Two Bridgeville men arrested for burglaries, theft

BRIDGEVILLE – Delaware State Police on Wednesday arrested two men in connection with numerous burglaries and thefts in the Bridgeville area.

shane fairbank

Shane Fairbank

Shane Fairbank, 30, and Kenneth (Kenny) H. Fairbank Jr., 31, were arrested Nov. 11. They face numerous theft, burglary, criminal trespass, controlled substance possession and conspiracy charges and were committed to the Department of Corrections in lieu of secured bond, state police spokesman Sgt. Richard Bratz.

Investigation of a reported burglary in the 17,000 block of Meadow Drive revealed entry was made through am unsecured garage and medication was stolen. There was another attempted burglary in that area and the suspects were apprehended by Troopers and a Delaware State Police Canine Unit.

State Police detectives linked the two through investigative measures to several other burglaries and thefts in the Bridgeville area.  In most incidents, the two suspects would enter the unsecured residences and unsecured vehicles during the nighttime hours, Sgt. Bratz said.

The items stolen were money, prescription medication and other miscellaneous items from vehicles and garages.

Delaware State Police urge people to utilize the following tips:

kenneth fairbank

Kenneth Fairbank Jr.

  • Lock your car doors and roll up you windows;
  • Lock the doors to your garage;
  • Lock the doors and windows to your residence;
  • Do not leave valuables inside your vehicle;
  • Leave outdoor lights on in the driveway or have security lighting installed;
  • Report any suspicious activity to 9-1-1 immediately.

Anyone with any information about these incidents or who may have had property stolen in the Bridgeville Chase Development is are asked to contact Detective K. McCabe at 752-3798 .

Information may also be provided by calling Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333, or by sending anonymous tips by text to 274637 (CRIMES) using the keyword DSP via the internet at

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