PRESS RELEASE

Sergeant Paul Shavack
Email: Paul.Shavack@state.de.us


THREE ARRESTED AFTER RESIDENTIAL BURGLARY


DSP News Release: Three Arrested After Residential Burglary

 

Location: Residence in the unit block of Nottingham Drive, Lewes, DE

 

Date of Occurrence:  Tuesday September 13, 2011 between 12:00 a.m. and 6:00 a.m.

 

Victims: 

 

-68 year old female resident

-69 year old male resident

 

Defendants and Charges:

 

-Peggy A. Kachnovitz, 46, Lewes, DE

 

-Burglary 2nd Degree, Identity Theft, Theft, Attempted Unlawful Use of a Credit Card, Forgery 2nd Degree, Unlawful Use of a Credit Card, Conspiracy 2nd Degree

 

-Arraigned at JP Court 3 and release on $15,000.00 unsecured bail.

 

-Gary R. Klaft, 27, Millsboro, DE

 

-Burglary 2nd Degree, Theft, Attempted Unlawful Use of a Credit Card, Unlawful Use of a Credit Card, Conspiracy 2nd Degree

 

-Arraigned at JP Court 3 and committed to the Sussex Correctional Institute for lack of $9,000.00 secured bail.

 

-Jeffery Kabino, 39, Georgetown, DE

 

-Burglary 2nd Degree, Theft, Attempted Unlawful Use of a Credit Card, Unlawful Use of a Credit Card, Conspiracy 2nd Degree

 

-Arraigned at JP Court 3 and committed to the Sussex Correctional Institute for lack of $9,000.00 secured bail.

 

Suspects and Charges (warrants on file):

 

-Melissa Kabino, 33, Millsboro, DE

 

-Attempted Unlawful Use of a Credit Card, Conspiracy 2nd Degree

 

-Byron Martin, 27, Millsboro, DE

 

-Burglary 2nd Degree, Theft, Attempted Unlawful Use of a Credit Card, Unlawful Use of a Credit Card, Conspiracy 2nd Degree

 

Resume

Lewes, DE- Delaware State Police detectives have arrested three subjects and are looking for two others following an early morning burglary in the Sussex East development in Lewes.

 

The investigation into the incident began after the residents of a home in the unit black of Nottingham Drive, Lewes, contacted the State Police upon awaking on Tuesday, September 13 and realizing that their home had been burglarized during the night as they slept. Troopers were advised by the victims that someone had entered the home through an unlocked window. The suspect(s) then removed several electronic items valued at over $1500.00 as well as credit cards from the home before fleeing.

 

As the investigation was continuing, the victim contacted their credit card company and were advised that someone had used their card to purchase items from the Wal-Mart Store located in Georgetown, DE and had also attempted to use the victim’s credit cards at the Wal-Mart in Rehoboth, DE. Troopers responded to both locations and were able to view surveillance footage that revealed that at least four different subjects were possibly involved in the use of the credit cards.  

 

As detectives were still actively investigating the incident, they observed a male and female subject matching the description of two of the subjects captured on video, walking in the Patterson Place development in Georgetown. Detectives stopped and detained the pair, later identified as Peggy Kachnovitz and Gary Klaft and learned that Klaft was in possession of a cellular phone that had been stolen in the burglary. Through further investigation, detectives were able to link Kachnovitz and Klaft, as well as Jeffery and Melissa Kabino, and Byron Martin to the burglary.

 

Detectives then responded to Byron Martin’s residence in the Patterson Place development where they took Jeffery Kabino into custody without incident. They were unable to locate Byron Martin and Melissa Kabino however.

 

Gary Klaft, Peggy Kachnovitz, and Jeffery Kabino were all arrested and charged with the above list of crimes. Klaft and Kabino were both committed to the Sussex Correctional Institution for lack of $9000.00 secured bail. Peggy Kachnovitz was released on $15,000.00 unsecured bail. Detectives have obtained warrants charging Melissa Kabino and Byron Martin with the above list of crimes.

 

Detectives are asking anyone who may know the location of Melissa Kabino and Byron Martin to contact Detective John Evans at Troop 4 at 302-856-5850. Citizens may also provide a tip by texting keyword “DSP” plus your message to 274637 (CRIMES).  Tipsters may also provide information through lines maintained by Delaware Crime Stoppers at (800) TIP-3333. Callers can also submit information via the internet at www.tipsubmit.com.

 

 

    Peggy A. Kachnovitz                Gary R. Klaft                        Jeffery Kabino

 

        Melissa Kabino                      Byron Martin

 

 

Released Thursday, September 15, 2011 at 1:05 p.m.

 

 
Last Updated: Thursday, 15-Sep-2011 13:48:09 EDT
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