One arrested and one wanted on theft charges in Dover

Pablo Jackson, 32, homeless, and Joshua L. Bryant, 25, of Cheswold


DOVER, Del. –The Delaware State Police say they have arrested a wanted Camden man after he tried to get away from troopers in short chase.

According to the report, the original incidents happened overnight between Thursday September 22 and Saturday September 24 when two separate vehicles were broken into found in the 1300 block of South State Street and the 1700 block of Windswept Court.

The suspects, who were later identified as Pablo Jackson, 32, homeless, and Joshua L. Bryant, 25, of Cheswold, reportedly removed items such as cash and purses from the vehicles. Officials say the two then began making credit card purchases from the Cheswold Walmart as well as the Camden Walmart totaling more than $3,400.00.

Detectives were able to identify the two suspects through store surveillance and theft and identity theft warrants were obtained for their arrest.

On Wednesday, a trooper and probation officer assigned to the State Police Kent County Governor’s Task Force were actively patrolling the area of South DuPont Highway and Lochmeath Way, when they saw Pablo Jackson walking northbound on the southbound shoulder of US13.

According to the report, the task force members made a U-turn in an attempt to make contact with Jackson, as they saw him looking into vehicles near the South Side Baptist Church.

When the trooper and probation officer began to get out the patrol vehicle in the driveway, in which Jackson was walking out, he apparently turned and began running away from the two and discarded the backpack he was carrying.

The trooper says they gave numerous commands for Jackson to stop, but he continued to run away until the trooper caught him and took him into custody without further incident.  A search of Jackson’s backpack allowed the trooper to find revealed 24 bags of heroin along with drug paraphernalia.

Pablo Jackson was transported back to Troop 3 where he was charged with resisting arrest, possession of a controlled substance- heroin, and two counts of possession of drug paraphernalia.

He was also charged with 18 counts of identity theft, five counts of attempted identity theft, 18 counts of unauthorized use of a credit card, five counts of attempted unauthorized use of a credit card, two counts of theft under $1500, 10 counts of theft by false pretense under $1500, conspiracy 2nd, and two counts of criminal trespass 3rd.

He was arraigned at JP2 and committed to Sussex Correctional Institution on a total of $93,600 cash bond.

Joshua Bryant has yet to be located and is wanted for numerous counts of ID Theft and other associated charges, as well as multiple court capiases.

If anyone has any information on his whereabouts, they are asked to contact Detective A. Goode at 302-698-8517.

Information may also be provided by calling Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333, via the internet, or by sending an anonymous tip by text to 274637 using the keyword “DSP.”

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