Delaware State Police

Gold Alert Issued for Missing Bear Man

Presented by Public Information Officer Master Corporal Gary Fournier

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Brian D. Shields

 

 

Bridgeville-The Delaware State Police are issuing a Gold Alert for Brian D. Shields of Bear who was last heard from in the area of Oak Road and Silent Hill Road, Bridgeville on Wednesday June 29, 2016 around 3:25 p.m.

Brian is a white male, 33 years of age, 5’09” tall, 179 lbs., brown hair and blue eyes. (Photo Attached)

Troopers have been unable to make contact with Brian 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 5 at 302-337-1090 or 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: 063016 1140

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Troopers Investigating a Serious Hit and Run Crash Involving a Bicyclist in Bethany Beach

Presented by Public Information Officer Master Corporal Gary Fournier

Bethany Beach, DE– The Delaware State Police Collision Reconstruction Unit has been requested by Bethany Beach Police Department to investigate a hit and run crash seriously injuring a bicyclist.

The incident occurred around 11:09 p.m., Wednesday June 29, 2016, as a 20-year-old female foreign national residing in Ocean View, was riding her bicycle southbound on the southbound shoulder of Kent Avenue just north of Jefferson Bridge Road. An unknown make and model S.U.V., black in color, operated by an unknown subject was traveling southbound on Kent Ave approaching the bicyclist from behind.  For unknown reasons, the vehicle struck the bicycle from behind knocking the female to the ground in the right lane just east of the south bound fog line.  The unknown vehicle and operator continued south on Kent Avenue without slowing or stopping.

The female bicyclist was initially transported to Beebe Healthcare by EMS where she was stabilized before being flown by Lifenet to Christiana Medical Center where she has been admitted in critical condition. She was not wearing a helmet nor did she have a light affixed to her bicycle at the time of the collision, however, the bicycle did have the appropriate reflectors.  Her name and country of origin are being withheld pending notification of next of kin.

No further description of the vehicle or operator were able to be obtained during the preliminary investigation.

If anyone has any information in reference to this collision, they are asked to contact Master Corporal J. Burns at 302-703-3266. 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: 063016 1040

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State Police Investigating Fatal Crash-Millsboro

Presented by Public Information Officer Master Corporal Gary Fournier

Millsboro- The Delaware State Police Collision Reconstruction Unit is investigating a fatal crash involving two vehicles on John J. Williams Highway (SR24) near Rock Pile Way that occurred early this morning.

The incident occurred around 4:40 a.m., Thursday June 30, 2016 as Corey A. Burton, 20 of Millsboro, was operating a 2004 Ford Mustang westbound on John J. Williams Highway (SR24), in the area of Rock Pile Way. Justin B. Baldwin, 35 of Salisbury, Maryland, was operating a 2013 Isuzu six wheel box truck eastbound in the same vicinity.  For unknown reasons, the Mustang crossed the center line and entered the opposing travel lane directly in front of the box truck. Baldwin swerved right in an attempt to avoid the Mustang, but the two vehicles struck nearly head-on in the eastbound travel lane.  After the impact, the Mustang rotated clockwise and came to rest on the westbound shoulder.  The Isuzu box truck continued in an easterly direction and came to a stop partially in the grass off the eastbound shoulder.

Cory Burton was not properly restrained and was partially ejected. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Justin Baldwin was properly restrained and was uninjured in the crash.

The Collision Reconstruction Unit is continuing their investigation into this incident. Alcohol and drugs may have been a contributing factor on behalf of Burton.  SR24 was closed between Maryland Camp Road and William Street Road for approximately four hours while the crash was investigated and cleared.

Released: 063016 1000

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**Traffic Advisory** State Police Investigating Fatal Crash-Millsboro

Presented by Public Information Officer Master Corporal Gary Fournier

Millsboro- The Delaware State Police Collision Reconstruction Unit is currently investigating a fatal crash involving two vehicles on John J. Williams Highway (SR24) near Rock Pile Way that occurred around 4:40 a.m. this morning. One person has died as a result of this crash.

