Delaware State Police

*Traffic Advisory* Troopers Investigating Crash-Laurel

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LaurelDelaware State Police are currently on the scene of a crash involving multiple vehicles and gallons of tar spilled on Hardscrabble Road.  Hardscrabble road between Tyndall Road and E. Trap Pond Road will be shut down for an extended period of time.   

Motorists can expect delays in the surrounding area and are asked to seek alternate routes of travel.

For updated traffic conditions and road closure information log on to: http://www.deldot.gov/Traffic/travel_advisory/index.shtml#advisories.

Presented by the Public Information Officer, Master Corporal Melissa Jaffe

Released: 072018 0845

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Troopers Investigating Pharmacy Robbery – Wilmington

Walgreens Canby Park

Wilmington (19805) – The Delaware State Police are investigating the robbery of a Canby Park area pharmacy that took place Wednesday night.

The incident occurred at approximately 8:58 p.m., Wednesday, July 18, 2018 at the Walgreens pharmacy, located at 1900 Maryland Avenue, Wilmington. The suspect approached a 16 year old female employee at the sales counter and proceeded to make a purchase. As the employee was completing the transaction, the suspect demanded money from the register, while positioning his hand on his waistband, implying that he had a weapon.

The employee complied with the suspects demand and turned over an undisclosed amount of cash. Once obtaining the money the suspect exited the store and was last seen fleeing on foot towards the Canby Park Shopping Center. The employee was not injured as a result of the incident.

The suspect was described as a white male, 35-40 years of age, 5’9”-5’10”, 160-180 lbs., wearing a dark hooded sweatshirt and dark shorts. The suspect never actually displayed a weapon.

The investigation is ongoing and anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact the Troop 2 Robbery Unit by calling 302-365-8466.

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

If you or someone you know is a victim or witness of crime or have lost a loved one to a sudden death and are in need of assistance, the Delaware State Police Victim Services Unit/Delaware Victim Center is available to offer you support and resources 24 hours a day through a toll free hotline 1800 VICTIM-1. (1800 842-8461).  You may also email the unit Director at debra.reed@state.de.us.

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Presented by Public Information Officer, Master Corporal Michael Austin

Released: 071918 1330

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Tim Shea’s Ruck March from the Delaware State Police Headquarters to Troop 5 in Bridgeville in Honor of his Brother Corporal Christopher Shea

Delaware – Tim Shea wanted to serve the memory of his brother, Christopher, and try to come up with ways to support families of police survivors. Since today, July 18th 2018 marked the 14th anniversary of his brother’s End of Watch, he came up with a “crazy idea to ruck 34.8 miles” since his brother’s badge number was 348. He carried a minimum of 14 pounds – one pound for every year without his brother. This morning Tim Shea started his journey and travelled on foot from DSP Headquarters in Dover to Troop 5 in Bridgeville. The idea was to make this a fundraiser for the Concerns of Police Survivors Delaware Chapter, an organization that has helped many families who had to endure the loss of a loved one in the line of duty. Find out more about his story and visit: www.cmshea.org/ruck

Since the untimely death of Trooper Christopher Shea in 2004, the Shea family has hosted the CM Shea 5k race to raise money to give scholarships in his name to his high school and Community college. From the early days and serving in the Marine Corp, Christopher Shea wanted to become a trooper. He was accepted into the DSP Academy into the 71st Delaware State Police Recruit Class. He graduated from the Delaware State Police Academy on December 16, 2000. He was first assigned to Troop 5, in Bridgeville; Saying he was excited to finally be “on the job” was an understatement. He is well thought of by all who knew him and the countless hours he talked about his dream job, as a Delaware State Trooper. Corporal Christopher Shea proudly and honorably served the citizens of Delaware and will always be remembered. DSP Strong!

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“While traveling alone on the highway today in the heat, it hit me that officers can get lonely and at times become stressed. It was in that moment that I knew I had a long way to go but could not stop because of all of the officers; who without question support our families and our communities. I had to stick it out and ultimately persevere regardless of how I felt, because quitting is not an option for a survivor nor would it be for me.

The pressure and strain of being a law enforcement officer can definitely make you feel isolated. What kept me going is that I am only going to be uncomfortable with the pain for a few days. The families of those who made the ultimate sacrifice have to endure losing a loved one for the rest of their lives.

