Delaware State Police

Two Arrested After Drugs Located in Home

Presented by Public Information Officer, Master Corporal Gary Fournier

Millsboro – State Troopers have arrested two people after drugs were located in a Millsboro area home.

The incident occurred around 5:10 p.m. Monday July 17, 2017 when troopers were called to assist Delaware Division of Family Services (DFS) with an emergency custody issue at a residence located in the 27000 block of Sandy Drive.  Upon arrival, the young child was removed from the home and placed in the care of DFS.  During the investigation it was determined that drugs were being kept in the house and a consent to search was approved by the homeowner.  Troopers located Deshawn D. Handy, 24 of Seaford, and Kayla M. Larosa, 21 of Georgetown, in a bedroom and placed them into custody.  Located between the mattress and box spring of the bed the two were sitting on was a black cloth bag containing 13.96 grams of cocaine, 3.52 grams of crack cocaine, and 271 bags (1.897 grams) of heroin.  A search of Handy revealed he was in possession of over $1,600.00 in suspected drug proceeds.

Deshawn Handy and Kayla Larosa were transported back to Troop 4 in Georgetown where Handy was charged with three counts of Possession with Intent to Deliver a Controlled Substance, Possession of a Controlled Substance, and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.  He was arraigned at JP3 and committed to Sussex Correctional Institution on $72,750 secured bond.

Larosa was charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.  She was arraigned at JP3 and released on $5,000.00 unsecured bond.

The young child has no relationship to the two arrested.

Released: 072117 1010

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**Update-Newark Subject Arrested** Troopers Seek Assistance in Locating Wanted Subject

Christopher Caccavone
Christopher J. Caccavone, 26 of Newark

 

Presented by the Director of Public Information Sergeant Richard D. Bratz

Newark – The Delaware State Police have arrested Christopher J. Caccavone, 26 of Newark, and charged him with Reckless Endangering 1st degree.

Caccavone was wanted in connection with an alleged incident that occurred on Monday, June 19, 2017, after he fired multiple shots during a physical altercation at the Rackers Bar & Billiards located at 1232 Capitol Trail, Newark.

On July 20, 2017 Christopher J. Caccavone was arraigned before Justice of the Peace Court 2 and was released on a $5,000.00 unsecured bond.

Troopers Seek Assistance in Locating Wanted Subject-Newark

Troopers Investigating Report of Shots Fired-Newark

Released: 072117 0901

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**Update-Subject Arrested** Troopers Seek Assistance in Locating Wanted Subject

DeBarr, Michael
Michael H. Debarr

 

Presented by Public Information Officer, Master Corporal Gary Fournier

Millsboro – State Police have arrested Michael H. Debarr, 27 of Lewes, today, Thursday July 20, 2017, and charged him with Kidnapping 2nd, Strangulation, Terroristic Threatening, Assault 3rd, and various traffic related offenses.

Debarr was wanted in connection with an alleged incident that occurred on Sunday July 16, 2017 after he physically assaulted his girlfriend after forcing her into his vehicle and not allowing her to leave.

Debarr was arraigned at JP2 and committed to Sussex Correctional Institution on $9,300.00 secured bond.

Troopers Seek Assistance in Locating Wanted Subject

Released: 072017 2015

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Troopers Investigate Crash Involving a School Bus- Update

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Delaware City- Delaware State Police continue to investigate a two vehicle crash involving a school bus with 15 children which occurred this afternoon north of Delaware City.

The investigation thus far has determined that the crash occurred at approximately 3:28 p.m., as Althea A. La-Rose, 32 of Bear, was operating a 2006 Chevrolet Express School Bus and was attempting to make a left hand turn from eastbound Wrangle Hill Road onto northbound River Road. As La-Rose began the turn, she drove into the path of a 2016 Chevrolet 2500 pickup truck, operated by Leroy Esh, 24 of Pennsylvania, which was traveling in a westbound direction on Wrangle Hill Road. The front of the pickup truck struck the right side of the bus, which was carrying 15 children ages 6-11 years old of the Passion Care Day Care Center in Bear. Both vehicles came to rest in the intersection.