SR24 is closed between Maryland Camp Road and William Street Road. Commuters are advised to seek alternate routes of travel.

Further details will be released upon the conclusion of the investigation. 

Released: 063016 0517

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Troopers Seek Public’s Help in Locating Wanted Subject

Presented by Public Information Officer Master Corporal Gary E. Fournier

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Nathan E. Lewandowski

 

Long Neck, DE- The Delaware State Police are asking the public’s assistance in attempting to locate a Millsboro man wanted for various felonious crimes that were committed in the Long Neck Area.

Nathan E. Lewandowski, 26, with a last known address of Millsboro (possibly homeless), is wanted for two counts of Theft of a Motor Vehicles stemming from an incident that occurred on June 27, 2016 around 11:15 a.m., in which he stole a golf cart from a victim who was actively playing golf at Baywood Greens, located at 32267 Clubhouse Way, Millsboro. He drove the golf cart off the golf course toward the parking lot where he removed a set of vehicle keys placed in the storage compartment of the golf cart, located the victim’s truck by using the key fob, and then entered the vehicle and drove away.  The truck has since been located in Camden, New Jersey and Lewandowski may still be in that area.

Nathan Lewandowski is also wanted for Possession of a Deadly Weapon During the Commission of a Felony, Aggravated Menacing, Carrying a Concealed Deadly Weapon, Burglary 2nd, four counts of Theft, and Offensive Touching, from three other separate incidents in and around the Long Neck area that occurred over the course of June.

If anyone has any information on the whereabouts of Nathan Lewandowski, they are asked to contact Detective R. Mills at 302-752-3800. 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.”

Gold Alert Issued for Missing Newark Man

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Presented by Public Information Officer Master Corporal Jeffrey R. Hale

**Update**

Newark, DE- Harold Brown has been located. The Gold Alert has been cancelled.

Released: 062816 1545

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**Original Release**

Newark, DE-The Delaware State Police are issuing a Gold Alert for Harold Brown, 77, of Newark, Delaware.

Troopers are looking for Harold Brown who hasn’t been seen or heard from since approximately 10:45 p.m. on Monday, June 27, 2016, after he left a residence located in the 1000 block of Old Baltimore Pike, Newark.

There is a concern for Brown’s safety and welfare as troopers have been unable to make contact with him and attempts to locate him have been unsuccessful.

Harold Brown is described as a black male. He is 5’10” tall, weighs approximately 215 lbs, and has brown eyes and grey hair. Brown was last seen wearing black sweatpants, a blue shirt with a red and white design on it, brown sandals, and brown sunglasses.

A picture of Harold Brown is not available at this time. 

If anyone has any information in reference to the whereabouts of Harold Brown they are asked to call Troop 2 at 302-834-2620. 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: 062816 0835

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Trooper Involved Shooting with Suspect Fatally Wounded, Frederica

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

Frederica-The Delaware State Police Homicide Unit is currently investigating a trooper involved shooting that occurred late Monday evening north of Frederica, which has left a 25 year old Greensboro man dead.

The following information outlines the preliminary investigation into a trooper involved shooting that occurred last night north of Frederica, Delaware.

The initial investigation has determined the incident occurred on Monday, June 27, 2016 at approximately 11:51 p.m., as deputies from the Caroline County Sheriff’s office entered into Delaware in pursuit of a red 1994 Ford pickup truck, operated by a 25 year old male from Greensboro, Maryland. The pursuit was initiated by the deputies after it was revealed the pickup truck was stolen in Maryland and the suspect operating the vehicle was wanted for several burglaries in Maryland and Delaware. The suspect continued throughout western Kent County driving in a reckless manner running vehicles off the roadway. At this point Troopers became involved in the pursuit in the area of Felton. As the pursuit continued eastbound on SR 12 the suspect was seen displaying a handgun in his left hand. The pursuit continued into the town of Frederica where the suspect drove eastbound in the westbound lane and then turned northbound onto north Frederica Road. The suspect then drove northbound in the southbound lane of SR 1 into oncoming traffic. The suspect vehicle came to a stop on the southbound shoulder of SR 1 south of Barrett’s Chapel Road. Troopers and deputies initiated a felony traffic stop on the suspect vehicle as they observed him holding a handgun.

