Police: Man Linked To Early Morning Home Break-In Attempts

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On October 19th, 2019, patrol officers from the New Castle County Division of Police were dispatched to the 1900 block of East Zabenko Drive in the community of Woodmill Village for a Burglary investigation, according to police.

Officials said when the officers arrived on the scene, they determined that the suspect had already fled. The victim reported to the officers that they were awakened at around 5:15 A.M. to what sounded like stomping and when they viewed the surveillance footage, they observed a white male carrying bolt cutters at the rear sliding glass door. During the investigation, the officers then observed damage to a lock in the rear of the property.

The officers were then approached by another homeowner who happened to live next door, and he stated that when they woke up that morning, they saw that the screen door to their porch had been cut and someone had been inside their porch.

Through their investigation detectives found sufficient evidence to obtain a search warrant for the residence of 39-year-old David L. Lance, according to police.

Lance was taken into custody and charged with two counts of felony, Attempted Burglary 2nd, and two counts of misdemeanor Criminal Mischief. He was arraigned by New Castle County Court of Common Pleas and held in lieu of $21,000 cash bail.

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