Delaware State Police

Troopers Offer Prevention Tips Due To Recent Vehicle Break-ins

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Over the course of the last week the Delaware State Police have investigated a rash of vehicle break-ins that have taken place in Pike Creek and North Wilmington. While these most recent incidents have occurred in specific areas, we must realize that there is the potential for anyone, anywhere to be the victim of a similar crime. With that in mind we are offering the following prevention and awareness tips:

  • Keep the doors of your vehicles locked at all times and windows shut.
  • Do not leave items of value in your vehicle. This includes purses, wallets, credit cards, electronics, check books, money, SS card, loose change, documents and paperwork with your personal information listed.
  • Store valuable tools inside your residence. If needed daily for work, create an easy system to load and unload, such as using storage containers to transport.
  • Lock your glove box, which should only store your registration and insurance cards. Do not store your vehicle title in the glove box. Store it in a safe place in your residence.
  • Do not leave items that have a perceived value, such as a laptop case with no laptop.
  • Clear the vehicle of all clutter and personal items. This can give the general impression that other property of value may be within the vehicle.
  • Do not keep a spare vehicle key hidden in the same vehicle. Do not store house keys or other keys in your vehicle.
  • If possible, keep your vehicle parked under a lighted area that you can check on from your residence.
  • If you have a surveillance security system, include your vehicles in the angle of your camera. If you locate a suspicious subject on your property, in the area of your vehicles, do not confront them, call 911 immediately.

And finally, be a good witness for your neighbors, co-workers and fellow citizens, as you would want them to do the same for you. Pay attention and be aware to what is going on in your neighborhood, and other places that you frequent throughout the course of your day such as the parking lots of local businesses, your workplace, parks etc.

If you See Something-Say Something, by reporting all suspicious activity to your local law enforcement  agency.

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: 061818 1230

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*Update* Troopers Investigating Serious Crash Involving Motorcycle-Millsboro

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Millsboro– Delaware State Police are continuing to investigate a serious crash involving a motorcycle that occurred earlier today.

The incident occurred at approximately 11:51 a.m. on Saturday, June 16, 2018, when a 2016 GMC Canyon pickup truck pulling a boat trailer loaded with a pleasure boat, was traveling northbound on Oak Orchard Road (SR 5) approaching the entrance to the Oak Orchard Diner. A 1988 Harley Davidson motorcycle, was traveling northbound behind the pickup truck. The operator of the truck began to turn right into the entrance of the Oak Orchard Diner. At the same time, the motorcycle began to pass the truck and its trailer on the right side. As a result, the front of the motorcycle struck the right front corner of the truck.  The motorcycle fell to its right side, ejecting the operator. The truck was able to come to a controlled stop in the parking lot of the Oak Orchard Diner.

The operator of the pickup truck, a 63-year-old man from Wilmington, and his passenger were properly restrained and both were uninjured as a result of this crash.  Impairment does not appear to be a factor on behalf of the driver.

The operator of the motorcycle, a 58-year-old man from Lewes, was not wearing a helmet.  He was transported by the Delaware State Police Aviation Unit to the Christiana Hospital, where he is listed in critical condition.  Impairment on his behalf is unknown at this time.

Oak Orchard Road in the area of John J. Williams Highway was closed for approximately 2 1/2 hours while the crash was investigated and cleared.

The crash continues to remain under investigation by the Delaware State Police Collision Reconstruction Unit.

Click on link for original release: *TRAFFIC ADVISORY* John J. Williams Hwy (Rt. 24) in the Area of Oak Orchard Road Closed Due to 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: 061618 1741

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*TRAFFIC ADVISORY* John J. Williams Hwy (Rt. 24) in the Area of Oak Orchard Road Closed Due to Crash-Millsboro

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Millsboro– Delaware State Police are currently on scene investigating a serious crash involving a motorcycle that occurred at approximately 11:51 a.m., Saturday, June 16, 2018 on John J. Williams Highway (Rt. 24) in the area of Oak Orchard Road.

John J. Williams Highway in the area of Oak Orchard Road is closed at this time.

Motorist should expect delays in this area and are advised to seek alternate routes of travel.

For updated traffic conditions and road closure information click on the following link:

http://www.deldot.gov/Traffic/travel_advisory/index.shtml#advisories.

The investigation is ongoing and there is no reports of injuries.

