Delaware State Police Arrest Three Subjects Following Auto Shop Robbery – Delaware State Police

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Date posted: Sunday, July 3, 2022

Delaware State Police arrested Stacy Dyson41 years old, from Delmar, Timothy Dyson38, and Michel Lecates22 years old, both of Laurel, DE following an auto shop robbery that took place in the Delmar area.

On Friday, July 1, 2022, at approximately 9:25 a.m., soldiers responded to West Auto located at 36609 Sussex Highway, Delmar, DE for a burglary report. The investigation revealed that suspects entered the business through an unsecured window and removed machinery, tools and vehicle parts totaling approximately $11,100.

Thanks to investigative measures, Timothy Dyson, Michael Lecates and Stacy Dyson have been named as suspects. On July 2, 2022, soldiers located the suspects traveling in a vehicle on the Sussex Highway in Laurel. A traffic stop was initiated in the Relax Inn area for an equipment violation and contact was made with the three suspects. The driver of the vehicle, Timothy Dyson, did not have a valid license. The soldiers continued their investigation and a Delaware State Police K-9 responded to search for illegal substances. After a positive indication from a State Police K-9, troopers searched the suspect vehicle and discovered stolen tools and drugs. The soldiers discovered approximately 0.021 grams of heroin, 3 levofloxacin pills, 2 gabapentin pills and drug paraphernalia.

The three suspects were arrested without incident and returned to 5 Troop. Troopers also linked the three suspects to another burglary that occurred last week at a residence on the 12000 block of Whitesville Road, Laurel. The suspects were later charged with the following crimes:

Timothy Dyson

  • 3rd degree burglary (felony) – 2 counts
  • Theft of $1,500 or more (felony)
  • Second degree conspiracy (felony)
  • Theft under $1,500
  • Possession of drug paraphernalia
  • Many traffic violations

Timothy Dyson was arraigned by the Justice of the Peace in Court No. 3 and released on an unsecured bond of $9,750.

Dyson

Stacy Dyson

  • 3rd degree burglary (felony) – 2 counts
  • Theft of $1,500 or more (felony)
  • Second degree conspiracy (felony)
  • Theft under $1,500
  • criminal mischief

Stacy Dyson was arraigned by the Justice of the Peace in Court No. 3 and released on her own recognizance.

Lecates

Michel Lecates

  • 3rd degree burglary (felony) – 2 counts
  • Theft of $1,500 or more (felony)
  • Tampering with physical evidence (crime)
  • Second degree conspiracy (felony)
  • Theft under $1,500
  • Possession of a controlled substance
  • criminal mischief

Lecates was arrested by the justice of the peace of court no. 3 and released on his own recognizance.

If you or someone you know is a victim or witness to a crime or has lost a loved one to sudden death and needs help, the Police Victim Services Unit State of Delaware / Delaware Victim Support Center is available to provide you with 24-hour support and resources through a toll-free helpline at 1-800-VICTIM-1 (1-800-842-8461). You can also email the Victim Services Unit at DSP_VictimServicesMail@delaware.gov.

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