Eric Stewardson and John J. Calloway charged with 24 offenses.
Delaware State Police have arrested two Dagsboro men in connection with multiple burglaries of businesses and churches that occurred over a one-month period.
On Friday, Dec. 8, troopers responded to Pine Ridge Barns, at 27171 Dagsboro Road in Millsboro, regarding a burglary that occurred overnight. The investigation revealed that unknown suspects made forcible entry into two storage sheds, making off with a golf cart, a Kubota UTV and an air compressor, along with other miscellaneous items.
Employees of the business were able to locate the stolen golf cart, in the area of the train tracks north of Thorogoods Road in Dagsboro, later that day. With the golf cart was 19-year-old Eric Stewardson, of Dagsboro, who fled on foot when confronted by the employees. They followed him into the development of Holiday Acres, where he was taken into custody without incident by a Dagsboro police officer.
Detectives were also able to link Stewardson, along with 18-year-old John J. Calloway, also of Dagsboro, to burglaries at High Tide Church and Spirit of Excellence Ministry, both in Dagsboro, and The Family Butcher Shop in Millsboro.
Stewardson and Calloway were each charged with a total of 24 felony and misdemeanor crimes, including third-degree burglary. Both subjects were committed to Sussex Correctional Institution in lieu of $20,400 secured bond.
Anyone with information regarding these incidents is asked to contact Detective T. Powell at Troop 4 by calling 302-752-3807. Information may also be provided by calling Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333 or via the internet at http://www.delaware.crimestoppersweb.com