Althea A. La-Rose, who was properly restrained at the time of the crash, was not injured. She was cited for Failure to Yield Right of Way to Oncoming Traffic.

Leroy Esh, who was properly restrained at the time of the crash, was not injured.

All of the children were transported to a local area hospital as a precautionary measure by privately owned vehicles and by EMS. One child was treated for non-life threatening injuries.

Wrangle Hill Road (SR 72) at River Road (SR 9) in the area of the crash was closed for approximately twenty minutes as the crash was investigated and cleared.

Traffic Advisory-Delaware City

Released: 072017 1831

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Traffic Advisory-Delaware City

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Presented by the Director of Public Information Sergeant Richard D. Bratz

Delaware City – The Delaware State Police are currently investigating a two vehicle crash involving a a day care bus on Wrangle Hill Road at River Road which occurred at around 3:28 p.m. this afternoon. At this time it is unknown how many people are injured and the extent of their injuries.

Wrangle Hill Road at River Road in the area of the crash is currently closed. Commuters are advised to use caution in the area of the crash as troopers are continuing to investigate the collision.

Released: 072017 1541

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Detectives Investigating Nighttime Residential Burglary – Hartly

Presented by Public Information Officer, Master Corporal Gary Fournier

Hartly – The Delaware State Police Criminal Investigations Unit is investigating a burglary that occurred east of Hartly late Wednesday night.

The incident occurred around 11:44 p.m., Wednesday July 19, 2017 when a male subject entered an unsecured window of a residence located in the unit block of Kohouts Drive.  Upon entering the window, which opens directly over the 75-year-old female’s bed, the suspect grabbed the female’s leg.  The female woke up to the suspect entering the window before he fled out of the same window in an unknown direction.  The female was unharmed during the incident and the suspect did not take any of the victim’s belongings.

The suspect has only been described as a Hispanic male possibly wearing shorts (no further physical or clothing description available).  It is unknown if he was armed with any weapon.

If anyone has any information in reference to this incident, they are asked to contact Detective J. Dear at 302-698-8540. Information may also be provided by calling Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333 or via the internet at http://www.delaware.crimestoppersweb.com.

Released: 072017 1120

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Troopers Seek Public’s Assistance in Identifying Burglary Suspect

Presented by the Director of Public Information Sergeant Richard D. Bratz

Wilmington, DE– Delaware State Police are seeking the public’s assistance in identifying a suspect who committed multiple burglaries and preyed upon numerous residents of an assisted living community in Wilmington, Delaware.

On Saturday, July 1, 2017, at approximately 3:00 p.m., the suspect approached a female who had just unlocked a door to the facility to enter. The suspect held the door for the female to allow her to enter, and then made entry behind her. Once inside the facility, the suspect burglarized numerous rooms which were unlocked. Some of the victim’s rooms were unoccupied while the suspect confronted victims in other rooms and identified himself as an employee and a flower delivery person. Property was removed from rooms by the suspect which consisted of cherished keepsakes, jewelry, an undisclosed amount of USC and credit cards. The stolen credit cards were then used by the same suspect at stores in Media, PA and along MacDade Boulevard in the area of Glenolden, PA.

The suspect was described as a black male, approximately 45-50 years of age, 5’11”-6’02” tall wearing dark work style pants, a long sleeve blue shirt bearing a University of Dayton emblem and the words “Dayton Fliers” across the back shoulder area in white, brown Sperry shoes and a tan ball cap with Velcro patches on the front and back. The suspect was operating a small white passenger car.

If anyone knows the identity of the pictured suspect, they are asked to contact Detective C. Hevelow at Troop 2, at 302-365-8471. Information may also be provided by calling Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333, via the internet at www.delaware.crimestoppersweb.com

Released: 072017 1051

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Troopers Investigate Serious Motor Vehicle Crash-Middletown

Presented by the Director of Public Information Sergeant Richard D. Bratz

Middletown, DE – The Delaware State Police is currently investigating a serious crash with multiple vehicles that occurred east of Middletown.

