Greenwood couple arrested for burglaries, theft from vehicles

GREENWOOD – A Greenwood couple were arrested after an investigation into some thefts from vehicles revealed they burglarized a residential shed.

Adam Walls

Adam Walls

Adam J. Walls, 36, was taken into custody May 9 after an investigation into a series of car break-ins revealed he was the primary suspect.

Detectives began looking into similarities between some thefts from vehicles that occurred May 1 and 5 of this year at the Royal Farms located at 16979 Beach Highway.  The suspect would break into the vehicles and remove items such as purses, phones, and cash.

In a separate incident May 7, the suspect smashed a window on a tractor trailer parked at a residence in the 14000 block of Hunters Cove Road and removed a wallet containing the victim’s credit cards and cash.  Upon notifying the credit card company, it was determined that the suspect, who was later identified as Walls, attempted to use the victim’s card at the Royal Farms where he had been breaking into cars.

Walls was picked up by troopers when he attempted to flee on foot from his vehicle on Nat Turner Street after a brief vehicle pursuit.  He was taken into custody without further incident and transported back to Troop 5.

Heather Totty

Heather Totty

Through the investigation it was determined he and his girlfriend, Heather A. Totty, 29, were involved in a theft of lawn equipment and a lawn mower from a residence in the 12000 block of Oak Road, Greenwood that occurred on May 6 and 7.

The two had burglarized a detached shed located on the property twice in two days, removing the lawn equipment and eventually pawning it for drugs.  The lawn mower was located by detectives hidden in the wood line behind Wall’s property and returned to the owner.

Walls and Totty were charged with two counts of burglary in the third degree, two counts of conspiracy in the second degree and two counts of theft.

Walls was additionally charged with disregarding a police officer’s signal, three counts of theft, resisting arrest, criminal trespassing, criminal mischief and various other traffic related offenses.  He was arraigned at JP2 and remanded to the Delaware Department of Corrections on $6,504.00 secured bond for the latter charges.

Totty, who was already incarcerated at Delores J. Baylor Women’s Correctional Institution for unrelated charges, was arraigned at JP2 and was given a $6,000.00 unsecured bond.  She remains in custody of the Department of Corrections.

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