Delaware State Police

**Traffic Advisory** Troopers Investigating Serious Motorcycle Crash -Update #3

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

New Castle- The Delaware State Police Collision Reconstruction Unit has identified the 41 year-old man who was killed in the fatal motorcycle crash which occurred this morning on W. Basin Road and I-95, New Castle, as Yusufu K. Gibson, of Wilmington.

This crash remains under investigation.

Released: 103116 1547

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**Original Releases**

New Castle- The Delaware State Police Collision Reconstruction Unit continues to investigate a fatal motor vehicle crash which has claimed the life of a Wilmington, DE man.

The investigation has determined that the crash happened this morning, Monday, October 31, 2016, at approximately 6:41 a.m., as a 41 year-old Wilmington, DE man was operating a 2013 Kawasaki motorcycle and was traveling in between the right hand and left hand lanes of southbound DE Rt. 141 (W. Basin Road) over top of Interstate 95, New Castle, at an apparent high rate of speed. The motorcycle merged into the left hand lane where it then struck the face of a guard rail located on the east edge of the roadway. The motorcycle then struck the left hand side of a 2013 Lincoln MKZ which was traveling in the left hand lane of southbound W. Basin Road, and which was being operated by Royse Britt, 35, of Wilmington. The male motorcycle operator, who was wearing a helmet at the time of the crash, was ejected and came to rest in the left hand travel lane. Royse Britt was able to bring his vehicle to a controlled stop at the scene in the left hand lane.

The operator of the motorcycle was treated at the scene by the New Castle County Paramedics. He was then transported to the Christiana Hospital where he was subsequently pronounced dead. The name of the victim is being withheld pending the notification of his next of kin. It is unknown if drug or alcohol use on the part of the victim was a factor in this crash.

Royse Britt was properly restrained at the time of the crash and was not injured.

The southbound lanes of DE Rt. 141 were closed for approximately 2.5 hours as the crash was investigated and cleared.

This crash remains under investigation by the Delaware State Police Collision Reconstruction Unit.

Released: 10316 1310

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**Original Releases**

New Castle- As a result of the injuries sustained in the crash this morning on southbound  W. Basin Road at I-95, New Castle, the male operator of the motorcycle has been pronounced dead.

This crash remains under investigation by the Delaware State Police Collision Reconstruction Unit.

Released: 103116 0805

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**Original Release**

New Castle- Delaware State Police are currently investigating a serious crash involving a motorcycle which occurred this morning just south of Newport.

The initial investigation has determined that the crash occurred at approximately 6:41 a.m. this morning, Monday, October 31, 2016, on southbound DE Rt. 141 (West Basin Road) at I-95, New Castle, and involves a motorcycle and a motor vehicle. As a result of the crash, the male motorcyclist has suffered serious injuries.

The southbound lanes of DE Rt. 141 have been closed to traffic and commuters are asked to seek alternate routes of travel.

The Delaware State Police Collision Reconstruction Unit is responding to the scene and will assume the investigation. Further details will be released at the conclusion of the investigation.

Released: 103116 0719

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**Update 2** Troopers Arrest Suspect in Assault

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Juan Carlos Tovar Cruz – ARRESTED

 

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

Seaford, De. – The Delaware State Police have arrested Juan Carlos Tovar Cruz, 22 of Georgetown, in connection with an assault late Sunday night.

On Sunday, October 30, 2016 at approximately 11:15 p.m. troopers made contact with Cruz in the area of Concord Road (Rt. 20) west of County Seat Highway (Rt. 9), Seaford as a call was made for a suspicious person in the area. Cruz was contacted and taken into custody without incident.

Juan Carlos Tovar Cruz, 22 of Georgetown, was transported to Troop 4 Georgetown, where he was formally charged with one count of Assault 1st Degree and Possession of a Deadly Weapon during the Commission of a Felony. He was arraigned before Justice of the Peace Court 3 and committed in default of $80,000.00 cash bond. (Mug shot attached)

Released: 103116 1501

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**Update**

Troopers Seek Whereabouts of Assault Suspect

Georgetown, DE. – The Delaware State Police is currently conducting a death investigation after an adult male was discovered deceased at a residence west of Georgetown.

