Delaware State Police

**Update-Arrests Made** State Police Probe Thefts From Vehicles

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Craig N. Jones
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Nairobi Wanamaker

Presented by Public Information Officer, Master Corporal Gary Fournier

Smyrna – The Delaware State Police have arrested two men in connection with the Smyrna area thefts from vehicles.

Between December 29, 2016 and January 2, 2017 troopers saw an increase in thefts from vehicles at over a dozen locations south of Smyrna, particularly the Sunnyside Road and Sheridan Lane areas.  State Police learned that an undetermined number of suspects entered approximately at least a dozen different vehicles stealing items and also rummaging through unsecured vehicles. The suspects stole items ranging from purses to electronic devices, and U.S. currency.  In most of these cases the vehicles were parked in the victim’s driveways and were unsecured.  In one particular case, a surveillance camera captured an image of a suspect (see attached).

Through the investigation, Craig N. Jones, 26, and Nairobi Wanamaker, 46, both of Smyrna, were responsible for the thefts after they had been arrested by Smyrna Police Department on January 3, 2017 for similar incidents within their jurisdiction.  On January 10, 2017, detectives with the Troop 3 Property Crimes Unit arrested the duo on more than a dozen charges including Burglary, Theft, Criminal Trespass, and Conspiracy.  They were arraigned at JP2 and remain committed to James T. Vaughn Correctional Center on $18,013.00 secured (Jones) and $10,005.00 secured (Wanamaker) bond.

Released: 011117 1330

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**Original Release**

State Police Probe Thefts from Vehicles

Presented by Public Information Officer, Master Corporal Gary Fournier

Smyrna – Over the past couple of weeks, the Delaware State Police has seen an increase in thefts from vehicles at over a dozen locations south of Smyrna, particularly the Sunnyside Road and Sheridan Lane areas.

State Police learned that an undetermined number of suspects entered approximately at least a dozen different vehicles stealing items and also rummaging through unsecured vehicles. The suspects stole items ranging from purses to electronic devices, and U.S. currency.  In most of these cases the vehicles were parked in the victim’s driveways and were unsecured.  In one particular case, a surveillance camera captured an image of a suspect (see attached).

The Delaware State Police urge people to utilize the following tips:

  • Lock your car doors and roll up you windows
  • Do not leave valuables inside your vehicle
  • Leave outdoor lights on in the driveway or have security lighting installed
  • Report any suspicious activity to 9-1-1 immediately

If anyone has any information on these incidents or the suspect, they are asked to contact Detective R. Wright at 302-698-8429. Information may also be provided by calling Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333, via the internet at www.delaware.crimestoppersweb.com, or by sending an anonymous tip by text to 274637 (CRIMES) using the keyword “DSP.”

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Released: 010217 1915

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