Man faces burglary charges after entering former Comcast offices

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A Perryville, MD man faces burglary charges after he was found at the former Comast office site.

Delaware State Police identified the man as Mark Porter, 58.

On July 3, at about 10:30 a.m., troopers were called to the former Comcast building at 4008 North Dupont Highway, New Castle.

A trooper saw a suspect, later identified as Porter, remove the plywood from the front doors and enter the building, which is currently being renovated.

Troopers followed Porter into the building. He was taken into custody without incident.

The building has been the scene of many recent copper wire and metal thefts. Recently, a vehicle entrance to the building was blocked.

The building is near the New Castle County Police headquarters. However, State Police have jurisdiction over commercial property along the highway.

Porter was transported to Troop 2, where he was charged with the following crimes:

Porter was arraigned in Justice of the Peace Court and released on a $6,000 unsecured bond.

In recent years, the building has been vacant after the cable TV and Internet access giant consolidated operations elsewhere in northern New Castle County.

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