The preliminary investigation revealed the crash occurred around 4:56 p.m. Wednesday, July 19, 2017, on SR 1 southbound south of SR 299, Middletown. It was reported that a passenger vehicle (red Chrysler 200) was traveling in a reckless manner while driving northbound on SR 1 and had cut off another vehicle (Honda CRV) which was also traveling northbound on SR 1. After the Chrysler cut off the Honda CRV, the Honda CRV swerved to the right in an attempt to avoid striking the rear bumper of the Chrysler. The Chrysler applied its brakes to decrease speed for traffic ahead. Once the Honda CRV swerved to the right in order to change lanes, the front passenger side struck the driver side of another vehicle (Chevrolet Cobalt) which was in the right lane of travel. This action caused both vehicles to swerve left across the grass center median and into the left lane of southbound SR 1. Once both vehicles entered the southbound lanes, the front bumper of the (Chevrolet Cobalt) struck the driver side of a (Mercury Milan) causing it to spin in a clockwise direction. It was at this time the Honda CRV struck the driver side of an (Old Dominion Freight Liner Tractor Trailer) with two trailers attached carrying non-perishable food. The impact from the Honda CRV caused tractor trailer to jackknife, which in turn caused the second trailer to overturn.

Daniel Murray III, 21 of Aston, PA, operator of the Honda CRV was removed from the scene and transported to the Christiana Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

Michael Gonzales-Romero, 17 of Newark, operator of the Chevrolet Cobalt was removed from the scene and transported to the Middletown Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

Brittany Schatz, 30 of Bear, operator of the Mercury Milan was removed from the scene and transported to the Middletown Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

Guy Dillion, 32 of Clayton, operator of the tractor trailer was not injured in the collision.

SR 1 southbound in the area of the collisions was closed for approximately five hours as the crash was investigated and cleared.

This crash is still under investigation by the Delaware State Police. If anyone has any information they are asked to contact Troop 9 at 302-365-8453. Information may also be provided by calling Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333, via the internet at http://www.delaware.crimestoppersweb.com.

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Traffic Advisory-Middletown

Released: 071917 2241

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Traffic Advisory-Middletown

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Presented by the Director of Public Information Sergeant Richard D. Bratz

Middletown – The Delaware State Police are currently investigating a multiple vehicle crash on SR 1 southbound near SR 299 which occurred at around 4:57 p.m. this afternoon. At this time it is unknown how many people are injured and the extent of their injuries.

SR 1 south in the area of the crash is currently closed. Commuters are advised to use caution in the area of the crash as troopers are continuing to investigate the collision.

Released: 071817 1711

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Troopers Seek Assistance in Locating Wanted Subject-Newark

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Christopher J. Caccavone, 26 of Newark

Presented by the Director of Public Information Sergeant Richard D. Bratz

Newark – State Police are requesting assistance in locating Christopher J. Caccavone, 26 of Newark, who is wanted for Reckless Endanger 1st Degree. He may be in the Newark or Hockessin area.

Caccavone is wanted in connection with a shooting incident that occurred on Monday, June 19, 2017, after a 33 year old Newark man had a verbal argument with another patron at the Rackers Bar & Billiards located at 1232 Capitol Trail, Newark. The incident turned physical after the suspect displayed an unknown make and model handgun. The victim struck the suspect which knocked him to the ground. It was at this time another patron grabbed the victim and forced him out the door of the bar. The suspect then fired multiple shots as he fled the area. The male victim was not injured and could not provide any further information. No other injuries were reported.

Christopher J. Caccavone is a white male with a thin build, approximately 5’08” tall and may have a short haircut. He possibly fled in a silver Honda Civic. There is no surveillance video available at this time.

This incident is still under investigation by the Delaware State Police. If anyone has any information they are asked to contact Detective H. Carroll at 302-365-8467. Information may also be provided by calling Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333, via the internet at http://www.delaware.crimestoppersweb.com.

Troopers Investigating Report of Shots Fired-Newark

Released: 071917 1701

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