Georgetown man jailed following investigation of homeowner complaints

GEORGETOWN – Town of Georgetown police report the arrest of a Georgetown man on firearm, burglary and other charges in their investigation of two complaints from homeowners.


Christopher Altoe

Christopher Altoe, 34, faces charges of burglary second degree, theft of a firearm, possession of a firearm prohibited, theft from a person 62 years or older, theft by false pretense and falsifying business records, Georgetown Police Department spokesman Sgt. Tom Tyndall said.

On Dec. 8, Georgetown police detectives responded to the 21000 block of Park Avenue for a theft complaint.

Investigation revealed Mr. Altoe was hired to do construction work at the residence.

Police say Mt. Altoe had the home owner exit the residence to approve the work that he had completed. When the homeowner was approving the work, Mr. Altoe entered the residence and removed a handgun from inside, police allege.

Mr. Altoe left the residence and fled in an unknown direction. Mr. Altoe was contacted and later turned himself in at the Georgetown Police Department.

On Dec. 14, Georgetown police responded to an address on Silverberry Street for a theft complaint. It was learned that Mr. Altoe was at this residence on Dec. 8 where he allegedly removed jewelry from residence and then pawned the jewelry at a business in Lewes.

Mr. Altoe was committed to the Department of Corrections in lieu of $10,000 secured bond.

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