Georgetown woman charged in gas station burglaries

August 11, 2014

A 36-year-old Georgetown woman faces charges after police say she broke into three area gas stations earlier this year to steal cash and cigarettes.

The first burglary happened Jan. 21 when Dawn G. Tulowitzki used a hammer to smash the window of Uncle Willie's gas station on Coastal Highway, Lewes, said Master Cpl. Gary Fournier of the Delaware State Police.

Once inside, Fournier said, she took 150 cartons of cigarettes and $100. She again burglarized the Lewes Uncle Willie's March 2 when she stole six cartons of cigarettes and $100, Fournier said.

On March 9, Tulowitzki used a hammer to break a glass door of the Uncle Willies on South DuPont Highway in Millsboro; she took $100 and three packs of cigarettes, Fournier said.

During interviews with witnesses on an unrelated matter, Fournier said, they implicated Tulowitzki in the burglaries.

Police charged Tulowitzki with three counts of third-degree burglary, two counts of possession of burglary tools, three counts of theft and three counts of criminal mischief. She was committed to Delores J. Baylor Women's Correctional Insitution in default of $9,500 secured bond.