Lincoln: Two teens age 14 arrested in burglary spree probe

LINCOLN – Delaware State Police arrested two juveniles Tuesday in connection with multiple burglaries in the Cedar Creek Estates development.

Dallas Mohler of Lewes and Jaliel Perry of Lincoln, both 14, were taken into custody by troopers as they were walking through Cedar Creek Estates, state police spokesman Master Cpl. Melissa Jaffe said.

Dallas Mohler

Jaliel Perry

The backpacks the two juveniles were carrying were seized without incident. Both backpacks contained stolen jewelry and other associated property from the reported burglaries, Cpl. Jaffe said.

Consent was granted by Perry’s grandmother to search the residence in which Perry resides.  During this search, multiple electronics and other suspected stolen property was seized from the residence.

Troopers initially were dispatched Feb. 6 shortly after 7 p.m. to a burglary complaint in the 20000 block of West Mayhew Drive in Cedar Creek Estates.  Forced entry was made, the residence was extensively ransacked, and multiple items were stolen, including electronics and purses.

As troopers were investigating this incident, they were informed of two additional burglaries that occurred within the same development in which electronics and jewelry were also stolen.

Through investigative measures, troopers identified Mohler and Perry as suspects.

Both juveniles were transported to Troop 7. They were each charged with three counts of the following: burglary second degree (felony), theft, criminal mischief and conspiracy second degree (felony).

Mohler and Perry were both arraigned and committed to the Stevenson House Detention Center on $6,000 secured bond.

During the month of January 2018, Troop 7 units handled multiple complaints involving thefts from unsecured vehicles in the Lincoln (Cedar Creek Estates) and Lewes (Reserves at Lewes Landing) area.  Both juveniles are suspects in these cases and the Property Crimes Unit continues to investigate these complaints and exam the seized property, Cpl. Jaffe said.

Anyone with information pertaining to these cases is asked to contact Troop 4 Property Crimes Unit at 302-752-3800.  Information may also be provided by calling Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333, via the internet at http://www.delaware.crimestoppersweb.com.

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