Georgetown man charged with felony vehicle theft in Rehoboth Beach

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A Georgetown man was arrested and charged with felony vehicle theft in Rehoboth Beach.

According to the Rehoboth Beach Police Department, 38-year-old Ellery L. Parker, of Georgetown, was arrested Wednesday evening for motor vehicle theft after citizens provided information about his identity in response to a recent public request for assistance.

38-year-old Ellery L. Parker, of Georgetown, DE

Through investigative efforts, officers learned that Parker obtained the keys to a 2018 Ford F350 owned by a 42-year-old Michigan man. On Saturday, October 5, sometime after 3 a.m., the vehicle was removed from a parking space in the second block of Rehoboth Avenue and later reported stolen. 

Police located and recovered the truck that same day in the parking lot of the Royal Farms on Rehoboth Avenue. The vehicle and its contents were valued at nearly $80,000.

Parker was arrested and charged with a single count of felony theft of a motor vehicle. He was arraigned and released on $2,000 unsecured bail.

“The Rehoboth Beach Police Department remains grateful for the constant support of our community in our efforts to prevent and solve crime while bringing justice to victims,” the agency said in a press release.