Delaware State Police

Troopers Conducting Investigation into Missing Swimmer – Update #2

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Presented by Public Information Officer Master Corporal Jeffrey R. Hale

Wilmington – The Delaware State Police Major Crimes Unit continues their investigation into a missing Wilmington man after the body of a male subject was located this afternoon.

The discovery of the body occurred this afternoon. Wednesday, July 26, 2017, at approximately 4:00 p.m. as subjects searching for Miguel Angel Del Valle, observed an object floating in the water in the area of the Delaware Northern Greenway Trail near N. Park Drive. Officers from the DNREC Natural Resources Police; State Parks Enforcement were then contacted and responded to the scene. They then located and pulled a male body from the water. The body was turned over to the Delaware Division of Forensic Sciences where an autopsy will be performed to determine the identity of the male subject as well as the cause and manner of death.

This incident remains under investigation by the Delaware State Police. If anyone has any information in reference to this incident they are asked to contact the Major Crimes Unit at Troop 2 at 302-365-8567. Information may also be provided by calling Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333, via the internet at http://www.delaware.crimestoppersweb.com and select submit a tip! No IP address are recorded.

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Released: 072617 1930

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Troopers Conducting Investigation into Missing Swimmer – Update – Name Released

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Presented by Public Information Officer Master Corporal Jeffrey R. Hale

Wilmington – The Delaware State Police Major Crimes Unit has identified the 20-year-old Wilmington man who was reported missing after jumping into the Brandywine Creek on Monday, July 24, 2017, as Miguel Angel Del Valle.

The investigation into this incident is ongoing as members of the Delaware State Police Scuba Team, Talleyville Fire Company, and officers from the DNREC Natural Resources Police; State Parks Enforcement, continue to search the creek and surrounding area for Del Valle.

If anyone has any information in reference to this incident they are asked to contact the Major Crimes Unit at Troop 2 at 302-365-8567. Information may also be provided by calling Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333, via the internet at www.delaware.crimestoppersweb.com and select submit a tip! No IP address are recorded.

Released: 072617 12:23 p.m.

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Troopers Arrest Rehoboth Man for 5th Offense DUI

Taglienti, Anthony
Anthony F. Taglienti

 

Presented by Public Information Officer, Master Corporal Gary Fournier

Rehoboth Beach – State Troopers have arrested a 48-year-old Rehoboth man after he crashed his moped while son was sitting on his lap.

Anthony F. Taglienti was taken into custody by troopers yesterday, Tuesday July 25, 2017 after responding to a report of a traffic crash around 6:30 p.m. in the area of the 19000 block of Golden Avenue, Sea Air Mobile Home Park.  The investigation revealed Taglienti was operating a 2012 Puma moped with his 2-year-old son on his lap in the park when he lost control causing both of them to fall to the ground.

The 2-year-old suffered several abrasions and was transported by EMS to Beebe Healthcare where he was treated for the non-life-threatening injuries.

Anthony Taglienti was also taken to Beebe by EMS where he was treated and released with non-life-threatening injuries.  Upon transporting Taglienti back to Troop 7 in Lewes, a DUI investigation ensued and he was charged with 5th Offense Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol (four previous offenses: 01/26/1998, 08/01/2006, 08/06/2006 and 06/18/2014), Endangering the Welfare of a Child, Vehicular Assault 3rd, and Driving While Suspended or Revoked.  He was arraigned at JP2 and committed to Sussex Correctional Institution on $17,200.00 cash bond.

Released: 072617 1215

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Dedication of Corporal Grade One Stephen J. Ballard’s Photo on Museum Memorial Wall

Presented by Public Information Officer, Master Corporal Gary Fournier

Dover – Louise Ballard, surrounded by State Troopers, family, and friends attended a solemn ceremony this morning at the Delaware State Police Museum for the dedication of Corporal Grade One Stephen J. Ballard’s photo on the Memorial Wall.

“Today we join with the family and friends, members of the museum board, and our honored guests as we unveil Stephen’s memorial photograph in honor of his service and sacrifice, and to keep our enduring promise to the community that we serve, to our troopers, to our survivors, and to his family, that we will never forget,” said Colonel Nathaniel McQueen Jr., Superintendent of Delaware State Police. “Today we honor his courage and commitment to the oath to protect and serve. Cpl/1 Ballard’s memory will live on in his family and in the many lives that he touched, and he will always be a part of the enduring history of the Delaware State Police.”

During the ceremony, executives from JPMorgan Chase Bank presented DSP Museum President, Greg Sacco with a $10,000.00 donation to the DSP Museum in honor of CPL/1 Stephen Ballard’s service and ultimate sacrifice.

“At JPMorgan Chase, we have a longstanding commitment to supporting our first responders – those who run toward danger to serve and protect others,” said Tom Horne, Delaware market president for JPMorgan Chase. “We are proud to contribute to the Delaware State Police Museum to celebrate these heroes.”