A trooper directed verbal commands toward the suspect to drop the weapon. The suspect ignored numerous verbal commands and then began waving the gun in the direction of the troopers and deputies. The trooper then discharged his divisionally issued patrol rifle striking the suspect who was still seated in the driver’s seat of the pickup truck.

The 25 year old male was pronounced dead at the scene by responding EMS, and his body was later turned over to the Delaware Division of Forensic Science Office to determine the cause and manner of death. The name of the suspect is being withheld at this point pending the notification of his next of kin.

The 27-year-old trooper involved in this incident has been employed by the Delaware State Police for four years and is assigned to Troop 3 patrol in Camden, DE. He has been placed on administrative leave as per Divisional Policy pending the outcome of the investigation. The Trooper involved in this incident was not injured.

The suspect was wanted out of Kent County Superior Court for Burglary 3rd degree, Violation of Probation and Disregarding a Police Officer Signal while Driving Suspended or Revoked, Reckless Driving and Speeding.

For information regarding the outstanding warrants out of Maryland please contact Caroline County Sheriff’s Office at (410) 479-2515.

Detectives from the Delaware State Police Homicide Unit responded to the scene and are conducting the investigation. This is an active and ongoing investigation with detectives continuing their investigation, evidence processing, and interviews.

Released: 062816 0601

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**Update-Roadway Open** Troopers Conducting a Criminal Investigation – Frederica

Presented by Public Information Officer Master Corporal Gary Fournier

Frederica- Bay Road (SR1) northbound and southbound lanes have been re-opened at this time.

Further details outlining the investigation will be released later this morning. 

Released: 062816 0530

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**Traffic Advisory** 

Troopers Conducting a Criminal Investigation – Frederica 

Frederica- The Delaware State Police are currently conducting a criminal investigation on Bay Road (SR1) southbound just south of Barratts Chapel Road.

SR1 northbound and southbound are currently closed in the area of Barratts Chapel Road. Commuters are advised to seek alternate routes of travel.

Further details outlining the investigation will be released later this morning. 

Released: 062816 0345

 

**Traffic Advisory** Troopers Conducting a Criminal Investigation – Frederica

Presented by Public Information Officer Master Corporal Gary Fournier

Frederica- The Delaware State Police are currently conducting a criminal investigation on Bay Road (SR1) southbound just south of Barratts Chapel Road.

SR1 northbound and southbound are currently closed in the area of Barratts Chapel Road. Commuters are advised to seek alternate routes of travel.

Further details outlining the investigation will be released later this morning. 

Released: 062816 0345

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Trooper Seek Public’s Assistance in Locating Rape Suspect

Presented by Public Information Officer, Master Corporal Gary Fournier 

Joseph R. Genitempo, 34, originally of Felton, is wanted for Rape 1st after an investigation began when an 11-year-old female disclosed to her mother that she was sexually molested by him over the course of year and a half beginning back in August of 2014.

Genitempo may be living somewhere in New Jersey.

If anyone has any information in reference to Joseph R. Genitempo, they are asked to contact Detective W. Miller at 302-698-8435. 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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Genitempo, Joseph R
Joseph R. Genitempo

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**Update-Name Released**

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

Troopers Investigate Fatal Motor Vehicle Crash- Harrington

Harrington, DE – The Delaware State Police have identified the person in the fatal motor vehicle crash that occurred on Friday, June 24, 2016, as Kevin J. Dredden, 43 of Seaford, Delaware.

The Delaware State Police Collision Reconstruction Unit continues to investigate this crash.

If anyone has witnessed or may have any information in reference to this incident they are asked to contact Corporal J. Lane at 302-697-4454.  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: 062716 1351

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Troopers Investigating Fatal Motor Vehicle Crash – Harrington

Harrington, DE- Delaware State Police is investigating a fatal motor vehicle crash that occurred late last night south of Harrington.

