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I0 - CAPE GAZETTE, Friday, May 2 - May 8, 2003 money. The Meters POlice arreSt Lewes man after:b00gl00 Spree Continued from page 5 meters are located. Derrickson added that placing them in the middle of the median rather than on the ends of the blocks situates them closer to more businesses. Dan We.st, a representative from Reino meters, was on hand to an- swer questions and helped those gathered reach a solution. He ex- plained that the meters can be pro- grammed to allow 30-minute parking for a specific time period during the day and it then can switch to allow for one- or two- hour parking in the evening when the restaurants are in full swing. Commissioner Mark Aguirre suggested the changeover oc- cur at 6 p.m. each evening, which seemed to meet with satisfaction from the crowd. Derrickson AGUIRRE told them he would take their ideas and sugges- tions back to the Board of Com- missioners for their consideration. West also explained during the meeting how the Reino meters work. Having parked in a space marked with a number, the person walks to the Reino meter and presses the corresponding number on the screen and then inserts that person has paid for and people can even pay hours before the me- ter goes into ef- DEBRICKSON fect at 10 a,m. and the meter won't begun running until that time. Enforcement officers can push the space and Observe when the meter will or did expire. West noted that in the future, the city could instite a card program in the meters where people could prepay for parking. He also told them that when the meter season begins before Memorial Day, they will have people out on the street handing out literature and explain- ing how the new meters work.- "You'd be surprised how people catch onso quickly. It should be an easy transition because we usu- ally receive a lot of positive com- ments," West said. A Delaware State Police Troop 7 officer and a Troop 4 detective arrested Jordan Allison, 21, of Lewes on several burglary and related charges after investigating a burglary spree that occurred in Colo- nial East Mobile Home Park. The incidents occurred between April 1 and April 25 at four residences in the development. During the first  break-ins, April 25, the suspect entered tlotl windows  In one incident nothing was sttltt; ii  other, tl suspect stole several cans of beer. The next day someone entered a home through a window but didn't steal anything. During the last hit, the suspect entered a shed and stole a two-by- four, then went through a window of the home but didn't take anything. Allison was charged for one of the April 25 incidents. A Troop 7 officer investigat- ing thdease spotted Allison exiting a residence and interviewed him. He allegedly told her he was stay- ing with the homeowner's son for a few days. The next day, however, the trooper spoke to the home- owner and he said he didn't know Allison. The next incident for which Allison was charged occurred in Whispering Pines between April 27 and April 29. A detective was summoned to a seasonal home owned by to senior citizens. The 75-year-old woman went to her home, she found Allison inside. Thistles Gallery of Limited Editiorl Graphics, original oils, art glass & jewelry 203 2nd. St. 644-2323 Lewes, De Open Daily He allegedly fled, but police quickly apprehended him and when they searched him they found 22 fire- crackers. The woman identified Allison as the same man who was in her home. The residents reported food was missing, along with a bag containing a hat and keys to the home and the shed. The detective inspected the shed and dis- covered a small amount of damage and a hole had been drilledjn the floor. He also found or and wine stashed:ih the home, which Allison said he intended to goback and retrieve. Additionally, seven fishing rods, two tacHe boxes and six chairs Were missing from the shed. However, six of the rods and five .the chairs were recovered at a nearby residence. Allison allegedly stayed in the couple's home the evenings of April 27 and April 28. For the Colonial East incidents, Allison was charged with burglary, theft and criminal mischief. For the Whispering Pines incident, he was charged with second-degree burglary, third-degree burglary, two counts of felony theft, criminal mischief and possession of fueworks. Allison was committed to Sussex Correctional Institution in default of a total of $16, 600 cash bond. The cases are still under inves- tigation. Anyone with information should call Det. John Messick at 856-5850, Ext. 213. NO APPLICATION FEE" % 30 year fixed/zero points Honesty, Exce//ence, ,d. MERIT MORTGAGE