I want to thank the Delaware State Police and all those who got involved to help plan this from the beginning. We started with an idea to organize this event two months ago and I didn’t know until I came into Troop 5 what an impact I made on the men and women of the Delaware State Police and that I would get an awesome and warm welcome of troopers and family members…now this is the reason why people like me do what we do for our officers. Troopers are so much more than law enforcement and we are more than just civilians to them…we are family.”

Tim Shea, brother

Presented by the Director of Public Information, Sergeant Richard Bratz

Released: 071818 2311

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Traffic Stop Leads to Drug Arrest-Georgetown

Georgetown- The Delaware State Police have arrested two suspects after a traffic stop led to the discovery of drugs.

The incident occurred on Tuesday, July 17, 2018 at approximately 4:37 p.m. when Troopers were dispatched to the area of DuPont Boulevard, north of Georgetown, for a red vehicle bearing MD registration that was driving erratically.  The suspect vehicle was located traveling southbound on DuPont Boulevard south of McColley’s Chapel Road.  A traffic stop was initiated and the driver initially failed to pull over.  The vehicle subsequently came to a stop at the intersection of Seashore Highway.  Upon contact with the driver, 26-year-old Shamone Price of Salisbury, it was evident that he was lethargic.  Also in the vehicle was a passenger, 29-year-old Isiah Jordan of Salisbury.

During a search of the vehicle, a duffle bag was located containing 6,252 bags of heroin (approximately 43.76 grams) and over $3,000 in suspected drug proceeds.  Jordon was also found in possession of over $400.00 in suspected drug proceeds.

Both Price and Jordan were transported back to Troop 4, where a DUI investigation on Price ensued.

Price was charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance, Possession with Intent to Deliver, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Driving a Vehicle Under the Influence, and other traffic related offenses.  He was arraigned before the Justice of the Peace Court 2 and committed to the Sussex Correctional Institution on $40,702.00 secured bond.

Jordan was charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance, Possession with Intent to Deliver, and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.  He was arraigned before the Justice of the Peace Court 2 and committed to the Sussex Correctional Institution $40,200.00 secured bond.

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Presented by Public Information Officer, Master Corporal Melissa Jaffe

Released: 071818 1623

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Troopers Make Multiple Arrest in Burglary Spree

Kent/New Castle County-  The Delaware State Police have arrested seven suspects with one suspect still at large in connection with a series of burglaries occurring at car dealerships and garages.  With the assistance of the Wilmington Police Department, the suspects involved were identified and all stolen vehicles have been recovered.

The Delaware State Police Criminal Investigative Units in Kent and New Castle Counties have been conducting an investigation involving multiple burglaries that began on June 16, 2018.  It was discovered that during these burglaries, multiple suspects either attempted to, or were successful in entering the closed businesses by damaging the exterior of the buildings.  Upon entering the businesses, the suspects would remove keys belonging to vehicles on the lot, and then would remove the vehicles.

There have been a total of six burglaries between June 16 and June 26, 2018:

  • June 16, 2018 attempted burglary at the CAR Shop located at 2205 Mitch Rd. Wilmington.
  • June 17, 2018 attempted burglary at the Major Motors, located at 2010 Mitch Rd. Wilmington.
  • June 18, 2018 burglary at the C&D Auto Sales located at 4644 DuPont Highway Townsend, in which vehicle keys, temporary DE registrations, and a laptop was taken.  The suspects then removed a blue 2001 Chrysler 300 from the lot.
  • June 19, 2018 attempted burglary at the CMJ Motors located at 4324 DuPont Highway Townsend.
  • June 19, 2018 burglary at the Intellicar, located at 375 Gateway S. Blvd. Dover, in which the suspects removed various keys and key fobs from inside the business.  The suspects were then successful in removing a silver 2016 Volkswagen Passat, a white 2015 Ford Explorer XLT, a gray 2015 Ford Fusion, and a gray 2014 Nissan Pathfinder from the lot.
  • June 26, 2018 burglary at the Willy Auto Repair located at 416 South Maryland Avenue, Wilmington, in which the suspects removed keys and were successful in removing a silver 1998 Lexus ES300, a blue 2007 blue Subaru Legacy, a black 2005 Mercedes Benz C2, and a green 2004 Nissan Quest from the lot.