The preliminary investigation has determined the crash occurred on Friday, June 24, 2016 at approximately 11:05 p.m., as a 2003 Cadillac CTS operated by an unknown operator was traveling west bound on Williamsville Road east of Gun and Rod Club Road south of Harrington. For unknown reasons, the Cadillac lost control and began to rotate in a counter-clockwise direction as it exited the travel lane and south edge of the road.  The vehicle slid through the grass edge sideways and started to trip and rolled several times parallel to the roadway coming to rest on its left side facing in an easterly direction.  The victim was ejected from the vehicle during the collision and was pronounced deceased at the scene.

Shortly after this collision an unidentified black male was observed by witnesses walking away from the scene. The witnesses made contact with the subject who advised he was involved in the collision and was going home.  The unidentified subject was last seen walking west bound on Williamsville Road.  At this time it is believed the operator of vehicle is possibly the victim but has not been confirmed at this time. The name of the victim is being withheld at this point pending the notification of his next of kin.

The Delaware State Police Collision Reconstruction Unit continues to investigate this crash. Alcohol and speed are believed to be factors in this collision.

Williamsville Road was closed in the area of the crash for approximately three hours during the on scene investigation.

If anyone has witnessed or may have any information in reference to this incident they are asked to contact Cpl./3 J. Lane at 302-697-4454.  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: 062516 0921

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Troopers Investigating Serious Crash – Wilmington

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Presented by Public Information Officer Master Corporal Jeffrey R. Hale

**Update** 

Wilmington, DE- Delaware State Police continue to investigate a four vehicle crash in which three people were injured that occurred early this afternoon in Wilmington.

The investigation has determined that the crash occurred at approximately 12:38 p.m. this afternoon, Monday, June 27, 2016, as Scott Masotti, 25, of Tannersville, PA, was operating a 2016 Nissan Sentra and was traveling in the right hand lane of southbound I-95 just south of Maryland Avenue, Wilmington. As Masotti observed traffic slowing in front of him, he made a left hand lane change into the center lane of the highway where traffic was also slowing. Masotti then attempted to enter the left hand lane, however, the front of his vehicle struck the rear of a 2004 Honda Civic which was slowing in the center lane, and which was being operated by Rosario Velazquez-Flores, 18, of Wilmington. After the impact the Honda spun in a counter-clockwise direction and then struck the side of Masotti’s vehicle before leaving the left hand side of the roadway. The Honda then struck a metal guardrail before coming to rest. The Sentra spun in a counter-clockwise direction and struck the rear of a 2013 Buick Verano which was stopped in the center lane of the highway, and which was being operated by Nancy B. Senior, 74, of Wilmington. It then continued is a southbound direction where it then struck the rear of a 2008 Ford Fusion which was also stopped in the center lane of the highway and which was being operated by Eric Petka, 31, of Wilmington. The Nissan then came to rest in the roadway. Nancy Senior and Eric Petka were able to bring their vehicles to a controlled stop in the left hand lane of the highway just south of the collision scene.

Rosario Velazquez-Flores, Nancy Senior, and a 68 year old female passenger in her vehicle, were all treated at the scene by New Castle County Paramedics before being transported by EMS to the Christiana Hospital Trauma Center where they were treated for their injuries.

Eric Petka and Scott Masotti were not injured. Masotti was cited by Troopers with Reckless Driving, Inattentive Driving, Inappropriate Speed, and Making an Improper Lane Change.

The southbound lanes of I-95 were closed for approximately 2 hours as the crash was investigated and cleared.

Released: 062716 2040

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**Original Release**

**Traffic Advisory**  

Wilmington, DE- Delaware State Police are currently investigating a multi-vehicle crash which occurred early this afternoon in Wilmington.

The initial investigation has determined that the crash occurred at approximately 12:38 p.m. today, Monday, June 27, 2016, on southbound I-95 in the area of Maryland Avenue. As a result of the crash, one person has been removed from the scene and transported to the Christiana Hospital Trauma Center with serious injuries. It is unknown at this time if there were any other injuries.

