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Man Arrested for Harbeson and Millsboro Burglary Spree

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Thomas A. Mills Jr. Thomas A. Mills Jr.

HARBESON/MILLSBORO, Del.- A 33-year-old man is behind bars after being arrested in connection with a rash of burglaries that occurred in the Harbeson and Millsboro areas of Sussex County.

Delaware State Police said Monday that troopers began investigating the burglaries in early November and identified Thomas A. Mills Jr., of Millsboro, as the suspect. 

Warrants were obtained for Mills in connection with four burglaries.  Several attempts were made to apprehend Mills in which he fled and resisted arrest, according to police. It was also learned that he was in violation of a no contact order with his girlfriend.

Shortly after noon Sunday, Nov. 24, troopers responded to Mills' home in the 23000 block of Hedley’s Way in Millsboro in an attempt to locate him. Mills' girfriend answered the door and allowed troopers to search the home, according to police. Mills was subsequently located hiding inside the home and found in possession of drug paraphernalia, according to police.

Mills was taken into custody and charged with the following:

  • Burglary Second Degree
  • Attempt to Commit Burglary Third Degree (2 counts)
  • Resisting Arrest (3 counts)
  • Driving While Suspended or Revoked
  • Breach of Release (4 counts)
  • Criminal Trespass Third Degree (3 counts)
  • Burglary Third Degree
  • Possession of Burglar Tools (3 counts)
  • Theft (4 counts)
  • Attempted to Commit Theft (2 counts)
  • Criminal Mischief (2 counts)
  • Possession of Drug Paraphernalia

Mills was arraigned before the Justice of the Peace Court and committed to the Sussex Correctional Institution on $40,252 secured bond.

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