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Presented by Public Information Officer, Master Corporal Melissa Jaffe

Released: 061618 1302

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Troopers Investigating Fatal Pedestrian Crash-Dover

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Dover-The Delaware State Police Collision Reconstruction Unit is investigating a fatal crash that occurred last evening involving a pedestrian.

The incident occurred on Friday, June 15, 2018 at approximately 9:56 p.m. as a 2006 Chevrolet Silverado was traveling northbound in the left lane of N. Dupont Highway (US 13), north of Fast Landing Road (SR 42). A pedestrian was running westbound across the northbound lane of N. Dupont Highway, directly into the path of the Silverado.  The Silverado struck the pedestrian with its front bumper.  The impact caused the pedestrian to be thrown into the left lane, where she came to a final resting place in the center of N. Dupont Highway.  The Silverado was able to come to a controlled stop in the median.

The operator of the Silverado, a 49-year-old man of Smyrna, was properly restrained and was wearing his seatbelt. Impairment does not appear to be a factor on his behalf.

The pedestrian, 25-year-old, Larissa M. Tallhamer of Smyrna, was pronounced deceased at the scene.  She was wearing dark clothing with no reflective material, and was not carrying a light. Impairment on her behalf is unknown at this time.

 

N. Dupont Highway in the area of Fast Landing Road was closed for approximately 4 hours while the crash was investigated and cleared.

The Collision Reconstruction Unit is continuing their investigation into this incident.

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: 061618 0643

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Homeless Sex Offender Notification

Dover–The following are not wanted. These are Homeless Sex Offender Public Notifications. 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: 061518 1732

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Cancellation of Gold Alert Issued for Missing Cambridge, MD Woman

Rehoboth BeachRachel Brown who was reported missing on Friday, June 15, 2018 has been located in good condition.  The Gold Alert has been canceled.

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Presented by Public Information Officer, Master Corporal Melissa Jaffe

Released: 061518 1015

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Domestic Incident Leads to Felony Arrest-Frankford

Kimberly F. Church
Kimberly F. Church

Frankford- A Frankford woman was arrested on assault and other related charges stemming from a domestic incident with her husband.

The incident occurred on June 4, 2018, when the victim, 60-year-old male engaged in a domestic dispute with his wife, 52-year-old Kimberly F. Church at their residence.  The verbal argument led to Kimberly obtaining a hammer and striking the victim’s vehicle several times in multiple places.  Kimberly then returned inside the residence with hammer in hand, and continued to threaten the victim.  Kimberly swung the hammer at the victim’s head, forcing him to put up his hands to defend himself, and was subsequently struck on his forearm with the hammer.

On June 5, 2018 the victim responded to Delaware State Police Troop 4 to report this incident.  At this time, Troopers observed that the victim had sustained visible injury to his forearm.  It was learned that Kimberly had fled the residence shortly after the assault on June 4, 2018 and her location was unknown at this time.

On Thursday, June 14, 2018, at approximately 12:21 p.m., Kimberly was apprehended by the Georgetown Police Department, in the Walmart parking lot, after she engaged in another altercation with her husband.

Kimberly was charged with Possession of a Deadly Weapon During the Commission of a Felony, Aggravated Menacing, Assault Third Degree, Terroristic Threatening, and Criminal Mischief.  She was arraigned before the Justice of the Peace Court 2 and released on $23,100.00 unsecured bond.

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Presented by Public Information Officer, Master Corporal Melissa Jaffe

Released: 061518 0933

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Gold Alert Issued for Missing Cambridge, MD Woman

Rachel Brown
Rachel Brown

Rehoboth BeachThe Delaware State Police is issuing a Gold Alert for Rachel Brown who was last seen on Friday, June 15, 2018, at approximately 1:30 a.m. at the Econo Lodge located 19540 Coastal Highway, Rehoboth Beach.

Rachel is 5’06” tall, 150 lbs., with blonde hair and brown eyes.  Attempts to locate her have been unsuccessful and there is a real concern for her safety and welfare.

Troopers have been unable to make contact with Rachel to check on her welfare.

If anyone has any information in reference to her whereabouts, they are asked to please contact Troop 7 at 302-644-5020 .  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: 061518 0918

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Troopers Arrest Felton Suspect on Multiple Burglary Charges

 

Adam Brown
Adam Brown

Magnolia/Dover-Delaware State Police have arrested a Felton man in connection with two burglaries and other related offenses.

