A Harrington man was arrested on weapons charges on June 21 after police had to remove him from the home of a person he was convicted of stealing from.


A Harrington man was arrested on weapons charges on June 21 after police had to remove him from the home of a person he was convicted of stealing from.

Sgt. Earl Brode said police first got involved when they were called to Delaware Avenue after the man entered a home there and refused to leave. Brode said one of the officers recognized the suspect as Joshua B. Wilson, 26, of Harrington, and knew that he had a no-contact order with one of the people inside, stemming from Wilson’s conviction for theft.

Following that incident, Brode said, officers searched Wilson’s room and found a five-inch knife. Thanks to a 2005 robbery conviction, Wilson is prohibited from owning any weapons.

Wilson was arrested for possession of a deadly weapon by a person prohibited and non-compliance with the conditions of his release. He was committed to Sussex Correctional Institution in default of $2,000 secured bond.