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Employee Arrested for Attempted Burglary at Local Restaurant

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Incident Number: 50-21-38717

Date/Time:  Sunday, December 19th, 2021 between 3:00 a.m. – 4:00 a.m.

Location: Frazier’s Restaurant, 9 East Loockerman Street, Dover, DE

Contact:   Dover Police Department Public Information Office
Sergeant Mark Hoffman   Email: Mark.Hoffman@cj.state.de.us


The Dover Police Department arrested Recardo Weatherspoon (55) on burglary charges on Sunday following an incident at Frazier’s Restaurant. Officers responded to the restaurant for a reported burglary at 10:17 a.m. on Sunday, December 19th. During the investigation it was learned that Weatherspoon entered the business through a kitchen door while employees were still inside. Weatherspoon then hid inside the walk-in refrigerator until the restaurant was closed and all employees left. Weatherspoon was also an employee of Frazier’s. Weatherspoon broke a door to the management office and attempted to break into a safe containing cash but was unsuccessful. Weatherspoon then fled the area on foot. Officers located Weatherspoon on Sunday afternoon and arrested him without incident.

Weatherspoon was released on a $2,750 unsecured bond on the following charges:
-Attempted Burglary 3rd Degree
-Possession of Burglar Tools
-Attempted Theft
-Criminal Mischief

A mugshot was not available at time of release.

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