The first incident occurred sometime between June 10, 2018 and June 14, 2018, when a suspect broke into the London Village Baptist Chapel, located at 568 Millchop Lane, Magnolia, through a rear window.  Once inside, the suspect forced entry into a locked office. Prior to leaving the building the suspect removed a jar of coins and fled the building with an undisclosed amount of cash.  Through investigative measures, the suspect was identified as 19-year-old, Adam Brown.

The second incident occurred on Thursday, June 14, 2018 at approximately 8:00 a.m. when Troopers responded to a residence on the 600 block of  Walnut Shade Road, Dover,  for a report of a burglary.  Upon arrival, contact was made with the homeowner who advised that someone had broken into her house through a window.  Once inside, the suspect removed an undisclosed amount of cash prior to fleeing.  Through investigative measures, Adam Brown was identified as the suspect.

On Thursday, June 14, 2018 at approximately 12:30 p.m., Troopers observed Brown on Millchop Lane at Lambert Drive.  Brown was taken into custody without incident.  He was transported back to Troop 3 where he was charged with Burglary 2nd (Felony), Burglary 3rd (Felony), Theft (Felony), Theft Under $1,500.00, and 2 counts of Criminal Mischief.  Brown was arraigned before the Justice of the Peace Court 2 and released on $16, 200.00 unsecured bond.

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Presented by Public Information Officer, Master Corporal Melissa Jaffe

Released: 061518 0819

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*Update* Troopers Investigate Crash Involving Police Vehicle – Wilmington

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Wilmington, De.- The Delaware State Police Collision Reconstruction Unit is currently investigating a two vehicle crash involving a Delaware State Trooper that occurred last night north of Wilmington.

The preliminary investigation has determined the crash occurred at approximately 7:32 p.m., Thursday, June 14, 2018 as a 51 year old trooper was operating a 2014 Chevrolet Tahoe police vehicle, traveling northbound on Concord Pike (US 202) with emergency lights and siren activated attempted to turn left into Concord Gallery Shopping Center for an in-progress complaint. The patrol vehicle slowly enters the intersection and waits for the southbound lanes of US 202 to observe his vehicle and come to a stop. Vehicles in the left lane and middle come to a complete stop and the patrol vehicle begins to proceed slowly through the intersection. At this time another vehicle, a 2010 Toyota Corolla, operated by a female, 17 of Wilmington, was traveling southbound on US 202 at the entrance to Concord Gallery in the right lane. The driver fails to observe the patrol vehicle and as a result struck the right front side of the patrol cruiser. After impact the patrol vehicle and the Toyota Corolla both stopped southwest of the collision.

The male trooper was wearing his seatbelt at the time of the collision and was transported by ambulance to the Christiana Hospital to be treated for non- life threatening injuries.

The 17 year old female was wearing her seatbelt at the time of the collision and was transported to AI DuPont Hospital to be treated for non-life threatening injuries. A DUI investigation is being conducted and charges are pending for this driver.

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

Two lanes of US 202 southbound at Concord Gallery and Prospect Avenue were closed for 2 ½ hours as the crash was investigated and cleared. They have since been re-opened.

*Traffic Advisory* Troopers Investigate Crash Involving Police Vehicle – Wilmington

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Presented by the Director of Public Information, Sergeant Richard Bratz

Released: 061518 0641

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*Traffic Advisory* Troopers Investigate Crash Involving Police Vehicle – Wilmington

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Wilmington, De.- The Delaware State Police is currently investigating a two vehicle crash involving a Delaware State Trooper that occurred this evening north of Wilmington.

The preliminary investigation has determined the crash occurred at approximately 7:32 p.m., today, June 14, 2018 as a trooper, operating a police vehicle, traveling northbound on Concord Pike (US 202) with lights and siren activated attempted to turn left into Concord Gallery Shopping Center for an in-progress complaint. At this time another vehicle, a Toyota Corolla was traveling southbound on US 202 in the right lane struck the left passenger side of the patrol cruiser.

Both the trooper and driver of the other vehicle were transported to a local area hospitals and are listed in stable condition.

Two lanes of US 202 southbound are closed at Concord Gallery and Prospect Avenue and will be closed for an extended period of time. The Delaware State Police Collision Reconstruction Unit is en-route to the scene. 

Motorist should expect delays in this area and are advised to use caution and slow down. May need to seek alternate routes of travel.

