Lincoln couple charged in burglaries

July 11, 2017

A Lincoln couple face charges after police say they stole items from several homes and outbuildings.

Christopher S. Malvas, 32, and Cheryl L. Bracey, 30, burglarized homes on Greentop Road, Mayhew Drive, Fleatown Road and Cubbage Pond Road, said Master Cpl. Gary Fournier of the Delaware State Police. Between April and June of 2017, he said, the couple broke into homes and outbuildings during various times of the day, and took electronic devices, currency, jewelry, lawn equipment, scrap metal and power tools. The couple then tried to sell or trade the items for drugs, Fournier said.

Malvas and Bracey were charged with several counts of burglary, possession of burglar tools, theft, attempted burglary, attempted theft, conspiracy, criminal mischief, unlawful use of a credit card and resisting arrest. They were arraigned at Justice of the Peace Court 2. Malvas was committed to Sussex Correctional Institution in default of $81,800 cash bond; Bracey was committed to Delores J. Baylor Women’s Correctional Institution in default of $14,750 secured bond.