Delaware State Police have arrested a Wilmington man and charged him with two residential burglaries which took place in Port Penn Tuesday.
The investigation began at about 8:10 a.m. on Tuesday, after police were called to a residence on North Congress Street in Port Penn about a burglary in progress.
Police entered the residence and found a man hiding in a laundry room. He was later identified as Michael J. Stolz, 30, of Wilmington.
Police took Stolz into custody without incident.
As troopers were investigating the burglary, they were contacted by emergency dispatchers about a second burglary that had occurred at a home on Merchant Street in Port Penn.
At the Merchant Street home, police learned that a man, who was later identified as Stolz, had entered the unoccupied home by climbing through an unlocked window. Stolz fled from that house without removing any property, police said.
Stolz was charged with two counts of second-degree burglary, criminal mischief, and resisting arrest, police said. He was arraigned at Justice of the Peace Court 2 and committed to the Howard Young Correctional Institution in default of $11,500 cash bail while awaiting another court appearance.