Delaware State Police

Homeless Sex Offender Notification

Dover– The following are not wanted.   This is a Homeless Sex Offender Public Notification.  If you have information that any of the listed subjects are occupying a residence, please call 302-672-5306.  Information may also be provided by calling Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333, via the internet at http://www.delaware.crimestoppersweb.com.

Presented by Public Information Officer, Master Corporal Michael Austin

Released: 052518 2135

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Troopers Safety Message for Memorial Day Weekend

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Dover- The Delaware State Police will be out in full force patrolling the roadways this weekend to ensure that everyone is driving with due care and offering assistance to motorists in need. The Delaware State Police Mounted Patrol Unit will also be assisting the Dewey Beach Police Department with proactive patrols, and the Delaware State Police Maritime Unit’s “Marine One” will be operating on Delaware’s waterways to ensure boater safety and security.

“As we take time this Memorial Day Weekend to celebrate the men and women who have made the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom, we must not forget the dangers that can arise from traveling on our roadways,” said Sergeant Richard Bratz, Director of Public Information for the Delaware State Police. “The Delaware State Police would like to wish everyone an enjoyable and safe Memorial Day Weekend!”

Troopers intend to reduce traffic fatalities and serious injuries on our highways during this “official” start of the summer season. Troopers will be focusing on distracted driving, motorists not wearing seat belts, unrestrained children in vehicles, and any aggressive driving behaviors such as speeding, following too close, and especially, driving under the influence.

By following these easy steps, a driver can enjoy a safe holiday weekend travel without jeopardizing their life or the lives of others who may be on the road:

  • Ensure all occupants are properly restrained
  • Plan a safe way home before the festivities begin
  • Before drinking, please designate a sober driver and give that person your keys
  • If you’re impaired, use a taxi, call a sober friend or family member, or use public transportation so you are sure to get home safely
  • If you see a drunk or aggressive driver on the road, immediately contact 911 as soon as safely possible.
  • If you know someone who is about to drive while impaired, take their keys and help them make other arrangements to get to where they are going safely.

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Presented by the Director of the Public Information Office, Sergeant Richard Bratz

Released: 052518 1321

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Troopers Investigating Fatal Pedestrian Crash-Dewey Beach

Dewey Beach – The Delaware State Police Collision Reconstruction Unit is investigating a motor vehicle crash involving a pedestrian that has claimed the life of a Maryland man.

The incident occurred at approximately 12:31 a.m., Friday, May 25, 2018 on Coastal Highway (SR1) northbound at the intersection of Keybox Road south of Dewey Beach. A 2012 Hyundai Accent, operated by a 56 year old Lewes man was traveling northbound on Coastal Highway (SR 1) in the right lane approaching the intersection of Keybox Road. A pedestrian, 22 of Maryland, was walking southbound along the northbound shoulder of Coastal Highway in the area of the intersection. For unknown reasons, the pedestrian entered into the northbound travel lane of Coastal Highway directly into the path of the vehicle. The operator of the Hyundai Accent was unable to avoid the pedestrian and struck him with the right front bumper within the right travel lane. After the collision, the pedestrian came to rest on the northbound shoulder of Coastal Highway. The vehicle continued northbound for a short distance before coming to a controlled stop on the northbound shoulder of Coastal Highway north of the pedestrian.

The roadway was dark and the pedestrian was not in a marked crosswalk or carrying a light at the time of the collision. The pedestrian was pronounced dead at the scene by responding EMS. Alcohol and unsafe speed are not factors on behalf of the driver. Alcohol does appear to be a contributing factor on behalf of the pedestrian.

The operator of the Hyundai Accent was properly restrained and sustained no injuries as a result of the crash.

The northbound lanes of Coastal Highway were closed between Dewey Beach and the Inlet Bridge for approximately four hours while the crash was investigated and cleared.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact Master Corporal K. Argo at 302-644-5020. 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 Director of Public Information, Sergeant Richard Bratz

Released: 052518 0651

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Troopers Arrest Suspect a Second Time For Copper Wire Thefts

Taylor J. Provanchie
Taylor J. Provanchie

Harrington- The Delaware State Police have arrested a suspect for the second time in connection with thefts of copper wire from commercial irrigation systems.

