Delaware State Police

Troopers Investigate Home Invasion West of Cheswold

Presented by Public Information Officer, Master Corporal Gary Fournier

Cheswold – The Delaware State Police are investigating an early morning home invasion style robbery that occurred west of Cheswold.

The incident occurred around 5:55 a.m. this morning, Wednesday August 31, 2016 when three male subjects forcefully entered the front door at a residence located in the 3000 block of Seven Hickories Road.  The suspects confronted a 36-year-old female and demanded cash before tying her up and removing an undisclosed amount of U.S. Currency.  The three then left the home and fled in the victim’s white 2006 Chevrolet Trailblazer with Delaware registration; PC173332 traveling westbound on Seven Hickories Road.  The female victim, who was uninjured, was eventually able to free herself and ran to a nearby neighbor’s house where she called 9-1-1.

The three suspects were all described as black males with black masks covering their faces.  No further physical or clothing description available.

If anyone has any information in reference to this incident, they are asked to contact Detective M. Weinstein 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: 083116 2010

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Troopers Investigate Crash Involving Tractor Trailer – Update

Presented by Public Information Officer Master Corporal Jeffrey R. Hale

**Update**

Newport, DE – The ramp from southbound I-95 to DE Rt. 141 has been re-opened to traffic.

This crash remains under investigation at this time.

Released: 083116 1606

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**Original Release**

**Traffic Advisory**
Newport, DE- Delaware State Police are currently investigating a single vehicle crash involving an overturned tractor trailer that occurred early this morning just east of Newport.

The initial investigation has determined that the crash occurred at approximately 1:11 a.m. this morning, Wednesday, August 31, 2016, at the ramp to southbound DE Rt. 141 (Basin Road), Newport. As a result of the crash, the tractor trailer overturned as is currently blocking the off-ramp. A male passenger in the tractor trailer was removed from the scene and transported to the Christiana Hospital with non-life threatening injuries. There were no other injuries.

The exit lane to DE Rt. 141 from I-95 southbound is currently closed and is expected to be for some time as the tractor trailer must be off loaded before being removed from the scene. All other southbound lanes of I-95 remain open. Commuters wishing to use the ramp to DE Rt. 141 from I-95 southbound are asked to find alternate routes of travel.

The investigation into this crash by the Delaware State Police is still on-going. More details will be released at the conclusion of the investigation.

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Released: 083116 0605

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**Re-Release** Troopers Seek Public’s Help in Locating a Wanted Subject

Gray, Ashley N
Ashley N. Gray

 

Presented by Public Information Officer, Master Corporal Gary Fournier

Bridgeville, DE- The Delaware State Police are continuing to seek the public’s assistance in locating Ashley N. Gray, 27 of Seaford (2012 photo attached).  Gray is wanted by the state police for Assault 1st and Possession of a Deadly Weapon During the Commission of a Felony.

On Thursday July 21,, 2016 around 3:30 p.m. troopers responded to a residence located in the 12000 block of Jones Dogwood Drive for a reported assault. Upon their arrival, it was determined that a 53-year-old male had been cut across the neck with some type of cutting instrument after a verbal altercation between him and Ashley Gray became physical.  Ashley fled the area after the incident in a grey passenger car and has not been located at this time.  The 53-year-old victim was transported to an area hospital where he was admitted due to the severity of his injury and has since been released.

Ashley Gray may be in the Laurel area, but if anyone has any information on her exact whereabouts, they are asked to contact the Detective M. Doughty at 302-752-3794. 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: 083116 1355

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**Original Release**

Troopers Seek Public’s Help in Locating a Wanted Subject

Presented by Public Information Officer, Master Corporal Gary Fournier

Bridgeville, DE- The Delaware State Police is asking the public’s assistance in locating Ashley N. Gray, 27 of Seaford (2012 photo attached).  Gray is wanted by the state police for Assault 1st and Possession of a Deadly Weapon During the Commission of a Felony.

On Thursday July 21,, 2016 around 3:30 p.m. troopers responded to a residence located in the 12000 block of Jones Dogwood Drive for a reported assault. Upon their arrival, it was determined that a 53-year-old male had been cut across the neck with some type of cutting instrument after a verbal altercation between him and Ashley Gray became physical.  Ashley fled the area after the incident in a grey passenger car and has not been located at this time.  The 53-year-old victim was transported to an area hospital where he was admitted due to the severity of his injury.

