Burglar Found Hiding on Roof

Posted on  06/17/2013 11:24 pm


  • BGM Liquors, 1035 North Lombard Street, Wilmington, Delaware

Date of Occurrence:

  • Saturday, June 15, 2013, approximately 2:01 a.m.


  • BGM Liquors


  • Kendell Gardner, 25, 1000 block West Avenue, New Castle, Delaware
    • Attempted Burglary Third Degree
    • Criminal Mischief
    • Criminal Trespass


A burglar hiding on a roof was arrested after watchful neighbors contacted police when he attempted to break into a corner liquor store.

On June 15 at approximately 2:01 a.m., Officers Sean Nolan and James Tobin responded to BGM Liquors at 1035 Lombard Street after receiving a 911 call reporting a burglary in progress. Upon their arrival the officers observed damage to the front windows from someone attempting to gain access to the building. While securing the perimeter of the building, the officers observed Kendell Gardner attempting to conceal himself on the roof of the liquor store. The officers ordered Gardner to surrender and took him into custody when he climbed down from the roof.

Gardner was arraigned at Justice of the Peace Court 20 and released after posting a $1,500 secured bond.