Newark man faces prowling charges
An off-duty New Castle County officer was on his way home early today when he chased and arrested a man who was peering into the windows of parked cars.Officer Daniel Rogers had finished working an evening shift and was headed home at 12:50 a.m. when he saw the man looking into car windows on Alexis Drive in the Chapman Woods subdivision in Bear. The man, identified as Andre Grinnage, 34, of the 2200 block of Oldren Drive in Newark, ran when he saw the officer's car. Rogers chased and caught the suspect. Police linked Grinnage to two attempted burglaries that happened shortly before Rogers caught him. In each case, police said, someone attempted to get into apartments at nearby Glenn Eagle Village by forcing open a window. Both apartments were occupied by female tenants.A wintess reported seeing a subject matching Grinnage's description outisde one window. The witness told police he confronted the man, who fled.Grinnage was charged with two counts of attempted burglary, two counts of criminal mischief, resisting arrest and night prowling. He was arraigned and held at Howard Young Prison after failing to post $7,000 secured bail.
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