Dover Police Announce Charges Against Serial “Rat” Burglar 4-9-15

The Dover Police Department is announcing that charges have been filed in a series of eighteen commercial burglaries that occurred between September 14th, 2014 and February 5, 2015.  During the investigation it was learned that the Prince George’s County Sheriff’s Department had a series of burglaries that were similar in nature to the eighteen committed in Dover.  A meeting was arranged between the various jurisdictions in Maryland and Delaware, where each agency was able to fill a timeline with the burglaries they were investigating and determined that they were dealing with a multi-jurisdictional serial burglar. Within a few days of the meeting, Prince George’s County Sheriff’s Department developed Thomas Jenkins (49) as a suspect after locating a vehicle at the rear of a building that had been burglarized.  The investigative efforts of the Dover Police Department and  Prince George’s County Sheriff’s helped in locating the suspects vehicle, and enabled officers to monitor Jenkins movements over a period of time.  On March 9th, Prince George’s County  Sheriff’s observed Thomas Jenkins at a commercial business, cutting a hole in the roof and entering through it.  When Jenkins fled the business, Prince George’s County Sheriff’s Department quickly took him into custody.  Jenkins was found in possession of .45 caliber handgun that was stolen from a business in Delaware State Police Troop 9 jurisdiction.  A search of Jenkins vehicle revealed an additional .45 caliber handgun stolen from the same business.  As a result of the collective efforts of the Dover Police Department, Prince Georges County Sheriff’s Department, Delaware State Police Department, and others, Thomas Jenkins will be charged in the eighteen commercial burglaries that occurred in Dover, Delaware.  Jenkins is currently being held by Maryland authorities and faces 72 charges from the Dover Police Department including the following:
-Wearing a Disguise During Commission of a Felony (4 counts)
-Third Degree Burglary (18 counts)
-Possession of Burglary Tools (18 counts)
-Theft Under $1,5000 (14 counts)
-Criminal Mischief (18 total counts/2 Felony Level)

Thomas Jenkins was charged with the burglaries at the following locations:
-Maple Dale Country Club
-Manlove Auto Parts
-Sovereign Properties
-Morgan Properties
-U and I Builders
-AMCO Check Cashing
-Colonial Investment
-1st Capital Mortgage
-Advantage Travel
-Ancient Way Massage
-Tranquil Spirit Massage/Spa
-Christopher Asay Massage
-Morgan Communities
-Vincenzo’s Reastaurant
-Happy Fortune Chinese Restaurant
-Happy 13 Liquors
-Del-One Credit Union
-Pizza Time

 

 

Thomas K. Jenkins Age: 49 Address:  515 Cedarleaf Avenue, Capital Heights, Maryland

Thomas K. Jenkins
Age: 49
Address: 515 Cedarleaf Avenue,
Capital Heights, Maryland

Cpl. Mark Hoffman, Public Information Officer

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