Delaware State Police

Troopers Investigate Bank Robbery- Wilmington

Wells Fargo

Wilmington (19808)– The Delaware State Police are investigating the robbery of a Wells Fargo Bank located in the Prices Corner Shopping Center that occurred this morning.

The initial investigation has determined that the incident occurred at approximately 9:45 a.m. on Saturday, January 20, 2018, as a male suspect wearing a disguise entered the Wells Fargo Bank located at 3215 Old Capital Trail.  The suspect made contact with two employees and demanded money. The employees complied with the suspects demands and turned over an undisclosed amount of cash. The suspect then exited the bank and fled in an unknown direction. There were no reports of injuries from this incident.

The suspect was described as a white male, approximately 30-40 years of age, 6’01” to 6’02” tall and weighing 170-200 lbs. The suspect was last seen wearing a dark colored hooded sweatshirt, dark colored pants, with a light colored disguise covering his face. There is no further physical or clothing description available.  No video surveillance photos are available to be released at this time.

If anyone has any information in reference to this incident, they are asked to please contact  Detective Tenebruso, Troop 2 Robbery Unit at 302-365-8435. Information may also be provided by calling Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333, via the internet at 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

Presented by Public Information Officer, Master Corporal Melissa Jaffe

Released: 012018 1842

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Newark Man Charged with 5th Offense DUI After Crash

Ryan Ott (Photo 2006)
Ryan Ott (Photo 2006)

New Castle 19720 – The Delaware State Police have arrested a Newark man with his 5th offense DUI after he was involved in a motor vehicle crash.

The incident occurred on Friday, January 19, 2018 at approximately 6:44 p.m. when Troopers were dispatched to the intersection of Llangollen Blvd and US-13 in reference to a crash involving two motor vehicles.  Further investigation revealed that a 2017 Ford F-150 was traveling eastbound on Llangollen Boulevard in the left lane approaching the entrance to South Dupont Highway.  A 1992 Jeep Cherokee was traveling westbound on Llangollen Boulevard, and began cross over the eastbound lanes of travel into the path of the Ford F-150.  Subsequently the front of the Jeep struck the left side of the Ford F-150.

Upon the Troopers arrival, the occupant of the Jeep was still seated in the driver’s seat. Contact was made with the operator, identified as 52-year-old Ryan P. Ott of Newark.  An odor of alcohol was detected and a DUI investigation ensued.  A computer check revealed that Ott had four previous DUI convictions, making this his fifth offense.  Ott was subsequently arrested and transported back to Troop 2 where he was charged with 5th Offense Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol (Felony) and Inattentive Driving.  He was arraigned out of Justice of the Peace Court 2 and committed to the Howard R. Young Correctional Institute on $5,000.00 cash only bond.

There were no injuries reported as a result of this crash.

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Presented by Public Information Officer, Master Corporal Melissa Jaffe

Released: 012018 1740

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Gold Alert Issued for Missing Wilmington Woman

Jennie L. Carter
Jennie L. Carter

 

Wilmington – The Delaware State Police are issuing a Gold Alert for Jennie L. Carter of Wilmington who was last seen on Friday, January 19, 2018.

Jennie was last observed on Friday, January 19, 2018 at approximately 2:00 p.m. getting onto a DART bus from the Prices Corner Park and Ride located on Centerville Road, Wilmington. Jennie is 5’04” tall, 140 lbs., with brown hair and brown eyes.

Troopers have been unable to make contact with Jennie to check on her welfare. Attempts to locate her have been unsuccessful and there is a real concern for her safety and welfare.

If anyone has any information in reference to her whereabouts, they are asked to please contact Troop 6 at 302-633-5000.  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.

Presented by Public Information Officer, Master Corporal Melissa Jaffe

Released: 012018 1726

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Troopers Investigating Shots Fired Complaint-Dover

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Dover (19904) – The Delaware State Police are currently investigating an incident in which shots were fired at a residence early this morning.

The incident occurred at approximately 2:32 a.m., Saturday, January 20, 2018, at a residence in the 200 block of David Hall Road.  While two residences, a 53-year-old male and his 83-year-old mother were sleeping, they were awoke to loud banging noises and glass shattering.  Further investigation revealed that two shots had been fired at the front of the residence.  The first bullet had entered the residence through a window pane and struck a recliner.  The second bullet had entered near the front door and became embedded into a wood stove.

There are no suspects at this time, and the 53-year-old male and 83-year-old female were not harmed as a result of this incident.

This case remains under investigation and the Delaware State Police is requesting anyone with information regarding this incident to please contact Troop 3, at 302-644-5020. Information may also be provided by calling Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333 or via the internet at www.delaware.crimestoppersweb.com.

