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Two Arrested in String of Bridgeville Burglaries

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Shane Fairbank (left) and Kenneth Fairbank (right) Photo: DSP Shane Fairbank (left) and Kenneth Fairbank (right) Photo: DSP

BRIDGEVILLE, Del.- Delaware State Police arrest two men in connection with multiple burglaries and thefts in Bridgeville.

Wednesday, Nov. 11, Troopers said they responded to a home in the 17000 block of Meadow Drive for a reported burglary.

State police said the victim told troopers someone went into an unlocked garage and stole medication. Troopers said there was also an attempted burglary at another address on Meadow Drive.

According to state police, two suspects were seen opening a storm door and pulled the door handle when they tried to get into the home.

Troopers said both suspects were later seen in the neighborhood and were captured by troopers and a Delaware State Police Canine Unit.

State police said the suspects were taken into custody and transported to Troop 5.

According to Delaware State Police, detectives were able to link 30-year-old Shane Fairbank and 31-year-old Kenneth Fairbank, Jr., both of Bridgeville, to several other burglaries and thefts in the Bridgeville area.

Troopers said in most of the incidents, the pair would enter unlocked homes and vehicles at night. State police said the items stolen included money, prescription medication and other items from vehicles and garages.

Troopers said Shane Fairbank was arrested and charged with 2nd Degree Burglary, 3rd Degree Burglary, Attempted Burglary, 3rd Degree Criminal Trespass, Felony Theft, Theft, Attempted Theft, Attempt to Acquire or Obtain Possession of a Controlled Substance by Theft, 2nd Degree Conspiracy and Criminal Mischief.

State police said Kenneth Fairbank, Jr. was arrested and charged with 2nd Degree Burglary, 2nd Degree Attempted Burglary, Attempt to Acquire or Obtain Possession of a Controlled Substance by Theft, Attempted Theft and 2nd Degree Conspiracy. 

Troopers said both men were arraigned and held at the Delaware Department of Corrections.

According to state police, Shane Fairbank was held on $71,250 secured bond, while Kenneth Fairbank, Jr. was held on $28,000 secured bond.

 

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