Two suspects have been arrested and face several charges stemming from a burglary that allegedly took place at a restaurant in the town on Saturday, March 2.

Dagsboro police went to Wang’s Kitchen, located at 32177 DuPont Blvd., within the corporate limits of Dagsboro, around 11 p.m. on March 2 after a report of a burglary in progress, they said.

Upon arrival at the scene, police said, their investigation revealed that the occupied business had allegedly had an individual reach across the front counter and take possession of the cash register and tip jar. The individual, police said, fled on foot when an employee approached and yelled from the kitchen area for the individual to stop.

The employee was not injured as a result of the incident, police said.

Through their investigation, police said, they were able to develop and name two suspects in the incident. Officers were also able to link the incident on March 2 to an unsolved burglary on Friday, Feb. 1, they noted.

On Tuesday, March 12, Rontrell M. Leonard was arrested by Dagsboro police and was charged with Burglary III, Possession of Burglary Tools, Conspiracy II, theft and Criminal Mischief.

Just one day later, on Wednesday, March 13, Alonzo D. Sutton-Bullock was extradited from Maryland and turned over to Dagsboro police, who arrested and charged him with two counts each of Burglary III, Possession of Burglary Tools, Conspiracy II, Ttheft and Criminal Mischief.

“Both individuals had their bond hearings, and both were released on their own recognizance,” Police Chief Floyd Toomey said. “During their interviews, they actually admitted they were culpable. It will be up to the Attorney General’s Office how they proceed with the case.”

The individuals are both Sussex County residents and were due back in court this past week.

Road construction temporarily on hold

Road construction on Main Street starting near Swamp Road, and continuing to Vines Creek Road near Helm Street, was temporarily stopped, as DelDOT had to move to another project. Dagsboro police reminded motorists traveling through town that the road work will be continuing once DelDOT’s crew returns, which was expected as early as this past week. DelDOT will be milling and paving that portion of roadway.

The traffic lights were changed last week to prepare for the construction. The change has a direct effect on the light at Main Street and Clayton Street, as well as the light at Main Street and Vines Creek Road. They will now be timed, and will cycle through every direction. For example, the light at town hall will be green for the traffic on Main Street for 40 seconds, and then for Clayton Street for 20 seconds, whether a car is there or not.

Dagsboro police reminded motorists to expect delays over the next few weeks, and if possible, to find alternate routes. They will offer an update, they said, once they know exactly when DelDOT will be back in town to begin the paving project.

Staff Reporter

Jason has been in journalism for 20 years. He moved to Coastal Delaware in August 2017 with his wife, Jessica, and their daughters, Kylie, 17, and Grace, 12. He has a passion for high-school sports and especially values the relationships that builds.