Presented by Public Information Officer, Master Corporal Melissa Jaffe

Released: 012018 0845

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Homeless Sex Offender Notification

DoverThe 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 Melissa Jaffe

Released: 012018 0800

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Troopers Arrest Dover Man for Multiple Vehicle Thefts

CARRINGTON J. HALL
CARRINGTON J. HALL

Frederica- The Delaware State Police have arrested a Dover man in connection with three motor vehicle thefts in the High Point Mobile Home Park area.

On Friday, January 19, 2018 at approximately 6:40 a.m., Troopers were dispatched to the 300 block of Michael Street in the High Point Mobile Home Park in reference to a motor vehicle theft in which the victim left her vehicle in her driveway, running and unsecured.  As units were responding to the call, they were informed that a second vehicle was taken from the same development that was also left running and unsecured.  While Troopers were patrolling the Mobile Home Park, they located both vehicles and returned them to their owners. Prior to this date, on Thursday, January 18, 2018, Troopers also handled a theft of a motor vehicle in the same mobile home park in which a suspect was identified as 24-year-old Carrington J. Hall of Dover.  Troopers observed Hall walking in the area and as they approached him, he took off on foot and a brief foot pursuit ensued.  The victims also reported items stolen from the their vehicles including wallets, purses, credit cards and cash.  When Hall was apprehend, some of these items along with 3.46 grams of marijuana were found on his person.

Hall was transported back to Troop 3 where he was charged with 3 counts of Theft of a Motor Vehicle, 2 counts of Theft, Resisting Arrest, Criminal Impersonation, Criminal Trespass 3rd, Possession of Marijuana, and Unlawful Use of a Credit Card.  Hall was committed to the James T. Vaughn Correctional Center on $11002.00 secured bond.

As we proceed through the cold winter months the Delaware State Police would like to remind drivers NOT to leave their cars running with keys in the ignition and un­attended. Not only is it illegal, but this practice has contributed to a recent increase in auto thefts. There are a few simple steps you can take to reduce the risk of losing your car to an opportunistic thief:

  • STAY WITH THE CAR. It’s better to be cold for a few minutes in your car while it warms up than to be left in the cold while the thief drives it away.
  • LOCK THE DOORS. At all times when unoccupied.
  • GET A REMOTE STARTER. Remote starters are the safest way to keep your car running while unattended. With the keys out of the ignition, a thief can’t even put the car in gear.
  • And finally, NEVER leave children unattended in a vehicle, running or not.

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Presented by Public Information Officer, Master Corporal Melissa Jaffe

Released: 012018 0726

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State Police Conduct Death Investigation-Smyrna

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Smyrna- The Delaware State Police are currently conducting a death investigation after human skeletal remains were located.

On Friday, January 19, 2018, at approximately 1:30 p.m., Detectives responded to Mount Friendship Road, north of Brenford Road, Smyrna in reference to a death investigation.  Detectives have discovered human skeletal remains at the scene which have been turned over to the Delaware Division of Forensic Science to determine the identification and cause of death.

This case remains under investigation by the Delaware State Police and further information will be released when it becomes available.

Presented by Public Information Officer, Master Corporal Melissa Jaffe

Released: 011918 2200

 

*Update* Troopers Arrest Two Robbery Suspects – Clayton

Clayton – The Delaware State Police have arrested two suspects in connection with a robbery in which the victim was lured to a Clayton area convenience store, and then assaulted by three subjects.  One suspect still remains at large.

The incident occurred at approximately 9:00 p.m., Thursday, January 11, 2018, at the Blackiston Store, located at 3444 Blackiston Road, Clayton. Earlier this same date the victim, a 26 year old Clayton woman, was contacted by Jessica Elvey, 28, of Kenton who is an acquaintance. Elvey asked to borrow money and cigarettes from the victim and the two mutually agreed to meet at the Blackiston Store.

The victim arrived in the parking lot of the business at the agreed upon time in her vehicle, which was also occupied by her 4 year old daughter, who was a rear seat passenger. Soon after arriving, a black vehicle entered the parking lot and pulled in behind her. The victim then observed Elvey, along with two other suspects, identified as Chelsea Roundtree, 26, and Chasity Roundtree, 24, both of Dover, exit the vehicle.

All three suspects approached the victim as she remained seated in her vehicle and immediately began yelling at her, demanding money. The suspects then accessed the victims vehicle via separate doors and began assaulting her. At some point during the altercation the victims purse which contained an undisclosed amount of cash and other personal items was taken. After obtaining the purse all three suspects fled the scene in the vehicle in which they arrived.

The victim sustained contusions to her head and face as a result of the assault, however she refused medical treatment on scene. Her daughter was not injured as a result of the incident.

