35-year-old Andrew T. Benson of Bishopville, Maryland, and 30-year-old Tonsha McCray, of Frankford, charged
Delaware State Police have arrested a pair in connection with multiple burglaries in Frankford.
Between Monday, May 20 and Friday, May 24, troopers investigated a total of four burglaries that took place at residences on Roxana and Jones Road in Frankford. In each of the incidents, the suspects gained access to various structures on the residential properties to include sheds, barns and trailers, before fleeing with property.
During the course of the investigation, detectives developed a green GMC pick-up with Maryland tags as a suspect vehicle in the burglaries. Police then linked 35-year-old Andrew T. Benson of Bishopville, Maryland, and 30-year-old Tonsha McCray, of Frankford, to the vehicle.
Around 2 p.m. on Friday, May 24, troopers received information that the pick-up was in the 35000 block of Pepper Road in Frankford. Police were able to locate the vehicle, which was occupied by Benson and McCray, and took them in to custody without incident.
According to police, their investigation confirmed the pair’s involvement in the burglaries, determined that some of the stolen property was unlawfully pawned and that at the time of one of the burglaries, Benson was accompanied by McCray’s six year old son.
Benson was charged with four counts of third-degree burlgary, three counts of theft, third-degree conspiracy, three counts of second-degree conspiracy, theft by false pretense, falsifying business records, selling stolen property, attempt to commit theft and possession of drug paraphernalia.
McCray was charged with three counts of third-degree burglary, three counts of second-degree conspiracy, third-degree conspiracy, two counts of theft, theft by false pretense, falsifying business records, selling stolen property, attempt to commit theft, possession of drug paraphernalia and endangering the welfare of a child.
Both were committed to Sussex Correctional Institution on secured bail.
The investigation is ongoing and anyone with information regarding these incidents is asked to contact Det. 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.