Cape Gazette

Lewes man charged in Angola burglaries

By Melissa Steele | Jan 07, 2013
Source: Delaware State Police Gerald Paulley Jr.

Delaware State Police arrested a Lewes man Jan. 2 in connection with several burglaries in the Angola area this summer.

Police went to Gerald Paulley Jr.'s home Jan. 2 in regard to a couple of capiases, said Cpl. Gary Fournier of the Delaware State Police.

When police arrived, Paulley, 43, ran out of his home and was captured nearby, Fournier said.

Through an investigation, police linked Paulley to eight burglaries in the Angola Crest I Mobile Home Park over the summer.

Fournier said Paulley targeted unoccupied homes and took fishing poles, electronic devices and liquor.

Paulley was charged with eight counts of second-degree burglary, three counts third-degree burglary, seven counts possession of burglary tools, 10 counts theft, eight counts second-degree conspiracy and eight counts criminal mischief.

Paulley was committed to Sussex Correctional Institution in default of $15,250 secured bond.

Anyone with further information is asked to call police at 856-5850, Ext. 227, Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333, go to or text 274637 (CRIMES) using the keyword "DSP."

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