Police: Man Charged With Burglary After $90K In Property Stolen From Apartment Fire Victims

New Castle County Police have arrested 34-year-old Camal Terry of the Lexington Green Apartment Complex.

On Thursday,May 10, New Castle County Patrol officers were dispatched to the 5800 building on Byron Court in the Village of Canterbury Apartments for the report of multiple burglaries. The building on Byron court had been severely damaged by a fire that occurred on Tuesday (May 8). Officers discovered that 8 apartments had been broken into with force, according to police.

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Detectives from the Property Squad and Evidence Detection Squad responded to the scene. Investigators quickly developed Camal Terry as a suspect, officials said. Detectives from the Criminal Investigation Squad served a search warrant at Camal Terry’s residence where additional evidence was recovered further implicating him in the burglaries. Estimated value of the total property taken is approximately $89,489.00.

Camal Terry was taken into custody without incident. He was charged with 8 counts of second-degree burglary, 7 counts of misdemeanor criminal mischief, 6 counts of felony theft, 2 counts of misdemeanor theft, and theft of a firearm. Camal Terry was arraigned and committed to the Howard Young Correctional Institute after failing to pay $89,700.00 secured bond and issued a no contact order with the Village of Canterbury Apartments.

Original Breaking Report

Bear – Firefighters form the Christiana Fire Company, along with crews from around New Castle County have responded to the 5800 Block of Byron Court for reports of an apartment building on fire in the Village of Canterbury neighborhood.

Upon arrival, crews found heavy smoke showing from the third floor of the building.

Both the primary and secondary searches for occupants were negative.

Crews knocked down the fire very quickly and brought the incident under control shortly thereafter.

This story will be updated as more information becomes available.


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