All lanes of southbound I-95 have been closed at this time, although traffic is getting by on the shoulder. The left hand lane of northbound I-95 has also been closed. Commuters are asked to find alternate routes of travel around the crash scene.

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

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Released: 062716 1322

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Troopers Investigate Attempted Robbery of Townsend Shore Stop

dsp shield 2010Presented by Public Information Officer Master Corporal Jeffrey R. Hale 

Townsend, DE- Delaware State Police are investigating the attempted armed robbery of a Townsend area gas station that occurred early this morning.

The investigation has determined that the incident occurred this morning, Monday, June 27, 2016, at approximately 2:04 a.m., as a male suspect entered the Shore Stop, located at 4235 DuPont Parkway, Townsend. The suspect, who was armed with a knife, approached a male employee of the store and presented a demand note for cash. The employee, however, refused to comply with the suspect’s demands. The suspect then fled from the store and was last seen fleeing from the parking lot in an unknown make and model pick-up truck. The clerk was not injured.

The suspect was described as a white male. He was 5’07”-5’09” tall, weighed 160-170 lbs., had short red hair, and was last seen wearing a gray sweatshirt and blue jeans. 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: 062716 1230

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Troopers Investigate Gas Station Robbery

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Presented by Public Information Officer Master Corporal Jeffrey R. Hale

Bear, DE- Delaware State Police are currently investigating the armed robbery of a Bear area BP station that occurred early last night.

The initial investigation has determined that the incident occurred at approximately 7:00 p.m. on Sunday, June 26, 2016, as a male suspect entered the BP station located at 3596 Wrangle Hill Road, Bear. The suspect, who was armed with an unknown make and model handgun, confronted a male clerk of the store and demanded money and cigarettes. The clerk complied with the suspect’s demands and turned over an undisclosed amount of money and cigarettes to him. The suspect then exited the business and was last seen fleeing on foot toward the rear of the store. There were no injuries.

The suspect was described as a white male. He was 5’06”-5’10” tall, weighed 175-200 lbs., and was last seen wearing a black hooded sweatshirt, grey sweatpants, and black and white sneakers. He also had a mask covering his face. 

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: 062716 1146

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Presented by Public Information Officer Master Corporal Jeffrey R. Hale

The Delaware State Police would like to congratulate the members of the 2016 Spring Citizen’s Police Academy who graduated in a ceremony held at Troop 2 on Wednesday, June 22, 2016. During the six week course, the class participants gained a deeper understanding of the job knowledge, skills, and abilities required of a Delaware State Trooper.

Troopers Offer Parking Lot Safety Tips

Presented by Public Information Officer Master Corporal Jeffrey R. Hale

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Parking lots are a common sight in the US and so are the accidents that take place in them. A staggering one of every five motor vehicle accidents take place in a parking lot. One of the major reasons behind collisions, injuries, and fatalities that happen in parking lots is the false sense of security motorists and pedestrians feel. Pedestrians and drivers expect traffic to move more slowly, which means that caution takes a back seat.

While crashes between two vehicles account for some of these numbers, pedestrians are also often struck by vehicles moving in and out from parking spaces. Tragically, an average of 206 people (drivers and pedestrians) are killed each year in parking lot related accidents. Both pedestrians and drivers should view parking lots as if they were streets and intersections. After all, they do have set speed limits and have the same traffic markings to indicate traffic patterns. The Delaware State Police would like to offer the following safety tips for both pedestrians and drivers to follow when using parking lots.

Pedestrian Tips

  • Be cautious and aware of your surroundings when walking in a parking lot.
  • Do not assume that drivers can see you when you can see them. In many cases, the pedestrian sees and hears a vehicle before a driver can see the pedestrian due to blind spots in vehicles.
  • Treat the parking lot like a street. Look both ways before crossing, use crosswalks, and always use sidewalks whenever possible.
  • Walk down the parking lots aisles and not in-between vehicles when walking to and from your vehicle.
  • Try to avoid areas where it would be hard for a driver to see you, for instance in loading dock areas. Try to walk in groups when in a parking lot. It makes it easier for a driver to see.
  • In bad weather like snow, wear proper footwear to provide adequate traction to avoid slipping and falling.