If anyone has any information on the whereabouts of Ashley Gray, they are asked to contact the Detective M. Doughty at 302-752-3794. 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 072216 1150

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**Update** Troopers Investigating Serious Motorcycle Crash – Clayton

Presented by Public Information Officer, Master Corporal Gary Fournier

Clayton, DE- Robert A. Kimble, 53 of Maryland, has died as a result of the injuries he sustained in the Saturday evening crash west of Clayton.

The Collision Reconstruction Unit is continuing their investigation into this incident.

Released: 083116 0920

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**Original Release**

Troopers Investigating Serious Motorcycle Crash – Clayton

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

Clayton, DE- Delaware State Police Collision Reconstruction Unit are currently investigating a serious motor vehicle crash involving a motorcycle that occurred last night west of Clayton.

The initial investigation has determined that the crash occurred last night, Saturday, August 28, 2016, at approximately 9:44 p.m., as Robert Kimble, 53 of Maryland, was operating a 2007 Harley Davidson Dyna low rider motorcycle northbound on Blackiston Road north of Chance Road. A 2003 Jeep Liberty, operated by Joy L. Taylor, 42 of Maryland, was northbound on Blackiston in front of the motorcycle. Kimble attempted to pass the Jeep Liberty on a double yellow line and struck left rear fender of the Jeep Liberty. The impact sent the Jeep spinning out of control and into a grass field. Kimble was ejected from the motorcycle as it went down on its left side. The motorcycle slid into the southbound lane where it stopped north of the collision.

Robert A. Kimble, 53 of Maryland, was wearing a helmet. He was treated by paramedics and then was transported by the Delaware State Police Aviation Unit to the Christiana Hospital Trauma Center with life threatening injuries. Alcohol and speed are factors on the part of Robert A. Kimble.

Joy L. Taylor, 42 of Maryland, and her three passengers were all wearing seatbelts and were uninjured in the collision.

This crash remains under investigation by the Delaware State Police Collision Reconstruction Unit. Blackiston Road in the area of the crash was closed for approximately four hours as the crash was investigated and cleared.

Released: 082816 1441

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Troopers Investigate Serious Crash West of Harrington

Presented by Public Information Officer, Master Corporal Gary Fournier

Harrington – The Delaware State Police Collision Reconstruction Unit is currently investigating a serious two vehicle crash that occurred yesterday afternoon west of Harrington.

The incident occurred around 4:35 p.m. Tuesday August 30, 2016 as Adam L. Fox, 53 of Frederica, was operating a 2014 Volkswagen Passat southbound on Fox Hunters Road and was stopped at the stop sign at the intersection with Whiteleysburg Road.  Brian J. Ennis, 23 of Lincoln, was operating a 1999 Chevrolet Tahoe eastbound on Whiteleysburg Road approaching the intersection with Fox Hunters Road when the Passat pulled into the intersection.  The Tahoe struck the front end of the Passat and began to rotate in a counter-clockwise manner before traveling off the south side of the road where the rear of the Tahoe struck a utility pole.  The SUV then overturned, ejecting Ennis from the vehicle.  The Passat rotated in a counter-clockwise manner and came to a stop in the roadway.

Brian Ennis, who was not properly restrained, was removed from the scene by Delaware State Police Aviation and transported to Christiana Medical Center where he was admitted in critical condition.

Adam Fox was properly restrained and sustained non-life-threatening injuries.  He was treated on the scene by EMS.

The Collision Reconstruction Unit is continuing their investigation into this incident. No charges have been filed at this time.  Whiteleysburg Road at Fox Hunters Road was closed for approximately three hours while the crash was investigated and cleared.

Released: 083116 0750

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Troopers Investigating Crash Involving Tractor Trailer

Presented by Public Information Officer Master Corporal Jeffrey R. Hale

*Traffic Advisory** 

Newport, DE- Delaware State Police are currently investigating a single vehicle crash involving an overturned tractor trailer that occurred early this morning just east of Newport.

