3 arrested for 16 home burglaries

July 1, 2011 8:32:38 PM PDT
New Castle County police have arrested three people in connection with 16 residential burglaries.

Shaun Anderson, Matthew Kline and Ashley Vega have been charged with multiple burglary, theft, criminal mischief, conspiracy, and unlawful use of credit cards charges.

On June 8, 2011 New Castle County Police began investigating a series of burglaries which occurred in the following communities:

  • The 300 block of Edgewater Way in Four Seasons Townhouses
  • 300 block of Norman Drive in Eagle Trace Townhouses
  • Two homes in the unit block of Spur Ridge Court in Thornwood
  • The unit block of Michael Townsend Court in the Preserve at Lafayette
  • 100 block of Autumn Horseshoe Bend in Four Seasons Townhouses
  • The unit block of Winsome Way in Pencader Village
  • The unit block of Dalton Drive in Deerborne Woods
  • The unit block of Pollari Circle in the Reserve at Ironside
  • The unit block of Canzonet Drive in Melody Meadows
  • The unit block of Harkfort Road and Garvey Lane in Pencader Village
  • Two homes in the 3400 block of Winterhaven Drive in Autumn Park Apartments
  • The unit block of Four Seasons Parkway in Autumn Park Apartments

    In a collaborative effort involving the New Castle County Police Criminal Investigations Unit, Crime Analysis, Patrol and the Mobile Enforcement Team, Matthew Kline and Shaun Anderson were identified as suspects in video surveillance using stole credit cards from the burglaries.

    On June 22, 2011, arrest and search warrants were executed at several locations in the community of Four Seasons in Newark. During the course of a search at a residence in the unit block of Kayak Court numerous stolen items were located. The stolen items included cellular phones, foreign and U. S. coins and currency, electronics, GPS navigation devices, jewelry, laptop computer, lawn equipment, flat screen televisions and video game systems.

    A resident of the unit block of Kayak Court, Pedro Ortiz was charged with receiving stolen property.

    33-year-old Anderson, 23-year-old Kline, and 19-year-old Vega were linked to a total of 16 burglaries as a result of the investigation and an additional ten charges are pending.

    New Castle County Police are attempting to identify numerous items of stolen property and are hosting a showing of the property on Thursday, July 7, 2011 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.