Palm print, video tie Dover teen to burglaries


DOVER — A recovered palm print and surveillance video evidence led to the identification of a Dover teen during investigation into multiple alleged recent burglaries, according to an arrest affidavit.

Everlasting E. Simpson, 18, was charged with home invasion and 10 other alleged offenses after being arrested without incident at his home Tuesday, Dover Police said. He entered not guilty pleas to seven charges and no plea was listed on the other four in court documents.

According to a detective in court documents, Mr. Simpson was viewed on video surveillance allegedly using a stolen credit card to make purchases of $15.57 and $1.29 at businesses on North DuPont Highway on Sept. 16. A break-in and reportedly stolen credit/debit cards had been reported stolen earlier in the day at a residence, police said.

Also, police alleged, Mr. Simpson’s palm print was obtained from a removed window air conditioner unit during a burglary on Sept. 22 between 10:20 a.m. and 12:05 p.m.

Everlasting Simpson

Two Xbox games and a controller valued at $140 total were reported stolen, police said, Mr. Simpson allegedly sold two Xbox games and a controller for $29 later at approximately 11:09 a.m. that day, authorities alleged.

During an incident on Sept. 19, police said in the affidavit, approximately $30 in loose change was taken after a suspected entered a rear unsecured window. A window screen was also cut, police said, causing roughly $20 in damage.

Police alleged that offenses were committed on Holmes Street, Upland Avenue, and North and South Little Creek roads.

Other charges included first-degree robbery against a person 62 years or older, second-degree burglary (two counts), theft under $1,500 (three counts), unlawful use of payment card under $1,500, theft by false pretense under $1,500, criminal mischief under $1,000 and third-degree criminal trespass.

Mr. Simpson was presented at Justice of the Peace Court 7 in Dover and held by the Delaware Department of Correction after failing to post $114,350 secured bail.

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