While in the course of conducting the death investigation on Wilson Hill Road, Delaware State Police Detectives were able to determine a separate assault had occurred. At this time, the Delaware State Police is limiting information so not to jeopardize the on-going investigation.

Delaware State Police detectives were able to identify Juan Carlos Tovar Cruz, 22 of Georgetown, as the suspect in the assault. A warrant was secured for Cruz for one count of Assault 1st Degree and Possession of a Deadly Weapon during the Commission of a Felony.

Juan Carlos Tovar Cruz is described as a Hispanic male, 22 years of age, approximately 5’06” tall and 200 lbs., anyone with any information into the whereabouts of Juan Carlos Tovar Cruz is to contact 9-1-1 immediately. (See attached photo)

If anyone has any information in reference to this incident is also asked to contact Detective D. Grassi at 302-365-8441. 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: 103016 2201

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Detectives Conducting a Death Investigation – Georgetown

Georgetown, DE- the Delaware State Police are currently conducting a death investigation after an adult male was discovered deceased at a residence west of Georgetown.

At approximately 2:54 a.m. Sunday, October 30, 2016, troopers responded to the 14,000 block of Wilson Hill Road, Georgetown after a report of a male subject was found. Emergency Medical Services responded to the scene and pronounced the unidentified victim dead at the scene and detectives were contacted.

The Delaware Division of Forensic Science was contacted and removed the male victim, whose name is being withheld pending notification of next of kin, to conduct an autopsy to determine the cause and manner of death. The investigation into the death of the male subject is in its early stages.

Detectives are continuing their investigation by conducting interviews and collecting evidence to determine the circumstances surrounding this incident. Additional information and investigative details will be disseminated as soon as it becomes available and the investigation progresses.  No suspect information has been developed at this time.

If anyone has any information in reference to this incident they are asked to contact Detective D. Grassi at 302-365-8441. 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: 103016 0831

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**Traffic Advisory** Troopers Investigating Serious Motorcycle Crash -Update #2

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

New Castle- The Delaware State Police Collision Reconstruction Unit continues to investigate a fatal motor vehicle crash which has claimed the life of a Wilmington, DE man.

The investigation has determined that the crash happened this morning, Monday, October 31, 2016, at approximately 6:41 a.m., as a 41 year-old Wilmington, DE man was operating a 2013 Kawasaki motorcycle and was traveling in between the right hand and left hand lanes of southbound DE Rt. 141 (W. Basin Road) over top of Interstate 95, New Castle, at an apparent high rate of speed. The motorcycle merged into the left hand lane where it then struck the face of a guard rail located on the east edge of the roadway. The motorcycle then struck the left hand side of a 2013 Lincoln MKZ which was traveling in the left hand lane of southbound W. Basin Road, and which was being operated by Royse Britt, 35, of Wilmington. The male motorcycle operator, who was wearing a helmet at the time of the crash, was ejected and came to rest in the left hand travel lane. Royse Britt was able to bring his vehicle to a controlled stop at the scene in the left hand lane.

The operator of the motorcycle was treated at the scene by the New Castle County Paramedics. He was then transported to the Christiana Hospital where he was subsequently pronounced dead. The name of the victim is being withheld pending the notification of his next of kin. It is unknown if drug or alcohol use on the part of the victim was a factor in this crash.

Royse Britt was properly restrained at the time of the crash and was not injured.

The southbound lanes of DE Rt. 141 were closed for approximately 2.5 hours as the crash was investigated and cleared.

This crash remains under investigation by the Delaware State Police Collision Reconstruction Unit.

Released: 10316 1310

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**Original Releases**

New Castle- As a result of the injuries sustained in the crash this morning on southbound  W. Basin Road at I-95, New Castle, the male operator of the motorcycle has been pronounced dead.

This crash remains under investigation by the Delaware State Police Collision Reconstruction Unit.

Released: 103116 0805

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**Original Release**

New Castle- Delaware State Police are currently investigating a serious crash involving a motorcycle which occurred this morning just south of Newport.

