Police: Woman Facing Theft And Burglary Charges

Delaware State Police have arrested 34-year-old Misty Gleason of Camden, DE for burglary and other related charges following an investigation that began in the Hartly area on Tuesday morning, according to Public Information Officer, Senior Corporal Leonard DeMalto.

DeMalto said on June 28, 2022, at approximately 6:21 a.m., troopers responded to the 1800 block of Slaughter Station Road in Hartly regarding a theft complaint. The investigation revealed that a female subject had trespassed onto the property and stolen items from a vehicle parked in the driveway said DeMalto.

Troopers also discovered that the same female had trespassed onto additional nearby properties, stolen other articles from parked vehicles, and burglarized a residential garage added DeMalto. Troopers canvassed the surrounding area and located Misty Gleason outside of a residence on Slaughter Station Road. Through investigative measures, it was determined that Gleason was the suspect involved in the thefts, and she was taken into custody at the scene without incident according to DeMalto. A search of Gleason led to the discovery of approximately 274 prescription-only pills that did not belong to her.

Gleason was transported to Troop 3 and charged with the following crimes:

Burglary Second Degree (Felony)
Possession of a Non-Controlled Prescription Drug – 2 counts
Theft Under $1,500 – 4 counts
Criminal Mischief
Criminal Trespass Second Degree – 3 counts
Criminal Trespass Third Degree
Gleason was arraigned by Justice of the Peace Court # 7 and committed to Delores J. Baylor Women’s Correctional Institution on $5,110 secured bond.

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