Who Knew A/C Units Aren’t Free? Newark Police Arrest Wilmington Duo


Newark – On June 21, 2017 at 6:16 p.m. Newark Police Officers (NPD) responded to Home Depot, 1000 Suburban Drive, for a possible shoplifting in progress. Upon arrival officers spoke with an employee who stated that he recognized a male and female in the store that were recently arrested for shoplifting at the Home Depot in Wilmington, according to NPD Spokesman Chris Jones.

Chris Jones said the officer stood by in the parking lot and a short time later the female, Kennesha Wiggins, 27. of Wilmington, came running out of the store and entered the driver’s seat of a vehicle that had previously been identified as possibly being driven by the suspects. The male, Quinton White, 33, of Wilmington came out of the store pushing a cart with an air conditioner in it a short time later, followed by the Home Depot employee, according to Jones.

Officers confirmed neither subject had paid for the air conditioner, which was valued at $279.99. Both subjects were arrested. During the arrest, White provided an officer with a fictitious name, however, the officer was able to identify him based on the previous Home Depot arrest, said Jones.


Officers also discovered that both Wiggins and White are court ordered not to have contact with all Home Depot locations. Both subjects were video arraigned through Justice of the Peace Court 11. Wiggins was released after being issued $5,000 unsecured bond and White was turned over to the Department of Corrections after being issued $4,000 cash bail for the shoplifting related charges.

The pair were charged with Shoplifting Under $1,500, Conspiracy 3rd Degree,  Breach of Release. White received an additional charge of Criminal Impersonation.

Image Credits: Newark Police

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