Seaford Man Charged for Stealing from Construction Work Site

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SEAFORD, DE – The Delaware State Police have arrested 49-year-old Ronnie Rust of Seaford, DE, for theft and trespass following an investigation into construction materials stolen on Thursday afternoon.

According to police, at approximately 3:10 p.m., troopers responded to the 7000 block of Gum Branch Road in Seaford regarding a theft.

“The ensuing investigation revealed that the property owner had numerous sheets of plywood stolen from a site for a residence under construction,” the Delaware State Police said. “On May 6, 2022, the Troop 4 Property Crimes Unit began searching for the suspect, and detectives contacted Ronnie Rust at the Relax Inn in Laurel.”

Rust was subsequently taken into custody without incident. The stolen lumber was later located and recovered from a residence in Seaford.

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