Troopers Arrest Two For Burglary And Theft-Sussex County

Sussex County – The Delaware State Police have arrested two suspects in connection with burglaries and thefts occurring in the Seaford, Laurel, and Georgetown areas, according to Public Information Officer, Master Corporal Melissa Jaffe.

Jaffe said the Delaware State Police began investigating a rash of residential burglaries and multiple thefts from yards in May 2019. Through investigative measures, Troopers identified two suspects, 29-year-old Glenn Merrill of Seaford and 33-year-old Matthew J. Davis of Bridgeville, according to Jaffe.

It was learned that some of the property that was stolen by Merrill and Davis was taken to local pawn shops and scrap yards, said Jaffe. Davis was apprehended on June 13, 2019, in reference to an active warrant.

Through investigative measures, Davis was developed as a suspect in multiple other burglaries and thefts, according to Jaffe. He was additionally charged with the following:

Burglary 2nd Degree (5 counts)
Theft of a Motor Vehicle
Theft (Felony)
Theft (7 counts)
Criminal Trespass (8 counts)
Falsifying Business Records (2 counts)
Theft By False Pretense (2 counts)
Criminal Mischief (3 counts)
Selling Stolen Property

Davis was arraigned before the Justice of the Peace Court and remained committed to the Sussex Correctional Institution on $35,950.00 secured bond.

On June 13, 2019, Merrill was apprehended at his residence in the unit block of 25000 Palmetto Street, Seaford without incident. He was transported back to Troop 5 and charged with the following:

Burglary 2nd Degree
Theft (Felony)
Criminal Mischief
Theft By False Pretense
Falsifying Business Records
Merrill was arraigned before the Justice of the Peace Court and released on $4,500.00 unsecured bond.