Teen charged in 7 Delaware residential burglaries

January 16, 2011 1:39:44 PM PST
New Castle County Police have arrested Jason Bonsall, 19, and charged him with seven residential burglaries that were committed in the developments of Holiday Hills and Chalfonte.

On Friday morning, County Police responded to seven residential burglaries that occurred at the following addresses sometime during the night-time hours:

  • Three homes in the 2200 block of Rivera Drive in the community of Holiday Hills
  • Two homes in the 2200 block of Jamaica Drive in the community of Holiday Hills
  • A home in the 2200 block of Nassau Drive in the community of Holiday Hills
  • A home in the 2700 block of Bodine Drive in the community of Chalfonte

    The investigation revealed that an unknown suspect went into the rear of various homes and attempted to or made entry into the home. In these cases, the suspect either forced his way into the home, gained access through an unsecured door or attempted to break-in and damaged property.

    In each case, the homes were occupied. During one of the burglaries the suspect entered the home and removed cash, electronic equipment and prescription medication.

    Police say Bonsall was stopped while driving on Philadelphia Pike near Harvey Road and property from one of the burglaries was found inside the vehicle.

    Bonsall is charged with five counts of burglary in the second degree, two counts of attempted burglary in the second degree, felony theft, four counts of attempted theft and three counts of criminal mischief and possession of burglary tools. He was arraigned and sent to the Howard Young Correctional Institute after failing to post $20,250 cash bail.

    If anyone has information about any other burglaries that might have occurred in Holiday Hills, Chalfonte or surrounding area please contact Detective Eric Sherkey at (302) 395-8110 or visit our website at www.nccpd.com. Citizens may also provide a text tip at: 847411 (TIP411), begin your message with NCCPD and then type your message. Tipsters may also call Crime Stoppers at (800) TIP-3333.


    The Associated Press contributed to this report.