Man Arrested For Burglaries

Port Penn – Delaware State Police have arrested a Wilmington man and charged him in connection with two residential burglaries which took place in Port Penn yesterday morning, according to Public Information Officer, Master Corporal Jeffrey R. Hale.


Michael J StolzHale said that at approximately 810 a.m. on Tuesday, November 29th, Troopers were called to respond to a residence located in the unit block of N. Congress Street, Port Penn, in reference to a burglary in progress.

Arriving troopers entered the residence and located a male suspect, later identified as Michael J. Stolz, 30, of Wilmington, allegedly hiding in a laundry room, said Hale. Troopers took Stolz into custody without incident.

As troopers were investigating the first burglary, they were contacted by the Kent County Regional Communications Center (Kentcom), who advised them that a second burglary had occurred at a home located in the 100 block of Merchant Street, Port Penn.

Hale went on to say that after responding to the Merchant Street home troopers learned that a male suspect, who was later identified as Stolz, had allegedly entered the unoccupied home by climbing through an unlocked window. Stolz, however, fled from the house without removing any property, according to Hale.

Michael Stolz was arrested and charged with two counts of Burglary 2nd Degree, Criminal Mischief, and Resisting Arrest. He was arraigned at JP Court 2 and committed to the Howard Young Correctional Institution in default of $11,500.00 cash bail.

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