The arrest was made Thursday after an investigation that began July 4 about items that were stolen from three sheds.

New Castle County Police have arrested 31-year-old Joseph Brzozowski, of the 300 block of Chestnut Lane, Townsend, in connection with three burglaries that occurred in the community of Sycamore Farms.

The investigation began on July 4 when County Police responded to a home in Sycamore Farms between Townsend and Odessa after a homeowner reported that someone had broken into their shed and stolen a bicycle.

Later the same day, two other homeowners reported that someone had broken into their secured sheds and removed power tools and lawn/garden equipment.

New Castle County Police detectives continued the investigation of the burglaries and obtained evidence linking Brzozowski to the crimes.

On Thursday, county detectives obtained a warrant for Brzozowski’s arrest, and a search warrant for his residence. Brzozowski was taken into custody. During a search of his residence, detectives found stolen property, police said.

Brzozowski was charged with three counts of third-degree burglary, two counts of theft, one count of theft from a person 62 years of age or older, and three counts of criminal mischief, police said.

He was arraigned and committed to the Howard Young Correctional Institution in lieu of $13,750 secured bond.