Taylor Provanchie, 23-year-old of Harrington, was initially arrested on April 19, 2018 for multiple thefts of copper wire from commercial irrigation systems.  He was subsequently released on unsecured bond.  On May 11, 2018, Troopers responded to Brownsville Road and Cornish Road in Harrington for theft of copper wire complaints.  Through investigative measures, Provanchie was identified as a possible suspect.  While clearing these complaints, and patrolling the area, the Trooper observed Provanchie’s vehicle parked alongside of Whiteleysburg Road.

Provanchie was subsequently taken into custody and transported back to Troop 3 where he was initially charged with Violation of Probation and committed to the James T. Vaughn Correctional Center.  On Tuesday, May 22, 2018 warrants were obtained for Provanchie in connection with the Harrington thefts.  He was charged with two counts of Theft (Felony), 2 counts of Criminal Trespass Third, and two counts of Criminal Mischief.  He was arraigned before the Justice of the Peace Court 2 and given an $11,300.00 unsecured bond.  Provanchie however remains at James T. Vaughn Correctional Center for Violation of Probation. 

Click on link for related arrest: Troopers Arrest Two Suspects For Copper Wire Thefts

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Presented by Public Information Officer Master Corporal Melissa Jaffe

Released: 052418 1933

 

 

2nd Annual “Move Over” Tweet-Along

The 2nd Annual “Move Over” Tweet-Along is upon us. The #MoveOver18, a multi-agency  National Tweet-Along, is designed to bring awareness to motorists so emergency personnel and highway workers have a safe zone in which to work. This social media initiative will run for 24 hours on Friday, May 25, 2018.

Last year, approximately 120 agencies from across the nation and numerous Twitter accounts within those agencies participated in the 24-hour social media campaign actively sharing the very important “Move Over” message.

The “Move Over Law” states when approaching a stationary authorized emergency vehicle with lights flashing to slow down and safely move over. This includes Law Enforcement Agencies, Department of Transportation, EMS, Park Rangers, ambulances, fire trucks, fire police, tow trucks and public utility vehicles.

We appreciate all of our local allied partners who participate to reinforce this safety message! The more partners we have the stronger our message will be.

In advance of the upcoming summer travel season and the heavily traveled Memorial Day weekend, the Delaware State Police would like to issue a friendly reminder to motorists of the Delaware Move Over Law.

Delaware’s Move Over Law has been in effect since January 1, 2007:

• Requires any driver approaching a stopped emergency vehicle that has its lights activated, to either move over into a lane that is not next to the emergency vehicle, or to reduce his or her speed to a “safe speed” while passing the emergency vehicle if changing lanes would be impossible or unsafe.
• Emergency vehicles include: law enforcement vehicles, EMS vehicles, ambulances, fire trucks, fire police and park rangers that have stopped on a roadway and have their lights activated.
• Law applies specifically to roadways having two or more lanes going in the same direction.
• The fine and fees for not moving over for an emergency vehicle is over $100.

Remember, moving over to give space to emergency personnel and highway workers isn’t just a courtesy—It’s the Law. Help Tweet the “Move Over” message to raise awareness of this important law – #MoveOver18.

The Delaware State Police, allied law enforcement agencies and emergency medical services thank you!

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Presented by the Director of Public Information, Sergeant Richard Bratz

Released: 052418 1731

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*UPDATE-Arrest Made* Troopers Investigating Robbery of Newark Gas Station

Brion Cooper-Kelson
Brion COOPER-KELSON

Newark – Delaware State Police have arrested Brion Cooper-Kelson, 23, of Newark  in connection with a robbery that took place at a Newark Shore Stop in early May.

The original incident occurred at approximately 9:07 a.m., Thursday, May 3, 2018, at the Shore Stop, located at 796 Old Baltimore Pike, Newark, when a suspect approached the 24 year old male 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 implying that he had a gun. The employee complied with the demand by turning over an undisclosed amount of cash. Once obtaining the money, the suspect fled in an unknown direction. The employee was not injured as a result of the incident.

Through a variety of investigative leads and measures Cooper-Kelson was developed as a suspect, which resulted in a search warrant being executed at his residence on Thursday, May 24, 2018. As a result of the search, evidence was recovered which positively linked him to the robbery.

Cooper-Kelson was taken in to custody and transported to Troop 2 where he was charged with Robbery 1st Degree. He was then arraigned in Justice of the Peace Court #2 before being committed to the Howard R. Young Correctional Institution in lieu of  $25,000.00 secured bond.

Anyone with further information regarding this incident is asked to contact Detective C. Hevelow of the Troop 2 Robbery Unit at 302-365-8471.

