Wilmington Man Arrested for Burglary of Deceased Grandmother’s Residence in Kennett Square

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KENNETT SQUARE, PA — The Kennett Square Police Department announced the arrest of a Wilmington, Delaware resident in connection to a recent Burglary.

Benjamin Timmonds, 21 years of age, has been charged with Burglary, Criminal Trespass, Criminal Mischief, and Disorderly Conduct.

The criminal complaint alleges that on May 24, 2023, at 1:44 AM, Officers were dispatched to contact Pennsylvania State Police Avondale in reference to a burglary that occurred approximately five days prior. Upon making contact with the Troopers, it was discovered they had 21-year-old Benjamin Timmonds of Wilmington, Delaware in custody for an unrelated incident. Timmonds reportedly confessed that he broke into his deceased grandmother’s residence over the weekend. Kennett Square Police Officers went to the residence and observed the rear window broken and a hole which was made through the basement door, just as the Trooper had stated. Officers questioned Timmonds, who admitted going to the residence, in the 300 block of E. Linden Street, and causing damage to the property to gain access inside the residence.

Charges have been filed at Chester County Magisterial District Court 15-3-04.

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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