12-Year-Old Scares Off Burglars, Two Arrested In Newark

Newark – Delaware State Police have arrested a man and a woman and charged them in connection with a pair of Newark area residential burglaries which had occurred earlier this month, according to Public Information Officer, Master Corporal Jeffrey R. Hale.

Andrew Andrade
Andrew Andrade

Hale said that the investigation began on Friday, February 3, 2017 after troopers responded to a residence located in the 2000 block of Pleasant Valley Road in Newark, for the report of a burglary. Arriving troopers made contact with the homeowner who advised that she discovered that someone had entered her house and removed a flat screen television from inside while the home was unoccupied, according to Hale.

On Wednesday, February 15, 2017, troopers again responded to the report of a burglary which had occurred at a residence located in the 2100 block of Pleasant Valley Road. Hale said that when troopers arrived they learned that a male suspect, who was in the company of an unknown female, had forced open the rear door of the home.

Hale said that the male made entry into the home, however, he and the female suspect quickly fled in an unknown direction after discovering that the house was occupied by a 12-year-old female resident. There were no injuries and no property was taken.

Through the course of their investigation, which included conducting multiple interviews and the examination of physical evidence, troopers were able to develop Andrew

Shelly Coldiron
Shelly Coldiron

Andrade, 36, of Rising Sun, MD, and Shelly Coldiron, 26, of Oxford, PA, as suspects in the burglaries, and learned that they were both staying at a home located in the 1600 block of Old Baltimore Pike, Newark,  according to Hale. On Tuesday, February 21, 2017 troopers responded to the residence and were able to take Coldiron and Andrade into custody without incident.

Shelly Coldiron was arrested and charged with Burglary 2nd Degree, Conspiracy 2nd Degree, and Criminal Mischief. She was also found to be wanted out of Delaware County, PA. Coldiron was arraigned at JP Court 2 and committed to the Delores Baylor Correctional Institution in default of $10,000.00 cash bail.

Andrew Andrade was also arrested and charged with two counts of Burglary 2nd Degree, Theft, Criminal Mischief, and Conspiracy 2nd Degree. He was arraigned at JP Court 2 and committed to the Howard Young Correctional Institution in default of $3,100.00 secured bail.

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