Driving Tips

  • When looking for a place to park, park further away where there is less pedestrian and vehicle traffic.
  • Whenever possible, avoid being in reverse. More incidents happen in reverse due to not knowing your surroundings.
  • Pull all the way through the parking space to avoid having to reverse when leaving. If you cannot, now is the time to back into the space, since you have had the time to check the surroundings.
  • Drivers of motorcycles and bicycles are to follow the same traffic rules as drivers of vehicle.
  • Slow Down! The speed limit is 10 mph in most parking lots. Any faster speeds may result in a fatal injury to a pedestrian.
  • Reduce speeds in bad weather. In wet weather, vehicles have a higher chance of skidding.
  • Be cautious in parking garages. They have tight spaces and low clearance. Older parking garage may not be able to handle today’s large vehicle so drive cautiously. Also, it is harder to spot pedestrians in parking garage.

Troopers Investigating Multiple Vehicle Crash

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

**Traffic Advisory**

New Castle, De- Delaware State Police are currently investigating a multiple vehicle crash that occurred this afternoon in New Castle.

The initial investigation has determined that the crash occurred at approximately 3:40 p.m. today, Sunday, June 26, 2016 on I95 northbound just south of Airport Road exit 5. It involves a Tractor trailer and four other vehicles.

Only the far right lane of I95 northbound is closed at this time. Motorists are asked to find alternate routes of travel.

More details will be released at the conclusion of the investigation.

Released: 062616 1631

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Troopers Investigate Pedestrian Crash – Wilmington

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

Wilmington, DE- The Delaware State Police are investigating a motor vehicle crash in which a pedestrian was injured.

The initial investigation has determined the crash occurred at approximately 6:54 p.m. Saturday, June 25, 2016, as a 2005 Buick Rendezvous operated by Blanche M. Lee Hazzard, 59 of Wilmington, was traveling southbound on North Market Street north of 38th Street. It was at this point a pedestrian, Phillip Baul, 28 of Wilmington, exited his vehicle that was parked on the west shoulder of North Market Street in front of the Rite Aid, and walked eastbound across North Market Street outside of a crosswalk. As he attempted to cross the street he was struck by the front right light of the Buick Rendezvous. The pedestrian came to rest on the road in the southbound lane. Blanche M. Lee Hazzard was able to bring her vehicle to a controlled stop on the road north of the pedestrian.

The New Castle County Paramedics responded to the intersection of North Market Street for the pedestrian. The patient was treated on scene for his injuries prior to being transported to the Trauma Center at Christiana Hospital by EMS. At the time of this release, Phillip Baul was last known to be in serious condition.

Phillip Baul was issued a traffic summons for Failing to Cross at a Crosswalk.

Blanche M. Lee Hazzard and her passenger Kimberly Gibbson were properly restrained at the time of the crash and were not injured.

“Troopers remind pedestrians to use caution and safety when walking on or near roadways. If you must cross a roadway utilize appropriate cross walks and make sure to look left, then right, then left again before proceeding. When walking near a roadway always make yourself visible to drivers by wearing bright/light colored clothing and reflective materials. Pedestrians that are walking at night must carry a flashlight for added safety.”

Released: 062516 2251

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Homeless Sex Offender Notifications

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

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 contact 302-672-5306.  Information may also be provided 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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Curtis D. Johnson, 27, is a Tier 2 (Moderate Risk) sex offender who has registered homeless in Wilmington. Click or copy and paste to view profile and the community notice poster: https://sexoffender.dsp.delaware.gov/Poster/00002386

Richard Bellemare, 45, is a Tier 3 (High Risk) sex offender who has registered homeless in Dover. Click or copy and paste to view profile and the community notice poster: https://sexoffender.dsp.delaware.gov/Poster/00002196

Released: 062516 2021

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Troopers Investigate Crash Involving DelDOT worker

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

Newark, DE- Delaware State Police are investigating a hit and run motor vehicle crash in which a pedestrian was struck in Newark.

