New Castle, DE- Delaware police arrested Thomas Gordon, 61, from Long Island City, NY, for burglary and related charges after breaking into an auto store to steal equipment to repair a stolen vehicle that he was driving.
On October 29, 2021 at around 11:31 p.m., the soldiers were dispatched to Firestone Complete Auto Care at 2098 New Castle Avenue to activate a security alarm. When the police arrived, they noticed a large hole in a garage window and found a male walking across the store’s parking lot. The man was contacted and identified as Thomas Gordon. During the investigation, Gordon was identified as a suspect of the break-in. Investigations revealed that Gordon came to Firestone in a 2017 Nissan Rogue. Then he damaged the garage door and went inside, where he stole hand tools that he needed to fix the Nissan Rogue he was driving. Gordon then fled the business before being contacted by soldiers. A computer search revealed that the 2017 Nissan Rogue was reported stolen from New York and an active warrant was issued against Gordon’s arrest for the stolen vehicle.
Gordon was taken into custody without incident and transported to Delaware State Police Troop 2, where he was charged with the following crimes:
- Third degree burglary (crime)
- Receiving Stolen Property (Crime)
- Theft under $ 1,500
- Criminal nonsense
Gordon was tried in the No. 11 Magistrate’s Court and ordered to Howard R. Young Correctional Facility on a secured bond of $ 3,050.00. No photo is currently available for Thomas Gordon.
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Presented by Public Information Officer, Master Corporal Heather Pepper
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