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Two Charged With Thefts and Vandalism in Magnolia

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MAGNOLIA, Del.- Delaware State Police have arrested two suspects on vandalism and theft charges following accusations that they damaged property in a Magnolia development.
 
Shortly before 5 a.m. Friday, troopers were dispatched to a reported trespassing incident in the area of Sunny Meadow Drive in the Woodfield development. Police said that when troopers arrived in the area, they observed two males walking along Sunny Meadow Drive and attempted to make contact with them.  The two ran and were later discovered in a home of one of the suspects on Winding Wood Drive, police said.  
 
Troopers said that through the investigation, it was determined that the two had drank some beer before walking through the neighborhood removing property from various yards.  The suspects then placed the items on a 43-year-old victim's lawn located in the 100 block of Glenn Forest Drive, police said. Investigators said the two then placed a hose from the house into the victim's gas tank and then turned on the water. Police said the duo was in the process of constructing a home-made incendiary device, but their efforts were thwarted by the arrival of troopers.
 
Philip Johnson-Bevins, 20, of Magnolia, and a 17-year-old male from Magnolia, were each charged with second-degree attempted reckless endangering, three counts of theft under $1,500, third-degree conspiracy, underage consumption of alcohol and nine counts of third-degree criminal trespass.

Both suspects were released on unsecured bonds. Johnson-Bevins was also issued a no contact order with the development of Woodfield, meaning he is not be in the development at all.  The 17-year-old was issued a no unlawful contact order with the victims in the development since he resides in the neighborhood.

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