The preliminary investigation has determined the crash occurred on Friday, June 24, 2016, at approximately 6:45 p.m., as troopers were dispatched to the area of westbound Pulaski Highway west of Salem Church Road to investigate a hit and run collision where a pickup truck had run over a DelDOT worker’s foot. The DelDOT Worker, 45 of Bear, was not injured in this collision due to the fact he was wearing steel toed boots. The DelDOT worker was wearing his issued reflective vest while standing near his fully marked DelDOT vehicle with his emergency lights activated. DelDOT conducted a road block at this location to stop traffic from passing due to a New Castle County police related investigation.

Pulaski Highway was shut down at Salem Church Road with numerous traffic cones, DelDOT emergency vehicles with their overhead lights illuminated, as well as numerous DelDOT workers diverting traffic. It was at this time a gold colored 1997 Ford F-150 had disregarded the roadblock located at the intersection of DE. Rt. 40 westbound and Salem Church Road. The Ford F-150 drove over the concrete median separating eastbound Pulaski Highway from westbound Pulaski Highway. The Ford began making a U-turn to travel westbound on Pulaski Highway, which was inside of the blocked off area as numerous DelDOT workers were attempting to stop the Ford, but its driver ignored their commands.

The victim attempted to get the attention of the driver, who was later identified as Jorge Figueroa, 53 of Newark. The DelDOT worker was in the roadway attempting to flag down the Ford; the vehicle suddenly increased speed and began driving toward him. The victim tried to avoid being struck by the Ford, but the vehicle ran over his left foot.  The victim was not injured.

The driver Jorge Figueroa screamed obscenities as he struck the DelDOT worker. The Ford truck continued traveling westbound towards Becks Woods Drive.  At that point the Ford made another U-turn at Becks Woods Drive where it fled eastbound on Pulaski Highway.  A computer check revealed the vehicle was registered to Jorge Figueroa at an address of the unit block Sunny Bend, Newark, DE.  Troopers responded to the Sunny Bend address to make contact with the driver. A traffic stop was conducted on the suspect vehicle by activating the emergency lights in a fully marked state police patrol vehicle.

Jorge Figueroa, the driver, immediately exited the driver’s side door and began moving toward the trooper in an agitated state. As the trooper exited his vehicle, he gave numerous safety commands for Jorge Figueroa to stop and get back into his vehicle. Figueroa failed to comply and continued yelling obscenities at the troopers and began threatening gestures with his arms and hands and was disorderly refusing to follow lawful commands. Figueroa was eventually taken into custody.

During the arrest of the driver, his son Jorge L Figueroa 2nd, 27 of Wilmington, exited the passenger side of the truck and began aggressively walking towards the trooper yelling threats.  Due to this disorderly and threatening behavior, his son was also arrested for his actions that directly prevented an arrest on Figueroa Sr.

Both were transported back to Troop 2 for processing:

Jorge L. Figueroa (driver) was arrested for Reckless Driving, Leaving the Scene of a Collision, Disorderly Conduct, Failure to have Insurance, Failure to Obey Authorized Person Directing Traffic, Failure to Provide Information at Collision, Failure to obey a Traffic Device, Failed to Remain within a Single Lane, Driving Across a Median, Operation of Vehicle on Approach of Emergency Vehicles and Failure to Report Collision to Police. He was arraigned before Justice of the Peace Court #11 where he was released after posting $1,458.00 secured bond. (photo attached)

Jorge L. Figueroa 2nd (son) was arrested for Terroristic Threatening, Resist Arrest and Disorderly Conduct. He was arraigned before Justice of the Peace Court #2 where he was released on $1,500.00 unsecured bond. (photo attached)

Released: 062516 1931

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Jorge L. Figueroa-Driver

Jorge L. Figueroa 2nd-Passenger