Delaware State Police

State Police Sponsor – It’s “Cool” To Go Back To School Initiative

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

When: Wednesday, August 23, 2017 11:30 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

Where: Delaware State Police (Troop 3) – 3759 South State Street, Camden, Delaware 19934

The Delaware State Police Troop 3,  will sponsor a back to school initiative in Kent County on August 23, 2017 from 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. There will be a short briefing at Troop 3 in the conference room prior to leaving for the communities.  The goal of this initiative will be to target and make a positive impact on the children that live there.  Our hope is to help remind them that it’s “cool” to go back to school. Troopers will be walking through the communities interacting with the children and handing out “COOL” freeze pops. The Delaware State Police Community Outreach Unit, Public Information Office and the Mounted Patrol Unit will assist in this effort with additional community members, clergy and civic leaders.

Schedule:

Meadowbrook Acres, Magnolia at 12:00 p.m.

Rodney Village, Alder Park, Dover at 1:00 p.m.

Capitol Park, Dover at 2:00 p.m.

Media is invited to the event and the troop for a short briefing at Troop 3 at 11:30 a.m.

Released: 082117 1451

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Update Roads are reopened **Traffic Advisory** – Troopers Investigating Multiple Vehicle Crash – Milford

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

Milford- The Delaware State Police are currently investigating a multi-vehicle crash which occurred this afternoon at the intersection of Milford-Harrington Highway and Church Hill Road.

The investigation thus far has determined that the crash occurred today, Sunday, August 20, 2017 at approximately 4:28 p.m., on SR 14 in the area of Church Hill Road and includes multiple vehicles. Injuries have been reported in the crash, however, the exact number and extent of the injuries is unknown at this time.

All lanes are currently closes in the area of the crash to traffic and commuters are asked to find alternate routes of travel.

The investigation into this crash is in its early stages. More information will be released at the conclusion of the investigation.

Released: 082017 1651

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Three Arrested in Farmington Meth Lab Operation

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

Farmington – The Delaware State Police have arrested three men after information was received into the manufacturing of Methamphetamine (Meth) at a residence west of Farmington.

On Sunday, August 20, 2017 at approximately 3:30 a.m., troopers responded to the 2000 block of Hickman Road, Farmington for a report of subjects manufacturing Methamphetamine in a trailer behind a residence. Upon arrival troopers observed equipment and component mixtures of the manufacturing stages of Meth and detected a strong odor of ammonia. When the Troopers contacted three suspects in the trailer they observed an active “one-pot” on the floor. At that time, the subjects were detained and the Kent County Drug Unit was contacted. Members of the Delaware State Police Kent County Drug Unit (KDU) and the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (DNREC) arrived at the scene and confirmed that a “one-pot” meth manufacturing lab was present on the property. After a consent to search was obtained, components used to manufacture meth along with key ingredients in making the drug were safely collected and seized.

Brian W. Holben, 21 of Farmington, Hunter C. Stockman, 22 of Bridgeville and Lathan Verry, 21 of Greenwood were arrested without incident and transported to Troop 3, Camden where they were formally charged with Operating a Clandestine Laboratory and Conspiracy 2nd Degree. The suspects were arraigned before Justice of the Peace Court 7 and committed to James T. Vaugh Correctional Center in default of $6,000.00 secured bond.

Hickman Road was closed for approximately three hours until the scene was deemed safe. No evacuations were ordered as it was determined that there was no immediate hazard to nearby residents.

Released: 082017 1211

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**UPDATE-BOTH SUBJECTS ARRESTED** Trooper Seek Public’s Assistance in Locating Burglary Suspects

 

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

Troopers arrested Danielle Poliseno and Zachary Knipple after making contact with them during a traffic stop last night. The two were taken into custody without incident and transported back to Troop 3 where they were each charged with two counts of each of the following: Burglary 3rd degree, Felony Theft, Conspiracy 2nd degree and Criminal Mischief.

Danielle Poliseno, 22 of Hartly and Zachary Knipple, 24 of Harrington, were both taken before the Justice of the Peace Court 2. Danielle Poliseno was released after posting $4,500.00 secured bond and Zachary Knipple was committed to James T. Vaughn Correctional Center in default of $4,500.00 secured bond.

Danielle Poliseno and Zachary Knipple were both wanted in connection with two burglaries that occurred in July and August 2017 at the Equine Veterinary Supplies in Hartly, Delaware. In both burglaries horse medications were stolen.

