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Five Arrested in Kent County Burglary Ring

Posted: 10/05/2017 00:07:00 -04:00 Updated:
Courtesy of Delaware State Police Courtesy of Delaware State Police

DOVER, Del.- Delaware State Police say troopers have arrested five people involved in a burglary ring in Kent County.

According to Delaware State Police, a three-month joint investigation with Maryland State Police found that Christopher Bacon, 38, of Hartly, and Harry McKnight Jr., 44, of Henderson, Md., were involved in numerous burglaries throughout western and northern Kent County, Smyrna and Caroline County, Md. These burglaries started at the beginning of July 2017.

Police said these suspects targeted homes and garages containing firearms, ammunition, lawn equipment, riding mowers, tools, jewelry, cash, and electronics, before selling the property for cash or trading it for narcotics. Police said they discovered that the 200 block of Wilson Private Drive, Smyrna and the 1000 block of Lentz Road in Henderson, Md., were where stolen property was traded. 

On Sept. 28, 2017, police searched the home in Smyrna and said they found many different types of guns, ammunition, drugs and $2,579 in suspected drug proceeds.

Police said three others were arrested in connection to these robberies. Vance L. Taylor, 22, of Smyrna, and Gerald Edmonds, 23, of Philadelphia, were arrested with Hartly and McKnight on Sept. 28. Greg A. Grantland, 43 of Smyrna, was arrested on Oct. 3.

All five people have been committed to the James T. Vaughn Correctional Center on various charges.





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