State Police Arrest Clayton Woman for Burglary


The Delaware State Police have arrested 44-year-old Lori Davenport of Clayton, Delaware, for the burglary of a Dover residence that occurred in August.

On August 21, 2023, at approximately 4:00 p.m., troopers responded to a residence located on the 1000 block of Dinahs Corner Road in Dover for a report of a burglary by the 53-year-old homeowner. During the investigation, troopers learned the homeowner returned to his home and discovered several items were missing. On August 18, 2023, a witness contacted the homeowner about a suspicious woman leaving his property in a green sedan with a weed whacker protruding from her car. Through investigative means, Troop 3 Property Crimes Detectives identified the suspect as Lori Davenport, and a warrant was issued for her arrest.

On October 26, 2023, troopers responded to the Walmart located at 36 Jerome Drive in Dover after receiving a report that Davenport was in the store shoplifting. Upon arriving, troopers located Davenport inside the Walmart, and she was taken into custody without incident.

Davenport was taken to Troop 9 and charged with the following crimes:

  • Burglary Second Degree (Felony)
  • Theft Over $1,500 (Felony)

Davenport was arraigned by Justice of the Peace Court 7 and released on her own recognizance.

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