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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Troopers Investigating Robbery of Newark Gas Station

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: 052418 1445

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Troopers Arrest Newark Man for Pair of Knifepoint Robberies

Christian Redcay
Christian REDCAY

Newark– Delaware State Police have arrested Christian J. Redcay, 18, of Newark, on multiple charges stemming from two knifepoint robberies that took place in early May

The investigation began at approximately 8:46 p.m., Monday, May 7, 2018 when a robbery was reported at the Wings to Go, located in Peoples Plaza, Newark, in which a masked suspect approached an employee while brandishing a knife and demanded money from the register.

A second incident which also involved a masked suspect brandishing a knife occurred at approximately 9:30 p.m., Sunday, May 13, 2018, at the Valero gas station, located at 2565 Pulaski Highway, Newark.

In both incidents the employee victims were not injured and the suspect made off with undisclosed amounts of cash.

Through a variety of investigative leads and measures detectives were able to develop Redcay as a suspect, and a search warrant executed at his residence on Wednesday, May 23, 2018, produced evidence positively linking him to both robberies.

Redcay was taken in to custody and transported to Troop 2 where he was charged with two counts each of Robbery 1st Degree, Wearing a Disguise During the Commission of a Felony, Possession of a Deadly Weapon During the Commission of a Felony and one count of Conspiracy 2nd Degree. He was then arraigned in Justice of the Peace Court #2 before being committed to the Howard R. Young Correctional Institution in lieu of $254,000.00 secured bail.

Anyone with further information regarding these incidents are asked to contact Det. B. McDerby of the Troop 2 Robbery Unit at 302-365-8436.

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: 052318 1800

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Troopers Seek Public’s Assistance in Identifying Burglary Suspects

Newark – Delaware State Police are investigating a burglary that took place at a Newark area liquor store in April and are asking for the public’s assistance in identifying the suspects.

The incident occurred at approximately 2:49 a.m., Friday, April 27, 2018, at Paper Mill Liquors, located at 364 Possum Park Road Newark. Two suspects wearing all dark clothing smashed out the front entry door to gain access to the business. Once inside the suspects removed the ATM machine and loaded it onto an industrial style flatbed truck which was equipped with a hydraulic lift. They then fled northbound on Paper Mill Road.

Further investigation determined that the truck, which was confirmed to be a 2006 Chevrolet 4500,  had been stolen from a construction site located in the 1800 block of DuPont Parkway, Middletown, at approximately 12:10 a.m., this same date.

Both the ATM and the truck have since been recovered.

Anyone with information regarding this incident or who may be able to identify the pictured suspects is asked to contact Detective D. DeFlaviis at Troop 2 by calling 302-365-8388.

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: 052318 1430

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UPDATE: Active Gold Alert Issued for Missing Rehoboth Beach Man

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Edwin Anno

Rehoboth Beach-  The Delaware State Police issued a Gold Alert for Edwin Anno who was last seen on Tuesday, May 8, 2018 at approximately 9:51 p.m. Edwin is homeless and may be in the company of his girlfriend, Leanna Cheseldine.

Edwin is 6’00” tall, 190 lbs., with brown hair and brown eyes. He was last seen in People Memorial Park, Rehoboth Beach, headed eastbound on foot. He was wearing a gray sweatshirt and jeans.

Troopers have been unable to make contact with Edwin Anno to check on his welfare. Attempts to locate him have been unsuccessful and there is a real concern for his safety and welfare.

If anyone has any information in reference to his whereabouts, they are asked to please contact Troop 7 at 302-644-5020 or 752-3807.  Information may also be provided by contacting Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333 or via the internet at http://www.delaware.crimestoppersweb.com.

Gold Alert Issued for Missing Rehoboth Beach Man

Presented by the Director of Public Information, Sergeant Richard Bratz

Released: 052318 1351

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Traffic Stop Leads To Drug Arrest – Dover

Dover – Delaware State Police have arrested Jeffrey M. Helm Jr., 31, of Dover on multiple drug related offenses after he was stopped for a traffic violation Monday evening.

The incident occurred at approximately 6:26 p.m., Monday, May 21, 2018, when a Trooper stopped a silver Ford Crown Victoria for speeding, on E. Lebanon Road (SR 10) in the area of S. State Street, Dover. Contact was made with Helm, the driver and sole occupant of the vehicle, who was unable to provide proof of insurance.