The initial investigation has determined that the crash occurred at approximately 1:11 a.m. this morning, Wednesday, August 31, 2016, at the ramp to southbound DE Rt. 141 (Basin Road), Newport. As a result of the crash, the tractor trailer overturned as is currently blocking the off-ramp. A male passenger in the tractor trailer was removed from the scene and transported to the Christiana Hospital with non-life threatening injuries. There were no other injuries.

The exit lane to DE Rt. 141 from I-95 southbound is currently closed and is expected to be for some time as the tractor trailer must be off loaded before being removed from the scene. All other southbound lanes of I-95 remain open. Commuters wishing to use the ramp to DE Rt. 141 from I-95 southbound are asked to find alternate routes of travel.

The investigation into this crash by the Delaware State Police is still on-going. More details will be released at the conclusion of the investigation.

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Released: 083116 0605

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Applications Being Accepted for Position of Cadet Trooper

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Presented by Public Information Officer, Master Corporal Gary Fournier

Dover – The Delaware State Police are now accepting applications for the position of Cadet Trooper.

The Cadet Trooper’s primary duties include the enforcement of handicap parking and fire lane violations, however they are also used in various administrative duties such as traffic control at large events and foot patrol at the State Fair. The Cadets will complete 40 hours of mandatory classroom instruction and will be assigned to various troops throughout the state.  Since the program began in 1998, the Delaware State Police have hired 69 Cadet Troopers.  21 of those cadets have been hired as Delaware State Troopers.   

Minimum Qualifications to become a cadet includes:

  • Education- Candidates must be a Delaware resident and currently enrolled in an undergraduate program at an accredited college in the state of Delaware (full-time or part-time)
  • Age- Candidates must be between the ages of 18-21
  • Citizenship- Candidates must be a citizen of the United States
  • Driver’s License- Candidates must possess a valid driver’s license 

Selection Process includes:

  • A formal State of Delaware application
  • An Oral Board Interview
  • Polygraph Examination
  • A Background Check

An online application can be found by clicking on the following link: www.becomeatrooper.com.  Once at that page, scroll halfway down the page and click on Important Documents.  The Cadet Application will be found on that page.  The deadline for receiving the applications is Saturday October 1, 2016 Completed applications should be mailed to: Delaware State Police – Recruiting Office, P.O. Box 430, Dover, DE 19903.  Any questions should be directed to the Delaware State Police Recruiting Office at 302-739-5980 or dsprecruiting@state.de.us.

Released: 083016 1125

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Troopers Investigating Thefts of Political Signs

Presented by Public Information Officer Master Corporal Jeffrey R. Hale

 Wilmington, DE- Delaware State Police are currently investigating the theft of numerous political signs which occurred over the weekend in New Castle County.

The investigation began on Sunday, August 28, 2016, after a 54 year old Wilmington, DE resident, who is currently running for a political office, responded to Troop 1 to report that approximately 425 signs belonging to her campaign have been removed from numerous locations throughout New Castle County. The victim stated that the thefts occurred sometime between Saturday, August 27, 2016 and Sunday, August 28, 2016.

This is an on-going and active investigation by the Delaware State Police. No further information is available at this time and no arrests have been made.

If anyone has any information in reference to this incident they are asked to contact Trooper Bart Muziol at 302-761-6677. 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: 083016

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Troopers Seek Public’s Assistance in Locating Burglary Suspect – Update

Robert A. Evans

Presented By Public Information Officer Master Corporal Jeffrey R. Hale

Wilmington, DE – Robert A. Evans, 58, the suspect wanted in a string of burglaries he had committed late last month, was arrested yesterday morning by the Wilmington Police Department after committing a burglary in their jurisdiction.

Evans was arraigned on the below list of charges at JP Court 11 and committed to the Howard Young Correctional Institution for lack of $12,000.00 cash bail.

Please contact the Wilmington Police Department for information in reference to their burglary investigation.

Released: 083016 1020

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**Original Release Below**

Presented By Public Information Officer Master Corporal Jeffrey R. Hale

Wilmington, DE- Delaware State Police are investigating a series of Wilmington area burglaries and are seeking the public’s assistance in locating a suspect.