The initial investigation has determined that the crash occurred at approximately 6:41 a.m. this morning, Monday, October 31, 2016, on southbound DE Rt. 141 (West Basin Road) at I-95, New Castle, and involves a motorcycle and a motor vehicle. As a result of the crash, the male motorcyclist has suffered serious injuries.

The southbound lanes of DE Rt. 141 have been closed to traffic and commuters are asked to seek alternate routes of travel.

The Delaware State Police Collision Reconstruction Unit is responding to the scene and will assume the investigation. Further details will be released at the conclusion of the investigation.

Released: 103116 0719

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**Traffic Advisory** Troopers Investigating Serious Motorcycle Crash -Update

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

New Castle- As a result of the injuries sustained in the crash this morning on southbound  W. Basin Road at I-95, New Castle, the male operator of the motorcycle has been pronounced dead.

This crash remains under investigation by the Delaware State Police Collision Reconstruction Unit.

Released: 103116 0805

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**Original Release**

New Castle- Delaware State Police are currently investigating a serious crash involving a motorcycle which occurred this morning just south of Newport.

The initial investigation has determined that the crash occurred at approximately 6:41 a.m. this morning, Monday, October 31, 2016, on southbound DE Rt. 141 (West Basin Road) at I-95, New Castle, and involves a motorcycle and a motor vehicle. As a result of the crash, the male motorcyclist has suffered serious injuries.

The southbound lanes of DE Rt. 141 have been closed to traffic and commuters are asked to seek alternate routes of travel.

The Delaware State Police Collision Reconstruction Unit is responding to the scene and will assume the investigation. Further details will be released at the conclusion of the investigation.

Released: 103116 0719

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**Traffic Advisory** Troopers Investigating Serious Motorcycle Crash

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

New Castle- Delaware State Police are currently investigating a serious crash involving a motorcycle which occurred this morning just south of Newport.

The initial investigation has determined that the crash occurred at approximately 6:41 a.m. this morning, Monday, October 31, 2016, on southbound DE Rt. 141 (West Basin Road) at I-95, New Castle, and involves a motorcycle and a motor vehicle. As a result of the crash, the male motorcyclist has suffered serious injuries.

The southbound lanes of DE Rt. 141 have been closed to traffic and commuters are asked to seek alternate routes of travel.

The Delaware State Police Collision Reconstruction Unit is responding to the scene and will assume the investigation. Further details will be released at the conclusion of the investigation.

Released: 103116 0719

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**Update**Troopers Seek Whereabouts of Assault Suspect

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Juan Carlos Tovar Cruz – WANTED

 

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

Georgetown, DE. – The Delaware State Police is currently conducting a death investigation after an adult male was discovered deceased at a residence west of Georgetown.

While in the course of conducting the death investigation on Wilson Hill Road, Delaware State Police Detectives were able to determine a separate assault had occurred. At this time, the Delaware State Police is limiting information so not to jeopardize the on-going investigation.

Delaware State Police Detectives were able to identify Juan Carlos Tovar Cruz, 22 of Georgetown, as the suspect in the assault. A warrant was secured for Cruz for one count of Assault 1st Degree and Possession of a Deadly Weapon during the Commission of a Felony.

Juan Carlos Tovar Cruz is described as a Hispanic male, 22 years of age, approximately 5’06” tall and 200 lbs., anyone with any information into the whereabouts of Juan Carlos Tovar Cruz is to contact 9-1-1 immediately. (See attached photo)

If anyone has any information in reference to this incident is also asked to contact Detective D. Grassi at 302-365-8441. 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: 103016 2201

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Detectives Conducting a Death Investigation – Georgetown

Georgetown, DE- the Delaware State Police are currently conducting a death investigation after an adult male was discovered deceased at a residence west of Georgetown.

At approximately 2:54 a.m. Sunday, October 30, 2016, troopers responded to the 14,000 block of Wilson Hill Road, Georgetown after a report of a male subject was found. Emergency Medical Services responded to the scene and pronounced the unidentified victim dead at the scene and detectives were contacted.

