Police: Felony Burglary Suspect Caught With The Goods, Gets Own Recognizance

Delaware State Police arrested Richard Lewis III, 38, of New Castle for burglary and related charges after an incident early Wednesday morning, according to Public Information Officer, Senior Corporal Jason Hatchell.

Hatchell said on May 11, 2022, at approximately 3:21 a.m., troopers responded to Wawa, located at 4000 North DuPont Highway, New Castle, for a reported burglary. Hatchell said a male suspect forced entry into the convenience store through a window and removed over $900 in various tobacco products. The suspect then fled the scene on foot.

A responding trooper observed a subject matching the description of the suspect walking through the parking lot of the Wawa carrying two shopping bags. Upon making contact with the subject, he took off running on foot. He was taken into custody after a short foot chase. Troopers recovered all of the stolen tobacco products from the two shopping bags the suspect, identified as Richard Lewis III, had in his possession said Hatchell.

Lewis was transported to Delaware State Police Troop 6, where he was charged with the following crimes:

Burglary 3rd Degree (Felony)
Possession of Burglar Tools (Felony)
Wearing a Disguise During the Commission of a Felony (Felony)
Resisting Arrest
Theft under $1500

Lewis was arraigned in the Justice of the Peace Court # 2 and released on his own recognizance. However, Lewis is on probation and after an administrative warrant he was ultimately committed to the Howard R. Young Correctional Institution.

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