Police: Dine And Dash Duo Detained

Catiliyn Hudson


Georgetown – Georgetown Police have arrested a Dover man and Smyrna woman after they dined at two Georgetown restaurants on consecutive days and fled each time without rendering payment, according to Public Information Officer Detective Joey Melvin.

Melvin said on June 6, 2017, Georgetown Police were dispatched to Pizza King regarding a theft of services complaint. Officers learned that an unknown male and female entered the restaurant, ordered dinner and then fled the establishment to avoid paying for their order.

Georgetown Police released images and video of the suspects from the incident and with the public’s assistance, both suspects were quickly identified, said Malvin. Georgetown Police also learned that an incident occurred at Georgetown Family Restaurant on June 18,2017 involving similarly described suspects, according to Melvin. Through investigation, Georgetown Police learned that the suspects identified from the Pizza King theft also committed a theft at Georgetown Family Restaurant, added Melvin.

Brandon Staats

On June 23,2017, Brandon Staats, 25, of Dover, Delaware and Catiliyn Hudson, 22, of Smyrna Delaware were each arrested for two counts of theft under $1500.00 and two counts of conspiracy.

Staats and Hudson were taken into custody by Delaware State Police near Cheswold, Delaware. Staats was committed to the James T. Vaughn Correctional Facility and Hudson was committed to Baylors Womens Institution both in lieu of $400.00 secured bond.

Image Credits: Georgetown Police

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