The charges include: Burglary Third Degree, Wearing a Disguise During the Commission of a Felony, Attempt to Commit Burglary Third Degree, Possession of Burglar Tools, Theft of a Motor Vehicle, Theft $1500 or Greater, Conspiracy Second Degree, Theft Under $1500, Criminal Mischief Over $1000, and Criminal Mischief  Under $1000.

The following individuals have been arrested for the incidents occurring at the CAR Shop, Major Motors, C&D Auto, CMJ Motors and Intellicar:

  • Devante Burton, 24 of Wilmington-arraigned before the Justice of the Peace Court 2 and Committed to the Howard R. Young Correctional Institution on $25,000.00 secured bond.
  • Elijah Pennewell, 16 of Wilmington-arraigned before Family Court and released to a guardian.
  • Daquane Woodruff, 20 of Wilmington-arraigned before the Justice of the Peace Court 2 and committed to the Howard R. Young Correctional Institution on $27,000.00 secured bond.
  • Jalen Jackson, 20 of Wilmington-arraigned before the Justice of the Peace Court 2 and committed to the Howard R. Young Correctional Institution on $29,500.00 secured bond.
  • Charles Bultron, 14 of Wilmington (C&D Auto incident only)-arraigned before Family Court and released to a guardian.

The following individuals have been arrested for the incident occurring at the Willy Auto Repair Shop:

  • Elijah Pennewell, 16 of Wilmington-arraigned before Family Court and released to a guardian.
  • Mercedes Pennewell, 17 of Wilmington-arraigned before Family Court and released to a guardian.
  • Jahlier Curtis, 15 of Wilmington-arraigned before the Justice of the Peace Court 2 and  committed to the Ferris School on $5,000.00 secured bond.
  • Warrants are currently on file for Dakota Charles Khiefrieder,18 of New Castle regarding this incident.

If anyone has information on the whereabouts of Dakota Khiefrieder, they are asked to please contact Troop 2, Detective D. DeFlaviis at 302-365-8388.

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 Presented by Public Information Officer, Master Corporal Melissa Jaffe

Released: 071818 1549

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Gold Alert Issued for Missing Wilmington Man

James R. Farren
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New Castle – The Delaware State Police are issuing a Gold Alert for James R. Farren, 33 of Wilmington, who was last seen at approximately 5:22 p.m., Tuesday, July 17, in the 500 block of S. DuPont Highway, New Castle.

James is described as a white male, 5’9″, 150 lbs., brown hair, hazel eyes, and was last seen wearing a black shirt, black pants and a backpack.

Attempts to contact or locate James have been usuccessful and there is a true concern for his safety and welfare.

Anyone with information regarding James’ whereabouts is asked to call Troop 2 at 302-834-2620.

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

Presented by Public Information Officer, Master Corporal Michael Austin

Released: 071818 0746

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*Update* Troopers Investigating Serious Vehicle Crash – Millsboro

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Millsboro- Delaware State Police continue to investigate a serious crash involving two vehicles that occurred earlier this morning. 

The incident occurred on Tuesday, July 17, 2018, at approximately 8:10 a.m. as a 1998 Jeep Cherokee operated by a 32-year-old male of Salisbury Maryland, was traveling eastbound on Cross Keys Road approaching the intersection of Phillips Hill Road with a posted stop sign.  A 2001 Chevrolet Silverado operated by 41-year-old male of Millsboro, was traveling northbound on Phillips Hill Road approaching the intersection of Cross Keys Road. The operator of the Cherokee failed to stop at the stop sign and entered the intersection directly into the path of the Silverado.  As a result, the front of Silverado struck the right side of the Cherokee. 

The operator of the Cherokee was not properly restrained, and was transported to the Christiana Hospital with critical injuries.

The operator of the Silverado was not properly restrained, and was transported to the Nanticoke Memorial Hospital with minor injuries. 

The roadways were closed for approximately 3 hours while the crash was investigated and cleared. 

No charges have been filed at this time.  The crash continues to remain under investigation by Delaware State Police Troop-4 with assistance from the Sussex County Collision Reconstruction Unit.

*Traffic Advisory* Troopers Investigating Serious Vehicle Crash – Millsboro

If you or someone you know is a victim or witness of crime or have lost a loved one to a sudden death and are in need of assistance, the Delaware State Police Victim Services Unit/Delaware Victim Center is available to offer you support and resources 24 hours a day through a toll free hotline 1800 VICTIM-1. (1800 842-8461).  You may also email the unit Director at debra.reed@state.de.us.

