Kent County, DE – Delaware State Police arrested two Harrington men on multiple criminal charges after they were arrested for stealing property from unlocked vehicles in a Camden and Frederica community.
During the overnight hours of August 23, 2021, into August 24, 2021, Jaleel M. Reed, 22, of Harrington and William J. Adams, 26, of Harrington, traveled to the Watersedge community in Frederica and Wynn Wood community in Camden. Once in the communities, the two men entered unlocked vehicles and stole money, credit/debit cards, cellphones, identifications, and a firearm with ammunition.
After stealing the property, Reed and Adams went to different businesses in Camden and Harrington and used the stolen credit cards. Through investigative measures, Adams and Reed were identified as suspects. Officers contacted the suspects at a residence in Harrington, and they were taken into custody without incident. They were transported to Delaware State Police Troop 3 and charged.
Jaleel M. Reed (1st photo) was charged with the following crimes:
Possession of a Firearm by a Person Prohibited (Felony); Theft of a Firearm (Felony); Conspiracy Second Degree (Felony); 4 counts- Conspiracy Third Degree; 4 counts- Theft Under $1,500; 2 counts- Unauthorized Use of Credit Card; 4 counts- Criminal Trespass Third Degree; Attempt to Commit Unauthorized Use of Credit Card
Reed was arraigned in the Justice of the Peace Court #7 and released after posting a $30,005.00 cash bond.
William J. Adams (2nd photo) was charged with the following crimes:
Theft of a Firearm (Felony); Conspiracy Second Degree (Felony); 4 counts- Conspiracy Third Degree; 4 counts- Theft Under $1,500; 5 counts- Criminal Trespass Third Degree; 2 counts- Unlawful Use of a Credit Card; Attempted to Commit Unlawful Use of a Credit Card
Adams was arraigned in the Justice of the Peace Court #7 and committed to Sussex Correctional Institution on a $15,005.00 secured bond.
The Delaware State Police encourage anyone who experienced a theft or attempted theft from their vehicle in these communities and have not reported the incident to police, to contact Tpr. Dukes at Delaware State Police Troop 3 by calling 302-697-4454.
Source: DE State Police Newsroom