While conducting an inventory search of the vehicle the Trooper detected an odor of marijuana emanating from the center console area. Upon continuing the search the following was discovered:

  • 1.35 grams of heroin
  • 409 doses of LSD
  • 70.06 grams of psilocybin mushrooms
  • 375.16 grams of marijuana
  • 2.6 grams of cocaine
  • 72.4 grams of THC infused cookies
  • 105.48 grams of butane honey oils
  • 375 mgs. Of “Cheese Hits” (marijuana infused cheese snacks)
  • 26 grams of resin oils in multiple glass containers
  • 49 THC cartridges

 

Helm was transported to Delaware State Police Troop 3 where he was charged with the following:

  • Possession with Intent to Deliver a Controlled Substance (5 counts)
  • Possession of Controlled Substance in a Tier 1 Quantity
  • Possession of a Controlled Substance in a Tier 4 Quantity
  • Possession of a Controlled Substance in a Tier 5 Quantity
  • Possession of a Controlled Substance in a Tier 1 Quantity w/ Aggravating Factor
  • Possession of Drug Paraphernalia
  • Speeding
  • No Proof of Insurance

Helm was arraigned in Justice of the Peace Court #7 and released on $56,851 unsecured bail.

 

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Presented by Public Information Officer, Master Corporal Michael Austin

Released: 052218 1510

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Troopers Investigating Serious Crash – Delmar

Old Stage Rd 

Delmar – Delaware State Police are investigating a single vehicle crash that took place Sunday evening, resulting in one subject being hospitalized in critical condition.

The incident occurred at approximately 7:17 p.m., Sunday, May 20, 2018, on Old Stage Road south of Whitesville Road, Delmar. A 2002 GMC Yukon, operated by Juan Gomez-Gomez, 35, of Laurel, was traveling Old Stage road northbound at an apparent high rate of speed while passing other vehicles. The GMC experienced a rear tire blow out which caused Gomez-Gomez to lose control. The vehicle then traveled off the roadway, overturning multiple times, resulting in the driver and his passenger being ejected from the vehicle.

Gomez-Gomez was transported to Peninsula Regional Medical Center (PRMC) in Salisbury, Maryland, where he was treated for minor injuries. The passenger, a 30 year old Laurel man, was also transported to PRMC where he was admitted in critical condition.

Impairment was a factor on Gomez-Gomez behalf and warrants are currently on file charging him with Vehicular Assault 1st Degree, DUI, Unreasonable Speed and No Valid License. Arrest action is pending extradition from Maryland, where he is being held as an out of state fugitive.

The investigation is ongoing and anyone with information regarding the incident is asked to contact Sgt. A. Mendez of the Troop 7 Collision Reconstruction Unit at 302-644-5020.

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: 052118 1300

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Troopers Attempting To Locate Robbery Suspect – Millsboro

David Ciabattoni
David A. CIABATTONI

Millsboro – Delaware State Police are investigating a robbery stemming from a domestic related incident and are asking for the public’s assistance in locating the suspect.

The investigation began at approximately 3:10 a.m., Sunday, May 20, 2018, when Troopers responded to a domestic incident at a residence located in the Oak Forest development, Millsboro.

The investigation determined that the suspect, David A. Ciabattoni, 34, of Millsboro, unlawfully entered the residence, in violation of a no contact order, and assaulted the 38 year old female victim before fleeing with her purse and vehicle. The vehicle has since been recovered.

Warrants are currently on file charging Ciabattoni with Robbery 1st Degree, Terroristic Threatening, Unauthorized Use of a Motor Vehicle and Breach of Release.

Anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of Ciabattoni is asked to contact Cpl. M. Venero of  Troop 7 at 302-703-3290 or by calling 911.

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: 052118 1000

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*UPDATE-Passenger Succumbs To Injuries* Troopers Investigating Head On Collision- State Route 1 Middletown

SR 1 at Pole Bridge

Middletown – Christopher Sadler, 41, of Concord, North Carolina, who was a passenger in a 2016 Nissan Pathfinder, that was involved in a head on collision that occurred at approximately 12:09 a.m., Saturday, May 19, 2018, on State Route 1 in the area of Pole Bridge Road, Middletown, succumbed to his injuries on Saturday, May 19 at 10:45 a.m.

The investigation is ongoing and no charges have been filed at this time. Anyone with information regarding the crash is asked to contact Cpl. J. Breen of the Troop 2 Collision Reconstruction Unit at 302-365-8486.

