TWO SUSPECTS APPREHENDED, STOLEN PROPERTY RECOVERED IN JOINT EFFORT OF BROOKHAVEN POLICE AND THE DISTRICT ATTORNEY’S CRIMINAL INVESTIGATION
Media, PA- On Wednesday, January 15, 2020, a joint operation of the Brookhaven Police Department and the Criminal Investigation Division of the Delaware County District Attorney’s Office resulted in the arrest of two individuals on residential burglary and related charges. The burglaries were of two unoccupied homes in close proximity to one another. The crimes occurred on Saturday, January 11, 2020, and again on Tuesday, January 14,
2020, during the evening hours, in the area of Susan Lane and Edgewood Avenue.
The Brookhaven Police Department, with the assistance of the Delaware County Criminal Investigation Division, vigorously investigated these incidents, fielded teams and apprehended suspects. Chief Matthew Kurten of the Brookhaven Police Department said, “We are pleased to announce the arrest two (2) responsible individuals on Wednesday, January 15, 2020.” The defendants and charges are as follows:
Christopher Jiménez, 18-year-old male, from Chester, PA, held on $100,000 cash bail
Name withheld, a 15-year-old juvenile from Chester, PA
Charges: Burglary (2 counts);
Conspiracy to Commit Burglary;
Criminal Trespass (2 counts);
Conspiracy to Commit Criminal Trespass (2 counts);
Theft (3 counts);
Conspiracy to Commit Theft;
Receiving Stolen Property (3 counts);
Possession of Instrument of Crime (2 counts);
Conspiracy to Possess Instrument of Crime.
Chief Kurten continued, “Many of the stolen items were recovered and were or will be returned to the rightful owners. This investigation is ongoing in an attempt to recover all proceeds and bring all perpetrators to justice, if our investigation reveals that others exist. We will provide updates to the public at the appropriate time should they be needed.” Chief James Nolan of the Delaware County Criminal Investigation Division said, “This was
my first opportunity to work with Chief Kurten. Our office looks forward to closing out this case and working with the Brookhaven PD again in the future.”
Jack Stollsteimer, District Attorney of Delaware County, stated, “This is a perfect example of how the close and effective coordination between my office’s Criminal Investigation Division and local police departments leads to increased public safety, The Delco DA and the Brookhaven Police Department remind anyone who observes suspicious activity call to 911 immediately and provide the most specific and accurate details possible to assist law enforcement agencies investigating the call for service.
For more information contact:
Brookhaven Police Chief Matthew Kurten, 610-876-6142
ADA Diane Edbril, Delaware County District Attorney’s Office, 610-246-2000