Here's your roundup of published police reports for Aug. 19 through Aug. 26
Dover-area man jailed on burglary, theft charges
A Dover man, identified by police as Carmelo Diaz, 54, of the first block of Kentwood Drive, Dover, has been jailed following his arrest in connection with two burglaries.
Delaware State Police spokesman Master Cpl. Jeffrey Hale said the case began Friday, Aug. 18 when a home in the 200 block of Rustic Lane was burglarized. Police learned someone had broken into a garage after smashing a window; assorted power tools and lawn equipment were taken.
Troopers were called back to the home two days later after the garage again was burglarized; this time additional power tools, lawn equipment and fishing gear were taken.
Through their investigations, troopers identified Diaz as a suspect and went to his home Aug. 21, where property unit detectives executed a search warrant and found property linked to both burglaries.
Diaz is a charged with two counts of third-degree burglary, two counts of theft and criminal mischief. He was ordered held at the Vaughn Correctional Center, Smyrna, on a $6,500 secured bail.
Four nabbed following botched home invasion
Four men have been arrested by Delaware State Police following a home invasion west of Camden-Wyoming.
The quartet was identified as Tyson B. Beckett, 26, of Frederica, Anthony Long, 18, of Millsboro, Brandon D. Satchell, 25, of Millsboro, and Joshua T. Walker, 29, of Georgetown, division spokesman Sgt. Richard D. Bratz said.
According to police reports, the incident began around 2:45 a.m., Wednesday, August 23, as troopers went to the first block of Moose Lodge Road after a 911 call was received reporting a home invasion with four men involved.
Troopers learned one of the suspects had forced his way into the home and started a struggle with an elderly resident. During the fight, the elderly man was injured but still was able to get his hands on a gun and fire a single shot.
Although the round went into the floor, it apparently scared the home invaders enough that they took the weapon and ran away.
A short time after the 911 call, troopers spotted and stopped a suspicious vehicle on Moose Lodge Road, noting there were four men in the car with evidence linking them to the attack. They were detained until additional troopers arrived, and taken into custody without resisting.
During the arrest, troopers seized two firearms found near one of the suspects, Bratz said.
The victim, whose name was not given, was taken to Bayhealth Hospital Kent Campus and treated for serious although non-life-threatening injuries.
All four suspects were arraigned before JP Court 2 and committed to the Vaughn Correctional Center, Smyrna.
Beckett, Satchell, and Walker all are charged with first-degree assault, home invasion, theft of a firearm, second-degree conspiracy, first-degree reckless endangering, possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony and possession of a firearm by a person prohibited. All are being held on a $191,250 cash bond.
Long faces the same charges, including an additional count of possession of a firearm by a person prohibited. He is being held on a $211,250 cash bond.
Help Milford police capture wanted fugitive John Glysteen
The Milford Police Department is asking the public’s help in capturing a wanted fugitive.
Department spokesman Patrolman 1st Class Mikhail Stanton identified the man as John Gleysteen, who is wanted on several outstanding warrants.
Officers thought they would be able to take Gleysteen into custody when they received a tip Aug. 22 he was in the 600 block of Marshall Street. Police contacted Gleysteen and while placing him in custody, Gleysteen fought back and ran away.
Stanton said a foot chase ended when Gleysteen ran into a heavily wooded area south of McCoy Street.
A search using the Delaware State Police Aviation Unit as well as Milford patrol units and a K-9 was not successful.
Anyone with information as to Gleysteen’s whereabouts is asked to call 302-442-8081, or contact Crime Stoppers by calling 800-TIP-3333. Tips also may be submitted online at milfordpolicede.org/tips.