Oopsy, Footprints In Snow Lead Troopers To Burglary Suspect’s Hiding Place, Police Say

Delaware State Police arrested 45-year-old Elmis Salguero-Sarceno of Lincoln on criminal charges after an incident early Thursday morning, according to Public Information Officer, Master Corporal Heather Pepper.

Pepper said on February 11, 2021, at approximately 5:09 a.m., troopers responded to Cedar Drive in Lincoln, for a report of a possible burglary in progress. Prior to arrival, troopers were advised a male subject was attempting to force entry into the side door of a residence.

Upon troopers arrival to the residence, the resident advised the subject fled the area on foot in an unknown direction. Through the troopers investigation, footprints were discovered in the snow leading away from the residence to a shed located on Cubbage Drive. Damage was observed on the shed door and the sound of someone inside could be heard. Several commands were given by troopers for the subject to exit the shed but the individual failed to comply. Once troopers entered the shed, Elmis Salguero-Sarceno was found attempting to hide from the troopers, according to Pepper. Elmis was removed from the shed and escorted outside where he failed to comply with the troopers commands and resisted arrest. He was taken into custody and transported to Troop 7 where he was charged with the following crimes:

Attempt to Commit Burglary 2nd Degree (Felony)
Criminal Mischief Under $1,000 (2 counts)
Breach of Release
Burglary 3rd Degree (Felony)
Resisting Arrest
Elmis was arraigned in the Justice of the Peace Court #3 and committed to Sussex Correctional Institution on an $11,120.00 cash bond.

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