Delaware State Police are investigating thefts of multiple packages from front porches in Lewes.
One suspect has been arrested and charged while another is still at large, according to a release.
The incident occurred at about 4:20 p.m. Wednesday in the 21000 block of Acorn Way, Oakwood Village at Lewes, police said.
A suspect was observed running up to a front porch, removing packages and then leaving in a white Kia Optima, according to the release.
The suspect has been identified as Mary E. Murphy, 55, of Lewes. Murphy has been arrested and charged with felony theft, tampering with physical evidence, falsifying business records, hindering prosecution, third-degree conspiracy, criminal mischief and two counts of third-degree criminal trespassing.
Murphy was arraigned out of Justice of the Peace Court 3 and was released on $3,351 unsecured bond.
A second suspect has been identified as Derek J. Rice, 32, of Lewes. Rice is described as a white man, 5 feet 5 inches tall, 160 pounds with red hair and blue eyes.
Delaware State Police have obtained a warrant for Rice’s arrest, however, they have been unable to locate him.
The investigation is ongoing, and anyone with information regarding Rice’s whereabouts or those who may have been victims are asked to contact Troop 7 at 302-644-5020.
Information may also be provided by calling Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333 or via the internet at delaware.crimestoppersweb.com.