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2 Charged in Northern Sussex County Burglary Spree

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Geoffery R. Soucy Geoffery R. Soucy
Michael Disanto Michael Disanto

NORTHERN SUSSEX COUNTY, Del.- Delaware State Police say two suspects have been arrested in connection with numerous burglaries and thefts that occurred in northern Sussex County.

Geoffery R. Soucy, 29, of Lincoln, is charged with 10 counts of second-degree burglary, possession of burglary tools, theft of a firearm, 12 counts of theft, two counts of second-degree conspiracy, six counts of theft by false pretense and seven counts of criminal mischief.

Michael Disanto, 24, of Georgetown, is charged with two counts of second-degree burglary, possession of burglary tools, two counts of theft, two counts of second-degree conspiracy, falsifying business records, theft by false pretense, selling stolen property and criminal mischief.

Police said the arrests of the two men stemmed from an investigation that got underway the morning of Tuesday, July 24, when troopers responded to the 22000 block of Wilson Road near Georgetown for a reported burglary in progress. Police said a 69-year-old woman returned to her home to find an unknown male suspect inside. Troopers said the suspect, who was later identified as Soucy, quickly fled the home in a gray Nissan Altima.

The homeowner was able to give 9-1-1 dispatchers a description of the vehicle, which was broadcast out to all responding agencies. Investigators said a Milton police officer spotted the car within minutes in Milton town limits and conducted a traffic stop. Police said Soucy, who was the car's lone occupant, was taken into custody and a search of the vehicle revealed some change and jewelry stolen from the house on Wilson Road.
 
Troop 4 detectives assumed the investigation and police said they were able to link Soucy to nine burglaries in northern Sussex County and one in southern Kent County. Police said that during a period time spanning June and July, the investigation revealed Soucy would burglarize unoccupied homes in the Lincoln, Milford, Greenwood, and Ellendale areas throughout the daytime hours and removed electronic devices, such as televisions and computers, along with jewelry and take them to pawn shops where he would exchange them for money.  On two separate occasions, Michael Disanto assisted Soucy in the burglaries and conspired to sell the items at pawn shops, according to investigators.
 
Detectives obtained warrants on the duo and arrested Soucy on Wednesday, July 24, for the aforementioned crimes. He was ordered held in default of $45,750 secured bond. Disanto was taken into custody on Monday, July 29, and charged with the aforementioned crimes. He was ordered held on $27,500 secured bond. 

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