The Delaware Division of Forensic Science was contacted and removed the male victim, whose name is being withheld pending notification of next of kin, to conduct an autopsy to determine the cause and manner of death. The investigation into the death of the male subject is in its early stages.

Detectives are continuing their investigation by conducting interviews and collecting evidence to determine the circumstances surrounding this incident. Additional information and investigative details will be disseminated as soon as it becomes available and the investigation progresses.  No suspect information has been developed at this time.

If anyone has any information in reference to this incident they are asked to contact Detective D. Grassi at 302-365-8441. 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: 103016 0831

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Troopers Investigate Fatal Motor Vehicle Crash- Middletown

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

Middletown, DE- The Delaware State Police Collision Reconstruction Unit is currently investigating a fatal motor vehicle crash that has claimed the life of a Wilmington man which occurred early this morning north of Middletown.

The initial investigation has determined the crash occurred at approximately 4:56 a.m. today, October 30, 2016, as Donald K. Phipps, 54 of Wilmington, was operating a 2014 Toyota Corolla and was traveling north on DE. Route 896. For an unknown reason, his vehicle left the west side of the road and crossed over the median and the southbound lanes of DE Rt. 896 in the area of Bethel Church Road. The Toyota Corolla continued in a northwesterly direction off of the road until its left front struck a large tree. The vehicle rotated approximately 90 degrees counterclockwise after the impact and continued a short distance from the tree coming to a stop off the road facing in a westerly direction.

Donald K. Phipps, 54 of Wilmington, who was wearing his seatbelt, was pronounced deceased at the scene.

There was no road closure at this collision as the crash was investigated and cleared. This crash remains under investigation by the Delaware State Police Collision Reconstruction Unit.

Released: 103016 1001

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Detectives Conducting a Death Investigation – Georgetown

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

Georgetown, DE- The Delaware State Police are currently conducting a death investigation after an adult male was discovered deceased at a residence west of Georgetown.

The preliminary investigation has determined at approximately 2:54 a.m. Sunday, October 30, 2016, troopers responded to the 14,000 block of Wilson Hill Road, Georgetown after a report of a male subject that was found deceased. Emergency Medical Services responded to the scene and pronounced the unidentified victim dead at the scene and detectives were contacted.

The Delaware Division of Forensic Science was contacted to remove the male victim, whose name is being withheld pending notification of next of kin, to conduct an autopsy to determine the cause and manner of death. The investigation into the death of the male subject is in its early stages.

Detectives are continuing their investigation by conducting interviews and collecting evidence to determine the circumstances surrounding this incident. Additional information and investigative details will be disseminated as soon as it becomes available and the investigation progresses.

If anyone has any information in reference to this incident they are asked to contact Detective D. Grassi at 302-365-8441. 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: 103016 0831

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State Police Investigate Robbery of Blades Restaurant

Presented by Public Information Officer, Master Corporal Gary Fournier

Blades- Delaware State Police are assisting the Blades Police Department with a robbery of a restaurant that occurred early last night.

The incident occurred at approximately 8:17 p.m., Saturday October 30, 2016, as two male suspects, armed with an unknown type handguns, entered the El Chicanito,  located at 100 South Market Street. The suspects approached an adult female clerk who was standing just inside the doorway and pointed a gun at her while the second suspect approached a male juvenile behind the counter and demanded cash.  The juvenile complied with the demand and turned over an undisclosed amount of cash. The suspects then exited the store and possibly entered an SUV before fleeing in the direction of the Blades Elementary School. There were no injuries.

The first suspect was described as a Hispanic male, and the second was described as a black male, both wearing dark colored clothing, masks covering their faces, and gloves (No further clothing or physical description).  Armed with an unknown type handguns.

No surveillance photos available.

If anyone has any information in reference to this incident they are asked to contact the Blades Police Department at 302-629-7329. 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: 103016 0715

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State Police Investigating Fatal Pedestrian Crash, Bridgeville

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

Bridgeville, DE– The Delaware State Police Collision Reconstruction Unit is currently investigating a fatal pedestrian crash that occurred last night south of Bridgeville.

