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Arrest Made in Residential Burglaries 6-10-16

Incident/Complaint#:  50-16-19014

Date/Time:  Thursday, June 9th, 2016 between 7:30AM and 5:05PM

Location:   Essex Hall (English Village), Dover, DE

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


The Dover Police Department arrested Charles Wetzel (42) for a residential burglary in English Village on Thursday afternoon.  Wetzel broke out a rear bedroom window to an apartment while it was not occupied.  Once inside, Wetzel stole jewelry from inside, but was seen by a witness fleeing the scene with a wound to his hand from the broken glass.  While detectives were on scene, Wetzel returned to the area and was taken into custody without incident for the burglary.   Wetzel was also charged with a burglary in Dover Hall that occurred sometime between April 6, 2016 and May 4th, 2016 while the owner was away.

Wetzel was released on $7,000 unsecured bond on the following charges:
-Burglary 2nd Degree (2x)
-Possession of Burglar Tools
-Criminal Mischief (2x)
-Theft Under $1,5000
-Theft Over $1,500

Charles Wetzel
Charles Wetzel