Blades Man Arrested for Possessing Stolen Firearms

Jan 12, 2013 -- 10:03am

Delaware State Police have arrested a 22-year-old Blades man after he was found in possession of stolen guns.

Police say they were called to the area of Clark Road near Seaford on Thursday for a suspicious subject carrying a blanket with possible long guns inside.  Officers found William Hawkins on nearby River Road; police say he was NOT in possession of any blanket or guns. 

A computer inquiry was conducted on Hawkins and he was released after it was determined he was not wanted.

Forty-five minutes later though, The EOC was given additional information from the original caller that Hawkins may have discarded the blanket and guns in some woods.  A trooper with help from his K9 “Cid,” was able to successfully track to the location where the guns were hidden.  The trooper and “Cid” located seven various types of guns ranging from shotguns to rifles and ammunition all wrapped inside a blanket.

Hawkins was arrested at his home after police determined that he had burglarized a home on Gum Branch Road earlier that morning and removed the weapons. 

Hawkins is now behind bars at SCI in lieu of $108,500.00 secured bond.


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