Troopers: New Castle Furniture Store Burglars Caught In The Act

The Delaware State Police have charged a pair of New Castle men with multiple offenses after they were apprehended while committing a burglary late Tuesday night, according to Public Information Officer, Master Corporal Michael Austin.

Austin said at approximately 11:45 p.m., Tuesday, January 22, 2019, Troopers responded to Aaron’s Furniture, located at 511 E. Basin Road in New Castle in reference to an alarm activation. Upon arriving on scene Troopers located a subject, later identified as 55-year-old William Ramos, at the rear of the business, standing next to a hole that had been created in the exterior concrete wall, by the use of a sledgehammer, according to Austin.

William Ramos was immediately taken into custody without incident. Troopers were also able to determine that there was a second subject, who would later be identified as 53-year-old David Ramos, still at large inside the business, said Austin. A Delaware State Police K-9 Unit was then utilized to conduct a search of the interior of the business and subsequently indicated to his handler that the subject was hiding in the drop ceiling. Troopers directed David Ramos to surrender at which time he complied and was taken into custody without incident.

Both suspects were transported to Troop 2 where they each charged with the following offenses:

Burglary 3rd Degree
Possession of Burglar Tools
Attempted Theft Greater than $1500.00
Attempted Theft Under $1500.00
Conspiracy 2nd Degree
Criminal Mischief
Criminal Trespass 2nd Degree

Both suspects were arraigned in Justice of the Peace Court #11 and then committed to the Howard R. Young Correctional Institution in lieu of $11,500.00 cash bail, each.