Delaware State Police

*UPDATE 2* Trooper Involved Shooting with Suspect Fatally Wounded-Wilmington

Wilmington – The Delaware State Police Homicide Unit is continuing to investigate a trooper involved shooting that occurred yesterday afternoon.

The suspect was transported to the Christiana Hospital Trauma Center in critical condition where he succumbed to his injuries. The suspect has been identified as Adam Radcliffe, 30 of Wilmington, Delaware.

The following information outlines the preliminary investigation into a trooper involved shooting that occurred yesterday west of Wilmington, Delaware.

The incident occurred on Friday, December 15, 2017 at approximately 4:24 p.m. as a trooper on patrol observed a burgundy Honda strike a pole and was driving erratically on Boxwood Road near Centerville Road, Wilmington. The suspect vehicle fled from the crash scene and the trooper followed the suspect vehicle which was later seen in the Kirkwood Plaza Shopping Center off of Kirkwood Highway, located at 4365 Kirkwood Highway, Wilmington. As the trooper proceeded to make contact with the driver, the suspect vehicle sped off with the trooper attached to the passenger side door dragging him. The vehicle accelerated down the access road for Kirkwood Plaza before turning left onto Farrand Drive. The Trooper fired his divisionally issued weapon striking the suspect. The suspect vehicle sped off down Farrand Drive into the neighborhood. Troopers began canvassing the area for the suspect and located the burgundy Honda Civic off of Hammond Place at the end of Farrand Drive where it drove through a fence into a small creek. Troopers removed the sole occupant from the vehicle and performed CPR. Emergency Medical Personnel arrived on scene and transported the subject to the Christiana Hospital where he succumbed to his injuries.

Troopers continue to investigate the circumstances surrounding this incident.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact Detective M. Csapo of the Delaware State Police Homicide Unit by calling 302-741-2729. 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

*UPDATE* Trooper Involved Shooting with Suspect Fatally Wounded-Wilmington

State Police Detectives Investigate Trooper Involved Shooting – Wilmington

Presented by the Director of Public Information, Sergeant Richard Bratz

Released: 121617 1831

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Troopers Seek Public’s Assistance in Identifying Shoplifting Suspects

Dover – The Delaware State Police Troop 3 is seeking the public’s assistance in attempting to identify two shoplifting suspects.

The initial investigation has determined the  incident occurred on Friday, December 15, 2017, as a suspect in the grey hooded sweatshirt entered the Cell Phone Repair store located at 2131 South DuPont Highway, Dover and inquired about trading a cellular phone. A few minutes later, another suspect in a black hooded sweatshirt entered the store. After he converses with the first suspect, he then asked the employee to look at a phone in a secured cabinet, at which time the employee opens the case and gives him the cellular phone. At this time the black male in the grey hooded sweatshirt distracts the employee and his partner runs out the front door with a Rose Gold Iphone 6s towards Rodney Village. The suspect was seen entering a blue Monte Carlo with Delaware tag 43690.

Suspect 1: black male early to mid 20’s, wearing a grey hooded sweatshirt, approximately 6′ 00” tall with a beard, black pants and black hat.

Suspect 2: black male early to mid 20’s, black hooded sweatshirt, wearing blue jeans and black boots

If anyone has any information in reference to the identity of the suspects, they are asked to please contact TFC. R. Spanier of Troop 3, Camden at 302-698-8548. 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 the Director of Public Information, Sergeant Richard Bratz

Released: 121617 0941

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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 the Director of Public Information, Sergeant Richard Bratz

Released: 121617 0911

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DSP S.O.A.R. Searching For Wanted Sex Offenders

Dover, DE- The Delaware State Police Sex Offender Apprehension and Registration Unit (S.O.A.R) is currently looking for the following wanted sex offenders after they either failed to register or re-register their current address. If anyone knows the location of these subjects, they are asked to call 302-672-5306. Information may also be provided by calling Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333, via the http://www.delaware.crimestoppersweb.com/

Presented by the Director of Public Information, Sergeant Richard Bratz

Released: 121617 0851

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*UPDATE* Trooper Involved Shooting with Suspect Fatally Wounded-Wilmington

Wilmington – The Delaware State Police Homicide Unit is continuing to investigate a trooper involved shooting that occurred today. The suspect, 30 of Wilmington, has succumbed to his injuries.

