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Troopers Arrest Two Dagsboro Men on Attempted Burglary and Related Charges- Dagsboro


Date Posted: Wednesday, December 29th, 2021

Aaron Pepe
Aaron Pepe
Jason Reuter
Jason Reuter

Dagsboro- Delaware State Police arrested Jason Reuter, 30, of Dagsboro and Aaron Pepe, 27, of Dagsboro for attempted burglary and related charges Tuesday morning.

On December 28, 2021, at approximately 9:50 a.m., troopers responded to a residence on Vines Creek Road, Dagsboro for an attempted burglary. Through the investigation, troopers discovered two individuals removed three window air conditioning units from a residence and fled the scene in a tan Ford Escort displaying Delaware registration. A valid tag number was obtained, and troopers responded to a Dagsboro residence, where the stolen air conditioning units were located in the front yard. While at the home, troopers observed the suspects driving back to the residence while inside of the tan Ford Escort.  The operator, Pepe and front passenger, Reuter were taken into custody without incident. While in custody troopers discovered Pepe was in possession of approximately .07 grams of heroin.

The suspects were transported back to Troop 4 where they were charged with the following crimes:

Jason Reuter

  • Attempted Burglary 2nd Degree (Felony)
  • Theft Under $1,500 Where Victim is 62 Years of Age or Older (Felony)
  • Conspiracy 2nd Degree (Felony)
  • Criminal Mischief Under $1,000 Damage

He was arraigned in the Justice of the Peace Court #2 and released on $4,500 unsecured bond.

Aaron Pepe

  • Attempted Burglary 2nd Degree (Felony)
  • Theft Under $1,500 Where Victim is 62 Years of Age or Older (Felony)
  • Conspiracy 2nd Degree (Felony)
  • Criminal Mischief Under $1,000 Damage
  • Driving While Suspended
  • Possession of a Controlled Substance

He was arraigned in the Justice of the Peace Court #2 and committed to the Sussex Correctional Institution on $5,500 secured bond.

**The injury to Reuter’s face is not related to this incident and was sustained prior to be taken into custody**

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