Two men have been arrested in connection with numerous burglaries and thefts that occurred in northern Sussex County throughout June and July.
According to the Delaware State Police, troopers responded to a reported burglary in progress on Wilson Road in Georgetown around 11:15 a.m. on July 24 after a 69-year-old woman returned home to find a male subject inside. Police said the suspect, later identified as 29-year-old Geoffery R. Soucy of Lincoln, quickly fled the residence in a gray Nissan Ultima westbound on Wilson Road. Police said the woman was able to give the 911 dispatchers a description of the vehicle, which was broadcast out to all responding agencies. A Milton police officer spotted the vehicle within eight minutes in the town limits and conducted a traffic stop. Police said Soucy, who was the lone occupant in the vehicle, was taken into custody and a search of the car revealed some change and jewelry stolen from the residence.
Police were able to link Soucy to an additional nine burglaries in northern Sussex County and one in southern Kent County. Police said Soucy burglarized unoccupied homes in the Lincoln, Milford, Greenwood and Ellendale areas during the daytime hours and removed electronic devices, such as televisions and computers, along with jewelry, and took them to pawn shops where he would exchange them for money.
Police said on two separate occasions, 24-year-old Michael Disanto of Georgetown assisted Soucy in the burglaries and conspired to sell the items at pawn shops.
The two face a slew of charges, including several counts of second degree burglary, theft and second degree conspiracy. Soucy was committed to Sussex Correctional Institution in default of $45,750 secured bond. Disanto was taken into custody on July 29 and was incarcerated at SCI on $27,500 secured bond.