The trooper who sustained bodily injuries, was transported to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries and was treated and released.

The 37 year old Trooper involved in this incident has been employed by the Delaware State Police for 11 years, and is assigned to Troop 6 patrol, in Prices Corner, DE. He has been placed on administrative leave as per Divisional Policy, pending the outcome of the investigation.

Troopers continue to investigate the circumstances surrounding this incident, with further details to be released as the investigation progresses.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact Detective M. Csapo of the Delaware State Police Homicide Unit by calling 302-741-2729. Information may also be provided by calling Delaware crime stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333 or via the internet at http://www.delaware.crimestoppersweb.com

State Police Detectives Investigate Trooper Involved Shooting – Wilmington

Presented by the Director of Public Information, Sergeant Richard Bratz

Released: 121517 2241

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State Police Detectives Investigate Trooper Involved Shooting – Wilmington

Wilmington-The Delaware State Police are currently investigating a shooting incident where a suspect was shot by a Trooper earlier this afternoon.

The preliminary investigation has determined the incident occurred on December 15, 2017 at approximately 4:24 p.m. in the area of Farrand Drive and Hammond Place, Wilmington. The initial investigation reveals a trooper attempted to conduct a traffic stop and was subsequently dragged by the suspect vehicle. The trooper fired his divisionally issued firearm at the suspect.

During the traffic stop the Trooper sustained non-life threatening injuries. The trooper was then transported to a local area hospital. The suspect was also transported to a local area hospital with serious injuries.

This investigation is active and ongoing with further details to be released as they become available.

Farrand Drive is currently closed at (DE 2) Kirkwood Highway as the investigation continues.

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

Released: 121517 2111

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State Police Drug Investigation Leads to Multiple Arrests – Frederica

Frederica– The Delaware State Police Kent County Drug Unit assisted by the Kent County Governor’s Task Force (GTF) and the Delaware State Police Special Operations Response Team (S.O.R.T) concluded a drug investigation with the arrest of three people.

The month long drug investigation concluded on Friday, December 15, 2017, when members of the Kent County Drug Unit assisted by the Kent County GTF and the DSP  S.O.R.T executed a narcotics search warrant in the 100 block of Jackson Street. Upon entry to the residence, three suspects identified as 26-year-old Dazzel J. King of Frederica, 22-year-old Kaylia S. Custis of Frederica, and 66-year-old Jerry L. Warren Sr. of Frederica were taken into custody without incident.

A search of the property resulted in the recovery of (679) packages of Heroin totaling (4.75) grams, (9.98) grams of Crack Cocaine, (70.93) grams of Marijuana, a .38 caliber handgun, $645.00 in suspected drug money, and multiple drug paraphernalia items.

Dazzel J. King was charged with four counts of Possession with Intent to Distribute a Controlled Substance, Conspiracy 2nd Degree, Receiving a Stolen Firearm, Possession of a Firearm During the Commission of a Felony, Possession of a Weapon with an altered serial number, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, and Possession of a Firearm by a Person Prohibited.  King was arraigned at Justice of the Peace Court 2 and committed to the James T. Vaughn Correctional Center on $135,500.00 secured bond.

Kaylia S. Custis was charged with four counts of Possession with Intent to Distribute a Controlled Substance, Conspiracy 2nd Degree, Receiving a Stolen Firearm, Possession of a Firearm During the Commission of a Felony, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, and Possession of a Weapon with an altered serial number.  Custis was arraigned at Justice of the Peace Court 2 and released on $54,500.00 unsecured bond.

Jerry L. Warren Sr. was charged with Maintaining a Dwelling for Drug Distribution.  Warren was arraigned at Justice of the Peace Court 2 and released on $3000.00 unsecured bond.

 

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Presented by Public Information Officer, Master Corporal Melissa Jaffe

Released: 121517 1345

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Troopers Offer Tips to Protect Yourself and Your Property

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Dover – Being in the midst of the holiday shopping season, with the weather turning colder and the hours of daylight decreased, the Delaware State Police have seen an increase in the number of thefts from vehicles, not only in parking lots, but at residences as well. Another crime trend also on the rise during the holiday season is the theft of delivered packages from residences.

