Rampant Vehicle Break-Ins at Newark Hotels: Suspect Apprehended After Intense Foot Pursuit

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NEWARK, DE — Delaware State Police announced the arrest of 35-year-old Ramone Shy of Wilmington, Delaware, for multiple thefts from vehicles Saturday morning in the Newark area.

The criminal complaint alleges that on September 23, 2023, troopers responded to multiple Newark area hotels for reports of vehicle break-ins with property stolen. The investigation revealed that during the overnight hours of September 22, 2023, and September 23, 2023, an unknown suspect broke into multiple vehicles in the parking lots of the following Newark hotels: Four Points by Sheraton located at 56 S. Old Baltimore Pike, Hilton Inn located at 100 Continental Drive, Town Place Suites located at 410 Eagle Run Road, and Somerford House located at 510 S. Harmony Road. The suspect gained access to the locked vehicles by shattering a window and then stole property from within including cash, payment cards, and electronics. Troopers discovered the suspect was operating a gray Chevrolet Traverse with dark window tint after he was captured on surveillance footage using one of the victim’s payment cards at a Newark ShopRite. Through investigative means, troopers located the occupied Chevrolet parked at a Newark Wawa. A vehicle stop was initiated, and the suspect fled on foot through the parking lot. The suspect, identified as Ramone Shy, was taken into custody after a brief foot pursuit.

Shy was transported to Troop 2, where he was charged with the following crimes:

  • Theft Under $1500 where a Victim is 62 Years of Age or Older (Felony)
  • Theft Greater than $1500 (Felony)
  • Theft Under $1500 – 4 counts
  • Unlawful Use of Payment Card
  • Resisting Arrest
  • Criminal Mischief – 8 counts
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Shy was arraigned by the Justice of the Peace Court 11 and committed to the Howard R. Young Correctional Institution on a $14,000 secured bond.

Information, a criminal complaint, or an arrest is not a declaration of guilt. A suspect, arrestee, or defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

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