An alleged burglar was caught fleeing from the scene outside the Rambleton Acres community thanks to the assistance of a K-9 officer, New Castle County Police announced Monday. 

According to authorities, on Saturday, June 8, 2019, officers were dispatched to the unit block of West Balbach Avenue for reports of a burglary in progress, and spotted a man fleeing through a rear yard of the residence as they arrived. 

Police said officers, including K-9 Ace, gave chase down Holden Drive and onto Rambo Drive, where, following a brief struggle, Wilbur Medley, 35, of New Castle, was taken into custody. 

Medley was transported to an area hospital for treatment for injuries he suffered, then charged in connection to the incident, two additional burglaries reported that day, and four additional burglaries from the week prior, police said. 

Police charged Medley three counts felony second-degree burglary, two counts felony third-degree attempted burglary, felony theft, felony attempted theft, two counts misdemeanor theft, three counts misdemeanor attempted theft, two counts misdemeanor criminal mischief, misdemeanor possession of a controlled substance-Tier II quantity, and misdemeanor resisting arrest. He was committed to the custody of the Department of Correction in lieu of $86,900 secured bond. 

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