Arrests made following stolen vehicle incidents

Dakota Charles Kiefrieder

DOVER — Eight arrests were made and a suspect sought after a series of burglaries at car dealerships and garages in Wilmington, Townsend and Dover, Delaware State Police said.

Among the reported burglaries was a June 19 incident at Intellicar at 375 Gateway S. Boulevard in Dover in which various keys and fobs were removed from inside the business, police said. The suspects removed a silver 2016 Volkswagen Passat, a white 2015 Ford Explorer XLT, a gray 2015 Ford Fusion, and a gray 2014 Nissan Pathfinder from the lot,

Also, police said, a burglary took place at C&D Auto Sales at 4644 DuPont Highway in Townsend, on June 18, in which vehicle keys, temporary DE registrations, and a laptop were taken. The suspects then removed a blue 2001 Chrysler 300 from the lot.

On June 19 an attempted burglary took place at CMJ Motors at 4324 DuPont Highway in Townsend, police said.

Six burglaries took place between June 16 and June 26, police said. All the stolen vehicles were recovered, authorities said.

The arrested suspects were from Wilmington and ranged in age from 14 to 24, authorities said. Warrants were obtained for Dakota Charles Khiefrieder, 18, of New Castle, for an alleged incident in Wilmington, police said.

Police asked anyone with information on the whereabouts of Mr. Khiefrieder to contact Troop 2 Detective D. DeFlaviis at 365-8388.

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