Man Arrested For Stealing Firearm/Jewelry From Elderly Woman
Incident #: 50-14-21048 Date/Time: Monday, August 11th, 2014 at 5:32PM
Location: 1200 Block of Harrison Drive, Dover, DE
A Dover man was arrested on Monday afternoon after stealing a woman’s belongings, including a handgun, while helping her move. Michael Quinones (26) of Dover and another man were hired by a female victim to aid her in moving from her residence on Harrison Drive. During the move, the victim took the workers on a guided tour through the home, including the bedroom where a handgun was kept. The victim noticed a short time later that the handgun was missing from the bedroom and notified Dover Police. Shortly after police arrived, Quinones was taken into custody as the result of questioning by an officer. Initially Quinones lied about his name to the officer because he had a capias for his arrest for a driving infraction. Quinones was identified after the officer found his wallet with Delaware ID. It is believed that the handgun was sold by Quinones to an unknown person in the area. Further investigation, revealed that Quinones had $14.00 in rolled change and $2600.00 worth of various jewelry hiding in his backpack he brought with him to the victim’s residence. Quinones was transported back to the Dover Police Department for further questioning about the incident, with a primary focus on the location of the handgun. During questioning, Quinones quickly grabbed a cell phone off of a counter top and snapped it in half, stating that “There is stuff on there that proves I’m guilty.” Quinones was committed to James T. Vaughn Correctional Center in lieu of $13,600 Cash Bond.