Two Charged for Theft, Drug Charges After Stealing Pest Control Company Trailer

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LAUREL, DE (DSP RELEASE) – Delaware State Police have arrested 29-year-old Jaread Mears of Laurel, DE for theft and related charges following an investigation that began in March.

On March 28th, 2022, troopers responded to the Accurate Pest Control business located at 30139 Sussex Highway in Laurel, DE regarding a theft of a vehicle trailer. The ensuing investigation revealed that two suspects had stolen a Sure Trac trailer on March 26th, 2022. The trailer was located on March 28th, 2022 in Seaford, DE after the suspects sold it to a third party. Through investigative measures, it was determined that the two suspects were Jaread Mears and 39-year-old Chad Mitchell of Laurel, DE. Mears was apprehended by Georgetown Police Department on April 15th, 2022 after Mears attempted to flee from officers on foot.

Mears was transported to Georgetown Police Department where he was charged with the following crimes:

  • Theft Over $1,500 (Felony)
  • Selling Stolen Property Over $1,500 (Felony)
  • Conspiracy Second Degree (Felony)
  • Criminal Trespass Third Degree

Mears was arraigned by Justice of the Peace Court # 3 and released on $6,050 unsecured bond.

Mitchell has yet to be located and has an active warrant for the same charges.

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