Delaware State Police

**Traffic Advisory** Troopers Investigate Serious Pedestrian Crash- Update #2

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

Wilmington- The Delaware State Police Collision Reconstruction Unit has identified the 53-year-old Wilmington man who was struck and killed in the hit-and-run crash that occurred on DE SR 2 west of Greenbank Road on Thursday, March 30, 2017, as Christopher Hess.

This crash remains under investigation by the Delaware State Police.

Released: 033117 2000

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Troopers Investigate Robbery of Dollar Store

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

Wilmington (19805)- Delaware State Police are currently investigating the armed robbery of a Wilmington area dollar store that occurred late last night.

The initial investigation has determined that the incident occurred at approximately 10:16 p.m. on Thursday, March 30, 2017, as two male suspects confronted two employees of the Dollar General, located at 1402 E. Newport Pike, as they stood in front of the store. One of the suspects displayed an unknown make and model handgun, while the second displayed a knife and ordered both employees back into the store. The suspects then demanded cash from the store safe. The victims complied with the suspect’s demands and turned over an undisclosed amount of money to them. One of the suspects then removed a cell phone from one of the victim’s purses before both suspects exited the store and fled in an unknown direction. There were no injuries.

One suspect was described as a black male 30-40 years of age. He was 6’01”-6’04” tall, weighed 230-250 lbs., had black hair and brown eyes, and was last seen wearing  a dark hooded sweatshirt, blue pants, black boots, and was wearing a mask. He was also armed with a handgun.

The second suspect was also described as a black male. He was 30-40 years of age, 5’04”-5’06” tall, weighed 140-150 lbs., had black hair and brown eyes, and was last seen wearing a black zip-up hooded jacket, dark-colored jeans, dark shoes, was wearing a mask, and was armed with a knife.

There is no further physical or clothing description available for either suspect. No video surveillance photos are available to be released at this time.

If anyone has any information in reference to this incident they are asked to contact the Robbery unit at Troop 2 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: 033117 1400

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Troopers Seek Public’s Assistance in Identifying Shoplifting Suspect

Presented by Public Information Officer, Master Corporal Gary Fournier

Delaware – State Police are seeking the public’s assistance in identifying a shoplifting suspect who has stolen over $2,300.00 worth of cologne in the last week.

This incidents occurred at the below listed locations when the suspect entered the stores and proceeded to remove assorted cologne after defeating the locked display cases with an unknown type of tool. The suspect then exited the businesses without rendering payment.

  • Walgreens, 3301 Lancaster Pike, Wilmington – occurred Saturday March 25, 2017 at approximately 9:28 p.m.
  • Walgreens, 4201 Concord Pike, Wilmington –occurred Monday March 27, 2017 at approximately 12:23 p.m.
  • Walgreens, 5506 South DuPont Highway, Dover – occurred Wednesday March 29, 2017 at approximately 6:52 p.m.
  • Walgreens, 52 West Birdie Lane, Magnolia – occurred Wednesday March 29, 2017 at approximately 5:40 p.m. (This was an attempted Shoplifting as the suspect was unable to enter the display case or remove any items.)

The suspect is described as a black male, 35-40 years of age, 5’09”-6’00” tall, 180-190 lbs., operating a white or grey in color four door sedan. (Surveillance photos attached)

If anyone has any information in reference to the identity of this individual, they are asked to contact Trooper First Class Spanier at 302-698-8548. 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.”

Released: 033117 1250

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

2 and Greenbank

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

Wilmington- The Delaware State Police Collision Reconstruction Unit continues to investigate a hit-and-run crash which has claimed the life of a 53 year old Wilmington man.

The initial investigation has determined that the incident occurred on Thursday, March 30, 2017 at approximately 8:54 p.m., as a male pedestrian was standing in the left hand lane of westbound DE SR 2 (Kirkwood Highway) west of Greenbank Road, attempting to pick up something from the roadway. The pedestrian was then struck by an unknown make and model vehicle which was being operated by an unknown individual, and which was traveling in the left hand lane of SR 2. The male pedestrian was thrown to the ground where he was subsequently run over by a 2013 Toyota Tacoma, which was being operated by Ming C. Tsai, 56, of Wilmington. The initial striking vehicle fled westbound on SR 2 to an unknown destination. Ming Tsai was able to bring her vehicle to a controlled stop at the scene.

The male victim was treated at the scene by New Castle County Paramedics. He was then transported by ambulance to the Christiana Hospital where he was pronounced dead. The victim’s name is being withheld pending the notification of his next of kin. It is unknown at this time if alcohol or drug use on the part of the victim was a factor in this crash, however, he was dressed in all dark clothing and was not utilizing a marked cross walk.

The westbound lanes of De SR 2 were closed for approximately two hours as the crash was investigated and cleared.