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Presented by Public Information Officer, Master Corporal Melissa Jaffe

Released: 071718 1852

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*Update #2* Troopers Seek Public’s Assistance Identifying Suspect in Fatal Bicycle Crash-Felton

Felton – The Delaware State Police Collision Reconstruction Unit is continuing to investigate a fatal crash involving a bicyclist and is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying the suspect.

The incident occurred on Saturday, July 14, 2018 between 3:15 a.m. and 3:44 a.m. on (U.S. 13) South DuPont Highway southbound just south of Plymouth Road north of Felton. A white SUV was traveling southbound on (U.S. 13) South DuPont Highway in the area of the 9000 block of South DuPont Highway when it struck a bicyclist.

The pictured vehicle, a white Toyota Highlander SUV along with the operator fled the scene.  The vehicle should have damage to the front right bumper.

This crash continues to remain under investigation and anyone with any information is asked to please Contact M/Cpl. W. Killen at Troop 3 Camden, at 302-698-8451. 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

State Police Investigating Fatal Crash Involving Bicyclist – Felton

*Update*Name Released* Troopers Investigating Fatal Bicycle Crash-Felton

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Presented by Public Information Officer, Master Corporal Melissa Jaffe

Released: 071718 1634

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Checkpoint Strikeforce Efforts Successful

Delaware – The Delaware Office of Highway Safety (OHS) coordinated DUI checkpoints in all three counties on Saturday, July 14th from 10 p.m. until 2 a.m. the following morning. DUI enforcement over the weekend nets 6 DUI arrests with additional 96 citations.

Working together with the Delaware State Police and local law enforcement, OHS supported five DUI checkpoints across the state.

OHS is pleased to report that Checkpoint Strikeforce was extremely successful. The statewide media coverage was a deterrent that discouraged many impaired drivers from taking to the highways. In Delaware, officers made 6 DUI arrests, and netted an additional 96 traffic arrests or citations for other infractions, including 17 seatbelt violations, 12 drug arrests and the apprehension of one wanted person.

“As a result of our combined strategies, the Delaware State Police, local law enforcement and the Delaware Office of Highway Safety, we were able to make our highways safer through education, deterrence, proactive patrols and sobriety checkpoints to inform the motoring public on the importance of driving safely.” – Sergeant Richard Bratz, Delaware State Police Public Information Officer

“OHS thanks the Delaware State Police and local law enforcement agencies who manned the checkpoints to keep impaired drivers off of our roadways. Due to extensive media coverage, lives were saved because, we believe, people heeded and spread the message, and made safe choices.” Mitch Topal, Marketing Specialist and Public Information Officer, Delaware Office of Public Safety

OHS will coordinate the next Checkpoint Strikeforce effort on September 1st, 2018 which will include four DUI checkpoints statewide as well as DUI patrols to deter the public from driving while impaired.

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Presented by the Director of Public Information, Sergeant Richard Bratz

Released: 071718 1521

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*Update* Burglary Suspect Identified and Arrested

David A. Honeycutt
David A. Honeycutt

Lewes and Millsboro- The Delaware State Police have arrested a suspect in connection with multiple burglaries.

The incidents occurred during the week of July 9, 2018 in the overnight hours when the suspect entered multiple businesses and took an undisclosed amount of cash including:

  • Lullibi Daycare
  • Mother Goose Daycare
  • Simply at Home Dog Kennel
  • Lotus Blossum Learning Center
  • Millsboro Daycare
  • The Rookery
  • The Ridings at Rehoboth

Through investigative measures, the suspect was identified as 40-year-old David A. Honeycutt of Rehoboth Beach.

On Tuesday, July 17, 2018, Honeycutt was apprehended at his girlfriend’s residence in the Ridings at Rehoboth development without incident. He was transported back to Troop 4 where he is currently being charged with 3 counts of Burglary 3rd, Theft (Felony), Theft (Misdemeanor), 3 counts of Criminal Mischief, and 2 counts of Attempt to Commit Theft.

Further investigations are being conducted at this time and additional charges are forthcoming.