Preliminary investigation has determined that the incident occurred around 8:06 p.m. Saturday, October 29, 2016, as Kenneth E. Hedges, 64 of Seaford, was operating a 2006 Toyota Avalon traveling south on Wesley Church Road approximately one mile south of Bridgeville. A pedestrian, David L. Wynes, 72 of Georgetown, was walking in traffic in the southbound lane of Wesley Church Road facing traffic. The driver of the vehicle attempted to swerve left but was unable to avoid the collision and struck the pedestrian. As a result, the pedestrian was carried on the vehicle before landing on the road where he came to rest. The Avalon came to a controlled stop on Wesley Church Road.

David L. Wynes sustained multiple massive traumas and was pronounced dead at the scene. He was not carrying any type of light or reflective clothing.

Both Kenneth E. Hedges and his wife, Barbara E. Hedges, of Seaford were transported by EMS to the Nanticoke Memorial Hospital where they were treated for minor injuries and released. They were both wearing their seatbelts.

The Delaware State Police Collision Reconstruction Unit is continuing the investigation into this incident. Wesley Church Road in the area of the collision was closed for approximately three hours while the crash was investigated and cleared.

Released: 103016 0211

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Troopers Investigate Serious Motor Vehicle Crash – Hartly

Presented by the Director of Public Information Sergeant Richard Bratz

Hartly, DE – The Delaware State Police is currently investigating a serious crash that occurred south of Hartly this morning.

The preliminary investigation revealed the incident occurred around 9:10 a.m. Saturday, October 29, 2016 as Harold G. Young, 67 of Hartly, was operating a 2014 Dodge Ram pickup truck at the intersection of Slaughter Station Road attempting to turn left onto SR 8 eastbound. It was reported that another vehicle was northbound on Tuxward Road and failed to stop at the stop sign which caused Young to swerve onto the left shoulder of SR 8. After stopping on the westbound shoulder he reentered Halltown Road to go east and drove into the path of a 1989 Honda Civic operated by a 17 year old male of Marydel. Both vehicles struck each other head on and remained in the westbound lane.

Harold G. Young, 67 of Hartly who was properly restrained was removed by EMS and transported to the Kent General Hospital for his serious but non-life threatening injuries. He was charged with Inattentive Driving.

The 17 year old male driver was properly restrained and was transported by EMS to Kent General Hospital for non-life threatening injuries. His 18 year old male passenger, also properly restrained, was airlifted by the Delaware State Police Aviation Unit to the Christiana Hospital Medical Center for the serious injuries he sustained. Another 15 year old male passenger, properly restrained, sustained non-life threatening injuries and was transported by EMS to Kent General Hospital.

This crash remains under investigation by the Delaware State Police. Halltown Road near Slaughter Station Road in the area of the collision was closed approximately two hours as the crash was investigated and cleared.

This is an active and ongoing investigation and if anyone has any information in reference to this incident they are asked to contact Trooper M. Adkins at 302-697-4454. 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: 102916 1351

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**Traffic Advisory Update**- Troopers Investigating Serious Motor Vehicle Crash

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

Hartly, DE- Halltown Road and Slaughter Station Road south of Hartly have been re-opened to traffic.

This crash remains under investigation by the Delaware State Police.

Released: 102916 1049

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**Traffic Advisory**- Troopers Investigating Serious Motor Vehicle Crash

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

Hartly, DE- Delaware State Police are currently investigating a serious two vehicle crash which occurred this morning south of Hartly, De.

The initial investigation has determined the crash occurred at approximately 9:10 a.m. this morning, Saturday, October 29, 2016 on (SR 8) Halltown Road at Slaughter Station Road, Hartly. The extent of the injuries are unknown at this time.

SR 8 Halltown Road has been closed to traffic in both directions at the crash scene and commuters should expect slowing in the area.Commuters are advised to seek alternate routes of travel.

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

Released: 102916 0931

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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 Collision Reconstruction Unit is currently investigating a serious crash with a single vehicle that occurred east of Newark early this morning.

