break-ins, which began in late November, would occur during the daylight hours and in most cases, windows were shattered by objects found around the victims' homes.
Police said that in the majority of the burglaries, property taken consisted primarily of jewelry, cash and electronic devices. In one particular burglary that happened in December, a victim from Millsboro had a gas card stolen. Detectives said they were then able to link the transactions to a gas station located in Millsboro and learned through the investigation that 21-year-old Joseph D. Snead and 30-year-old Nakeisha A. Thomas, both of Dagsboro, were the ones in possession of the card.
On Jan. 9, arrest warrants were obtained for the couple. Snead was arrested that afternoon and charged with six counts of identity theft, six counts of theft and six counts of unlawful use of a credit card. He was ordered held in the Sussex Correction Institution in lieu of $10,000 secured bail.
Thomas was arrested on Jan. 14, and charged with 12 counts of identity theft, 12 counts of theft and 12 counts of unlawful use of a credit card. She was ordered held in the Delores B. Baylor Women's Correctional Institution in default of $39,000 secured bail.
Police said that through the course of the investigation and interviews, the two were also linked to the burglaries that were committed in southern Sussex County. Additional charges were brought against the two on Jan. 17, including multiple counts of second-degree burglary, theft of a Firearm, felony theft, conspiracy and criminal mischief. An additional secured bond of $143,700 was placed on Snead. Bond on Thomas was not readily available on the additional charges.
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