Troopers Seek Public’s Assistance in Identifying Burglary Suspect

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Presented by the Public Information Officer, Master Corporal Melissa Jaffe

Released 071718 1258

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*Update #2-Name Released* Troopers Investigating Fatal Crash-Millsboro

Millsboro The Delaware State Police are releasing the name of the man that was killed in the Sunday, July 15, 2018 crash on Millsboro Highway (SR 24) at the intersection of Nine Foot Road, (SR 26) as 66-year-old David J. Barry of Eden, Maryland.

This crash remains under investigation by the Delaware State Police Collision Reconstruction Unit.

*Update* Troopers Investigating Fatal Crash-Millsboro

*Traffic Advisory* Troopers Investigating Serious Vehicle Crash – Millsboro

Presented by Public Information Officer, Master Corporal Melissa Jaffe

Released: 071718 1043

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*Traffic Advisory* Troopers Investigating Serious Vehicle Crash – Millsboro

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Millsboro- Delaware State Police are currently on the scene of a serious crash involving two vehicles on Phillips Hill Road at Cross Keys Road.  The intersection will be shut down for an extended period of time.   

Motorists can expect delays in the surrounding area and are asked to seek alternate routes of travel. For updated traffic conditions and road closure information log on to: http://www.deldot.gov/Traffic/travel_advisory/index.shtml#advisories.

The investigation is in its early stages with further information being released as it becomes available.

Presented by the Public Information Officer, Master Corporal Melissa Jaffe

Released: 071718 0922

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Troopers Investigating Fatal Crash Involving Motorcycle – Newark

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Newark – The Delaware State Police are investigating a fatal crash involving a motorcycle that that took place last night.

The incident occurred at approximately 10:00 p.m., Monday, July 16, 2018 on northbound SR 1, south of I-95, in the vicinity of the Christiana Mall, Newark. A 2016 Harley Davidson X8N, operated by Christopher Syto, 37 of Newark, was travelling SR 1 northbound, prior to I-95, in the area where the roadway divides to form a total of four lanes. Syto attempted to crossover from the far left lane to the right, at which time he struck a crash attenuator at the end of a jersey barrier. After impacting the barrier Syto was separated from the motorcycle and thrown to the roadway.

Syto was pronounced dead at the scene by responding EMS. Impairment on his behalf is unknown at this time.

SR 1 northbound was closed at DE 273 for approximately 2.5 hours while the scene was investigated and cleared.

The investigation is ongoing and anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact Cpl. J. Aube of the Troop 2 Collision Reconstruction Unit at 302-365-8483.

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

If you or someone you know is a victim or witness of crime or have lost a loved one to a sudden death and are in need of assistance, the Delaware State Police Victim Services Unit/Delaware Victim Center is available to offer you support and resources 24 hours a day through a toll free hotline 1800 VICTIM-1. (1800 842-8461).  You may also email the unit Director at debra.reed@state.de.us.

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Presented by Public Information Officer, Master Corporal Michael Austin

Released: 071718 0630

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Millsboro Man Charged with 5th Offense DUI After Crash-Millsboro

Earl A. Antonio
Earl A. Antonio

Millsboro- Delaware State Police have arrested a Millsboro man with his 5th offense DUI after he was involved in a single motor vehicle crash.

The incident occurred on Sunday, July 15, 2018 at approximately 5:10 p.m. when Troopers were dispatched to John J. Williams Highway and Rosedale Road for a report of a truck in a ditch.  Upon arrival, Troopers made contact with the driver, 65-year-old Earl A. Antonio.  An odor of alcohol was detected, and a DUI investigation ensued.  A computer check revealed that Antonio had four previous DUI convictions, making this his fifth offense.

Antonio was transported back to Troop 4 where he was charged with 5th Offense Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol (Felony), Driving While Suspended or Revoked, and other traffic related offenses.  Antonio was arraigned before the Justice of the Peace Court 3 and committed to the Sussex Correctional Institution on $6,102.00 secured bond. 

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Presented by Public Information Officer, Master Corporal Melissa Jaffe

Released: 071618 1622

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Troopers Arrest Felton Man for Burglary-Ellendale

Jesse A. Nichols

Ellendale– The Delaware State Police have arrested a Felton man in connection with a residential burglary after he was found to be under the influence for the 3rd time.

