Dirtbikes stolen from home garage in Bethany Bay

A local resident is offering a reward for information leading to an arrest in relation to an incident at her family’s Bethany Bay home this week, when suspects entered her garage in late-night hours and stole two dirt bikes.

According to Sandy Lucido, a suspect — or suspects — entered her unlocked garage in the Bethany Bay community between 11 p.m. and 6 a.m. Tuesday and allegedly walked away with two motor-powered dirt bikes worth a combined $5,000.

Lucido said the incident was especially troubling given the nature of her upscale community.

“I feel like I live in a great neighborhood,” Lucido said. “I was pretty shocked. I felt pretty safe back here. My first thought was it was somebody that knows us, knows my kids.”

Stolen were a 2004 Honda CRS 250 and a 2004 Honda CRS 230, both red and white, which belonged to her husband and son. Two other bikes were left untouched. Lucido said the family sold their boat to buy bikes for their three sons.

Lucido said Tuesday that the last of her family members retired to bed about 11 p.m. on the evening of the incident and that she woke up at 12:30 a.m. but did not check the garage or notice anything awry. Her husband first noticed the missing bikes the next morning.

After noticing they were gone, Lucido said, the family followed bike tracks from their home to the entrance of the development. She filed a police report soon thereafter. When reached on Tuesday, she said friends of the family who live in Dagsboro also had dirt bikes stolen.

Lucido said she is determined to find the culprits in this latest crime.

“I will find these people. I am upset,” Lucido said.

Anyone with information about the crime is encouraged to call Lucido at (302) 381-5282.