Ocean View: Two charged in thefts from vehicles

OCEAN VIEW – Delaware State Police arrested a Dagsboro woman and a Rehoboth Beach man in connection with recent thefts from motor vehicles.

State police spokeswoman Master Cpl. Melissa Jaffe said the overnight thefts occurred in the Bay Forest community off White Neck Road, Ocean View, between June 22 and June 25. 

Megan Parsons

Cash, credit cards, prescriptions and electronics were reported taken from inside of the vehicles, Cpl. Jaffe said. 

Troopers identified the suspects, Megan Parsons, 35, and Harold H Riley, 35, after they used a stolen credit card at the Ocean View Royal Farms, Cpl. Jaffe said.

Harold Riley

On June 27, members of the Troop 4 Property Crimes Unit responded to Parsons’ residence in the 30000 block of Track Lane, Dagsboro. 

Parsons and Riley were at the residence and taken into custody without incident.  A search of the residence resulted in the recovery of some of the property stolen from the vehicles, Cpl. Jaffe said.  Authorities learned that additional stolen property had been sold at a local pawn shop.

Parsons and Riley were transported to Troop 4 and charged with: two counts of Identity Theft; Theft (felony); Possession of a Controlled Substance by Theft; three counts of Conspiracy Second Degree; two counts of Theft; two counts of Unlawful Use of Payment Card; Theft By False Pretense; Falsifying Business Records; Selling Stolen Property and three counts of Criminal Trespass.

Parsons was arraigned before the Justice of the Peace Court and released on $20,503 unsecured bond.

Riley was arraigned and received $20,503 unsecured bond. However, he was committed to the Sussex Community Correctional Center on $5,000 secured bond for Violation of Probation, Cpl. Jaffe said.

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