Denis Leary Look-alike Charged With Multiple Claymont Burglaries

Jeffrey Chiffens

Claymont- Delaware State Police have arrested a Wilmington man and charged him in connection with a series of burglaries that had been occurring along Philadelphia Pike in Claymont, according to Public Information Officer, Master Corporal Jeffrey R. Hale.

Hale said on Tuesday, April 18, 2017 at approximately 10:50 p.m., troopers responded to the BP gas station located at 3421 Philadelphia Pike, Claymont, after a witness allegedly observed a male suspect break a window of the business.

The witness watched as the suspect entered the gas station and then exited a short time later carrying merchandise which he had obtained while inside, according to Hale. 9-1-1 was then contacted by the witness who followed the suspect on foot and provided call takers with a description and location. A short time later, the New Castle County Police received the call of a suspicious person in the area of the 100 block of Honeywell Drive. Responding officers arrived and located the subject, later identified as Jeffrey P. Chiffens, 30, and took him into custody after a brief struggle. Chiffens was then identified as the male suspect who had committed the burglary of the BP station.

Hale said after further investigation troopers were able to link Jeffrey Chiffens to the following burglaries which had been occurring along the Philadelphia Pike corridor:

BP, 3421 Philadelphia Pike, Claymont, Sunday, April 2, 2017.
BP, 3421 Philadelphia Pike, Claymont, Monday, April 3, 2017.
Family Dollar, 3605 Philadelphia Pike, Claymont, Tuesday, April 18, 2017.
BP, 3421 Philadelphia Pike, Claymont, Tuesday, April 18, 2017.

Jeffrey Chiffens was arrested and charged with Burglary 3rd Degree, Possession of Burglary Tools, Theft, Possession of a Controlled Substance without a Prescription, Resisting Arrest, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, and Criminal Mischief. He was arraigned at JP Court 11 and committed to the Howard Young Correctional Institution in default of $9000 secured bail. More charges are expected to be filed, according to Hale.

Image Credits: Delaware State Police

About Staff Writer

First State Update's Delaware editorial team covers New Castle County, Kent County and Sussex County breaking news, political news, and general news stories. We bring the reader the latest news from the Wilmington, Newark, Dover, Rehoboth Beach and all point in between. If you have news to share, email us at [email protected].

View all posts by Staff Writer →