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Three Charged in Del. Burglary Spree

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Michael D. Messick Michael D. Messick
Michael A. Hoesch Michael A. Hoesch
Ashley N. Smith Ashley N. Smith

KENT COUNTY, Del.- Delaware State Police detectives have arrested three people in connection with numerous burglaries and thefts that occurred in southern Kent County.

Michael D. Messick, 31, of Wyoming (Del.); Michael A. Hoesch, 29, of Hartly; Ashley N. Smith, 27, of Camden; are each charged with multiple counts of second-degree burglary, theft of a firearm, theft and related offenses.

Police said the arrests stemmed from an investigation that got under way on June 4, when detectives began investigating a series of burglaries that were occurring in the Camden, Felton, Woodside, Hartly and Clayton areas. Troopers said these incidents, which began at the end of May, occurred primarily during the daylight hours as the suspects would break inside the homes and remove jewelry, firearms and electronic devices.  The suspects would then take the merchandise to a local pawn shops where they would receive cash for the items, investigators said.
 
Police said that through the course of the investigation and interviews, Messick, Hoesch and Smith had been linked to the burglaries that were committed in southern Kent County after a relative of one of the suspects noticed items in their car that did not belong to them. 

Troopers said the vehicle, which belonged to the relative, was frequently used by Messick and Smith to travel around the county with their associate, Hoesch, and allegedly stored the items stolen in the burglaries before they were taken to a local pawn shop to be exchanged for cash. 

Detectives obtained warrants on the three suspects and arrested Messick on Saturday, June 29, on the aforementioned charges.  He was ordered held in default of $49,000 secured bond. 

Hoesch and Smith were both taken into custody on Tuesday, July 2, and charged with the aforementioned offenses.  Hoesch was ordered held on $110,200 secured bond while Smith was ordered held on $37,000 secured bond.

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