Troopers are currently looking for Robert A. Evans, 58, whose last known address was in the 1800 block of N. Broom Street, Wilmington. Evans is believed to be the suspect who committed the burglaries of three businesses located on Kirkwood Highway and on DuPont Road, Wilmington, late last month. In each incident Evans would break out the glass to the door of the targeted business. He would then enter the business and proceed to remove cash before fleeing in an unknown direction. Through multiple interviews and other investigative means, troopers were able to positively identify Robert Evans as the suspect responsible for the burglaries and have obtained warrants charging him with four counts of Burglary 3rd Degree, four counts of Wearing a Disguise during the Commission of a Felony, four counts of Criminal Mischief, 3 counts of Theft, and one count of Criminal Trespass.

Robert A. Evans is described as a black male. He is 5’09” tall, weighs approximately 160 lbs., and has a bald head and brown eyes.

Evans is suspected of committing the following burglaries:

  • La Oaxaquena, 201 N. DuPont Road, Wilmington, July 28, 2016
  • Pro Nail, 2411 Kirkwood Highway, Wilmington, July 31, 2016
  • Jakes Burgers, 2405 Kirkwood Highway, Wilmington, July 31, 2016

If anyone has any information in reference to these incidents or know the whereabouts of Robert Evans, they are asked to contact Sgt. Andrew Lloyd at 302-365-8403. 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: 082216 1245

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Homeless Sex Offender Notification

Presented by Public Information Officer Master Corporal Jeffrey R. Hale

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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Released: 082916 1550

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**Update #2** Parents of Young Boy Located – North Dover

Presented by Public Information Officer, Master Corporal Gary Fournier

Dover– The 2-year-old child that was found wandering in the Redner’s Market parking lot early this morning has been reunited with his parents.

The incident occurred around 5:30 a.m. Monday August 29, 2016 when state police were dispatched to the parking lot of Redner’s Market located at 88 Salt Creek Drive, North Dover.  A female employee of Redner’s was just getting off work and upon walking to her car, noticed a small child walking through the parking lot.  The female immediately brought the child back into the store and called 9-1-1.  When the troopers arrived at the store, a search of the surrounding area and parking lot for the parents of the young boy were unsuccessful and with limited vocabulary, the young boy was unable to communicate his or his parent’s names.  Troopers then transported the toddler back to Troop 9 in Odessa where he was given some refreshments and snacks while notifications were made to the Division of Family Services and information was posted to social media and news outlets.

At approximately 7:20 a.m. the father of the child contacted 9-1-1 when he awoke and noticed the young boy was missing from the business in which he works located in the same plaza as Redner’s.  It was later determined through the interviews with the child’s parents, that the 26-year-old father had brought his son with him to his place of business on the previous night and the two fell asleep on a couch.  Sometime in the early morning while the father was still asleep, the child opened the door to the business and walked outside.  After searching the area for the young boy, the father first contacted the 30-year-old mother of the child to find out if she had stopped by to pick him up and then dialed 9-1-1.

Both mother and father, who are from Dover, responded to Troop 9 where they were interviewed and the boy was turned over to his mother.

No charges are forthcoming in this incident and no names will be released.

Released: 082916 1540

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**Update #1** Parents of Young Boy Located – North Dover

Dover– The Parents of the young boy have been in contact with troopers and are on their way to be reunited with him.

More details surrounding this incident will be released at a later time.

Released: 082916 0910

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**Original Release**

Young Boy Located – North Dover

Dover– At approximately 5:30 a.m. this morning, Monday August 29, 2016, an approximately 2-year-old black male was located wandering through the parking lot of Redner’s Market, located at 88 Salt Creek Drive, Dover. Troopers and store employees attempted to locate the parents of the boy, but were unsuccessful. The young boy is in good health and was transported back to Troop 9 in Odessa where he happy and playing.

Anyone with information into his identity are asked to contact Troop 9 at 302-378-5749 or the State Police Non-Emergency number at 302-739-4863.

Released: 082916 0850

**Update-Name Released** Troopers Investigate Fatal Motor Vehicle Crash- Dover

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

Dover, DE – The Delaware State Police have identified the person involved in the fatal motor vehicle crash that occurred on Thursday, August 25th, 2016 as Sandra L. Frieson, 59 of Dover, 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, ext. 8457 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: 082916 1411

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 Troopers Investigating Fatal Motor Vehicle Crash – Dover

Dover- The Delaware State Police Collision Reconstruction Unit is investigating a fatal crash that occurred north of Dover Thursday evening.

