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Troopers Arrest New Castle Man on Multiple Burglary and Theft Charges- New Castle

Date Posted: Saturday, November 27th, 2021

New Castle– The Delaware State Police have arrested 34-year-old Brian Gallagher in connection with multiple burglaries and related charges.

The incidents started in early October 2021 when Troopers began investigating a rash of burglaries to storage containers and construction sites in the New Castle area. Through investigative measures, Gallagher was identified as the suspect.

On November 26, 2021, troopers apprehended Gallagher at the Quality Inn located at 147 N. Dupont Highway, New Castle. Gallagher was taken into custody without incident. Troopers obtained a search warrant for the motel room Gallagher was staying in, and subsequently discovered multiple stolen power tools, over $3,600 in suspected proceeds, approximately 33.7 grams of marijuana, and approximately 3.8 grams of methamphetamine.

Gallagher was transported back to Troop 2 where he was charged with the following:

  • Burglary Third Degree (Felony)- 4 counts
  • Attempt to Commit Burglary Third Degree -2 counts
  • Theft Over $1,500 (Felony)- 2 counts
  • Theft Under $1,500
  • Criminal Mischief- 4 counts
  • Possession of a Controlled Substance
  • Possession of Marijuana (Civil)

Gallagher was arraigned before the Justice of the Peace Court #11 and committed to the Howard R. Young Correctional Institution on $11,600 secured bond.

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