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Police say Richard Sitek shot a water tower three times, causing significant damage

A man police say shot a north Wilmington water tower on two occasions has been arrested.

Richard Sitek was apprehended by New Castle County Police yesterday, on multiple counts related to the shooting and other offenses.

 

On May 1st and 3rd,  a water tower located on Washington Avenue was shot, in both cases punctured by bullets causing significant damage.  During the investigation, a third incident was reported where a suspect again shot at the water tower which had by then been emptied.

The investigation led county detectives to  the 29-year-old Sitek.  

County police executed a search warrant yesterday for Sitek’s apartment where they found multiple firearms along with anabolic steroids, crystal methamphetamine, marijuana, and other drug paraphernalia.

 

Police say Sitek was also responsible for damaging Comcast cable and internet lines to elderly residents that lived in his apartment complex.

The suspect was taken into custody and charged with: three counts of felony Possession of a Firearm During the Commission of a Felony, three counts of Possession of a Firearm by a Person Prohibited, three counts of felony Criminal Mischief Damage is Greater Than $5000, seven counts of felony Criminal Mischief-Tampers with Utilities Causing Substantial Interruption, one count of felony Possession of a Controlled Substance (Tier 2), two counts of misdemeanor Possession of a Controlled Substance, one count misdemeanor Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, and three counts of New Castle County Code Violation, Discharging a Firearm in the Area of an Occupied Dwelling.

Sitek was arraigned by Justice of the Peace Court 11 and held in lieu of $75,000 secured bail.

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