Millsboro man arrested, charged in connection with local burglaries

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33-year-old Thomas A. Mills Jr., of Millsboro, DE – Delaware State Police Dept.

A Millsboro man was arrested in connection with a series of area burglaries.

According to Delaware State Police, the incidents began early this month when troopers started investigating a rash of burglaries in the Harbeson and Millsboro areas.

Through investigative measures, 33-year-old Thomas A. Mills Jr., of Millsboro, was identified as the suspect. Warrants were obtained for his arrest in connection with four burglaries.

Several attempts were made to apprehend Mills in which he fled and resisted arrest, according to police. It was also learned that he was in violation of a no contact order with his girlfriend.

On Sunday, around 12 p.m., troopers responded to the suspect’s residence in the 23000 block of Hedley’s Way in Millsboro. Police received a consent to search the residence by Mills’ girlfriend.

Mills was located hiding in the residence and found in possession of drug paraphernalia. He was taken into custody without further incident.

Mills was charged with Burglary Second Degree, Attempt to Commit Burglary Third Degree (2 counts), Resisting Arrest (3 counts), Driving While Suspended or Revoked
Breach of Release (4 counts), Criminal Trespass Third Degree (3 counts), Burglary Third Degree, Possession of Burglar Tools (3 counts), Theft (4 counts), Attempted to Commit Theft (2 counts), Criminal Mischief (2 counts), and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.

Mills was arraigned and committed to the Sussex Correctional Institution on $40,252 secured bond.