Millsboro man faces burglary, numerous other charges

MILLSBORO – Delaware State Police on Wednesday arrested a 22-year-old Millsboro man in connection with multiple burglaries and other related charges.

Charles N. West Jr.

Charles N. West Jr. was charged with burglary second degree, burglary third degree, two counts of felony theft, non-compliance with bond, theft false pretense, falsifying business records, selling stolen property and criminal mischief, according to state police spokesman Sgt. Richard Bratz.

Additional warrants are pending for two counts of carrying a concealed deadly weapon, possession of heroin and possession of drug paraphernalia.

West was arraigned before Justice of the Peace Court 3 and committed to the Sussex Correctional Institution in default of $2,500 bond.

During June and July, Troop 4 patrol units investigated several complaints which West Jr. was identified as the suspect.

Further investigation revealed West sold stolen coins from one of the burglaries to a pawn shop in Laurel.  After evidence linking him to the burglaries and a theft of a dirt bike and numerous stolen tools, additional arrest warrants were obtained, Sgt. Bratz said.

Investigation led detectives with the assistance of patrol troopers to a residence located on Jones Church Road in Frankford.

At approximately 10:20 a.m., July 4, West left the residence in a Ford Ranger. A traffic stop was conducted and West was taken into custody without incident.

Weapons, drugs and suspected drug money seized in the arrest of Charles West Jr.

A subsequent search located a firearm on West, another firearm in the vehicle with numerous rounds of ammunition, plus drug paraphernalia and 11 bags of heroin. Over $7,800 in suspected drug proceeds were found in the vehicle.

Anyone with information regarding Charles N. West Jr. is asked to contact Detective T. Powell at Troop 4, Georgetown at 752-3807.

Information may also be provided by calling Delaware crime stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333 or via the internet at http://www.delaware.crimestoppersweb.com.

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