Delaware State Police

Gold Alert Issued for Missing Bear Man

Presented by Public Information Officer Master Corporal Gary Fournier

Shields, Brian D
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

Lewandowski, Nathan E
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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