Updated information will be sent as it becomes available.

For updated traffic conditions and road closure information click on the following link:

http://www.deldot.gov/Traffic/travel_advisory/index.shtml#advisories.

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Presented by the Director of Public Information, Sergeant Richard Bratz

Released: 061418 2031

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Troopers Investigate Dollar Tree Robbery – Wilmington

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Wilmington, De. – The Delaware State Police are investigating an armed robbery of a Wilmington area Dollar Tree store that occurred last night.

The preliminary investigation has determined the incident occurred on Wednesday, June 13, 2018 at 9:56 p.m., as two suspects entered the Dollar Tree store, located at 3602 Miller Road, Wilmington prior to closing time. The first suspect confronted two employees and demanded money while brandishing a handgun. The second suspect confronted another employee at the store office demanding money and subsequently snatching an undisclosed amount of money from the office. One of the suspects then punched an employee before fleeing the store. The suspects fled on foot towards Franklin Place and West 34th Street. There were no injuries.

The first suspect is described as a black male approximately 14 years old, 5’04” tall, 120 lbs. wearing a dark colored hooded sweatshirt tied tight around the face, black pants brandishing a handgun.

The second suspect is described as a black male approximately 18 years old, 6’00” tall, 180 lbs. wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt tied tight around the face and dark colored pants.

No surveillance images are available at this time.

The investigation is ongoing and anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact Detective M. Cassel of the Troop 2 Robbery Unit at 302-365-8551.

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 the Director of Public Information, Sergeant Richard Bratz

Released: 061418 1411

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Cancellation of Gold Alert Issued for Missing Camden-Wyoming Woman

WyomingRuby Twilley who was reported missing on Tuesday, June 12, 2018 has been located in good condition.  The Gold Alert has been canceled.

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Presented by Public Information Officer, Master Corporal Melissa Jaffe

Released: 061218 2138

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Domestic Incident Leads to Felony Arrest-Bridgeville

Jaquan A. James
Jaquan A. James

Bridgeville- Delaware State Police arrest a Bridgeville man after a domestic incident led to the victim being struck by a vehicle.

The incident occurred on Monday, June 11, 2018 at approximately 5:08 p.m. when Troopers were dispatched to the 20700 block of Booker T. Washington Street, for an assault complaint. Upon arrival it was discovered that during the course of a domestic incident, the victim, an 18-year-old male, had been stuck with a vehicle in which his older brother, 21-year-old Jaquan A. James was driving.

Further investigation revealed that Jaquan was at his mother’s residence, fixing her vehicle, when his 18-year-old brother came home, wanting access to a shed that had been locked.  An argument ensued between 18-year-old son and mother, in which the mother went inside to retrieve a bat and a machete as it was believed that her son was in possession of a gun.  The 18-year-old son began to walk away from his mother and the residence when Jaquan proceeded to back out of the driveway in his vehicle, subsequently striking his brother.

The 18-year-old victim was transported by the Delaware State Police Aviation Unit to the Christiana Hospital in critical condition.

Jaquan was transported back to Troop 5, where he was charged with Assault First (Felony) and Possession of a Deadly Weapon During the Commission of a Felony.  He was arraigned before the Justice of the Peace Court 2 and released on $40,000.00 unsecured 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: 061218 1438

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Gold Alert Issued for Missing Camden-Wyoming Woman

Ruby Twilley
Ruby Twilley

WyomingThe Delaware State Police is issuing a Gold Alert for Ruby Twilley who was last seen on June 11, 2018 at approximately 11:00 a.m. making a withdrawal from the WSFS bank located at 120 W. Camden Wyoming Avenue, Wyoming.

Ruby is 5’03” tall, 170 lbs., with brown hair and green eyes.   She was last seen wearing jeans, sneakers, and an unknown color sweater.   Ruby should be operating a 2003 GMC Sonoma, Delaware registration CL30376. She may possibly be in the Elkton, MD area.

Troopers have been unable to make contact with Ruby 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 3 at 302-697-4454.  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: 061218 1143

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Troopers Investigating Walmart Robbery – New Castle

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New Castle – The Delaware State Police are investigating an armed robbery that took place at the New Castle Walmart just after midnight.

