BROOKHAVEN — Two Chester residents have been arrested for a pair of burglaries that took place earlier this month, according to a release from Delaware County District Attorney Jack Stollsteimer.
Christopher Jiménez, 18, and an unnamed 15-year-old accomplice have been charged with burglary, criminal trespass, theft, receiving stolen property, possessing an instrument of crime and related conspiracy counts.
“Many of the stolen items were recovered and were or will be returned to the rightful owners,” said Brookhaven Police Chief Matthew Kurten. “This investigation is ongoing in an attempt to recover all proceeds and bring all perpetrators to justice, if our investigation reveals that others exist.”
The burglaries at two unoccupied properties took place during the evening hours on Jan. 11 and Jan. 14 in the area of Susan Lane and Edgewood Avenue. Both defendants were apprehended Jan. 15 following the joint investigative efforts of the Brookhaven Police Department and Delaware County Criminal Investigation Division.
“This is a perfect example of how the close and effective coordination between my office’s Criminal Investigation Division and local police departments leads to increased public safety,” said Stollsteimer. “The Delco D.A. and the Brookhaven Police Department remind anyone who observes suspicious activity call to 911 immediately and provide the most specific and accurate details possible to assist law enforcement agencies investigating the call for service.”
Jimenez was preliminarily arraigned before Magisterial District Judge Georgia L. Stone and remanded to the county prison in lieu of $100,000 cash bail. A preliminary hearing is set for Thursday.