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Troopers Make Arrest in New Castle County Burglary Spree

Date Posted: Thursday, April 26th, 2018

William R. Marsh III
William R. MARSH III

Newark – The Delaware State Police have arrested a Wilmington man for his involvement in a string of burglaries that occurred over a four month time period, at businesses throughout New Castle County.

Troop 2 detectives have arrested William R. Marsh III, 42, of Wilmington, and charged him with 18 felonies and 11 misdemeanors, in connection with multiple burglaries at businesses located in Newark, Bear, New Castle and Hockessin, that occurred between December 3, 2017 and March 25, 2018.

Through various investigative measures and leads, detectives were able to develop Marsh as a suspect in the burglaries, and on Monday, April 16, 2018, executed a search warrant at his residence, in the 5000 block of Le Parc Drive, Wilmington. Marsh was located in the residence and taken in to custody without incident. A subsequent search of the residence produced evidence further linking him to the crimes.

The five burglaries and one attempted burglary took place at the following locations:

  • Tender Bones Rib Shack – 2504 Red Lion Rd., Bear (December 3, 2017)
  • Casablanca Restaurant – 4010 N. DuPont Hwy., New Castle (January 13, 2108)
  • Phoenix City Restaurant – 2713 Pulaski Hwy., Newark (February 1, 2018)
  • Great Clips 6292 Limestone Rd., Hockessin (February 10, 2018)
  • Natural Nail Salon 6284 Limestone Rd., Hockessin – ATTEMPT (February 10, 2018)
  • Dunkin Donuts 1200 Pulaski Hwy., Bear (March 25, 2018)


Marsh was transported to Delaware State Police Troop 2 where he was arrested and formally charged with 5 counts of Burglary 3rd Degree, 1 count of Attempted Burglary 3rd Degree, 5 counts of Criminal Mischief Under $1000.00, 5 counts of Theft Under $1000.00, 4 counts of Possession of Burglar Tools, 3 counts of Conspiracy 2nd Degree, 3 counts of Wearing a Disguise During the Commission of a Felony, 2 counts of Possession of a Firearm by a Person Prohibited and 1 count of Possession of Marijuana.

Marsh was then arraigned in Justice of the Peace Court #2 and committed to the Howard R. Young Correctional Institution in lieu of $67,100.00 secured bail.

Anyone with information regarding these incidents are asked to contact Detective B. McDerby at Troop 2 by calling 302-365-8436.

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