Pair Charged in 46 Theft Cases 2-8-16

Complaint # 50-16-34481

Date/Time:  Between October 4, 2015-December 1, 2015

Location:  Various locations within Dover city limits

Officer Releasing Information:   M/Cpl. Mark Hoffman, Public Information Officer


The Dover Police Department charged two Dover residents with numerous thefts from vehicles in the Dover area between October 4th and December 1st of 2015.  During that time, the department responded to 46 complaints of thefts from unsecured vehicles.  An investigation led to Richard Henderson (24) and Eliza Agosto (24) as suspects after they were arrested by New Castle County Police in late 2015 for similar thefts in New Castle County.  It was discovered that Agosto would drive through various neighborhoods in the Dover area as Henderson would check handles to vehicles while on foot.  Henderson would enter unsecured vehicles and remove items of value.  Both Henderson and Agosto were charged with the following crimes:
-Theft over $1,500 (Victim over 62)
-Theft over $1,500 (2 counts)
-Conspiracy 2nd Degree
-Theft Under $1,500 (Victim over 62)
-Conspiracy 3rd Degree
-Criminal Mischief
-Theft Under $1,500 (64 counts)
-Trespass 2nd Degree (66 counts)

Richard Henderson
Age: 24
Address: 100 Block of North Kirkwood Street
Bond: Committed to JTVCC on $44,700 Secured

Eliza Agosto
Age: 24
Address: 100 Block of North Kirkwood Street
Bond: Committed to Baylor Correctional Center on $44,700 Secured



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