Superintendent Colonel Nathaniel McQueen Jr.
Laurel– The Delaware State Police have located and arrested the suspect who was wanted in connection with an attempted burglary.
The incident occurred on January 1, 2019 at approximately 4:00 a.m., when Troopers responded to a residence on Broad Drive, Laurel in reference to an attempted burglary. Through further investigations it was learned that 43-year-old Ronald T. Hastings of Laurel attempted to break into the residence and when confronted by the home owner, he fled on foot into a wooded area.
Hastings was located on January 3, 2019 in the 12000 block of Camellia Lane, Bridgeville and taken into custody without incident. Upon apprehension, Hastings was found in possession of drug paraphernalia. He was transported back to Troop 4 where he was charged with Attempt to Commit Burglary and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. Hastings was arraigned before the Justice of the Peace Court and committed to the Sussex Correctional Institution on $10,000.00 cash only bond.
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