A 26-year-old Harrington man was arrested on June 17 in connection with a June 9 theft and a June 13 burglary.


A 26-year-old Harrington man was arrested on June 17 in connection with a June 9 theft and a June 13 burglary.

The first alleged theft happened on Delaware Avenue, where a resident said his personal checks had been stolen and cashed, with his signature forged, by a third party, Sgt. Earl Brode said.

Four days later, there was a break-in at home on the same block; the victim reported that the burglar took jewelry from the home. Police tracked the jewelry to a pawn shop in Dover.

Security camera footage from both crimes revealed the same person, Brode said: Joshua B. Wilson, 26, of Harrington — who was also recorded entering the Dover pawn shop where the stolen jewelry was sold.

Brode said Wilson was arrested on June 17 at Dover Behavioral Health Center in Dover, where he was in treatment. He was charged with five counts of theft under $1,500, two counts of second-degree forgery, one count of third-degree burglary and one count of theft under $1,500 by false pretenses. He was released on $16,000 unsecured bond.