State police arrest five in string of burglaries

SUSSEX COUNTY – Delaware State Police detectives have arrested five people in connection with two separate string of burglaries in Sussex County.

Matthew T. Miller, 36, and Kimberly Parsons, 44, both of Millsboro, were taken into custody on May 3 after an investigation into a series of burglaries revealed they were the primary suspects, according to state police spokesman Cpl. Gary Fournier.

Detectives with the Criminal Investigations Unit at Troop 4 began looking into similarities between some burglaries that were committed between the beginning of December 2015 and middle of March 2016 ranging from Millsboro to Ocean View.

The suspects would break into the sheds and remove items such as chainsaws, generators, and power tools, and then go to area pawns shops to exchange the items for cash, investigation revealed.

It was learned through the investigation that these burglaries were being committed while Ms. Parsons was conducting her job as a newspaper delivery person with Mr. Miller would ride along with her.

Ms. Parsons was charged with two counts of burglary third degree, two counts of conspiracy second degree, three counts of theft, two counts of criminal mischief, selling stolen property, and falsifying business records.  She was arraigned and remanded to the Department of Corrections on $11,500 secured bond.  Additional burglary charges are forthcoming from the investigation, Cpl. Fournier said.

Mr. Miller was charged with burglary second degree, four counts of burglary third degree, attempted burglary third degree, six counts of conspiracy second degree, five counts of theft and six counts of criminal mischief. He was arraigned and remanded to the Department of Corrections on $31,200 secured bond.

In a separate investigation, Sheila L. Quebral, 46, Damien Andell, 28, and Kevin E. Andell, 49, all of Millsboro, were taken into custody on May 4 after an investigation into a series of car burglaries revealed they were the primary suspects.

Detectives began looking into similarities between some burglaries that were committed between the middle of March 2016 to the end of April in which a series of thefts from cars were occurring in the Millsboro and Gumboro areas.

The suspects would break into the vehicles and remove items such as GPS, wallets, cash, and in a couple of cases, firearms.

The suspects would then go to area pawns shops to exchange the items for cash.

Damien Andell was charged with burglary second degree, nine counts of burglary third degree, three counts of theft of a firearm, three counts of conspiracy second degree, theft of a motor vehicle, nine counts of theft, unlawful use of a credit Card, criminal mischief and criminal trespass third degree. He was arraigned and remanded to the Department of Corrections on $66,500 secured bond.

Mr. Andell was charged with four counts of Burglary third degree, theft of a firearm, three counts of conspiracy second degree and four counts of theft. He was arraigned and remanded to the Department of Corrections on $26,000 secured bond.

Ms. Quebral was charged with four counts of burglary third degree, theft of a firearm, three counts of conspiracy second degree and six counts of theft, two counts of falsifying business documents and two counts of selling stolen property. She was arraigned and committed to the Department of Corrections on $32,000cash bond.

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