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Mark L. Hilaman

Burglary arrest

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Newark Police charge man in residential burglary

Newark Police have arrested a Wilmington, Delaware, man in connection with a burglary in the unit block of Academy Street that occurred on April 5.

On that date, police spoke with two 21-year-old male University of Delaware students who reported that an unknown person had entered their residence, possibly through an unlocked door, and removed a gaming system and a laptop computer.

Officers reviewed surveillance camera footage from the area and observed a person, believed to be the suspect, entering the residence at 1:31 a.m. The suspect was seen leaving the residence a short time later and heading toward a vehicle parked nearby. Officers were able to obtain a vehicle description and registration number for the suspect vehicle by reviewing additional surveillance video.  

On April 28, detectives executed a search warrant at the suspect’s residence and recovered some of the stolen items that belonged to one of the victims.  

Mark L. Hilaman, 25, was arrested, charged with second degree burglary and two counts of theft under $1,500, and video arraigned in front of Justice of the Peace Court 2.  He was released on $10,000 unsecured bond.

Anyone with additional information on this incident should contact Detective James Skinner at 302-366-7100 x 3135, or James.Skinner@cj.state.de.us. Anonymous tips can be texted to 302NPD, with the message to TIP411. Information also can be provide anonymously to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333 or www.tipsubmit.com/, where a reward may be available.   

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