Three Charged In String Of Hockessin-Area Burglaries

New Castle County Police have arrested three men in connection with a string of Hockessin burglaries.

Officials said last week, May 18, officers from the New Castle County Division of Police were dispatched to seventeen separate theft from a motor vehicle incidents that were reported in the Hockessin area. The officers were able to establish a vague description of all the suspects.

Detectives from the New Castle County Division of Police Criminal Investigations Unit assumed the investigation. After extensive canvassing of the neighborhoods and collection of evidence, the detectives were able to identify 18-year-old Andre Nichols, 20-year-old Eddy Peguero, and 20-year-old Clarence Jarman as the suspects officials said Wednesday.

Search warrants were authored and executed resulting in additional evidence to charge these suspects with the crimes.

Last Friday (May 21), all three suspects were taken into custody after being stopped by officers from the Wilmington Police Department. Custody was then transferred to the New Castle County Police.

Nichols was charged with 22 counts of felony burglary 3rd, felony theft, felony Conspiracy 2nd, and 5 counts of misdemeanor Theft. He was arraigned by Justice of the Peace Court 11 and held in lieu of $75,000 secured bail.

Peguero was charged with 28 counts of felony burglary 3rd, felony theft, felony Conspiracy 2nd, and 7 counts of misdemeanor Theft. He was also arraigned by Justice of the Peace Court 11 and held in lieu of $95,000 secured bail.

Jarman was charged with 22 counts of felony burglary 3rd, felony theft, felony Conspiracy 2nd, and 5 counts of misdemeanor Theft. He too was arraigned by Justice of the Peace Court 11 and also held in lieu of $75,000 secured bail.

Detectives will be contacting victims in the near future to return recovered stolen items.

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