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Suspect Charged in Lewes Break-in

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LEWES, Del. – Delaware State Police say they arrested a man late Monday night on burglary and related charges after responding to an security alarm at the Taramino Place Apartments in Lewes.

When police arrived at the scene shortly before 11 p.m., they said they saw Richard M. Walls, of Rehoboth Beach, get into a black Pontiac Sunfire in a dimly lit area behind the apartment, officials say.

Troopers said that when the approached the car, they noticed a flat screen television, cable box and controllers in the passenger seat. Police said also located in the center console of the car was a frozen vanilla fudge drumstick ice cream treat that the victim in the break-in confirmed had been stolen from the freezer of his apartment, along with the TV and cable box.

Walls was charged with second-degree burglary, possession of burglary tools, criminal mischief, and theft under $1,500. Police said they also charged Walls with four counts of second-degree attempted burglary after finding damaged rear doors to other apartments in the building. No entry had been made to the other apartments, police noted.

Following his arrest on the aforementioned charges, Walls was ordered held in the Sussex Correctional Institution on $34,500 cash bond.
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