New Castle County Police have arrested Michael Ganakis, a 22-year-old male who resides in the 100 block of Ridgeland Road in the community of Lynnfield in Wilmington. He has been charged with burglary related offenses after the subject was observed by an area resident unlawfully entering a home early this morning.
Earlier today at 9:12 a.m., County Police responded to the unit block of Chestnut Street in the community of Highland Woods for a burglary in progress. As officers were en route to the residence they learned that an unknown subject, who was wearing a black T-shirt and black shorts, was observed entering the elderly victim’s open garage. Police also learned that the subject had fled on foot toward Marsh Road once he was confronted by an area resident, and left a bicycle behind that belonged to the victim.
Corporal Mark Babinger and Officer First Class Michael Carnevale responded within minutes of the call and as they were canvassing the area, the subject was observed walking southbound on Marsh Road toward Wind Lane. After complying with the commands of the officers, the suspect was taken into custody without incident.
Michael Ganakis, who was positively identified as the suspect, was then transported back to county police headquarters and during an interview, police were able to confirm his involvement in the crime. A computer inquiry also revealed that Ganakis had an outstanding capias that was issued by New Castle County Court of Common Pleas.
Michael Ganakis was charged with burglary in the second degree and theft. He was arraigned committed to the Howard Young Correctional Institute after failing to post $5,000 secured bond for the charges and $1300 cash bail for the capias. He was also ordered to have no contact with the victim.