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Arrest Made in Several Commercial Burglaries 3-18-2019

Incident/Complaint#:  50-19-7801

Date/Time:   Saturday, March 16th, 2019 at approximately 10:35PM

 Location: Rent-A-Center, 27 S. DuPont Highway, Dover, DE

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


The Dover Police Department arrested Kerry Pinkard (56) on burglary charges after he broke into a Rent-A-Center store on Saturday night.  At approximately 10:35PM, officers responded to the business for a glass break alarm and observed Pinkard slowing from a jog in the area.  Officers contacted Pinkard and observed that he had fresh cuts on his hands and wrists from broken glass at the scene. Pinkard had used rocks to break a glass window an enter the business.  Once inside, he caused damage to a laptop computer before fleeing.  

Pinkard was also charged with burglary and related offenses  in connection with a Burglary at Oreck Vacuum that occurred on March 14th, 2019.

Pinkard had been previously charged with burglaries that occurred at US GAS and Metro PCS on February 26th and was released on an O.R. bond.

Kerry Pinkard