Police: Pair Arrested For String Of Thefts


Smyrna – The Delaware State Police have arrested two men in connection with the Smyrna area thefts from vehicles, according to Delaware State Police Public Information Officer, Master Corporal Gary Fournier.

Nairobi Wanamaker
Nairobi Wanamaker

Fournier said that between December 29, 2016 and January 2, 2017 troopers saw an increase in thefts from vehicles at over a dozen locations south of Smyrna, particularly the Sunnyside Road and Sheridan Lane areas.

State Police learned that an undetermined number of suspects entered approximately at least a dozen different vehicles stealing items and also rummaging through unsecured vehicles, said Fournier. The suspects allegedly stole items ranging from purses to electronic devices, and U.S. currency.  In most of these cases the vehicles were parked in the victim’s driveways and were unsecured.  In one particular case, a surveillance camera captured an image of a suspect.

Police say that their investigation revealed that Craig N. Jones, 26, and Nairobi Wanamaker, 46, both of Smyrna, were responsible for the thefts, said Fournier. The two men were tied to the crimes after they were arrested on January 3, 2017, Ny Smyrna Police, for similar incidents, according to Fournier

Craig N Jones
Craig N Jones

On January 10, 2017, detectives with the Troop 3 Property Crimes Unit arrested the duo on more than a dozen charges including Burglary, Theft, Criminal Trespass, and Conspiracy.  They were arraigned at JP2 and remain committed to James T. Vaughn Correctional Center on $18,013.00 secured (Jones) and $10,005.00 secured (Wanamaker) bond.

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