Alleged burglar found on victim’s couch
On Tuesday, May 24, a 63-year-old Long Neck woman woke up about 7 a.m., to find a stranger sleeping on her couch, Delaware State Police reported this week.
Police said the victim discovered that her front door was open and an unknown male was lying asleep on her couch. They reported that the victim told the man she would be calling the police, and the man – later determined to be Bradley M. Furchak, 29, of Millsboro – immediately fled the residence.
The victim provided responding DSP troopers with a clothing description of the alleged burglar and told them that he was last seen running, with a beer can still in his hand. The victim, police said, additionally discovered that the man had allegedly consumed more than just the one beer while inside her residence.
Upon surveying the burglary scene, state troopers said they discovered Furchak had allegedly cut a screen to the victim’s porch in order to gain access.
According to the DSP, when troopers left the burglary scene, they canvassed the neighborhood and observed a man walking along School Lane who fit the description the victim had provided. Furchak, after observing the state trooper, continued to walk a few more steps, still consuming his alcoholic beverage, police said.
Delaware State Police subsequently searched Furchak and seized six prescription pills, containing 650 mg of ibuprofen with codeine. The pills were not prescribed to Furchak, they said.
Furchak was charged with Burglary, Theft Under $1,500, Possession of a Narcotic Schedule III Controlled Substance, Criminal Mischief Under $1,000 and Drunk on the Highway. He was arraigned and remanded to Sussex Correctional Institute for lack of $2,250 secured bond.
Millsboro man arrested in two incidents
Delaware State Police this week arrested a 33-year-old Millsboro man in connection with the burglary of a home in Georgetown on Friday, May 27.
According to police, the incident occurred about 5 p.m. last Friday as a state trooper on routine patrol was driving on Conaway Road in Georgetown. The trooper said he was flagged down by a pair of concerned citizens who advised him that there was a suspicious vehicle, described as a red Ford, parked on a dirt road in the area.
As the trooper approached the vehicle, police said, the vehicle fled onto Shortly Road, at which time the trooper conducted a traffic stop. Upon making contact with the occupants of the vehicle, the trooper observed a male suspect, later identified as David A. Honeycutt, 33, allegedly attempting to hide jewelry and money under a seat in the car.
Troopers took Honeycutt into custody. A subsequent check of the nearby residences revealed that Honeycutt had allegedly entered an unoccupied home through an unsecured rear window. Once inside, he allegedly proceeded to remove money and jewelry from inside of the house.
Honeycutt was arrested and charged with Burglary 2nd Degree, Possession of Burglary Tools, Theft and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. He was arraigned at JP Court 3 and then committed to the Sussex Correctional Institution for lack of $8,000 secured bail. The stolen items were returned to the homeowner.
Police said Honeycutt was later linked to an attempted burglary that had occurred on Shortly Road, also on Friday, May 27, about 4:30 p.m. Troopers said they learned that Honeycutt had allegedly attempted to pry open a window and door of the residence but had been unsuccessful.
Honeycutt was additionally charged with one count each of Attempted Burglary 2nd degree and Criminal Mischief. He was arraigned at JP Court 3 on those charges and issued an additional $5,050 secured bail.