An uncle and nephew duo face burglary charges after police said they were connected to numerous burglaries and thefts that occurred in the Lincoln and Frankford areas.
According to the Delaware State Police, an investigation was launched on Aug. 20 into the burglaries where scrap metal and copper were removed from area businesses and then sold to local scrap and salvage yards. Police said 23-year-old Kyle E. Powell of Frankford was developed as a suspect after some of the items he had exchanged through the scrap yards were registered in his name. Police said further investigation revealed he was working with his uncle, 50-year-old Christopher S. Powell of Georgetown, when these crimes were committed.
Police said during one of the burglaries committed on Aug. 15, the two allegedly removed a double barrel shotgun, a semi-automatic and an SKA 7.62 rifle from a 74-year-old male victim’s out-building on N. Union Church Road in Lincoln.
Kyle Powell was arrested on Aug. 21 and was committed to the Sussex Correctional Institution on $12,500 secured bond. Christopher Powell was arrested on Sept. 20 and was committed to SCI in lieu of $71,350 secured bond.