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One Arrested, Several Investigations Under Way in Denton

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DENTON, Del.- Denton police have recently arrested a suspect and are completing several other investigations for various crimes including theft, burglary and malicious destruction of property in the past week.

According to police, on Saturday, July 5, at approximately 1:03 p.m., John Lorence, 29, of Ridgely, stole an iPhone from a 7-Eleven counter after a victim inadvertently left it in the store. The victim realized the phone was missing approximately a minute after exiting the store and upon returning inside, the phone was missing, police said.

According to police, officers reviewed the security video and were able to observe Lorence take the phone from the counter. Lorence was located a short distance away from the store and the phone was recovered from Lorence’s possession, police said.

Lorence was arrested for theft under $1,000. He was processed and taken before a District Court Commissioner who ordered Lorence released on his own recognizance after an initial appearance hearing.

In other Denton news, on Monday, July 7, at approximately 9:03 a.m., police investigated a burglary after the staff of St. Luke’s United Methodist Church reported that person(s) unknown had entered the building by unknown means and then broke a window to gain entry into an office.

Nothing was reported to have been stolen during this event. Police are still investigating this burglary.

On Wednesday, July 9, at approximately 8 a.m., police responded to a report of a person unknown breaking the window out of a Toyota minivan.

Police are investigating this incident as well.

Police said that on Wednesday July, 9 at approximately 5:43 a.m., the pastor of Wesleyan Church reported that person(s) unknown broke a window and attempted to force it open, however, it did not appear that entry was made into the church.

Police are currently investigating this attempted burglary.

Anyone with information regarding any of these matters is asked to contact the Denton Police Department at (410) 479-1414 or via email at



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