Delaware State Police

Troopers Investigate Gas Station Robbery – New Castle

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

New Castle, DE- Delaware State Police are currently investigating the robbery of a New Castle area Shell gas station that occurred this morning.

The initial investigation has determined that the incident occurred at approximately 7:47 a.m., Saturday, December 31, 2016, as a male suspect entered the Shell Gas Station and Food Mart located at 299 Christiana Road, New Castle. The suspect confronted the clerk who was standing behind the sales counter. He then demanded money from the cash registers. The suspect implied that he was armed, however, a weapon was not displayed. The employee complied with the suspect’s demands and turned over an undisclosed amount of cash to him. The suspect then exited the business and fled in an unknown direction. There were no injuries.

The suspect was described as a black male. He was 5’10”-6’00” tall, weighed 160-200 lbs., and was last seen wearing dark clothing and had a mask covering his face. There is no further physical or clothing description available. No video surveillance footage is available at this time.

If anyone has any information in reference to this incident they are asked to contact the Robbery unit 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.”

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Released: 123116 1711

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Troopers Seek Public’s Assistance in Locating Burglary Suspect

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

Delmar, DE- Delaware State Police are investigating Delmar area burglaries which occurred in November and are seeking the public’s assistance in locating a suspect.

Troopers are currently looking for Amber N. Parsons, 26 of Seaford, whose last known address was in the unit block of East 2nd Street, Seaford. Parsons is believed to be the suspect who committed burglaries on Line Church Road and Whaleys Road, east of Delmar. In each of the incidents she targeted homes and broke into sheds to get gas to power a generator.

Through multiple interviews and other investigative means, troopers were able to positively identify Amber N. Parsons as the suspect responsible for the burglaries and have obtained warrants charging her with Burglary 3rd degree, Theft, Attempted Burglary 3rd Degree and two counts of Attempted Theft.  The Dover Police Department currently has warrants charging her for Conspiracy and Shoplifting. She has an active capias from the Sussex County Family court for Failure to Appear for a hearing on Support Arrears.

Amber N. Parsons is described as a white female. She is 5’02” tall, weighs approximately 140 lbs., with brown hair and brown eyes. (previous mug shots attached)

If anyone has any information in reference to these incidents or know the whereabouts of Amber N. Parsons, they are asked to contact Trooper D. Patterson at 302-703-3326 or Troop 7, Lewes at 644-5020. 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: 123116 1441

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*Update* Gold Alert Cancelled for Frances Ann Brown

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

Frances Ann Brown has been located in good condition. The Gold Alert has been cancelled.

Released: 123116 0921

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Frances Ann Brown

 

Lewes –The Delaware State Police are issuing a Gold Alert for Frances Ann Brown, 77 of Ocean View, Delaware.

Troopers are looking for Frances Ann Brown, 77 of Ocean View, who hasn’t been seen or heard from since approximately 6:30 p.m. today, Friday, December 30, 2016, after she left the Beebe Hospital in Lewes, Delaware.

There is a concern for Browns’ welfare as troopers have been unable to make contact with her and attempts to locate her have been unsuccessful.

Frances Ann Brown is described as being 5’02” tall, weighs approximately 120 lbs., with white hair and brown eyes. She was last seen wearing a red sweater with unknown color pants. (Photo attached)

If anyone has any information in reference to the whereabouts of Frances Ann Brown they are asked to call Troop 7 at 302-644-5020. 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: 123016 2301

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*Update* Gold Alert has been Cancelled

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

Elliot Evans has been located in good condition. The Gold Alert has been cancelled.

Released: 123116 0901

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New Castle –The Delaware State Police are issuing a Gold Alert for Elliot Evans, 24 of New Castle, Delaware.

Troopers are looking for Elliot Evans, 24 of New Castle who hasn’t been seen or heard from since approximately 1:15 p.m. today, Friday, December 30, 2016, after he fled as a patient from the Meadowwood Hospital, located at 575 South DuPont Highway, New Castle.

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

Elliot Evans is described as being 5’07” tall, weighs approximately 130 lbs., with black hair and brown eyes. He was last seen wearing black jeans, a black North Face winter jacket, and black boots.  Evans was last seen on foot heading towards the area of Beaverbrook Plaza. Evans is known to frequent the Beaverbrook Shopping Center and has friends and family who live in that area. Evans has tattoo marks on his face underneath both of his eyes. (photo attached)

If anyone has any information in reference to the whereabouts of Elliot Evans 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.”

Released: 123016 1801

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**Traffic Advisory** Troopers Investigating Crash – Wilmington

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

Wilmington, De.  – The Delaware State Police are currently investigating a two vehicle crash that occurred east of Wilmington, injuring one person.

The incident occurred this morning at around 7:49 a.m. Saturday, December 31, 2016 as a minivan traveling southbound on I495, south of East 12th Street struck a truck in the middle lane. One person was transported to an area hospital by EMS with non-life threatening injuries.

Troopers are continuing their investigation into this incident. The three lanes of  I-495 southbound were closed and the southbound shoulder was opened for passing traffic. Please use caution in the area as you travel.

For real time traffic updates in the area, click on the following link: deldot.gov.

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Gold Alert Issued for Missing Ocean View Woman

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Frances Ann Brown

 

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

Lewes –The Delaware State Police are issuing a Gold Alert for Frances Ann Brown, 77 of Ocean View, Delaware.

Troopers are looking for Frances Ann Brown, 77 of Ocean View, who hasn’t been seen or heard from since approximately 6:30 p.m. today, Friday, December 30, 2016, after she left the Beebe Hospital in Lewes, Delaware.

