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Man Just Released for Vehicle Break-in, Breaks Into Car Outside Delaware Police Station: Police

A man was arrested twice in three hours in Delaware for vehicle break-ins at a hospital and the parking lot of a police department, police said.

About 7:05 a.m. Friday, officers with the Dover Police Department received a 911 call of a man breaking into vehicles in the parking lot of Bayhealth Kent General Hospital.

Officers found Joseph Graden, 28, hiding in bushes near the hospital. Investigators say Graden broke into a car and left a backpack inside that contained his driver’s license and wallet.

Graden was taken to the Dover Police Department where he was charged, arraigned and released.

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About 10:30 a.m., an employee of the Dover Police Department exited the building and found Graden rummaging through his vehicle, which was parked directly in front of the station. The employee immediately notified officers in the building, who then ran to the vehicle.

Graden ran away, but he was eventually taken into custody after a struggle with officers. Police say Graden stole a bracelet from the car and caused damage to the car.

Graden has been charged with Theft, Resisting Arrest, Criminal Mischief, Disorderly Conduct and Criminal Trespass.

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