Accused serial burglar faces 19 separate counts

 

DOVER — A Hartly man was indicted on 51 charges last week after investigation into a series of break-ins in western Kent County.

Harvey M. Coblentz, 26 at the time of arrest, allegedly broke into residential and out buildings in west Dover, Hartly, and Marydel from May 27 through June 16, according to authorities.

He was indicted on 19 separate burglary counts.

Other charges include second-degree conspiracy, theft, second-degree forgery, and criminal mischief.

Police alleged various items were stolen such as cash, power tools, lawn and garden equipment and pressure washers.

Other indictments in Kent County Superior Court this month included, among others:

• Felton resident Lawrence D. Grimm III, 37 when arrested in August, was indicted on operating or attempting to operate a clandestine lab and illegal possession of a controlled substance.

Lawrence D. Grimm

Lawrence D. Grimm

Police alleged that Mr. Grimm threw an active one-pot meth bottle into the trash during an invvestigation in the 5000 block of Mastens Corner Road.

Authorities were first called to the scene for a reported domestic complaint.

The residence was evacuated with the one-pot meth bottle began to smoke, and the area was later deemed safe after authorities responded, police said.

• Donovan S. Maldonado was arrested as Dover Police and Delaware Probation and Parole executed a residential search warrant in the 100 block of Madision Court.on Aug. 3.

 

He was indicted on dealing cocaine and marijuana charges, aggravated possession, endangering the welfare of a child (six counts), possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony, possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of a firearm by person prohibited.

Donovan S. Maldonado

Donovan S. Maldonado

Mr. Maldonado arrested as Dover Police and Delaware Probation and Parole executed a residential search warrant in the 100 block of Madision Court.on Aug. 3. In addition to drugs, several firearms were located during the search, police said.

• Jamar L. Waters, of Middletown, was indicted on two first-degree robbery counts, second-degree conspiracy, and possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony, and second-degree conspiracy.

Jamar Waters

Jamar Waters

In one case, Dover Police alleged that Mr. Waters took part in a robbery on June 6 at US Gas in Dover.

Reach staff writer Craig Anderson at canderson@newszap.com

You are encouraged to leave relevant comments but engaging in personal attacks, threats, online bullying or commercial spam will not be allowed. All comments should remain within the bounds of fair play and civility. (You can disagree with others courteously, without being disagreeable.) Feel free to express yourself but keep an open mind toward finding value in what others say. To report abuse or spam, click the X in the upper right corner of the comment box.