A Wilmington man faces charges he shot a total of 22 unoccupied, abandoned vehicles along northern Delaware interstates earlier this summer.
57-year-old David Saddler is charged with criminal mischief, carrying a concealed deadly weapon, and traffic offenses after being arrested over the weekend, according to Delaware State Police. A trooper pulled over a slow-moving vehicle along the shoulder of I-495 north of Wilmington and noticed that the driver matched the description in a surveillence photo obtained during a July 30th incident.
A loaded shotgun and a loaded rifle were found covered by a blanket under the front seat of the vehicle. A search of Saddler’s residence turned up several handguns, another shotgun, and some ammunition.
Police began their investigation in June after receiving complaints that several vehicles, which were abandoned along I-495 or I-95, had been damaged by gunshots, primarily during overnight hours. No one was injured in any of the incidents.
Saddler is being held at the Young Prison in Wilmington on $22,500 cash bond.