Dover Man Arrested For Burglary

Incident Number: 50-24-12850

Date/Time:  Sunday, April 14, 2024, at 11:19 p.m.

Location: Valero, 530 North DuPont Highway, Dover, DE

Contact:   Dover Police Department Public Information Officer
Master Corporal Ryan Schmid   Email:

Narrative: The Dover Police Department has arrested Mitchell Harding,39, of Dover, on burglary charges, following an incident late Sunday night. The investigation began at 11:19 p.m., when Dover Police was called for an alarm at Valero. Officers responded and found a front window had been broken, allowing a suspect to make entry. Officers checked the business for the suspect with negative results.

Through the investigation, it was determined that the suspect forced entry into the business by breaking a front window. Once inside, the suspect removed an undisclosed amount of cigarettes, scratch offs, and vapes before fleeing. Officers were able to obtain a description of the suspect and began to check the area. Officers located Harding, who matched the description of the suspect, and he was taken into custody without incident. Officers were also able to recovers merchandise from the store as a result of the investigation. Harding was transported to Dover Police Department where he was processed and arraigned.

Harding was released on his ow recognizance on the following charges:

-Burglary Third Degree
-Theft $1,500 or Greater
-Criminal Mischief Less Than $5,000

Harding is presumed innocent until proven guilty.

Mitchell Harding
Dover, DE

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