Superintendent Colonel Nathaniel McQueen Jr.
Rehoboth Beach / Angola – The Delaware State Police have arrested four suspects in connection with multiple crimes including thefts from vehicles.
The suspects identified as Brian H. Davis, 28 of Rehoboth Beach, Brittani N. Pate, 24 of Dover, Richard T. Descano, 27 of Hockessin and Zachary Huss, 24 of Lewes, were connected to multiple crimes which included thefts from motor vehicles in the Rehoboth Beach and Angola areas. This active and ongoing investigation initiated two months ago with several vehicle break in complaints. Through investigative measures, the Property Unit Detectives were able to link the suspects to these thefts and obtained warrants for their arrests. Brian Davis and his girlfriend, Brittani Pate, also had felony theft warrants out of the Millsboro Police Department where the victim is over 62 years old.
On Thursday, May 2, 2018, Brian Davis and Brittani Pate were sighted at the Rehoboth Beach Mall and fled from responding units. The very next day at approximately 8:52 a.m., troopers from Troop 7 sighted Brian Davis and Brittani Pate walking on SR 1 north of SR 24 in the Rehoboth area. Brittani Pate was apprehended after a brief foot pursuit. Brian Davis fled into the nearby Maplewood development. Multiple troopers from Troop 4 Criminal Investigative Unit, Troop 7 Administration and Patrol Troopers, Troop 7 Proactive Criminal Enforcement Unit with the Delaware State Police Aviation Unit established a perimeter and conducted a search of the area. A concerned and helpful citizen called 911 to report the suspect fleeing on a bicycle through the development. Troopers observed Brian Davis traveling on Postal Lane on a bicycle. He was taken into custody without further incident after he had been hiding in the crawlspace of a residence in the Maplewood Development. Davis had also stolen the bicycle from that residence. That homeowner was contacted and the bicycle was returned. Brian Davis was charged for the additional theft. Richard Descano and Zachary Huss who conspired with Brian Davis, to enter multiple vehicles and commit the thefts were arrested as well on May 3, 2018 without incident.
Brian H. Davis, 28 of Rehoboth Beach, was transported to Delaware State Police Troop 4 and charged with multiple crimes. He was arraigned before Justice of the Peace Court 3 and committed to the Sussex Correctional Institution in default $54,000.00 secured bond. He was arrested on 74 criminal charges consisting of:
Brittani N. Pate, 24 of Dover, was transported to Troop 4 and subsequently committed to the Delores J. Baylor Women’s Correctional Institution in default of $5000.00 secured bond, stemming from her Millsboro Police Department charges of Theft Under $1500 and Victim is 62 years of Age or Older (F), Conspiracy and Resisting Arrest.
Richard T. Descano, 27 of Hockessin, was transported to Delaware State Police Troop 4 and charged with multiple crimes. He was arraigned before Justice of the Peace Court 3 and released on $52,000.00 unsecured bond. He was arrested on 70 criminal charges consisting of:
Zachary A. Huss, 24 of Lewes, was transported to Delaware State Police Troop 4 and was charged with multiple crimes. He was arraigned before Justice of the Peace Court 3 and committed to the Sussex Correctional Institution in default of $52,000.00 secured bond. He was arrested on 70 criminal charges consisting of:
The investigation is ongoing and anyone with additional information regarding these or other incidents is asked to contact Sgt. L. Weller of the Troop 4, Georgetown Property Crimes Unit at 302-752-3802.
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Released: 050618 0931