Brian Davis, Brittani Pate, Richard Descano, Zachary Huss charged.
Delaware State Police have arrested four suspects in connection with multiple crimes in the Rehoboth Beach area.
The suspects, identified as 28-year-old Brian H. Davis, of Rehoboth Beach, 24-year-old Brittani N. Pate, of Dover, 27-year-old Richard T. Descano, of Hockessin, and 24-year-old Zachary Huss, of Lewes, were connected to crimes including thefts from motor vehicles in the Rehoboth Beach and Angola areas. This active and ongoing investigation was initiated two months ago following several vehicle break-in complaints, and through investigative measures, the Property Unit Detectives were able to link the suspects to the thefts and obtained warrants for their arrests. Davis and Pate also had warrants out of the Millsboro Police Department for felony theft where the victim is over 62 years old.
On Thursday, May 2, Davis and Pate were sighted at the Rehoboth Beach Mall and fled from responding units. The next day, at around 8:50 a.m., troopers sighted Davis and Pate walking on Route 1, north of Route 24, in the Rehoboth area. Pate was apprehended after a brief foot pursuit.
Davis fled into the nearby Maplewood development. Troopers, with the assistance of the Delaware State Police Aviation Unit, established a perimeter and conducted a search of the area. A concerned and helpful citizen called 911 to report the suspect fleeing on a bicycle through the development.
Troopers observed then observed Davis traveling on Postal Lane on a bicycle, after hiding in the crawlspace of a Maplewood home for some time and stealing the bike. He was taken into custody without further incident and charged for the additional theft.
Descano and Huss, who conspired with Davis to enter multiple vehicles and commit the thefts, were arrested on May 3 without incident.
Davis was charged with 74 crimes, including, felony theft, felony conspiracy, resisting arrest, criminal trespassing and more. He was committed to Sussex Correctional Institution in default $54,000 secured bond.
Pate was charged with conspiracy and resisting arrest, as well as the Millsboro Police Department charge of felony theft under $1,500 where the victim is 62 years of age or older. She was committed to Delores J. Baylor Women’s Correctional Institution in default of $5,000 secured bond.
Descano was charged with 70 crimes, including felony theft and felony conspiracy. He was later released on $52,000 unsecured bond.
Huss was also charged with 70 crimes, including felony theft and felony conspiracy. He was committed to Sussex Correctional Institution in default of $52,000 secured bond.
The investigation is ongoing and anyone with additional information regarding these or other incidents is asked to contact Sgt. L. Weller of the Troop 4, Georgetown Property Crimes Unit at 302-752-3802.
Information may also be provided by calling Delaware crime stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333 or via the internet at http://www.delaware.crimestoppersweb.com.