54-year-old John C. Fisher is charged with two felonies

A Dover man was arrested by Rehoboth Beach police after a break-in at a vacant home.

Around 3:30 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 10, police responded to a report of a burglary in the first block of Sussex Street. The 64-year-old owner of the residence, who had been away for a few days, reported he had found personal items on his porch that did not belong to him. He also reported someone had entered the residence through an unsecured window, adjusted the thermostat and removed food and drinks from the refrigerator.

The personal items on the porch provided enough information for police to arrest 54-year-old John C. Fisher, of Dover, and charge him with third-degree burglary, theft under $1,500 where the victim is 62 years of age or older and second-degree criminal trespass. He was committed to Sussex Correctional Institution on $1,100 secured bail.