There is a concern for Browns’ welfare as troopers have been unable to make contact with her and attempts to locate her have been unsuccessful.

Frances Ann Brown is described as being 5’02” tall, weighs approximately 120 lbs., with white hair and brown eyes. She was last seen wearing a red sweater with unknown color pants. (Photo attached)

If anyone has any information in reference to the whereabouts of Frances Ann Brown they are asked to call Troop 7 at 302-644-5020. 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: 123016 2301

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Gold Alert Issued for Missing New Castle Man

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Elliot Evans

 

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

New Castle –The Delaware State Police are issuing a Gold Alert for Elliot Evans, 24 of New Castle, Delaware.

Troopers are looking for Elliot Evans, 24 of New Castle who hasn’t been seen or heard from since approximately 1:15 p.m. today, Friday, December 30, 2016, after he fled as a patient from the Meadowwood Hospital, located at 575 South DuPont Highway, New Castle.

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

Elliot Evans is described as being 5’07” tall, weighs approximately 130 lbs., with black hair and brown eyes. He was last seen wearing black jeans, a black North Face winter jacket, and black boots.  Evans was last seen on foot heading towards the area of Beaverbrook Plaza. Evans is known to frequent the Beaverbrook Shopping Center and has friends and family who live in that area. Evans has tattoo marks on his face underneath both of his eyes. (photo attached)

If anyone has any information in reference to the whereabouts of Elliot Evans 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.”

Released: 123016 1801

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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

Sussex County, DE- The Delaware State Police Sex Offender Apprehension and Registration Unit (S.O.A.R) is currently looking for wanted sex offenders after they failed to register as a sex offender as required by law.

Investigators have obtained a warrant for Antron T. Hazzard, 33, of Lincoln.  Hazzard, a Tier 2 (Moderate Risk) sex offender, is a black male, 5’09” tall, 280 lbs., with black hair and brown eyes.  Click or copy and paste the link to view profile and download mugshot: https://sexoffender.dsp.delaware.gov/?/Detail/00004939

Investigators have obtained a warrant for Keith A. Jackson, 48, of Bridgeville.  Jackson, a Tier 2 (Moderate Risk) sex offender, is a black male, 5’08” tall, 150 lbs., with black hair and brown eyes.  Click or copy and paste the link to view profile and download mugshot: https://sexoffender.dsp.delaware.gov/?/Detail/00004821

Investigators have obtained a warrant for John B. Waryasz, 55, of Milton.  Waryasz, a Tier 3 (High Risk) sex offender, is a white male, 5’11” tall, 183 lbs., with gray hair and brown eyes.  Click or copy and paste the link to view profile and download mugshot: https://sexoffender.dsp.delaware.gov/?/Detail/00003714

Investigators have obtained a warrant for Christopher B. Foskey, 31, of Selbyville.  Foskey, a Tier 1 (Low Risk) sex offender, is a white male, 6’01” tall, 240 lbs., with brown hair (bald) and brown eyes.

The Delaware State Police Sex Offender Apprehension and Registration Unit are asking anyone who may know the location of the wanted sex offenders 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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Detectives Investigating a Home Invasion – Magnolia

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

Magnolia- The Delaware State Police are investigating a home invasion that occurred early this morning in Magnolia.

The incident occurred around 12:20 a.m. this morning, Friday December 30, 2016 when two male suspects entered a residence located in the unit block of Flint Drive, Meadowbrook Acres. One of the suspects, who was armed with an unknown make and model rifle, woke a 33 year old male resident of the home and pointed the gun at him. Upon hearing the noise, a 27 year old female occupant of the home also awoke and attempted to flee the room. The suspect with the gun, however, ordered her back into the bed as he fired a single round from the gun into the floor of the home. The female victim then began to push at the gun at which time she was struck by the suspect. Both suspects then exited the home and were last seen fleeing the area in an unknown make and model white SUV. There were no injuries.

The suspect who was armed with the gun was described as a black male. He was approximately 6’02” tall, had a thin build, and was last seen wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt.

The second suspect was described as being 5’6″ tall with a heavy build.

There is no further physical or clothing description available.

If anyone has any information in reference to this incident they are asked to contact Det. Joshua 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.”

 

 

Troopers Arrest Two In Gun Investigation – Blades

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

Blades- The Delaware State Police have arrested two people following an investigation into possible illegal gun sales being conducted from a Blades residence.

On Thursday, December 29, 2016, troopers assigned to the Pro-Active Criminal Enforcement (P.A.C.E.) team, with the assistance of the Delaware State Police Troop 5, conducted a search warrant at a residence located in the unit block of West 2nd Street, Blades, after information was gathered about illegal gun sales being conducted from the home. Upon the trooper’s arrival, Dina S. Hawkins, 39, was taken into custody without incident and transported to Troop 5.  The search resulted in the seizure of 2 handguns, 5 assault weapons, 4 shotguns, 2 hunting rifles, and 9,305 rounds of ammunition. John D. Phifer, 63, who also resides at the residence, was taken into custody after he had responded to Troop 5 on an unrelated matter.

John Phifer was arrested and charged with three counts of Giving a Firearm to a Felon and Conspiracy 2nd Degree. He was arraigned at JP Court 3 and released on $10,000.00 unsecured bail.

Dina Hawkins was arrested and charged with three counts of Giving a Firearm to a Felon, thirteen counts of Possession of a Firearm by a Person Prohibited, Conspiracy 2nd Degree, and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. She was arraigned at JP Court 3 and committed to the Sussex Correctional Institution in default of $42,000.00 secured bail.

Released: 123016 1205

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