The preliminary investigation has determined the incident occurred at approximately 12:09 a.m., Tuesday, June 12, 2018 at the Walmart, located at 117 Wilton Boulevard, New Castle. Troopers were dispatched to a robbery with shots fired in the store. It was reported an unknown black male suspect with his face covered entered the business brandishing a gun and confronted an employee at the cash register area of the store. The suspect discharged his firearm into the ceiling of the business and demanded money. An unknown black female then entered the store and immediately responded to the cash register area to assist the black male suspect. An employee opened the secured door to the office to determine the cause of the commotion when the female suspect forced entry into the office armed with unknown type of weapon. Both suspects entered the office and demanded cash. Both employees complied with the demands by turning over and undisclosed amount of cash to the suspects. At the time of the incident a subject was waiting outside of the business for a family member to finish her shift at Walmart when he heard the initial gunshot. He responded into the store and confronted the masked male suspect. The suspect then discharged an additional round and fled with the female suspect through the lawn and garden door. Neither the employees nor any patrons were injured as a result of the incident.

The first suspect was described as a black male, approximately 5’08” tall with an average build.  The male suspect wore dark clothing with his face covered armed with an unknown make and model handgun.

The second suspect was described as a black female, approximately 5’05″ tall with an average build.  The female suspect wore dark clothing armed with an unknown weapon.

The investigation is ongoing and anyone with information regarding the incident is asked to contact Detective T. Dukes at Troop 2 by calling 302-365-8412.

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 the Director of Public Information, Sergeant Richard Bratz

Released: 061218 0811

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Drug Investigation Leads to Arrest of Multiple Suspects-Greenwood

Greenwood- The Sussex County Drug Unit concluded a month long drug investigation that led to the arrest of multiple suspects on several drug and other related charges.

On Monday, June 11, 2018 at approximately 6:04 a.m., the Sussex County Drug Unit responded to the 10900 block of Webb Farm Road in reference to a drug investigation.  Through investigative measures, it was discovered that cocaine and heroin were being distributed from the residence.  With the assistance of the Sussex Governor’s Task Force (GTF) and the Special Operations Response Team (SORT), a search warrant was executed at the residence.

Upon entry, multiple subjects were located inside and detained.  During a search of the residence, detectives seized 21.01 grams of crack cocaine, 5.2 grams of powder cocaine, 66 bags of heroin (approximately .462 grams), $3,367.00 in suspected drug proceeds, a loaded .25 Caliber Boa semi-auto handgun, and various drug paraphernalia including pipes and syringes used to consume narcotics.

Further investigation revealed that 48-year-old Jeffrey Allen of Greenwood, was distributing cocaine and heroin from the residence. The homeowner, 47-year-old Patrick J. Rafferty of Greenwood, was aware of the drug distribution occurring at the residence which he maintained.  Eric C. Howard, 45-year-old of Lincoln, conspired with Jeffery Allen to complete a delivery of .4 grams of crack cocaine to Kenneth J. Passwaters, 58-year-old of Milford, just prior to the execution of the search warrant.

The suspects were transported back to Troop 4 and charged with the following:

  • Jeffrey Allen: Possession With Intent To Deliver Tier 4 Crack Cocaine, Possession of a Firearm By Person Prohibited, Possession With Intent to Deliver Heroin, Possession With Intent to Deliver Cocaine, Possession of Cocaine Tier 1, Delivery of Crack Cocaine, Conspiracy 2nd, and Possession Drug Paraphernalia.  He was arraigned before the Justice of the Peace Court 2 and committed to the Sussex Correctional Institution on $83,500.00 secured bond.
  • Patrick Rafferty: Maintaining Drug Property and Possession Drug Paraphernalia.  He was arraigned before the Justice of the Peace Court 2 and released on $2,500.00 unsecured bond.
  • Eric Howard: Delivery of Crack Cocaine and Conspiracy 2nd.  He was arraigned before the Justice of the Peace Court 2 and committed to the Sussex Correctional Institution on $5,000.00 secured bond.
  • Kenneth Passwaters: Resisting Arrest, Possession of Crack Cocaine, and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.  He was arraigned before the Justice of the Peace Court 2 and given a $1,500.00 unsecured bond, however was committed to the Sussex Correctional Institution on unrelated capiases.
  • Two other suspects located in the residence, a 50-year-old male of Millsboro and a 51-year-old female of Milford, were both issued a Criminal Summon for Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.

