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Troopers Arrest Smyrna Man for Felony Shoplifting in Two Counties

Date Posted: Tuesday, May 14th, 2024

Delaware State Police arrested 44-year-old Augustine Haymond of Smyrna, Delaware for felony shoplifting and related charges last night.

On May 13, 2024, at approximately 7:21 p.m., troopers responded to Lowe’s, located at 20364 Plantations Road in Lewes, for a shoplifting. Before troopers arrived, they were told that a man was in the store stealing merchandise and left on foot. Store employees gave a description of the suspect and troopers found him at the bus stop near the store and arrested him. The suspect was identified as Augustine Haymond.

A search of Haymond and his property led to the discovery of stolen merchandise, a small amount of methamphetamine, and drug paraphernalia. Through further investigation, troopers learned that Haymond had stolen the merchandise on display by cutting the security cable. After a computer check, it was learned that Haymond was wanted for shoplifting, in a similar manner, from Lowe’s on Hessler Boulevard in New Castle.

Haymond was taken to Troop 7, charged with the crimes listed below, arraigned by Justice of the Peace Court 7, and released on an $11,500 unsecured bond.

  • Possession of Shoplifters Tools (Felony) – 2 counts
  • Non-Compliance with Conditions of Bond (Felony) – 3 counts
  • Theft – Organized Retail Crime
  • Shoplifting under $1,500
  • Criminal Trespass 2nd Degree
  • Possession of a Controlled Substance
  • Possession of Drug Paraphernalia – 2 counts
  • Criminal Mischief under $1,000 – 2 counts
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