Presented by Public Information Officer, Master Corporal Jeffrey R. Hale
Port Penn- Delaware State Police have arrested a Wilmington man and charged him in connection with two residential burglaries which took place in Port Penn yesterday morning.
The investigation began at approximately 810 a.m. on Tuesday, November 29th, after Troopers were called to respond to a residence located in the unit block of N. Congress Street, Port Penn, in reference to a burglary in progress. Upon the arrival of the responding troopers, they entered the residence and located a male suspect, later identified as Michael J. Stolz, 30, of Wilmington, hiding in a laundry room. Troopers took Stolz into custody without incident.
As troopers were investigating the first burglary, they were contacted by the Kent County Regional Communications Center (Kentcom), who advised them that a second burglary had occurred at a home located in the 100 block of Merchant Street, Port Penn. After responding to the Merchant Street home troopers learned that a male suspect, who was later identified as Stolz, had entered the unoccupied home by climbing through an unlocked window. Stolz, however, fled from the house without removing any property.
Michael Stolz was arrested and charged with two counts of Burglary 2nd Degree, Criminal Mischief, and Resisting Arrest. He was arraigned at JP Court 2 and committed to the Howard Young Correctional Institution in default of $11,500.00 cash bail.
Released: 113016 1445