The Delaware State Police have charged two men in connection with nine residential daytime burglaries of unoccupied Kent County residences where jewelry and other personal items were stolen in September.
Police said on September 26 Delaware State Police detectives charged Floyd A. Smith Jr., 22, of Wyoming, for a total of 16 charges related to burglary second degree, theft, conspiracy second degree, possession of burglar tools, criminal mischief, theft by false pretense, and falsifying business Records. Smith was released on $33,000 unsecured bond.
On September 29 detectives charged Michael A. Johnson, 41, of Clayton, with a total of 27 charges related to burglary second degree, theft, conspiracy second degree, possession of burglar tools, and criminal mischief. Johnson was committed to James T. Vaughn Correctional Center on $57,000 bond, police said.
Police said the arrest of pair was the result of a month-long investigation into the residential burglaries that occurred during the month of September in Dover, Camden, and Hartly. Smith and Johnson would enter the unoccupied residence through forced entry and once inside would remove jewelry and other personal items.