Delaware State Police

Troopers Investigating Serious Crash-Stanton

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

Stanton- Delaware State Police are currently investigating a serious motor vehicle crash which occurred late this evening.

The initial investigation has determined that the crash occurred at approximately 10:52 p.m. on Delaware Park Drive near Old Capitol Trail where one vehicle crashed into a tree. At least two people have suffered serious injuries as a result of the crash.

Delaware Park Drive in the area of the crash is closed at this time. Commuters are asked to use caution and to find alternate routes of travel.

This crash remains under investigation at this time. Further details will be released at the conclusion of the investigation.

Released: 052817 2331

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Troopers Arrest Camden Man for Vehicle Theft

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Eric C. Andrews 29 of Camden

 

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

Camden – The Delaware State Police arrested a Camden man for stealing a car from a driveway of a local area neighborhood.

On Sunday, May 28, 2017 at approximately 9:50 a.m., a trooper on proactive patrol in the area of South Governors Avenue observed a stolen Honda Civic from the unit block of Falcon Drive, Camden. The trooper recognized this vehicle from a reported theft that occurred the day before on Saturday, May 27, 2017. The vehicle was traveling northbound on South Governors Avenue and made a left onto Webbs Lane and failed to signal.  The trooper conducted a traffic stop on the vehicle at Webbs Lane near Nathaniel Mitchell Road.  The driver was taken into custody without incident and later identified as Eric C. Andrews, 29 of Camden. Andrews stated at the time of the theft the vehicle was unlocked with the key in the ignition.

Eric C. Andrews was arrested and transported to Troop 3, Camden were he was charged with Theft of a Motor Vehicle, Driving While Suspended, Failure to have Insurance and Registration and Failure to Signal. He was arraigned before Justice of the Peace Court 7 and committed to the James T. Vaughn Correctional Center in default of $702.00 secured bond.

Released: 052817 2251

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**Traffic Advisory-Newark** Road Re-opened

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

Newark – The Delaware State Police are currently investigating a motor vehicle crash involving  a van that rolled over on Salem Church Road and McFarland Drive at around 8:30 p.m. this evening. The area of the crash is shut down due to a fuel leak. At this time it is unknown how many people are injured and the extent of their injuries.

The roads have currently closed in the area of the crash.  Commuters are advised to use caution in the area of the crash as crews are continuing to investigate the collision.

Released: 052817 2121

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**Traffic Advisory-Lewes**

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

Lewes- The Delaware State Police are currently investigating a motor vehicle crash involving one vehicle that struck a tree on Camp Arrowhead Road and Yoshino Drive, Lewes that occurred around 12:02 p.m. this afternoon.  At this time it is unknown how many people are injured and the extent of their injuries.

The roads have currently closed in the area of the crash.  Commuters are advised to use caution in the area of the crash as crews are continuing to investigate the collision.

Released: 052817 1231

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State Police Carry Naloxone (Narcan) Kits

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

The Delaware State Police have joined other Delaware law enforcement agencies in carrying the overdose reversal drug, Naloxone, also known as Narcan.

Troopers will begin to carry nasally-administered Naloxone kits on patrol for use in treating subjects suspected of suffering from heroin or other opiate overdoses.

In conjunction with the Delaware Office of Emergency Medical Services, the Delaware State Police implemented a training curriculum and developed Divisional Policy authorizing and monitoring the administration of Naloxone by Troopers.

“As first responders on patrol, Troopers often are the first to arrive on the scene of medical emergencies.” said Sergeant Paul G. Shavack, Trooper Medic Commander and Delaware State Police Naloxone Program Coordinator. “Deployment of Naloxone kits in conjunction with EMS response has proven instrumental in saving the lives of those suffering from heroin or other opioid overdoses and increases the level of service that Troopers provide to our community.”

Released: 052617 2331

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Homeless Sex Offender Public Notification

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

DoverThe following is not wanted.   This is a Homeless Sex Offender Public Notification.  If you have information the listed subject is 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.”

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Released: 052617 2051

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Troopers Investigating Fatal Crash Involving Pedestrian- Bear- Update #2

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Elder Saavedra

 

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

Bear- Delaware State Police have obtained a warrant charging a New Jersey man with murder in connection with a fatal hit-and-run crash that occurred in a Bear area parking lot in March.

On Tuesday, May 23, 2017, Delaware State Police detectives obtained an arrest warrant charging Elder Saavedra, 24, of Swedesboro, NJ with Murder 1st Degree in connection with a fatal hit-and-run crash that occurred on Sunday, March 26, 2017 in the parking lot of 2000 Firedancer Lane, Bear. Saavedra is currently incarcerated in Pennsylvania due to a prior detainer issued by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Saavedra will be formerly arrested upon his extradition from Pennsylvania.

The investigation began after troopers were called in reference to a male pedestrian, later identified as Lester Mateo, 24, of Pennsville, NJ, who had been struck by a vehicle. During the investigation troopers learned that an altercation had occurred inside the El Nuevo Rodeo Restaurant involving several individuals. Following the altercation Lester Mateo responded to a vehicle in the parking lot of the business. He then drove the car a short distance in the parking lot before getting out of it. It was then that Elder Saavedra entered the car and proceeded to run into Mateo, pinning him against a second vehicle which was parked in the lot. Saavedra then exited the vehicle and fled the parking lot on foot.