The incident occurred around 6:36 p.m., Thursday August 25, 2016, as a 2002 Chevrolet Malibu operated by a 59 year old female of Dover was traveling east bound on Scarborough Road east of McKee Road, Dover. A 1999 Buick LeSabre operated by Alexander B. Wright, 22 of Virginia was traveling west bound on Scarborough Road approaching McKee Road.  An unknown Vehicle, possibly a white Kia passenger car was travelling east bound on Scarborough Road in front of the Chevrolet Malibu.  The Kia pulled over to the right shoulder and the Malibu was behind the Kia. The Kia then made a U-turn in front of the LeSabre and continued west bound. The Malibu swerved to the right onto the shoulder and lost control and started to rotate in a counter clockwise direction as it crossed over into the west bound lane into the path of the LeSabre.  As a result the front of the LeSabre struck the driver’s side door of the Malibu for impact in the west bound lane.  After impact, the Malibu rotated counter clockwise 180 degrees and came to rest in the center of the roadway, west of the collision. The LeSabre travelled north of the area of impact and came to rest on the west bound shoulder facing in a westerly direction.

The operator of the Malibu was properly restrained. She was transported by ambulance to the Kent General Hospital where she was pronounced dead. Her name is being withheld pending the notification of her next of kin.

Alexander B. Wright, 22 of Virginia, was properly restrained and sustained non-life threatening injuries. He was transported by ambulance to Kent General Hospital where he was treated and released.

The Collision Reconstruction Unit is continuing their investigation into this incident. Scarborough Road in the area of the collision was closed for approximately three and a half hours while the crash was investigated and cleared.

If anyone has witnessed this incident or has any information they are asked to call Master Corporal J. Lane at 302-697-4454 ext. 8457. 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: 082616 0921

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**Update** Parents of Young Boy Located – North Dover

Lost Boy

Presented by Public Information Officer, Master Corporal Gary Fournier

Dover– The Parents of the young boy have been in contact with troopers and are on their way to be reunited with him.

More details surrounding this incident will be released at a later time.

Released: 082916 0910

**Original Release**

Young Boy Located – North Dover

Dover– At approximately 5:30 a.m. this morning, Monday August 29, 2016, an approximately 2-year-old black male was located wandering through the parking lot of Redner’s Market, located at 88 Salt Creek Drive, Dover. Troopers and store employees attempted to locate the parents of the boy, but were unsuccessful. The young boy is in good health and was transported back to Troop 9 in Odessa where he happy and playing.

Anyone with information into his identity are asked to contact Troop 9 at 302-378-5749 or the State Police Non-Emergency number at 302-739-4863.

Released: 082916 0850

Young Boy Located – North Dover

Lost BoyPresented by Public Information Officer, Master Corporal Gary Fournier

Dover– At approximately 5:30 a.m. this morning, Monday August 29, 2016, an approximately 2-year-old black male was located wandering through the parking lot of Redner’s Market, located at 88 Salt Creek Drive, Dover. Troopers and store employees attempted to locate the parents of the boy, but were unsuccessful. The young boy is in good health and was transported back to Troop 9 in Odessa where he happy and playing.

Anyone with information into his identity are asked to contact Troop 9 at 302-378-5749 or the State Police Non-Emergency number at 302-739-4863.

Released: 082916 0850

Traffic Crash in Smyrna Leads to DUI Arrest

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

Smyrna, DE – Troopers have arrested a New Jersey man for DUI after he crashed his vehicle into an embankment east of Smyrna.

The preliminary investigation has determined the incident occurred around 6:05 a.m. Saturday, August 27, 2016, as Leroy P. Wooster, 28 of New Jersey, was operating a 2014 Dodge Dart northbound on Korean War Veterans Memorial Highway (SR 1) in the area of Black Diamond road. He attempted to change lanes form the left lane to right lane and lost control which resulted in his vehicle traveling into a ditch where he struck an embankment. The Dodge Dart continued over the embankment and struck the other side of ditch where his vehicle rolled multiple times and ended upright facing SR 1.

