Millsboro man charged in mobile home park thefts

MILLSBORO – Delaware State Police on Friday arrested a Millsboro man in connection with multiple thefts that occurred in the Riverdale Mobile Home Park area.

Patrick M. Ford, 24, faces charges of Theft (felony); Theft; Attempted to Commit Selling Stolen Property and two counts of Criminal Trespass, state police spokeswoman Master Cpl. Melissa Jaffe said.

Patrick Ford

Investigation began May 14 as troopers responded to a residence in the Riverdale Mobile Home Park for a report of a theft of a package containing tools that was delivered to the residence. 

Through investigative measures it was discovered that the stolen items had been placed for sale online, by Ford, Cpl. Jaffe said.

On May 17, another theft of property in the Riverdale Mobile Home Park was reported, including a new push mower.  The mower was reported to have been seen at another residence within the Mobile Home Park. 

Troopers responded to this residence where the mower was seen outside.  Ford was contacted at this residence and taken into custody without incident.

Ford was arraigned before the Justice of the Peace Court and released on his own recognizance.

This case remains under investigation for more potential victims.  Anyone with information in reference to this case is asked to contact Troop 4, Property Crimes, Det. Jones or Det. Powell at 856-5850.

Information may also be provided by calling Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333 or via the internet at http://delaware.crimestoppersweb.com.

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