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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Troopers Investigating Head On Collision- State Route 1 Middletown

Presented by Public Information Officer, Master Corporal Michael Austin

Released: 052018 1400

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Troopers Investigating Serious Crash Involving Golf Cart – Dagsboro

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Dagsboro – Delaware State Police are investigating a serious crash involving a golf cart that took place in Tuckahoe Acres last night.

The incident occurred at approximately 8:14 p.m., Saturday, May 19, 2018, at the Tuckahoe Acres Camping Resort, Dagsboro. Thomas Rivera, 47, of Lebanon, Pennsylvania was operating an EZ-Go golf cart on Tuckahoe Trail in the area of Sitting Bull Trail, with a 47 year old female, also from Lebanon Pennsylvania as a front seat passenger. Rivera lost control of the golf cart which caused both he and his passenger to be ejected from the vehicle and thrown to the roadway.

The female passenger sustained serious injuries and was flown by Delaware State Police helicopter to Peninsula Regional Medical Center.

Thomas Rivera sustained minor injuries and was also treated at Peninsula Regional Medical Center.

Rivera was charged with Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol and released, pending a future court appearance.

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: 052018 0800

Middletown High School Student Arrested for Brandishing Handgun

Tymere Moore
Tymere MOORE

Middletown – Delaware State Police have arrested Tymere Moore, 18, of Middletown on weapons and assault charges stemming from an incident at Middletown High School.

The incident began at approximately 10:50 a.m., Friday, May 18, 2018, at Middletown High School, located at 120 Silver Lake Road, Middletown, when Moore became involved in a verbal altercation with an 18 year old female student in the hallway. The altercation escalated when Moore threw a bottle at the female, which struck her in the head, causing a minor injury. An 18 year old male student who witnessed the incident intervened, and became engaged in a verbal altercation with Moore, at which time the two agreed to move to a nearby bathroom to continue the argument. Once in the bathroom Moore removed a 9mm handgun from his book bag and pointed it at the male student. Both Moore and the male student then exited the bathroom without further incident. The male student was not injured as a result of the incident.

Soon after the incident school administrators received information that Moore was possibly in possession of a handgun. Moore was immediately located within the school and an attempt was made to escort him to a secure area. He refused to comply with the request and a physical altercation ensued, which resulted in Moore striking one of the administrators. Moore was eventually brought under control by assisting staff members and moved to a secure office. Once in the office an administrative search of Moore’s book bag produced a 9mm handgun.

Moore was taken in to custody by responding Troopers without incident and transported to Delaware State Police Troop 9.  Further investigation determined that Moore stole the handgun from a vehicle, earlier this same day, prior to arriving at the school.

Moore was charged with one count each of the following:

  • Carrying a Concealed Deadly Weapon
  • Possession of a Weapon in a Safe School Zone
  • Theft of a Firearm
  • Aggravated Menacing
  • Assault 3rd Degree
  • Offensive Touching

Moore was arraigned in Justice of the Peace Court #2 and then committed to the James T. Vaughn Correctional Institution on $29,250.00 secured bail.

 

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Presented by Public Information Officer, Master Corporal Michael Austin

Released: 051918 1130

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Juvenile Charged with Making Bomb Threat – Millsboro

Millsboro – Delaware State Police have arrested a 14 year old male from Millsboro for making a bomb threat at a local middle school.

The incident occurred at approximately 6:02 p.m., Friday, May 18, 2018, at Millsboro Middle School, located at 302 E. State Street, Millsboro, as the school’s 8th grade formal dance was taking place.

The Sussex County Emergency Operations Center (SUSCOM) began to receive multiple 911 calls from an unknown male caller who stated that there was a bomb in the school. Due to the dance taking place, the Trooper assigned as the School Resource Officer was already on site and with the assistance of the Millsboro and Dagsboro Police Departments, the school was evacuated without incident. A subsequent K-9 search of the school determined that no explosive device was present.

Further investigative measures determined that the phone call was originating from an address in the Oak Orchard area of Millsboro. Troopers responded to the residence and made contact with a 14 year old male who was confirmed to have made the 911 calls.

The juvenile was taken in to custody and transported to Delaware State Police Troop 4 where he was charged with one count of Terroristic Threatening. He was then arraigned in Justice of the Peace Court #3 and released to his parents on $1000.00 unsecured bail, pending an appearance in Family Court.

 

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Presented by Public Information Officer, Master Corporal Michael Austin

Released: 051918 0935

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Troopers Investigating Head On Collision- State Route 1 Middletown

SR 1 at Pole Bridge

Middletown – Delaware State Police are investigating a serious crash involving a wrong way driver on State Route 1 in Middletown, that has sent three people to the hospital.