The burglary incident was reported on July 13, 2018, when Troopers responded to the 15000 block of Redbud Drive.  The homeowner reported that a camper in which he had rented had been burglarized sometime between 12:45 p.m. and 5:30 p.m.  The homeowner found the sliding glass door to the camper damaged, along with the refrigerator, mattress, and two large plastic containers with personal items missing from inside.

Through investigative measures, 34 year-old Jesse A. Nichols was developed as a suspect. On Sunday, July 15, 2018, at approximately 10:53 p.m., Troopers responded to Redbud Drive after receiving information that Nichols was at a party in the area.  Upon arrival, Troopers discovered Nichols in his GMC Sierra.  A search of his vehicle yielded four bags of crack cocaine (approximately .72 grams), marijuana (approximately .19 grams), and drug paraphernalia.

Based on Nichols demeanor, a DUI investigation ensued.  He was transported back to Troop 5 where he was charged with Burglary Second Degree, 2 counts of Theft Under $1500, Criminal Mischief, 3rd Offense Driving a Vehicle Under the Influence, Possession of a Controlled Substance, 2 counts of Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, and Possession of Marijuana.  Nichols was arraigned before the Justice of the Peace Court 3 and committed to the Sussex Correctional Institution on $3,800.00 secured bond. 

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Presented by Public Information Officer, Master Corporal Melissa Jaffe

Released: 071618 1510

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*Update* Troopers Investigating Serious Crash-Milford

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Milford-The Delaware State Police are investigating a serious crash that occurred last evening on (SR-1) Bay Road, Milford.

The preliminary investigation has determined the incident occurred on Sunday, July 15, 2018 at approximately 5:28 p.m. on Bay Road in the area of New Wharf Road, Milford. A 2001 Volkswagen Beetle operated by a 16-year-old female of Bridgeville, was on New Wharf Road attempting to turn right onto northbound (SR-1). The Volkswagen Beetle entered SR-1 northbound and crossed over both northbound lanes into the path of a 2008 Honda Pilot which was traveling in the left lane. The Volkswagen collided with the Honda Pilot, operated by 72-year-old female of Newark. This caused the Honda Pilot to be redirected across the grass median of Bay Road into the southbound lanes where it struck the side of a 2016 Volvo Tractor-Trailer, operated by a 62-year-old man of Seaford. As a result of this collision, the rear axle of the trailer to become dislodged. The Honda Pilot rotated counter-clockwise and stopped in the left southbound lane of SR-1. The Tractor-Trailer continued southbound dragging the rear axle.

The 16-year-old driver and her passenger were transported to the Bayhealth Milford Memorial Hospital with minor injuries. The 16-year-old was cited for Failure To Remain Stopped and Failure To Have Insurance Identification in Possession.

The 72-year- old female driver of the Honda Pilot was transported by the Delaware State Police Aviation to the Christiana Hospital with serious injuries. One juvenile passenger in the vehicle with serious injuries was flown by the Delaware State Police Aviation Unit to the AI-DuPont Hospital. Two other passengers in the Honda Pilot, one adult and one juvenile, were transported by EMS to Bayhealth Milford Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

The 62-year-old driver of the Volvo Truck and Tractor-Trailer were not injured in this collision.

The roadway in the area of the crash was closed for approximately five hours while the investigation was conducted and the roadway was cleared.

*Traffic Advisory* Troopers Investigating Serious Vehicle Crash – Milford

If you or someone you know is a victim or witness of crime or have lost a loved one to a sudden death and are in need of assistance, the Delaware State Police Victim Services Unit/Delaware Victim Center is available to offer you support and resources 24 hours a day through a toll free hotline 1800 VICTIM-1. (1800 842-8461).  You may also email the unit Director at debra.reed@state.de.us.

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Presented by the Director of Public Information, Sergeant Richard Bratz

Released: 071618 1351

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*Update* Troopers Investigating Fatal Crash – North Wilmington

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Wilmington (19803)– The Delaware State Police are currently investigating a fatal crash involving a single vehicle that occurred early this morning on (U.S. 202) Concord Pike in the area of Rocky Run Parkway, Wilmington, Delaware.

