Delaware State Police

**Traffic Advisory**- Troopers Investigate Crash

Rt 2 Crash

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

Newark- Delaware State Police are currently investigating a crash which has caused the partial closure of a Newark area roadway.

The initial investigation has determined that the crash occurred at approximately 12:57 a.m. this morning, Thursday, March 30, 2017, on DE Rt. 2 (Capitol Trail) in the area of Possum Park Road, and involves a single vehicle which struck several unoccupied parked cars and a utility pole in the parking lot of the Possum Park Apartments. The male operator and sole occupant of the vehicle has been removed from the scene and transported to the Christiana Hospital to be treated for non-life threatening injuries.

As a result of the crash, DE Rt. 2 has been has been closed in both directions between E. Cleveland Avenue and Possum Park Road, and is expected to remain closed for an extended period of time. Commuters are asked to seek alternate routes of travel.

This crash remains under investigation by the Delaware State Police. Further details will be released at the conclusion of the investigation.

Released: 033017 0250

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Troopers Investigate 7-11 Robbery

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

Wilmington (19809)- Delaware State Police are currently investigating the robbery of a Wilmington area 7-11 store that occurred yesterday morning.

The initial investigation has determined that the incident happened at approximately 6:20 a.m. yesterday, Tuesday, March 28, 2017, as a male suspect entered the 7-11 store located at 4865 Governor Printz Boulevard, Wilmington. He then approached the sales counter and presented the female clerk with a demand note for cash. The suspect also implied that he was armed, however, he did not display a weapon. The clerk complied with the suspect’s demands and turned over an undisclosed amount of money to him. The suspect then demanded cigarettes as well, and after receiving them, he exited the store and fled in an unknown direction. The clerk was not injured.

The suspect was described as a black male 25-35 years of age. He was 5’06”-5’10” tall, weighed 190-220 lbs., and was last seen wearing a black shirt, black jeans, a black jacket, and a red hooded sweatshirt. There is no further physical or clothing description available.

If anyone has any information in reference to this incident they are asked to contact the Robbery Unit at Troop 2, Glasgow, at 302-365-8566. Information may also be provided by calling Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333, via the internet at www.tipsubmit.com, or by sending an anonymous tip by text to 274637 (CRIMES) using the keyword “DSP.”

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Released: 032917 0805

Troopers Investigating Fatal Crash Involving a Pedestrian- Bear- **Update**

Pedestrian crash

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

Bear -Delaware State Police have identified the male victim who was struck and killed in the hit-and-run crash which occurred in the parking lot of 2000 Firedancer Lane on Sunday, March 26, 2017, as Lester Mateo, 23, of Pennsville, NJ.

The investigation into this incident is continuing and the Delaware State Police are asking anyone who may have any information to contact Det. Scott Mauchin at 302-365-8414. Information may also be provided by calling Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333, via the internet at www.tipsubmit.com, or by sending an anonymous tip by text to 274637 (CRIMES) using the keyword “DSP.”

Released: 032817 1605

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Gold Alert Issued for Missing Ocean View Man

Curran, Gerald J Jr
Gerald J. Curran Jr.

 

Presented by Public Information Officer, Master Corporal Gary Fournier

Ocean View – The Delaware State Police are issuing a Gold Alert for Gerald J. Curran Jr. of Ocean View who was last seen leaving his residence in the 30000 block of Robinson Avenue Sunday March 26, 2017.

Gerald is a white male, 59 years of age, 5’10” tall, 230 lbs., brown hair and hazel eyes.

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

If anyone has any information in reference to his whereabouts, they are asked to contact Troop 4 at 302-856-5850.  Information may also be provide by contacting Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333 or via the internet at www.delaware.crimestoppersweb.com.  Anonymous tips may be sent by text to 274637 (CRIMES) using the keyword “DSP.”

Released: 032717 1555

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State Police Investigating Robbery of Little Heaven Shore Stop

Presented by Public Information Officer, Master Corporal Gary Fournier

Little Heaven– The Delaware State Police are investigating the robbery of a gas station that occurred last evening.

The incident occurred at approximately 9:39p.m., Sunday March 26, 2017, as a male subject armed with a knife entered the Shore Stop, located at 7865 Bay Road.  The suspect approached a store employee and demanded cash.  The employee complied with the demand and turned over an undisclosed amount of cash. The suspect then exited the store and fled in an unknown direction.  The clerk was not injured.

