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Troopers Arrest Wilmington Man for Burglary and Related Charges- Wilmington


Date Posted: Friday, September 17th, 2021

Wilmington- Delaware State Police arrested Kenneth Adams Jr., 48, of Wilmingtonfor burglary and related charges following an incident Wednesday night.

On September 15, 2021, at approximately 11:33 p.m., troopers responded to Cuzino’s Pizza located at 4553 Kirkwood Highway, Wilmington, DE, for a burglary complaint. Through investigation, troopers determined the suspect made entry into the business by breaking the glass front entry door. While inside of the business the suspect removed an undisclosed amount of cash from the registers and stole multiple bags of chips. Upon trooper’s arrival the suspect fled the scene on foot out of the rear door to the business.

On September 16, 2021, troopers conducted surveillance on Kirkwood Highway in the area of the burglary. Troopers observed the suspect, later identified as Kenneth Adams Jr., matching the description, and wearing the same clothes he wore the previous night during the burglary.

Adams was taken into custody without incident and transported to Troop 2 where he was charged with the following crimes:

  • Burglary Third Degree (Felony)
  • Theft Under $1,500
  • Criminal Mischief

Adams was arraigned in the Justice of the Peace Court #11 and released on $15,000 unsecured bond.

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Presented by Public Information Officer, Senior Corporal Jason Hatchell

Released: 091721 1252

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