The preliminary investigation has determined that on Monday July 16, 2018 at approximately 3:24 a.m., a Mazda MZ3 was traveling northbound on US 202, Concord Pike approaching Rocky Run Parkway in the area Widener Law School. The Mazda was traveling in the right lane and for unknown reasons the vehicle drifted off of the right side of the roadway and the front of the vehicle collided with a wooden fence that was on the right side of roadway. The vehicle continued to travel in a northeast direction and the front of vehicle collided with a tree off the right side of the roadway.  After impact, the vehicle bounced back into the right lane of northbound Concord Pike and ignited on fire.  Two passers-by attempted to remove the operator from the vehicle but were unsuccessful due the extreme heat and the vehicle being engulfed in fire.

The operator, 19-year-old man of Pennsylvania was pronounced deceased at the scene by EMS. His name is being withheld pending notification of next of kin. Alcohol or drugs do not appear to be a factor in this crash.

The crash continues to remain under investigation by the Delaware State Police Collision Reconstruction Unit. The roadway was closed for approximately three hours during the scene investigation and the removal of the vehicles.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact the Troop 2 Collision Reconstruction Unit by calling 302-365-8483.

Troopers Investigating Fatal Crash – North Wilmington

If you or someone you know is a victim or witness of crime or have lost a loved one to a sudden death and are in need of assistance, the Delaware State Police Victim Services Unit/Delaware Victim Center is available to offer you support and resources 24 hours a day through a toll free hotline 1800 VICTIM-1. (1800 842-8461). You may also email the unit Director at debra.reed@state.de.us.

Presented by Director of Public Information, Sergeant Richard Bratz

Released: 071618 0931

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Troopers Investigating Fatal Crash – North Wilmington

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Wilmington – The Delaware State Police are currently investigating a fatal crash involving a single vehicle, that occurred at approximately 3:28 a.m., Monday, July 16, 2018 on Concord Pike (U.S. 202) northbound in the area of Rocky Run Parkway, Wilmington.

The investigation is active and ongoing with further information being released as it becomes available.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact the Troop 2 Collision Reconstruction Unit by calling 302-365-8483.

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

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Presented by Public Information Officer, Master Corporal Michael Austin

Released: 071618 0730

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*Update* Troopers Investigating Fatal Crash-Millsboro

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Millsboro-The Delaware State Police Collision Reconstruction Unit is investigating a fatal crash that occurred early this afternoon on Millsboro Highway and Nine Foot Road west of Millsboro.

The preliminary investigation has determined that on July 15, 2018 at approximately 1:16 p.m., a 2011 Nissan Murano operated by a 48-year-old female of Laurel, was traveling southbound on Millsboro Highway (SR 24) approaching the intersection of Nine Foot Road, (SR 26) with the intention of turning left onto Nine Foot Road. A 2003 BMW Z4 convertible, operated by a 66-year-old man of Eden, Maryland, was northbound on Millsboro Highway approaching the same general vicinity. For unknown reasons, the operator of the Nissan failed to see the BMW traveling northbound and turned left directly in front of it. In attempt to try and avoid the collision, the operator of the BMW swerved to the right, however the front of the BMW impacted the right front of the Nissan in the middle of the northbound lane of travel. After impact, the Nissan rotated in a counter-clockwise direction before coming to rest on the east edge of Millsboro Highway facing in a northeasterly direction. The BMW rotated in a clockwise direction before coming to rest on the east edge of Millsboro Highway facing in an easterly direction.

The operator of the Nissan and her three passengers were all properly restrained and were transported by ambulance to Nanticoke Memorial Hospital where they were treated for minor injuries and released.

The operator of the BMW was not properly restrained and sustained serious injuries. He was transported by ambulance to Nanticoke Memorial Hospital where he was later pronounced deceased. His name is being withheld pending notification of next of kin.

The crash continues to remain under investigation by the Delaware State Police Collision Reconstruction Unit. The roadway was closed for approximately three hours during the scene investigation and the removal of the vehicles.

*Traffic Advisory* Troopers Investigating Serious Vehicle Crash – Millsboro

If you or someone you know is a victim or witness of crime or have lost a loved one to a sudden death and are in need of assistance, the Delaware State Police Victim Services Unit/Delaware Victim Center is available to offer you support and resources 24 hours a day through a toll free hotline 1800 VICTIM-1. (1800 842-8461).  You may also email the unit Director at debra.reed@state.de.us. 

Presented by Director of Public Information, Sergeant Richard Bratz

Released: 071518 1951

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