Lester Mateo was removed from the scene and transported to the Christiana Medical Center where he was subsequently pronounced dead. His body was turned over to the Division of Forensic Sciences where his death was ruled a homicide. Through further investigation detectives were subsequently able to identify Elder Saavedra as the suspect.

Anyone who may have any additional information in reference to this investigation is asked to contact Detective Scott Mauchin at (302) 365-8414 or via email: scott.mauchin@state.de.us.  Information may also be provided by calling Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333, via the internet at www.delaware.crimestoppersweb.com, or by sending an anonymous tip by text to 274637 (CRIMES) using the keyword “DSP.”

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Released: 052617 1600

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Troopers Seek Public’s Assistance in locating Stolen ATV

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

Townsend- Delaware State Police are asking for the public’s assistance in locating an ATV that was stolen from a self storage facility earlier this month.

The investigation began on Tuesday, May 9, 2017 after troopers were called to the Storage Sense, located at 893 Noxontown Road, Townsend, for the report of the theft of a 2005 Yamaha 660 ATV (pictured) from one of the storage units. After reviewing surveillance footage, troopers were able to identify the vehicle believed to have been used in the theft (pictured).

If anyone has any information in reference to this incident, they are asked to contact Detective Bridget Harris at 302-365-8410 or via email: bridget.harris@state.de.us. Information may also be provided by calling Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333, via the internet at www.delaware.crimestoppersweb.com, or by sending an anonymous tip by text to 274637 (CRIMES) using the keyword “DSP.”

Released: 052617 1325

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Troopers Investigate Crash Involving Police Vehicle

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

Wilmington (19810)- The Delaware State Police Collision Reconstruction Unit is currently investigating a three vehicle crash involving a Delaware State Trooper that occurred last night north of Wilmington.

The initial investigation has determined that the crash occurred at approximately 8:46 p.m. last night, Thursday, May 25, 2017, as a 46 year old Delaware State Trooper was operating a fully marked 2012 Chevrolet Tahoe and was traveling in a westbound direction on Silverside Road approaching the intersection of Benton Court. The trooper, who was not responding to a complaint and did not have the emergency equipment of his vehicle activated, failed to observe a 1996 Buick Lesabre stopped in the westbound lane of Silverside Road, just west of Benton Court, with its left turn signal activated. The front of the Tahoe then struck the rear of the Lesabre, which was being operated by a 16 year old Wilmington male. The force of the collision caused the Lesabre to travel into the eastbound lane of Silverside Road where its front then struck the front of a 2012 Infiniti G37, which was being operated by a 73 year old Wilmington female. All three vehicles came to rest in the roadway.

The operator of the Buick Lesabre, as well as a 53 year old female passenger, were trapped in the car until they could be extricated by responding emergency personnel. They were treated at the scene by New Castle County Paramedics before being transported by ambulance to the Christiana Medical Center, where they were treated for their non-life threatening injuries. There were no other injuries.

All operators and passengers were properly restrained at the time of the crash. Alcohol use is not being considered as a factor in the crash.

This crash remains under investigation by the Delaware State Police Collision Reconstruction Unit. Both the eastbound and westbound lanes of Silverside Road were closed for a period of time as the crash was investigated and cleared.

Released: 052617 1255

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Troopers On-Scene Of Helicopter Crash – Update

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

New Castle (19720) – The Delaware State Police, the National Transportation Safety Board, and the Federal Aviation Administration, continue to investigate a helicopter crash which has claimed the life of a New Jersey man that occured late this morning in New Castle.

The investigation thus far has determined that the crash occurred at approximately 11:55 a.m. this morning, Thursday, May 25, 2017, as a 2006 Airbus EC-135P2 helicopter, which was being operated by Michael R. Murphy, 37, of Franklinville, NJ, crashed into a drainage ditch located in the rear of the United States Post Office facility located at 147 Quigley Boulevard. Upon impact the helicopter, which is owned by Penn Star, the air transportation service for the University of Pennsylvania Health System, then became engulfed in flames. Responding fire services personnel from the Goodwill Volunteer Fire Company and neighboring volunteer fire companies arrived at the scene and were able to extinguish the flames. Michael Murphy, who was employed by Metro Aviation, was the sole occupant of the helicopter. He was declared dead at the scene. His body was turned over to the Delaware Division of Forensic Sciences where an autopsy will be performed. There were no other injuries. Damage to a shed and several parked vehicles on the property was sustained due to flying debris and flames.

Upon speaking to aviation officials, it was learned that Michael Murphy had flown from the Atlantic City Airport and was conducting “approach training” in the area of the New Castle County Airport.

The investigation into the cause of this crash is continuing at this time. Further Information will be released as the investigation dictates.

For any questions regarding the employment of Michael Murphy, please contact Kristen King Holmes at kking@metroaviation.com.

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Released: 052517 0810

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