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Greenwood Couple Arrested on Burglary Charges

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Adam J. Walls Adam J. Walls
Heather A. Totty Heather A. Totty

GREENWOOD, Del.- Delaware State Police say a Greenwood man and woman are facing burglary and related charges after an investigation into some thefts from cars revealed they also broke into a residential shed and stole lawn equipment. 

Adam J. Walls, 36, was taken into custody on Monday after an investigation into a series of car break-ins revealed he was the primary suspect, according to police. Detectives said they began looking into similarities between some thefts from vehicles that occurred on May 1 and 5 of this year at the Royal Farms store located at 16979 Beach Highway. According to police, the suspect would break into the vehicles and remove items such as purses, phones, and cash. 

Troopers said that in a separate incident on May 7, the suspect smashed a window on a tractor-trailer parked at a home on the 14000 block of Hunters Cove Road and stole a wallet containing the victim’s credit cards and cash. Investigators said that upon notifying the credit card company, it was determined that the suspect, who was later identified as Walls, attempted to use the victim’s card at the Royal Farms where he had been breaking into cars.

Troopers said they picked up Walls when he attempted to run away from his vehicle on Nat Turner Street after a brief police chase.  He was taken into custody without further incident and transported back to Troop 5. Police said the investigation determined that Walls and his girlfriend, Heather A. Totty, 29, were involved in the May 6 an 7 thefts of lawn equipment and a lawn mower from a home on the 12000 block of Oak Road in Greenwood.  Police said the two had burglarized a detached shed located on the property twice in two days, removing the lawn equipment and eventually pawning it for drugs.  The lawn mower was located by detectives hidden in the wood line behind Wall’s property and returned to the owner, police said. 

Walls and Totty were each charged with two counts of third-degree burglary, two counts of second-degree conspiracy and two counts of theft. Walls was additionally charged with disregarding a police officer’s Signal, three counts of theft, resisting arrest, criminal trespass, criminal mischief, and various other traffic-related offenses.  He was ordered held in the Delaware Department of Corrections on $6,504 secured bond for the latter charges.  

Totty, who was already locked up in the Delores J. Baylor Women’s Correctional Institution for unrelated charges, was given a $6,000 unsecured bond.  She remains in the custody of the DOC.

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