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Man Arrested After Burglary at Capitol Cleaners 7-18-2018

Incident/Complaint#:  50-18-23761

Date/Time:   Tuesday, July 17th, 2018 at 1:19AM

Location:   Capitol Cleaners, 217 S. New Street, Dover, DE

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


The Dover Police Department arrested a 51-year-old Dover man after breaking into the Capitol Cleaners location at 217 S. New Street.  Officers responded to the location at approximately 1:19AM after receiving an alarm call for the location.  While searching the property officers located unsecured doors to the business and that the cash drawer was missing.  Officers continued to check the business and located James Smith at the rear of the business with two cash drawers and cash in his possession.  Smith was taken into custody without incident.

Smith was committed to JTVCC in default of $3,000 bond on the following charges:
-Burglary 3rd Degree
-Theft Under $1,500
-Criminal Mischief (2x)

James Smith