Leroy P. Wooster, 28 of New Jersey, was not wearing his seatbelt. He was treated by paramedics and transported by the Delaware State Police Aviation Unit to the Christiana Hospital Trauma Center with serious but non-life threatening injuries.

Leroy P. Wooster was cited and later released after being charged with Driving a Vehicle Under the Influence of Alcohol, Failure to Have Insurance Identification in Possession, and Careless Driving.

SR 1 northbound near Black Diamond Road in the area of the crash was impacted for approximately 2o minutes.

Released: 082816 1551

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Troopers Investigating Serious Motorcycle Crash – Clayton

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

Clayton, DE- Delaware State Police Collision Reconstruction Unit are currently investigating a serious motor vehicle crash involving a motorcycle that occurred last night west of Clayton.

The initial investigation has determined that the crash occurred last night, Saturday, August 28, 2016, at approximately 9:44 p.m., as Robert Kimble, 53 of Maryland, was operating a 2007 Harley Davidson Dyna low rider motorcycle northbound on Blackiston Road north of Chance Road. A 2003 Jeep Liberty, operated by Joy L. Taylor, 42 of Maryland, was northbound on Blackiston in front of the motorcycle. Kimble attempted to pass the Jeep Liberty on a double yellow line and struck left rear fender of the Jeep Liberty. The impact sent the Jeep spinning out of control and into a grass field. Kimble was ejected from the motorcycle as it went down on its left side. The motorcycle slid into the southbound lane where it stopped north of the collision.

Robert A. Kimble, 53 of Maryland, was wearing a helmet. He was treated by paramedics and then was transported by the Delaware State Police Aviation Unit to the Christiana Hospital Trauma Center with life threatening injuries. Alcohol and speed are factors on the part of Robert A. Kimble.

Joy L. Taylor, 42 of Maryland, and her three passengers were all wearing seatbelts and were uninjured in the collision.

This crash remains under investigation by the Delaware State Police Collision Reconstruction Unit. Blackiston Road in the area of the crash was closed for approximately four hours as the crash was investigated and cleared.

Released: 082816 1441

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Troopers Investigate Serious Motor Vehicle Crash-Newark

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

Newark, DE – The Delaware State Police is currently investigating a serious crash that occurred south of Newark yesterday afternoon.

The preliminary investigation revealed the incident occurred around 2:04 p.m. Saturday, August 27, 2016 as Austin R. Ricketts, 19 of Pennsylvania, was operating a 2000 Toyota Camry southbound in the right lane on South College Avenue (SR 896) approaching Old Baltimore Pike. Betty E. Favazza, 74 of Hockessin, was operating a 2000 Toyota Corolla as she was stopped on the inside left turn lane of eastbound Old Baltimore Pike at SR 896. The Corolla failed to remain stopped for a red light and entered the intersection as the Camry entered the intersection. The Camry swerved to the left to avoid the collision however its front ride side struck the Corolla’s front left side. The force of the impact pushed the Corolla backwards and caused it rotate 360 degrees in clockwise direction eventually coming to a controlled stop in front of the eastbound lane of Old Baltimore Pike. The Camry lost control and traveled into the northbound left lane of SR896 where it was able to come to a controlled stop.

Betty E. Favazza, 74 of Hockessin, was wearing a seatbelt. She was treated by the New Castle County Paramedics for multiple traumatic injuries and was airlifted by the Delaware State Police Aviation Unit to the Christiana Hospital Medical Center.  Beth E. Gorin-Adams, 55 of Newark, was a passenger in the Corolla and wore her seatbelt. She was also treated by the paramedics and transported by EMS with serious injuries to the Christiana Hospital Medical Center. Betty E. Favazza was cited for failure to stop at a red light.

Austin R. Rickets, 19 of Pennsylvania, was wearing a seatbelt and was treated by the New Castle County Paramedics. He was transported by EMS to the Christiana Hospital Medical Center with serious but non-life threatening injuries.

Old Baltimore Pike and Glasgow Bypass SR 896 in the area of the crash was closed approximately one hour as the crash was investigated and cleared.

