The 18-year-old suspect was arrested Tuesday in the Oakmont neighborhood and was also charged with burglaries in Mayview Manor, Garfield Park and Holloway Terrace.
New Castle County Police arrested a teenager yesterday on charges of burglarizing homes in several neighborhoods in the New Castle and Wilmington areas.
On Tuesday, April 17, New Castle County Police were dispatched to the unit block of Birkshire Road in the community of Oakmont for a report of a man climbing into the window of a residence.
As officers approached the residence, they saw a male suspect run out of the back door of the residence. After a brief foot chase, the officers were able to apprehend the suspect, later identified him as 18-year-old Lquan Redden.
While being taken into custody, Redden was found to be in possession of a handgun, which was later discovered to be stolen, as well as crack cocaine.
Redden was taken to New Castle County Police Headquarters where detectives were able to link him with residential break-ins in the communities of Oakmont, Mayview Manor, Garfield Park and Holloway Terrace.
Redden was charged with seven counts of burglary to a dwelling, one count of possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony, one count of possession of a stolen firearm, one count of possession of a firearm by a person prohibited from carrying one, one count of theft of prescription drugs, two counts of felony theft, one count of resisting arrest, seven counts of misdemeanor theft, two counts of criminal mischief and one count of possession of crack cocaine.
Redden was arraigned by Justice of the Peace Court 2 and is being held at Howard Young Correctional Institution in lieu of $72,000 cash-only bail while awaiting another court appearance.