KENT COUNTY, Del. – Delaware State Police have arrested a Camden-Wyoming man in connection with multiple thefts.
The investigation began in April, when Troop 3 began investigating a thefts involving aluminum concrete forms from several job sites.
On July 10, at approximately 9:15 p.m., members of the Troop 3 Criminal Investigative and Property Crimes Units were in the area of Pearsons Corner and Hazletville roads in Hartly.
Police observed a dark colored Chevrolet Blazer driving slow and shining what appeared to be a flashlight onto the property.
According to officers, the vehicle turned into a construction lot where concrete forms were being stored on a trailer. Police said the operator of the vehicle, identified as 56-year-old Mark T. Long, got out of it with a flashlight in hand and began searching through the pile of concrete forms.
Authorities said a further investigation evealed that there was a Chevrolet pickup truck parked in the driveway of Long’s home, located in the 3000 block of Mud Mill Road, which contained suspected stolen concrete forms. Police searched the Blazer and the pickup truck and found scrap yard receipts. Also recovered were nine aluminum concrete forms in various lengths.
Long was taken into custody without incident and transported back to Troop 3 where he was charged with the following:
- Felony theft (seven counts)
- Third-degree criminal trespass (four counts)
Long was arraigned before the Justice of the Peace Court and released on his own recognizance.