Wilmington – The Delaware State Police have charged 32-year-old Brandon Wolski of Bear with multiple offenses stemming from an overnight burglary spree that occurred this past Wednesday, involving multiple businesses along the Rt. 202/Naaman’s Rd. corridor, as well as one on Kennett Pike in Greenville, according to Public Information Officer, Master Corporal Michael Austin.
Austin said at approximately 1:46 a.m., on Wednesday, July 3, 2019, Troopers responded to an alarm activation at the Helzberg Diamonds jewelry store, located at 5600 Concord Pike. Upon arrival, they discovered that a window to the business had been smashed out and that multiple display cases inside the business had also been broken into. No suspects were located at the time of the initial response. A representative from the business confirmed that a large quantity of merchandise had been taken.
Over the course of the next few hours Troopers responded to five additional businesses in which windows had been smashed out, in a similar nature to the Helzberg Diamonds incident, according to Austin. In two of the additional incidents, entry was successfully made and property was taken. The three other businesses were damaged, however, it was determined that entry was not made, according to Austin. In addition to the burglaries, Troopers also investigated a criminal mischief incident in which the windows of a parked vehicle were smashed out with a baseball bat. The initial investigation was able to determine that this incident was associated to the burglaries, said Austin.
Through a variety of investigative leads and measures, detectives developed a late model Kia Sorrento with an unknown Delaware tag as a suspect vehicle. Further investigation confirmed the registration of the vehicle which was positively linked to Wolski, added Austin.
On Friday, July 5, 2019, detectives located Wolski at his residence in the 700 block of Huckleberry Avenue in Bear, where he was taken on to custody without incident. The Kia was also located at the residence. A subsequent search of the Kia and of Wolski’s residence produced evidence further linking him to the burglaries, said Austin. Wolski was transported to Troop 2 where he was charged with following:
Burglary 3rd Degree (3 counts)
Attempted Burglary 3rd Degree (3 counts)
Possession of Burglary Tools (2 counts)
Theft Greater than $1500.00
Theft Less than $1500.00 (2 counts)
Criminal Mischief (6 counts)
Locations of Incidents;
Helzberg Diamonds 5600 Concord Pike
Tobacco Village 4011 Concord Pike
Famous Jacks Tavern 3100 Naaman’s Rd.
Concord Liquors 4103 Concord Pike (attempt only)
Jewelry Exchange 4021 Kennett Pike (attempt only)
I-Spa Nails 4013 Concord Pike (attempt only)
Kinetic Skateboards 3906 Concord Pike (location of damaged vehicle)
Wolski was arraigned in Justice of the Peace Court #2 and committed to the Howard R. Young Correctional Institution in lieu of $31,000.00 secured bail.