Patrol Officers Arrest Two For Burglary At Artistic Additions

Incident Number:  50-24-3473

Date/Time: Tuesday, January 30th, 2023 at 3:47 a.m.

Location: Artistic Additions, 462 North DuPont Highway, Dover, DE

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

Narrative: The Dover Police Department has arrested Christian Vega-Ayala, 31, and Nathaly Lucas, 32, both of Dover, on burglary charges following an incident early Tuesday morning. The investigation began at 3:47 a.m., when Dover Police Department was notified of an alarm at Artistic Additions. Patrol Officers responded and noticed the front door to the business was unsecured. Vega-Ayala and Lucas exited the business as officers were arriving on scene and were taken into custody without incident. The ensuing investigation revealed that Vega-Ayala and Lucas entered the business together and removed items from the store before exiting and being taken into custody. Both suspects were transported to Dover Police Department where they were processed and arraigned.

Both Vega-Ayala and Lucas were released on $4,000 unsecured bond on the following charges:
-Burglary Third Degree
-Theft Under $1,500
-Criminal Mischief


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