Wilmington Police Arrest Suspect in Trolley Square Shoplifting Case

Deshawn Richardson

WILMINGTON, DEWilmington Police have arrested a man in connection with several theft incidents.

Authorities state that on July 31 at approximately 11:00 a.m., police responded to the Trolley Square area for a shoplifting in progress complaint.  Upon arrival, police made contact with 33-year-old Deshawn Richardson who was identified as the suspect.  Richardson was taken into custody without incident.  Through investigative measures, police were able to identify Richardson as a suspect in connection with two additional theft incidents that occurred on July 29th and July 30th.

Richardson was charged with the following offenses:

  • Shoplifting Over $1,500
  • Shoplifting Under $1,500 (2 counts)

He was arraigned in Justice of the Peace Court 11 and committed to the Howard R. Young Correctional Institution on $2,000 secured bail.

Information is subject to change at any time as additional details may emerge. 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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