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Presented by Public Information Officer, Master Corporal Melissa Jaffe

Released: 061118 1917

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*UPDATE* Troopers Investigating Crash Involving School Bus-Middletown

Middletown – Delaware State Police are currently investigating a crash involving a Christina School District bus which sent two students to the hospital with minor injuries.

The crash occurred at approximately 6:20 a.m. on Monday, June 11, 2018 on Summit Bridge Road between Armstrong Corner Road and Old School House Road, Middletown. The 2009 Freight Liner School Bus, operated by Shaneeka S. Comeger, 35 of Wilmington, was traveling northbound on Summit Bridge Road between Old School House Road and Armstrong Corner Road. The bus, with two students and bus aide, was traveling to Newark High School during moderate rush hour traffic on a wet road due to rain. An unknown vehicle in front of the school bus applied the brakes due to slower moving traffic. It was at this time the bus driver attempted to avoid a rear-end collision and swerved to the right and veered off of the road. The bus then struck a ditch before rolling over onto its’ right side.

The two students, a 17 year old male and a 16 year old female, were transported to a local area hospital with minor injuries.

The driver and the bus aide, 49 of Newark, were not injured in the crash. The driver of the bus was charged with Following A Motor Vehicle Too Closely.

Summit Bridge Road in the area of the crash was impacted for approximately two hours as the crash was investigated and cleared.

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*TRAFFIC ADVISORY* Troopers Investigating Crash Involving School Bus-Middletown

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Presented by the Director of Public Information, Sergeant Richard Bratz

Released: 061118 1351

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Joint Investigation Leads to the Arrest of a Correctional Officer

Corey C. Davis
Corey C. Davis

Georgetown– Delaware State Police arrest a Correctional Officer for official misconduct including Receiving a Bribe, while performing his duties at the Sussex Correctional Institution.

The investigation began on Monday, June 4, 2018 when Troop 4 Major Crimes Unit received information from the Department of Correction, regarding a Correctional Officer, 47-year-old Corey C. Davis of Delmar who was employed at the Sussex Correctional Institution, located at 23203 Dupont Boulevard.  An internal investigation conducted by the Department of Correction, led to the discovery of Davis communicating with family and friends of inmates while on duty between May 1, 2018 and June 4, 2018.  Further investigation led to the discovery that Davis was bringing in contraband to prisoners on his tier.  Davis would make arrangements with the inmates’ family and friends to obtain items and then bring them into the prison to distribute to the prisoners.  These items included; coffee, sunflower seeds, workout supplements, food and crest whitestrips.  In exchange for these items, Davis would receive an undisclosed amount of cash directly deposited into a cash application by these family and friends.

It was also discovered that Davis would allow inmates access the State’s computer when no other officers were around.  Davis would also communicate with the inmates’ family members on the computer while the inmates were standing with him.  Davis also accessed the Delaware Automated Correctional System and obtained information on inmates that he would distribute to family members of the inmates.

Davis was subsequently arrested on Wednesday, June 6, 2018, at approximately 2:39 p.m. and taken into custody at the Sussex Correctional Institution.  He was charged with Receiving a Bribe (Felony), Misuse of Computer System Information, 2 counts of Prison Contraband with Intent to Deliver, and Official Misconduct with Unauthorized Exercise of Official Functions.  Davis was arraigned before the Justice of the Peace Court 2 and released on $8,000.00 unsecured bond.

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Presented by Public Information Officer, Master Corporal Melissa Jaffe

Released: 061118 1314

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*TRAFFIC ADVISORY* Troopers Investigating Crash Involving School Bus-Middletown

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Middletown – Delaware State Police are currently investigating a crash involving a school bus which sent two students to the hospital with minor injuries.

The crash occurred at approximately 6:30 a.m. on Monday, June 11, 2018 on Summit Bridge Road between Armstrong Corner Road and Old School House Road. The school bus was northbound on Summit Bridge road and attempted to stop to avoid a collision with the vehicle in front of them. The bus drove off the road into a ditch causing the bus to overturn. Minor injuries have been reported and EMS has transported the passengers to a local area hospital.

Motorist should expect delays in this area and are advised to use caution and slow down. May need to seek alternate routes of travel.

Updated information will be sent as it becomes available.

For updated traffic conditions and road closure information click on the following link:

http://www.deldot.gov/Traffic/travel_advisory/index.shtml#advisories.

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Presented by the Director of Public Information, Sergeant Richard Bratz

Released: 061118 0711

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