Troopers Seek Public’s Assistance in Locating Wanted Subjects

Released: 081917 2321

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Gold Alert Issued for Missing Females from Greenwood and Milford

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

The Delaware State Police are issuing a Gold Alert for Haley Moore, 18 of Greenwood and Alanis S. Fuhrman, 20 of Milford.

Haley Moore (approximately 5’07” tall, weighing 80 lbs.) and Alanis S. Fuhrman (approximately 5’09” tall, weighing 110 lbs.) are white females with pictures attached.

Troopers have been unable to make contact with Moore and Fuhrman to check on their welfare. Attempts to locate them have been unsuccessful and there is a real concern for their safety and welfare. 

If anyone has any information in reference to his whereabouts, they are asked to 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.

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Released: 081917 1411

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Traffic Advisory-Wilmington Update: All lanes of SR 202 are open

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

Wilmington– Concord Pike (202 southbound) at Silverside Road, Wilmington is currently closed due to a two vehicle crash with vehicle on its side. Troopers are on scene investigating the crash.

Commuters are advised to use caution in the area and seek alternate routes of travel as crews will be working in the area.

Released: 081917 1251

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Homeless Sex Offender Public Notification

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

Dover– The following are not wanted. This is a Homeless Sex Offender Public Notifications. If you have information 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 or by sending an anonymous tip by text to 274637 (CRIMES) using the keyword “DSP.”

Released: 081817 1741

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**Traffic Advisory** – Troopers Investigating Multiple Vehicle Crash – Update

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Presented by Public Information Officer, Master Corporal Jeffrey R. Hale

Middletown – The Delaware State Police continue to investigate a multi-vehicle crash which sent several people to area hospitals yesterday afternoon.

The investigation thus far has determined that the crash occurred at approximately 1:33 p.m., on Thursday, August 17, 2017, as Edwin Perez, 44, of Union, NJ, was operating a 2013 Freightliner tractor and trailer carrying 88 barrels of Aluminum Hydroxy gel, and was traveling in a northbound direction on SR1 approaching the Biddle Toll Plaza. Perez failed to see traffic that had slowed in front of him which caused the front of his truck to strike the rear of a 2013 GMC Yukon, which was being operated by a 49 year old Prince Frederick, MD woman, as well as the rear of a 2014 Chevrolet Express, which was being operated by a 61 year old New Jersey man. Both the GMC and the Chevrolet overturned after the initial impact. Perez’ vehicle then continued in a northbound direction and crossed the median, where it came to rest in the southbound SR 1 EZ Pass lanes.

The female operator of the GMC was treated at the scene by New Castle County Paramedics before being transported by ambulance to the Christiana Hospital. 

Two juvenile passengers in the GMC were also treated at the scene by Paramedics. They were then flown by Delaware State Police Aviation (Trooper 4) to the the A.I. DuPont Hospital for Children where they were treated for their serious injuries. Two other juvenile passengers in the van were removed from the scene by ambulance and transported to the A.I. DuPont Hospital where they were treated for their non-life threatening injuries.

Edwin Perez and the 61 year old operator of the Express were transported by ambulance to the Christiana Hospital where they were treated for their non-life threatening injuries.

Officers from the Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control responded to the scene in order to clean up the spill of Aluminum Hydroxy.

The northbound and southbound EZ Pass lanes of SR 1 were closed for approximately 10 hours as the crash was investigated and cleared. 

This crash remains under investigation by the Delaware State Police.

Released: 081817 1640

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Detectives Make Arrest in Camden-Wyoming Burglary

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

Camden-Wyoming – State Police Criminal Investigators have made an arrest into a residential burglary east of Camden-Wyoming.

Detectives recently arrested Zakhary J. Damron, 21 of Dover, and Yante Morrison, 21 of Camden-Wyoming, in connection with a residential burglary committed in the unit block of Brookview Avenue, Camden-Wyoming that occurred on August 11, 2017. It was reported that entry was made into a private residence where a valuable collection of foreign coins and paper currency were missing. Through investigative measures detectives were able to determine the collection was stolen by Damron and Morrision and taken to local pawn shops.

Zakhary J. Damron was transported to Troop 3 in Camden and formally charged with Burglary 2nd degree, Felony Theft, Conspiracy 2nd degree, Theft by False Pretense, Falsifying Business Records and Selling Stolen Property. He was taken before Justice of the Peace Court 2 and released on $12,500.00 unsecured bond.

Yante Morrison was transported to Troop 3 in Camden and formally charged with Burglary 2nd degree, Felony Theft and Conspiracy 2nd degree. She was taken before Justice of the Peace Court 2 and released on $11,500.00 unsecured bond.

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Released: 081817 1711

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