Through investigative measures, on Tuesday, January 16, 2018 at approximately 4:00 a.m. Troopers responded to the Capital Inn located at 1426 North Dupont Highway, Dover where  Jessica Elvey and Chelsea Roundtree where taken into custody.  Both were transported back to Troop 9 where they were charged with Robbery 2nd Degree, Conspiracy 2nd Degree, Assault 3rd Degree and Endangering the Welfare of a Child.  They were arraigned out of the Justice of the Peace Court 3 and committed to the Baylor Women’s Correctional Institute on $28,000 secured bond.

Chastity Roundtree still remains at large and anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of her, are asked to please contact Trooper E. Ramirez at Troop 9 by calling 302-378-5749.

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

Click to view original release: Troopers Attempting to Locate Three Robbery Suspects – Clayton

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: 011918 1918

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Troopers Make Multiple Arrest in Home Invasion-Camden Wyoming

Camden WyomingThe Delaware State Police have arrested four suspects in connection with a Home Invasion that occurred yesterday afternoon.

On Thursday, January 18, 2018, at approximately 1:45 p.m., Troopers responded to the 1600 block of Mahan Corner Road in reference to a report of a Home Invasion. The investigation revealed that a 45-year-old male was in a back room in his residence when he heard loud noises.  As the victim proceeded to exit the bedroom to investigate, he was confronted by a subject who was pointing a baseball bat at him.  The suspect indicated that he was there to confront the victim’s nephew who was not at the residence during this incident.  There was also two other suspects in the residence at this time, one of which was wearing a mask and also displayed a baseball bat.  The victim was able to flee from his residence unharmed, when he witnessed a fourth suspect seated in a vehicle that was parked in his driveway.  After the suspects fled in their vehicle, the victim returned to his residence and found extensive damage to his front door and interior of the house along with missing property.

Through investigative measures, Detectives were able to identify the suspects as 49-year-old Kim Forsythe of Magnolia, 25-year-old Dorian Pierce of Magnolia, 26-year-old Desmond Abernathy of Magnolia, and 17-year-old Isiah Forsythe of Dover.  A search warrant was obtained on an apartment in the unit block of Flagstick Lane, Magnolia, in which all four suspects were taken into custody and transported back to Troop 3.  All four suspects were arraigned at the Justice of the Peace Court 7 and charged with Home Invasion, Robbery 1st, Theft, Criminal Mischief, Conspiracy 2nd and Possession of a Deadly Weapon During the Commission of a Felony. Desmond Abernathy was also charged with Resisting Arrest and an additional charge of Wearing a Disguise during the Commission of a Felony.  Isiah Forsythe was also charged with Resisting Arrest.

Kim Forsythe was committed to the Baylor Women’s Correctional Institute on $61,750.00 secured bond. Dorian Pierce was committed to the Baylor Women’s Correctional Institute on $62,000.00 secured bond.  Desmond Abernathy was committed to the Sussex Correctional Institution on $65,000.00 secured bond, and Isiah Forsythe was committed to Stevenson House on $62,500.00 secured bond.

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: 011918 1057

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*Update* Troopers Arrest Theft Suspects-Bridgeville/Greenwood

Bridgeville/Greenwood – The Delaware State Police have arrested two suspects in connection with multiple thefts.

The suspects identified as 22-year-old Katelyn Foskey of Greenwood and 24-year-old Miranda Abbott of Georgetown, were connected to multiple thefts from motor vehicles in the Bridgeville/Greenwood areas.  Through investigative measures, Detectives were able to link Fosky and Abbott to these thefts and obtained warrants for their arrest.

On Thursday, January 18, 2018, Foskey and Abbott were apprehended by the Sussex County Governor’s Task Force units after a brief vehicle pursuit took place in the Seaford area.  Both suspects were transported back to Troop 4 and charged with 31 counts of Theft, 17 counts of Criminal Trespass 3rd, 17 counts of Conspiracy 3rd, 8 counts of Unlawful Use of a Credit Card, and 2 counts of Criminal Mischief.  Abbott was also charged with Disregarding a Police Officer Signal, Resisting Arrest, Driving While Suspended or Revoked, Reckless Driving, Aggressive Driving, and other traffic offenses related to the pursuit.  Foskey was arraigned at the Justice of the Peace Court 3 and committed to the Baylor Women’s Correctional Institution on $63,017.00 cash only bond.  Abbott was arraigned at the Justice of the Peace Court 3 and committed to the Baylor Women’s Correctional Institution on $67,528 cash only bond.

Click on the link to view original release: Troopers Seek Public’s Assistance in Locating Theft Suspects-Bridgeville/Greenwood

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Presented by Public Information Officer, Master Corporal Melissa Jaffe

Released: 011918 0730

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