In order to help you protect yourself and your property we would like to offer the following crime prevention tips.

Protect Yourself

  • Keep your head up and scan your surroundings.  Make eye contact with people so they are aware that you see them.  This sends a message that you know they are there, and that you can also identify them if necessary.
  • Walk confidently. Project an assertive, confident image.
  • Avoid listening to music through earphones when out on the street.  It prevents you from paying full attention, and distracts you from what and who is around you.
  • If you are being followed, or you see a person or group that makes you feel uncomfortable, give yourself permission to act; cross the street, walk in another direction, go in to a business, or ask other people walking if you may walk a short distance with them.
  • If someone demands your property and displays or implies in any way that they have a weapon, don’t resist.  Your physical property isn’t worth getting injured or killed over.

Secure Your Vehicle

  • Do not leave valuables in your car. That sounds like common sense, but drivers/passengers do leave items of value in plain view every day. If you leave valuable items visible in your car, your car is automatically a target.
  • If you must leave valuable items in your car while out and about, place items out of sight before reaching your destination or move them inconspicuously.
  • Once home, unload your valuables immediately. Do not store valuables in your car any longer than necessary, and certainly never overnight.
  • Try to park in busy, well-lighted areas, or in your garage (if you have one).
  • Raise your windows and lock ALL of your vehicle’s doors even if you plan to be gone for only a brief time. Every week, items are stolen from unlocked vehicles where the owner expected to be away for “just a second.”
  • Set any alarm or anti-theft device. If you have one, use it! Many people believe that car alarms no longer make a difference, but they can be an effective deterrent to vehicle break-ins
  • Don’t think your dark tinted windows will hide your valuables. Thieves often use flashlights to see through tint, and after-market tint is handy to keep all the broken glass in one “sheet” when they break out your window.

 

Deter Package Theft

Package thefts often increase between the months of October and January.  Some package thieves follow delivery trucks and then take the packages after the delivery is made.  Others are crimes of opportunity, when thieves see packages in plain view of the street. Here are a few measures you can take to decrease your chances of being a target:

  • Track your shipment online.
  • Choose a shipping option that requires you to sign for delivery.
  • Arrange to ship the package to another location for someone else to receive.  This can be a friend, relative, trusted neighborhood or landlord/apartment leasing office.  Many local ‘mailbox’ businesses may agree to accept shipment of your item for a small fee.
  • Ask the delivery service to hold the package for customer pick-up at their facility.
  • A more expensive option is to buy a locking bin. This should be bolted down so the bin cannot be removed.  You can then give the key code to the delivery company.

 

Regardless of the situation, circumstance or location, if you observe any type of suspicious activity make sure to report it.

 “TRUST YOUR GUT”

“SEE SOMETHING SAY SOMETHING”

 

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Presented by Public Information Officer, Master Corporal Michael Austin

Released: 121517 1245

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Troopers Seek Assistance in Locating Wanted Wilmington Man

Eugene Smallwood
Eugene SMALLWOOD

Wilmington – Delaware State Police are asking for the public’s assistance, in locating Eugene Smallwood, 40, who is currently wanted for shoplifting and theft related charges.

Smallwood, who has a last known address of Marianna Drive, in Wilmington, has active warrants on file at Troop 1 and Troop 6, and is also wanted by the New Castle County Court of Common Pleas, for Violation of Probation.

Anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of Smallwood, is asked to contact Cpl. D. Fuscellaro at Troop 1, by calling 302-660-3443. 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: 121417 1640

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Troopers Seek Assistance in Locating Wanted Wilmington Man

Maurice Drew
Maurice DREW

Wilmington – Delaware State Police are asking for the public’s assistance in locating Maurice Drew, 31, who has a last known address of South Broom Street in Wilmington, for his involvement in multiple shoplifting incidents.

Drew is currently wanted by Troop 1, Troop 6, Dover Police Department, New Castle Court of Common Pleas, and the Sussex County Court of Common Pleas on shoplifting and theft related charges. Drew is also wanted by the New Castle County Superior Court for Violation of Probation.

Anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of Drew is asked to contact Cpl. D. Fuscellaro at Troop 1, by calling 302-660-3443. 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: 121417 1600

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