Car shot multiple times in Capitol Park

Troopers responded to Capitol Park in Dover for shots fired April 11 at 6:18 p.m.

Three black male suspects wearing masks shot at a vehicle driving on Presidents Drive at North Governors Boulevard, police said. The suspects fired multiple rounds, which was later found unoccupied with multiple bullet holes. A home was also hit.

At this time, there have been no reported injuries. Anyone with information can contact Delaware State Police Detective T. Ford at 302-698-8569.

Or call Delaware Crime Stoppers at 800-TIP-3333, text to 274637 (CRIMES), starting with the keyword “DSP” or use Tips are anonymous.

Couple caught stealing from construction sites 

The Delaware State Police arrested a couple from Magnolia in connection with recent home construction burglaries April 11.

A rash of thefts and burglaries from homes under construction in the neighborhood of Chestnut Ridge, Magnolia, began the first week of March, police said. The investigation revealed that someone driving a dark colored truck with loud exhausts would steal building materials overnight, typically on the weekend.

Troopers found a truck matching that description at a nearby home under construction April 11. The driver, identified as Chad Chapek, 30, left the truck wearing a headlamp light and was searching the property, police said. When he came back, he was arrested without incident. His girlfriend Rebecca Lonski, 29, was in the truck.

Further evidence linked Chapek and Lonski to the burglaries, police said. Both subjects were sent to Troop 3 where they were charged, arraigned by Justice of the Peace Court and released on their own recognizance.

They were each charged with three counts of burglary third degree, five counts of theft less than $1,500, two counts of criminal mischief, four counts of criminal trespass third degree, attempt to theft greater than $1,500 and criminal mischief less than $5,000.