Troopers: Three Charged After String Of Burglaries In Kent County

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Hartly/Marydel– The Delaware State Police have arrested three suspects in connection with a spree of thefts from motor vehicles occurring in the Hartly and Marydel areas, according to Public Information Officer, Master Corporal Melissa Jaffe.

Jaffe said the investigation began on December 5, 2018, when Troopers were made aware of three theft incidents in which unsecured vehicles on Proctors Purchase Road, Hartly had been rummaged through and items were taken.

On December 21, 2018, Troopers were made aware of six more incidents reported on Mahan Corner Road in Marydel. Between January 2, 2019, and January 7, 2019, four additional incidents were reported from victims living on Slaughter Station Road and Hartly Road.

On January 2, 2019, a burglary to a shed was reported in the 1800 block of Slaughter Station Road, Hartly.

On January 6 and 7, 2019, three more incidents occurred on Sandy Bend Road and Tappahana Bridge Road. During one of the thefts, an ATV was removed from the bed of a truck.

Through investigative measures, Troopers were able to identify the suspect who fled from the ATV that was located at the Hartly/Marydel Little League as, 18-year-old Daniel Sangtangelo of Marydel, according to Jaffe.

On January 15, 2019, Sangtangelo turned himself in at Troop 3 and was charged with the following:

Burglary 3rd
Theft (Felony) (3 counts)
Conspiracy 2nd (3 counts)
Conspiracy 3rd (11 counts)
Theft (misdemeanor) (11 counts)
Attempted Theft (3 counts)
Criminal Trespass (14 counts)
Santagelo was arraigned before the Justice of the Peace Court 7 and released on his own recognizance.

Two more suspects were identified as 19-year-old Travis Martin of Marydel and a 17-year-old of Marydel for their involvement in the crimes.

On February 21, 2019, Travis Martin was arrested at Dover High School and transported to Troop 3 where he was charged with the following:

Burglary 3rd
Theft (Felony) (3 counts)
Conspiracy 2nd (3 counts)
Conspiracy 3rd (11 counts)
Theft (misdemeanor) (11 counts)
Attempted Theft (3 counts)
Criminal Trespass (14 counts)
Martin was arraigned before the Justice of the Peace Court 7 and released on his own recognizance.

On February 21, 2019, the 17-year-old turned himself into Troop 3 and was charged with the following:

Burglary 3rd
Theft (Felony) (2 counts)
Conspiracy 2nd (2 counts)
Conspiracy 3rd (10 counts)
Theft (misdemeanor) (11 counts)
Attempted Theft (1 counts)
Criminal Trespass (12 counts)
He was arraigned before the Justice of the Peace Court 2 and turned over to an adult relative.


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