Released: 082816 1351

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Troopers Investigate CVS Robbery-Newark

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

Newark, DE- Delaware State Police are currently investigating the robbery of a Newark area CVS store that occurred yesterday morning.

The initial investigation has determined that the incident occurred on Friday, August 26, 2016, at approximately 8:45 a.m., as a male suspect entered the CVS, located at 366 East Chestnut Hill Road, Newark. The suspect approached the sales counter and confronted a male clerk and patron. He then demanded money from the cash registers. The clerk complied with the suspect’s demands and turned over an undisclosed amount of money to him. The suspect then exited the store and ran in a westbound direction. There were no injuries.

The suspect was described as a white male in his twenties approximately 5’07” to 5’10” tall, weighed approximately 150 lbs., with his face covered wearing a dark hooded sweatshirt and dark pants. 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.delaware.crimestoppersweb.com, or by sending an anonymous tip by text to 274637 (CRIMES) using the keyword “DSP.”

Released: 082716 1311

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Troopers Arrest Millsboro Man after Drug Investigation

Roderick T. Brown 1
Roderick T. Brown (aka Roderick Mumford)

 

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

Millsboro, DE – The Delaware State Police Sussex Drug Unit have arrested Roderick T. Brown, after the culmination of a four week long investigation into illegal drug sales from residences in Millsboro.

On Friday, August 26, 2016, the Delaware State Police Sussex County Drug Unit, with the assistance of the Governor’s Task Force and the Millsboro Police Department executed a search warrant at a residence located in the unit block of Houston Circle, Millsboro. Roderick T. Brown was located and detained outside of the residence. A search of the residence was conducted resulting in the seizure of 48.28 grams of powder cocaine, 12.89 grams of crack cocaine, .46 grams of heroin, 18.73 grams of marijuana, and over $5,000.00 in suspected drug sale proceeds. The investigation led detectives to a second address in the unit block of El Coleman Drive, Millsboro. A search of the residence resulted in the seizure of two handguns.

Through the course of the investigation detectives learned that Roderick Brown was keeping other bank accounts and assets from drug dealing. As a result of a search warrant, detectives seized an additional amount of over $109,000.00 in suspected drug sale proceeds.

Roderick T. Brown (a.k.a. Roderick Mumford), 44 of Millsboro, was transported to Troop 4 and was charged with Possession of Cocaine in a Tier 5 Quantity, Possession of Cocaine with the Intent to Deliver in a Tier 4 Quantity, Possession of Crack Cocaine with the Intent to Deliver, Possession with the Intent to Deliver Marijuana, Possession with the Intent to Deliver Heroin, Two Counts of Possession of a Deadly Weapon by Person Prohibited and Two Counts of Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. He was arraigned before the Justice of the Peace Court 2 and was committed to the Sussex Correctional Institution in default of $172,000.00. (Mugshot attached)

Released: 082716 1041

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Portable Meth Lab Discovered in Felton

Lawrence Grimm

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

Felton, DE – Troopers uncovered a one-pot meth lab while conducting a drug investigation south of Felton.

The preliminary investigation has determined the incident occurred around 6:52 a.m. Friday August 26, 2016, as troopers were dispatched to the location in the 5,000 block of Little Mastens Corner Road to investigate a domestic related complaint. Upon arrival, troopers found Lawrence D. Grimm had initially barricaded himself in a bathroom. He was later taken into custody without incident. At that time, it was determined that he had discarded an active one-pot meth bottle in a trash can outside the residence prior to troopers arriving to the residence.

Upon taking Grimm into custody, the active one pot meth bottle began to smoke. The residence was subsequently evacuated and scene secured until the arrival of the Delaware State Police Kent County Drug Unit, Governor’s Task Force, Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (DNREC), and the Felton Community Fire Company who responded to assist with the investigation.  A search was conducted which revealed equipment and component mixtures of the manufacturing stages of Meth along with key ingredients in making the drug.

Lawrence D. Grimm, 37 of Felton, was transported to Troop 3 in Camden where he was charged with Operating a Clandestine Lab and Possession of Schedule IV pills. He was arraigned before Justice of the Peace Court 7 and committed to James T. Vaughn Correctional Center on a $11,000.00 secured bond.

Released: 082616 1821

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