The preliminary investigation revealed the incident occurred around 12:48 a.m. Saturday October 29, 2016 as a 17 year old female of Newark was operating a 2003 Nissan Altima northbound on Redmill Road near Old Redmill Road, Newark. For unknown reasons the driver lost control and slid off of the east side of the road. The left side of the Altima struck a tree.

The driver a 17 year old female of Newark was treated by the New Castle County paramedics and transported to the Christiana Hospital Medical Center for her serious injuries where she was admitted in critical condition.

This crash remains under investigation by the Delaware State Police Collision Reconstruction Unit. Redmill Road and Old Redmill Road the area of the collision was impacted for approximately 2 ½ hours as the crash was investigated and cleared.

Released: 102916 1141

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**Traffic Advisory Update**- Troopers Investigating Serious Motor Vehicle Crash

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

Hartly, DE-  Halltown Road and Slaughter Station Road south of Hartly have been re-opened to traffic.

This crash remains under investigation by the Delaware State Police.

Released: 102916 1049

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**Traffic Advisory**- Troopers Investigating Serious Motor Vehicle Crash

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

Hartly, DE- Delaware State Police are currently investigating a serious two vehicle crash which occurred this morning south of Hartly, De.

The initial investigation has determined the crash occurred at approximately 9:10 a.m. this morning, Saturday, October 29, 2016 on (SR 8) Halltown Road at Slaughter Station Road, Hartly. The extent of the injuries are unknown at this time.

SR 8 Halltown Road has been closed to traffic in both directions at the crash scene and commuters should expect slowing in the area.Commuters are advised to seek alternate routes of travel.

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

Released: 102916 0931

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**Traffic Advisory**- Troopers Investigating Serious Motor Vehicle Crash

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

Hartly, DE- Delaware State Police are currently investigating a serious two vehicle crash which occurred this morning south of Hartly, De.

The initial investigation has determined the crash occurred at approximately 9:10 a.m. this morning, Saturday, October 29, 2016 on (SR 8) Halltown Road at Slaughter Station Road, Hartly. The extent of the injuries are unknown at this time.

SR 8 Halltown Road has been closed to traffic in both directions at the crash scene and commuters should expect slowing in the area.Commuters are advised to seek alternate routes of travel.

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

Released: 102916 0931

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DSP S.O.A.R. Searching for Wanted Sex Offenders

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

Dover, DE- The Delaware State Police Sex Offender Apprehension and Registration Unit (S.O.A.R) is currently looking for the following wanted sex offender after he either failed to register or re-register their current address.  If anyone knows the location of this subject, they are asked to call 302-672-5306. 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: 102916 0851

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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 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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https://sexoffender.dsp.delaware.gov/Poster/00001035

https://sexoffender.dsp.delaware.gov/Poster/00002790

Released: 102916  0831

Trooper Arrest Student for Bringing Handgun to School

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Caron J. Collins ARRESTED

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

Wilmington- Delaware State Police arrested a Wilmington teenager today after he was found in possession of a loaded handgun while attending the John Dickinson High School in the Red Clay Consolidated School District.

The preliminary investigation has determined the incident occurred at approximately 9:25 a.m. today, October 28, 2016 as school officials were informed that a student was in possession of a handgun. School officials and the trooper, assigned to the school as the School Resource Officer (SRO), quickly responded to the gymnasium and located the student. During the investigation a loaded handgun was found to be in the student’s possession in his book bag. The student was immediately taken into custody without incident and the weapon was safely secured and seized as evidence.

Caron J. Collins, 16 of Wilmington, was transported to Troop 2 where he was charged with Possession of a Firearm by Prohibited Juvenile, Carrying a Concealed Deadly Weapon and Possession of a Weapon in a Safe School Zone. He was arraigned with a parent before the New Castle County Family Court and committed to the New Castle County Detention Center in default of $18,000.00 cash bond. (mug shot attached)

If you have any questions please contact Ms. Pati Nash, Public Information Officer for the Red Clay Consolidated School District at 302-552-3716.

Released: 102816 1741

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Trooper Seek Public’s Assistance in Identifying Burglary Suspects

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Presented by Public Information Officer, Master Corporal Gary Fournier 

Dover – Troopers are investigating a burglary to Kent County Levy Court maintenance garages located at 5200 West Dennys Road that occurred Saturday October 8, 2016 around 2:30 a.m. The suspects depicted in the surveillance photos removed power tools before fleeing the area.

