Duo Charged, Suspected in Numerous Burglaries, Police Say

An off-duty Marple Township officer and a homeowner assisted police in the arrests, while a burglary was in progress, police say.

Two men were arrested, charged and arraigned in connection with multiple felony burglary counts, Marple Township Police say.

Daniel Eberly, 27, of Claymont, Del. and Gregory Karamedas, 68, of Wilmington, Del. were each charged with 10 counts of burglary, according to police.

Marple Township Police Lt. Matthew Richter said Eberly and Karamedas are suspected to be involved with multiple burglaries in Delaware, Montgomery, and Chester counties and additional charges are likely.

Along with Marple Township, nearby Newtown, Upper Providence and Middletown townships have all seen a string of burglaries recently.

At about 4 p.m. on Monday, a homeowner pulled into the driveway on N. Sproul Road and heard banging coming from either the rear of the home or inside the home and noticed the garage door was damaged, Richter said. The homeowner did not go inside the house and called police immediately.

At about the same time, Marple Police Officer Peter Baylor, who was off-duty at the time, was driving on Sproul Road near Arden Road and noticed a champagne-colored Ford Focus parked on the road, Richter said.

Police had been shown a photo of a Ford Focus that had been a suspected vehicle used in multiple burglaries in Marple Township and other area municipalities, Richter said.

"(Baylor) did a good job with that," Richter said. "He had the wherewith-all and he remembered seeing the picture of the car."

Baylor called on-duty police who stopped the vehicle after Karamedas, the driver, attempted to flee, Richter said.

In plain view, inside the vehicle, was a pillowcase filled with jewelry and a short-range walkie talkie, Richter said.

Richter alleged that during these burglaries, Karamedas would wait in the vehicle while Eberly would knock on the doors with a notebook in hand. If someone answered the door, he pretended he had the wrong address but if no one answered he would bang the door in, Richter alleged.

While police had Karamedas stopped, Eberly soon was seen walking down the street and attempted to flee before police arrested him, Richter said.

Richter said Eberly is currently cooperating with police and informing them on other burglaries in neighboring municipalities and counties.

Eberly and Karamedas are likely to face additional burglary charges, Richter said.

LOU PACE March 06, 2013 at 01:05 PM
Congratulations to Officer Baylor! Can't say I'm really surprised.Police, Fire and EMT personnel are never really "off duty"! Luckily for us!
adam March 06, 2013 at 03:21 PM
Great job to offcer Baylor and the Marlo's police! Thanks for getting these crooks off be street and making our Neighborhoods safe again.
adam March 06, 2013 at 03:22 PM
I meant Marple police.
L. Ferguson March 06, 2013 at 05:46 PM
BLo1 March 09, 2013 at 01:03 PM
Great job by the police! I hope these creeps are put away for a long time
Stel March 11, 2013 at 01:18 PM
Good job and thanks!


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