The suspect was described as black male, 20-25 years of age, 5’11”-6’00” tall, 160-170 lbs., wearing a hooded sweatshirt pulled up and tightened around his face (No further physical or clothing description).  Armed with a knife.

No surveillance photos available.

If anyone has any information in reference to this incident they are asked to contact Detective M. Weintstein at 302-698-8443. 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: 032717 0850

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Traffic Stop Leads to Drug Charges

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

Laurel, De. – The Delaware State Police have arrested a Laurel man after he was found to be in possession of heroin following a traffic stop on Saturday.

The preliminary investigation has determined the incident occurred on Saturday, March 25, 2017 at around 9:58 p.m. as troopers from the Troop 5 Pro-active Criminal Enforcement (P.A.C.E.) team were on patrol in the area of Townsend Street and West Street, Laurel. It was at this time the troopers observed a black Dodge pickup truck traveling on Townsend Street turn left without activating his left turn signal. A traffic stop was initiated and the suspect vehicle entered the Shore Stop parking lot located at 405 North Central Avenue, Laurel. Upon coming into contact with the operator and sole occupant of the vehicle, later identified as Robert L. Jones, 32 of Laurel, they detected the odor of marijuana coming from inside of the car. A subsequent search of the suspect and the vehicle was conducted at which time troopers located and seized more than 87 grams of heroin, approximately five grams of marijuana and fifty-two suspected heroin bags. Robert L. Jones was taken into custody without incident.

Robert L. Jones was transported to Troop 5, Bridgeville where he was charged with Manufactures, delivers, or PWID a controlled substance, Possession of Heroin in a Tier 5 Quantity, Possession of Marijuana and Failure to signal. Jones was arraigned before the Justice of the Peace Court 3 and committed to the Sussex Correctional Institution in default of $10,200.00 secured bond.

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Released: 032617 1311

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Troopers Investigating Fatal Crash Involving a Pedestrian – Bear

Pedestrian crash

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

Bear, De. – The Delaware State Police Collision Reconstruction Unit is investigating a fatal hit and run crash that occurred this morning involving a pedestrian.

The incident occurred today around 1:28 a.m. Saturday, March 26, 2017 near the Nuevo Rodeo, located at 2000 Firedancer Lane Bear, De. The pedestrian was walking in the parking lot when an unknown driver operating a Cadillac Escalade struck the pedestrian. After the pedestrian was knocked to the ground, the vehicle continued striking a parked vehicle and the building of the Alpha Worship Center. Immediately after the collisions the operator fled the area in an unknown direction.

The pedestrian was treated at the scene by the New Castle County paramedics and then transported to the Christiana Hospital where the victim was pronounced deceased. Alcohol involvement is undetermined at this point. The investigation is continuing by the Collision Reconstruction Unit and CIU.

If anyone has any information in reference to this incident they are asked to contact Master Corporal J. Aube at 302-365-8483. 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: 032617 1001

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Homeless Sex Offender Notification

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

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 or by sending an anonymous tip by text to 274637 (CRIMES) using the keyword “DSP.”

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Released: 032417 2031

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State Police Arrest Lewes Man for Abusing Foster Child

Allard, Jesse
Jesse A. Allard

Presented by Public Information Officer, Master Corporal Gary Fournier

Lewes – The Delaware State Police have arrested a 30-year-old Lewes man after an investigation revealed he physically assaulted his foster child.

The investigation began Wednesday March 22, 2017 when troopers were dispatched to the 30000 block of Cindy Way for a report of child abuse.  Upon arrival, troopers contacted the reporting party in the complaint who stated his boyfriend, who was identified as Jesse A. Allard, 30, had been physically abusing their 2-year-old male foster child while he was away from the house.  The reporting person had suspected Allard of abusing the child and set up some cameras in the house to record any unusual incidents that may have been occurring.  When he left the residence this evening, he was able to view the cameras from his phone and observed Allard physically abusing the young child.

Troopers took Jesse Allard into custody at the residence and transported him back to Troop 7 where he was charged with Assault 2nd and Endangering the Welfare of a Child, both which are felonies.  Allard was arraigned at JP3 and released after posting $3,500.00 secured bond.  A condition of his release is not to have any private contact with anyone under the age of 12.

The 2-year-old boy was transported to Beebe Healthcare where he was treated and released with non-life-threatening injuries.  Division of Family Services also responded to the hospital and removed the 2-year -old male victim and a 2 month old female that was also in foster care with the couple.  The 2 month old was not injured and they were both placed in the care of another foster family.

Released: 032417 1530

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