Caught in the act, two arrested by troopers during burglary at Warehouse

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After being arraigned at the Justice of the Peace Court #2, both men were released on a $13,000.00 unsecured bond.

NEW CASTLE (DE) BY DIGITAL STAFF: Caught in the act, Delaware State Police say they have arrested two men during the course of their burglary at a New Castle warehouse early Friday morning.

Police say Charles E. Fletcher, 34, of New Castle and Andre Grenardo, 27, of New Castle, was arrested on burglary and related charges at the business they say troopers caught them in.

State Police were already investigating a series of warehouse burglaries in the Newark area on Pencader Drive, where electronics, furniture, and clothing items have been stolen. That investigation launched on December 13, 2021, according to police.

Charles Fletcher

Police Photo | Charles Fletcher

However, on January 28, 2022, at approximately 3:30 a.m., troopers were dispatched to DBUSA Logistics Inc., located at 12 McCullough Drive, in New Castle for a burglary alarm.

State Police say when troopers arrived, they observed a white Lincoln Navigator parked directly in front of the shattered glass front doors with the engine running and the keys in the ignition.

“As troopers approached the front of the business, Charles Fletcher was seen inside carrying packages from within the business, and Andre Grenardo was observed inside the warehouse.,” Said Delaware State Police Spokeswoman Heather Pepper. “When Charles saw the troopers, he fled back into the warehouse and was ultimately apprehended when he exited the rear door into the rear parking lot. Andre initially exited the rear door, but he fled back inside the warehouse when he saw troopers.”

Andre Grenardo

Police Photo | Andre Grenardo

Pepper said the business was searched, and Andre was located hiding on top of a storage shelf under some insulation. He was taken into custody without incident.

Both men were transported to Delaware State Police Troop 2 and charged with Burglary 3rd Degree (Felony), Possession of Burglary Tools (Felony), Wearing a Disguise During the Commission of a Felony (Felony), Theft Under $1,500, and Criminal Mischief Under $5,000.

After being arraigned at the Justice of the Peace Court #2, both men were released on a $13,000.00 unsecured bond.

This case remains under investigation by the Delaware State Police Troop 2 Criminal Investigations Unit. Anyone with information regarding these incidents are asked to contact Detective Jim Dempsey by calling 302-365-8472. Information may also be provided by calling Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333 or via the internet at http://www.delaware.crimestoppers.com.

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