Police: Two Woman Facing Burglary And Related Charges

L-R: Frausto, Beblo

Two women are facing multiple charges after their arrests last week.

Officials said on Saturday at approximately 8:30 a.m., patrol officers were dispatched to the 2000 block of Franklin Avenue in reference to a burglary report.

When the officers arrived, they learned from the victims that their home had been broken into while they were asleep in upstairs bedrooms. The victims explained that they observed, via surveillance footage, two unknown women entering their residence through a first-floor window. The victims reported that multiple items were missing including two computers, two cell phones, and a toaster oven.

Additional footage showed two female suspects behind a neighboring residence. It also showed one suspect, described as an Asian female, carrying the toaster oven away from the area, officials said Tuesday. This was at approximately 1:40 a.m. on the morning of August 21st.

Detectives found surveillance footage from earlier in the morning that showed the same two suspects attempting to enter a rental van in the 1000 block of Greenbank Road, according to police.

Authorities said the investigation was linked to another burglary that occurred on the same night in the 1300 block of New Street. The investigation then revealed that the two women in the surveillance footage were19-year-old Rachel Beblo and 20-year-old Melina Frausto, said police. Both women reside in the 1300 block of Read Street in Wilmington.

On August 26th officers served a search warrant at the Read Street address. During this search, both Beblo and Frausto were taken into custody.  Officials said stolen property taken from New Street and Franklin Avenue was recovered and also seized.

Both women were transported back to New Castle County Police Headquarters where they were both charged with two counts of Felony Burglary 1st, one count of Felony Attempted Burglary 1st, three counts of Felony Conspiracy 2nd, three counts of Felony Theft, and two counts of Misdemeanor Criminal Mischief.

They were also both arraigned by Justice of the Peace Court 11 and each released on $3600 unsecured bail.

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