The incident occurred at approximately 12:09 a.m., Saturday, May 19, 2018, on State Route 1 in the area of Pole Bridge Road, Middletown. A 2006 Chevrolet Malibu, driven by a 24 year old Wilmington woman, was traveling SR 1 southbound in the northbound lanes of travel, north of the Roth Bridge. The Chevrolet continued southbound in the northbound lanes, crossing the bridge and proceeding through the Biddles Toll Plaza.

A 2016 Nissan Pathfinder, being driven by a 39 year old Concord, North Carolina woman was traveling SR 1 northbound in the left lane, just north of the Pole Bridge Road interchange, following behind another vehicle. As the Chevrolet approached, the lead vehicle was able to swerve out of the way to avoid a collision, however the Nissan was unable to do so and was struck head on.

The operator of the Chevrolet who was properly restrained, was transported to the Christiana Hospital with serious injuries. Impairment is being considered as a factor on her behalf.

The operator of the Nissan who was properly restrained, was transported to the Christiana Hospital with non-life threatening injuries. Impairment is not being considered a factor on her behalf.

A 41 year old Concord, North Carolina man, who was a passenger in the Nissan and not wearing a seatbelt, was also transported to the Christiana Hospital with serious injuries.

SR 1 northbound in the area of Pole Bridge Road was closed for approximately 2 hours while the scene was investigated and cleared.

The investigation is ongoing and no charges have been filed at this time. Anyone with information regarding the crash is asked to contact Cpl. J. Breen of the Troop 2 Collision Reconstruction Unit at 302-365-8486.

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: 051918 0900

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Homeless Sex Offender Notification

Dover– The following are not wanted.   This is a Homeless Sex Offender Public Notification.  If you have information that any of the listed subjects are occupying a residence, please call 302-672-5306.  Information may also be provided by calling Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333, via the internet at http://www.delaware.crimestoppersweb.com.

Presented by Public Information Officer, Master Corporal Michael Austin

Released: 051918 0737

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Troopers Arrest Rehoboth Beach Man For Home Invasion

Keegan T. Dolan
Keegan T. Dolan

Rehoboth Beach– Delaware State Police arrested a suspect in connection with a home invasion and other related charges.

The incident occurred on Thursday, May, 15, 2018 at approximately 12:45 p.m., when Troopers were dispatched to the unit block of Spinning Wheel Lane, Colonial East Rehoboth for a disorderly complaint.  Upon arrival, contact was made with 39-year-old Keegan Dolan who was outside at the front of the residence.

Further investigation revealed that two occupants, a 34-year-old male and a 24-year-old male were inside of the house when Dolan began banging on the residence and making threats towards them.  Dolan then proceeded to open a bedroom window and threw a bucket of water filled with cigarette butts, striking one of the residents and causing damage to the window blinds.  Dolan then attempted to climb threw the window while holding a baseball bat and threatening to harm the residents.  A wooden Louisville Slugger baseball bat was recovered from the scene.

Dolan was subsequently taken into custody without incident.  He was transported back to Troop 7 where he was charged with Home Invasion (Felony), 2 counts of Aggravated Menacing (Felony), Possession of a Deadly Weapon During the Commission of a Felony, Offensive Touching, Criminal Mischief, and Disorderly Conduct.  He was arraigned before the Justice of the Peace Court 2 and released on $25,500.00 unsecured bond.

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Presented by Public Information Officer, Master Corporal Melissa Jaffe

Released: 051818 0903

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Troopers Seek Publics Assistance in Locating Wanted Suspect

Aaron Bell
*WANTED* Aaron Bell

Seaford- The Delaware State Police are asking for the public’s assistance in locating the above suspect who is wanted in connection with a burglary and multiple other charges.

The burglary incident occurred in February, 2018 at a residence on Garden Lane in Seaford.  Through investigative measures, 49-year-old Aaron Bell of Seaford was identified as a suspect.

Bell currently has an active warrant out of DSP Troop 5 including charges of Burglary Third, Theft, Criminal Mischief, Selling Stolen Property, Falsifying Business Records, and Theft By False Pretense.  He also has an active warrant out of DSP Troop 2 for Theft and two capiases out of the Sussex County Court of Common Pleas.

If anyone has information on the whereabouts of Bell, they are asked to please contact Troop 4, Detective Jones at 302-752-3795. 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 Melissa Jaffe

Released: 051718 0737

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