If anyone has any information in reference to the identity of these individuals, they are asked to contact Detective J. Dear at 302-698-8540. 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: 102816 1425

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Kent County Drug Unit Arrest Felton Man for Heroin Distribution

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Robert D. Jones
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Ikea M. Dunbar

Presented by Public Information Officer, Master Corporal Gary Fournier

Felton – The Delaware State Police Kent County Drug Unit has arrested a Felton man in connection with an August 2016 drug investigation.

Robert D. Jones, 37 of Felton, was taken into custody Thursday October 27, 2016 around 2:15 p.m. as he was entering an apartment complex in Smyrna.  Jones was already wanted in connection with an investigation that took place on August 24, 2016 when he fled a residence in the unit block of Skinner Lane, Felton, after detectives were attempting arrest him for a large scale heroin operation at the house.  A search conducted of the house on Skinner Lane resulted in the recovery of 4,212 bags (63.18 grams) of heroin.

Jones fled from a trooper attempting to conduct a traffic stop back in August and detectives were able to gather information that he has been living in the Heron Run Apartments with an acquaintance, who was identified as Ikea M Dunbar, 25 of Smyrna.

Robert Jones, who initially gave a false name upon being contacted, was transported back to Smyrna Police Department where he was charged with Possession with Intent to Deliver a Controlled Substance in a Tier 4 Quantity (Heroin), Possession of a Controlled Substance in a Tier 5 Quantity (Heroin), Tampering with Physical Evidence, Conspiracy 2nd, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, along with numerous traffic violations when he fled from the traffic stop.  He was also charged with Possession of Ammunition by a Person Prohibited when four shotgun shells were found in the car he was driving, along with Criminal Impersonation.  Jones was arraigned at JP2 and committed to James T. Vaughn Correctional Center on $66,510.00 cash bond.

Ikea Dunbar was charged with Hindering Prosecution and released on $2,000.00 unsecured bond.

Released: 102816 1410

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Homeowner Shoots at Suspect Burglarizing His House

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Robert L. Jefferson

 

Presented by Public Information Officer, Master Corporal Gary Fournier

Laurel – Troopers, with the assistance of Laurel Police Department, have arrested a 44-year-old Laurel man in connection with a burglary in which he was shot at.

The incident occurred around 2:30 p.m. Thursday October 27, 2016 when troopers were dispatched to a residence in the 12000 block of Chipmans Pond Road for a report of a burglary.  Upon their arrival, the 78-year-old male victim explained that he had just returned to his house when he observed black car in his driveway and damage to a window with some of his property lying underneath.  Once inside the residence, the victim observed more property lying on the floor near the damaged window.  He was quickly startled by a male subject, who was later identified as Robert L. Jefferson, 44 of Laurel, running through the house carrying some of his property.

The victim grabbed his 12 gauge shotgun and began searching for the suspect in his house, making several announcements that he was armed.  The homeowner then saw Jefferson running through his yard towards his (Jefferson’s) vehicle.  Once he entered the car, the victim fired one birdshot round at the car, shattering the passenger’s side window.  The suspect was able to drive away from the residence in an unknown direction.

A general bulletin was put out over the radio with a description of the vehicle, which was soon located in the parking lot of the Laurel Food Lion by officers from Laurel Police Department.  The officers observed Jefferson entering the store and were able to locate him hiding in the rear of the store where he was taken into custody without incident.  He was turned over to troopers at the scene and transported to Nanticoke Memorial Hospital where he was treated and released with a minor abrasion to his back that may have been caused by one of the pellets.

Robert Jefferson was then transported to Troop 4 in Georgetown where he was charged with Burglary 2nd, Possession of Burglary Tools, Theft Under $1500 Where a Victim is 62 or Older, and Criminal Mischief.  He was arraigned at JP2 and committed to Sussex Correctional Institution on $5,000.00 secured bond.

The victim has not been charged with any crime.

Released: 102816 1325

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