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More arrests in Sussex construction site thefts

Delaware News Desk
Milford Beacon
Milford Beacon

Delaware State Police arrested two Lewes men in connection with thefts from construction sites.

State police have been investigating multiple thefts from construction sites and construction trailers since mid-April and have already made several arrests, including on April 22 and April 29.

On Monday, May 4, troopers investigated the theft of a Polaris ATV at a construction site in Rehoboth Beach that occurred sometime over the weekend. The ATV was located at 46-year-old Anthony M. Cichocki's residence within McNichol Place mobile home park. Cichocki was taken into custody without incident and, according to police, it was learned that he had a co-conspirator, 36-year-old Brian J. Govin.

Troopers responded to Govin’s residence in the 20100 block of Beaver Dam Road. Govin was not home but consent to search the residence was provided by the homeowners. A John Deere Gator reported stolen on April 23 was located behind a pole building. 

It was learned that Govin had gone to Cichocki’s residence and troopers took him into custody there without further incident.

Govin was also charged with a burglary that occurred on April 22, in which he allegedly entered an under-construction Warrington Road residence by cutting a hole in the fence and removed around 100 electrical boxes. Also taken from the construction site was a black Artic Cat ATV, farm equipment and building materials.

Govin was charged with third-degree burglary, three counts of felony theft, second-degree conspiracy, theft, criminal mischief, second-degree criminal trespassing and two counts of third-degree criminal trespassing. He was released on $13,202 unsecured bond.

Cichocki was charged with two counts of felony theft, second-degree conspiracy, criminal mischief, second-degree criminal trespassing and third-degree criminal trespassing. He was released on $7,100 unsecured bond.