This crash remains under investigation by the Delaware State Police Collision Reconstruction Unit. If anyone has any information in reference to this crash, they are asked to contact Master Corporal John Breen at 302-365-8486. 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: 033117 0955

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**Traffic Advisory** Troopers Investigating Serious Pedestrian Crash

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

Wilmington- Delaware State Police are currently investigating a serious hit-and-run crash in which a pedestrian was struck that occurred this evening west of Wilmington.

The investigation thus far has determined that the crash occurred at approximately 8:54 p.m. on westbound DE Rt. 2 (Kirkwood Highway) in the area of Greenbank Road, and involves a male pedestrian who was struck by two vehicles. The first of the two vehicles then fled the scene in a westbound direction on Rt. 2. The second vehicle remained at the scene. As a result of the crash, the male pedestrian was removed from the scene and transported to the Christiana Hospital with serious injuries.

The westbound lanes of DE Rt. 2 between Newport Gap Pike and Greenbank Road have been closed to traffic and commuters are asked to find 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: 033017 2207

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Kent County Drug Unit Arrest Dover Man After Heroin Investigation

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Presented by Public Information Officer, Master Corporal Gary Fournier

Dover – The Delaware State Police Kent County Drug Unit has arrested a Dover man following an on going drug investigation.

Detectives assigned to the Drug Unit, along with the Kent County Governor’s Task Force and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) of Dover, conducted a search warrant at a residence in the unit block of Laws Lane around 5:56 p.m., Wednesday March 29, 2017.  Upon conducting the search, detectives located a total of 843 bags of heroin (5.901 grams) as well as a small caliber handgun, a shotgun, and a fully loaded AK47 rifle.

Robert Reed, 20, was taken into custody during a traffic stop and found to be in possession of 9 bags (0.063 grams) of heroin and 7 Benzodiazepines prescription pills.  He was transported back to Troop 3 where he was charged with two counts of Possession with Intent to Deliver a Controlled Substance (Heroin), Possession of a Controlled Substance (Heroin), Possession of a Controlled Substance Without a Prescription, Possession of a Deadly Weapon by a Person Prohibited, and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.  Reed was arraigned at JP2 and committed to James T. Vaughn Correctional Center on $47,000.00 secured bond.

Released: 033017 1205

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**Traffic Advisory**- Troopers Investigate Crash

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

Newark- Delaware State Police are currently investigating a crash which has caused the partial closure of a Newark area roadway.

The initial investigation has determined that the crash occurred at approximately 12:57 a.m. this morning, Thursday, March 30, 2017, on DE Rt. 2 (Capitol Trail) in the area of Possum Park Road, and involves a single vehicle which struck several unoccupied parked cars and a utility pole in the parking lot of the Possum Park Apartments. The male operator and sole occupant of the vehicle has been removed from the scene and transported to the Christiana Hospital to be treated for non-life threatening injuries.

As a result of the crash, DE Rt. 2 has been has been closed in both directions between E. Cleveland Avenue and Possum Park Road, and is expected to remain closed for an extended period of time. Commuters are asked to seek alternate routes of travel.

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

Released: 033017 0250

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Troopers Investigate 7-11 Robbery

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

Wilmington (19809)- Delaware State Police are currently investigating the robbery of a Wilmington area 7-11 store that occurred yesterday morning.

The initial investigation has determined that the incident happened at approximately 6:20 a.m. yesterday, Tuesday, March 28, 2017, as a male suspect entered the 7-11 store located at 4865 Governor Printz Boulevard, Wilmington. He then approached the sales counter and presented the female clerk with a demand note for cash. The suspect also implied that he was armed, however, he did not display a weapon. The clerk complied with the suspect’s demands and turned over an undisclosed amount of money to him. The suspect then demanded cigarettes as well, and after receiving them, he exited the store and fled in an unknown direction. The clerk was not injured.

The suspect was described as a black male 25-35 years of age. He was 5’06”-5’10” tall, weighed 190-220 lbs., and was last seen wearing a black shirt, black jeans, a black jacket, and a red hooded sweatshirt. There is no further physical or clothing description available.

If anyone has any information in reference to this incident they are asked to contact the Robbery Unit at Troop 2, Glasgow, at 302-365-8566. Information may also be provided by calling Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333, via the internet at www.tipsubmit.com, or by sending an anonymous tip by text to 274637 (CRIMES) using the keyword “DSP.”

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Released: 032917 0805

Troopers Investigating Fatal Crash Involving a Pedestrian- Bear- **Update**

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

Bear -Delaware State Police have identified the male victim who was struck and killed in the hit-and-run crash which occurred in the parking lot of 2000 Firedancer Lane on Sunday, March 26, 2017, as Lester Mateo, 23, of Pennsville, NJ.

The investigation into this incident is continuing and the Delaware State Police are asking anyone who may have any information to contact Det. Scott Mauchin at 302-365-8414. 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: 032817 1605

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