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3 arrested – 2 sought in Lewes burglary

Three people have been arrested and 2 more are sought by State Police after a burglary Tuesday between midnight and 6am on Nottingham Drive in the Sussex East development near Lewes.  The residents awoke to find their home had been burglarized while they slept – police say the suspects entered through an unlocked window and took electronic items and credit cards.  After the suspects tried using the credit cards at the WalMarts in Georgetown and Rehoboth surveillance footage showed at least 4 suspects use the credit cards.  Police are still looking for 33 year old Melissa Kabino and 27 year old Byron Martin – both of Millsboro.

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DSP News Release: Three Arrested After Residential Burglary
Location: Residence in the unit block of Nottingham Drive, Lewes, DE
Date of Occurrence: Tuesday September 13, 2011 between 12:00 a.m. and 6:00 a.m.
 
Victims: 
-68 year old female resident
-69 year old male resident
 
Defendants and Charges:
Peggy A. Kachnovitz, 46, Lewes, DE
-Burglary 2nd Degree, Identity Theft, Theft, Attempted Unlawful Use of a Credit Card, Forgery 2nd Degree, Unlawful Use of a Credit Card, Conspiracy 2nd Degree
Arraigned at JP Court 3 and release on $15,000.00 unsecured bail.
 
Gary R. Klaft, 27, Millsboro, DE
-Burglary 2nd Degree, Theft, Attempted Unlawful Use of a Credit Card, Unlawful Use of a Credit Card, Conspiracy 2nd Degree
Arraigned at JP Court 3 and committed to the Sussex Correctional Institute for lack of $9,000.00 secured bail.
 
Jeffery Kabino, 39, Georgetown, DE
-Burglary 2nd Degree, Theft, Attempted Unlawful Use of a Credit Card, Unlawful Use of a Credit Card, Conspiracy 2nd Degree
Arraigned at JP Court 3 and committed to the Sussex Correctional Institute for lack of $9,000.00 secured bail.
 
Suspects and Charges (warrants on file):
Melissa Kabino, 33, Millsboro, DE
-Attempted Unlawful Use of a Credit Card, Conspiracy 2nd Degree
 
Byron Martin, 27, Millsboro, DE
-Burglary 2nd Degree, Theft, Attempted Unlawful Use of a Credit Card, Unlawful Use of a Credit Card, Conspiracy 2nd Degree
 
Resume: 
Lewes, DE- Delaware State Police detectives have arrested three subjects and are looking for two others following an early morning burglary in the Sussex East development in Lewes.
 
The investigation into the incident began after the residents of a home in the unit black of Nottingham Drive, Lewes, contacted the State Police upon awaking on Tuesday, September 13 and realizing that their home had been burglarized during the night as they slept. Troopers were advised by the victims that someone had entered the home through an unlocked window. The suspect(s) then removed several electronic items valued at over $1500.00 as well as credit cards from the home before fleeing.
 
As the investigation was continuing, the victim contacted their credit card company and were advised that someone had used their card to purchase items from the Wal-Mart Store located in Georgetown, DE and had also attempted to use the victim’s credit cards at the Wal-Mart in Rehoboth, DE. Troopers responded to both locations and were able to view surveillance footage that revealed that at least four different subjects were possibly involved in the use of the credit cards. 
 
As detectives were still actively investigating the incident, they observed a male and female subject matching the description of two of the subjects captured on video, walking in the Patterson Place development in Georgetown. Detectives stopped and detained the pair, later identified as Peggy Kachnovitz and Gary Klaft and learned that Klaft was in possession of a cellular phone that had been stolen in the burglary. Through further investigation, detectives were able to link Kachnovitz and Klaft, as well as Jeffery and Melissa Kabino, and Byron Martin to the burglary.
 
Detectives then responded to Byron Martin’s residence in the Patterson Place development where they took Jeffery Kabino into custody without incident. They were unable to locate Byron Martin and Melissa Kabino however.
 
Gary Klaft, Peggy Kachnovitz, and Jeffery Kabino were all arrested and charged with the above list of crimes. Klaft and Kabino were both committed to the Sussex Correctional Institution for lack of $9000.00 secured bail. Peggy Kachnovitz was released on $15,000.00 unsecured bail. Detectives have obtained warrants charging Melissa Kabino and Byron Martin with the above list of crimes.
 
Detectives are asking anyone who may know the location of Melissa Kabino and Byron Martin to contact Detective John Evans at Troop 4 at 302-856-5850. Citizens may also provide a tip by texting keyword “DSP” plus your message to 274637 (CRIMES).  Tipsters may also provide information through lines maintained by Delaware Crime Stoppers at (800) TIP-3333. Callers can also submit information via the internet at www.tipsubmit.com.

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6 Responses

  1. Rick says:

    These two could have made a fortune in Hollywood- her, playing a waif; he, a creep.

  2. brody says:

    is that brad pitt and Angelina jolie?

  3. Gerry Mander says:

    WOW only 27 & 33 ? They must have been huffing skeeter spray.

  4. anon says:

    “Byron Martin” aka Ronnie Martin is also a registered sex offender from Millsboro. According to the states sex offender website he was born in 1964 which makes him 47 years old. Hes been a creep all his life and its time for him to grow up. Check it out for yourself.

  5. Don says:

    Byron was also caught as an armed robber for the crimes committed at the Dash In on 24 and Longneck Road. How he was released after that I’ll never know. Guess he’ s been good at plea bargaining.

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