Cpl/1 Ballard’s photo will also be placed on the Memorial Walls at all of the Troops and sections within the Division and will now and forever remain among all of our heroes honored throughout the State of Delaware.

Released: 072517 1710

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Troopers Conducting Investigation into Missing Swimmer

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Presented by Public Information Officer Master Corporal Jeffrey R. Hale

Wilmington- The Delaware State Police Major Crimes Unit is currently investigating the report of a missing Wilmington man who was last seen jumping into the Brandywine Creek last night.

The initial investigation began on Monday, July 24, 2017 at approximately 8:11 p.m., after troopers responded to the Alapocas Run State Park, located at 1914 W. Park Drive, to assist DNREC Natural Resources Police; State Parks Enforcement, and local fire companies with the search of a 20-year-old male subject who had been reported missing after he had jumped into the Brandywine Creek and never resurfaced. It was learned that the victim was at the creek with three other male subjects and had jumped into the water utilizing a rope swing at approximately 6:30 p.m. He was last seen going over a dam in the creek. The other three subjects eventually reported the incident to 9-1-1 at approximately 8:11 p.m. after they had returned to their homes located within the city of Wilmington. A search of the water and surrounding areas was conducted but was suspended at approximately 11:00 p.m. without the missing subject being located.

The Delaware State Police Major Crimes Unit has responded to the scene and has assumed this investigation.  More information will be released as details become available.

If anyone has any information in reference to this incident they are asked to contact the Major Crimes Unit at Troop 2 at 302-365-8567. Information may also be provided by calling Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333, via the internet at www.delaware.crimestoppersweb.com and select submit a tip! No IP address are recorded.

Released: 072517 4:15 p.m.

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Troopers Seek Public’s Assistance in Locating Wanted Subject – Laurel

Washington, Michael
Michael K. Washington

 

Presented by Public Information Officer, Master Corporal Gary Fournier

Laurel – State Police are requesting assistance in locating Michael K. Washington, 24 of Seaford, who is wanted for Burglary 1st, Assault 3rd, Endangering the Welfare of a Child, and Criminal Mischief.  He is also wanted out of Seaford Police Department and three capiases out of Sussex County courts.

Washington is wanted in connection with an alleged incident that occurred on Thursday July 20, 2017 when he broke into his sister’s residence and assaulted her in front of her child.

If anyone has any information in reference to Michael Washington’s whereabouts, they are asked to contact Troop 5 at 302-337-1090. Information may also be provided by calling Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333, via the internet at www.delaware.crimestoppersweb.com.

Released: 072417 1245

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Traffic Advisory-Greenville

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

Greenville– Barley Mill Road (DE 141) northbound south of Kennett Pike (DE. 52)  south of Greenville is closed due to water in the roadway. DelDot is currently on the scene working to alleviate the water on the roadway.

Commuters are advised to use caution in the area and seek alternate routes of travel as crews will be working in the area.

Released: 072317 2311

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Troopers Seek Public’s Help in Identifying a Subject

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

Millville, DE- The Delaware State Police are asking for the public’s assistance in attempting to identify a male subject who exposed himself in a Millville pharmacy.

The incident occurred on Saturday, July 22, 2017, at around 4:45 p.m. when a black male subject entered the Walgreens pharmacy located at 34960 Atlantic Avenue, Millville. The female employee was stocking candy when a black male was noticed lingering in the isle. The male then started to ask questions about candy prices and acting suspicious. A few moments later, the male suspect stood at the end of the isle exposing his genital area while touching himself. The male subject then fled the business in an unknown direction.

The black male suspect was described to be in his 30’s wearing a tan t-shift with a picture of a woman on the back also wearing green basketball style shorts.

If anyone has any information on this incident or the suspect, they are asked to contact Sgt. N. Oldham at Troop 4 at 856-5850. Information may also be provided by calling Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333 or via the internet at http://www.delaware.crimestoppersweb.com.

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Released: 072317 2241

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Troopers Assist with Carbon Monoxide Incident with Multiple Patients

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

On July 22, 2017, at approximately 8:45 a.m., troopers responded to a medical emergency occurring at 3826 Kennett Pike, Powder Mill Shopping Center, Greenville. Troopers, in the immediate area, quickly responded to the scene in an attempt to render aid.

Upon arrival one subject was observed escorting a victim to the front of the building.   After troopers initially accessed the victim they were then alerted by another subject from inside the building. A third victim was lying on the floor inside the business unconscious and was incoherent. After accessing the situation troopers realized that all three victims had possibly been exposed to carbon monoxide or some type of chemical and immediately requested fireboard to continue into the scene. Troopers with the assistance of one victim removed another victim exposed to carbon monoxide poisoning from the building. Both Troopers then rendered aid to all three victims and turned them over to responding EMS units and New Castle County Paramedics, where they were evaluated for symptoms pertaining to suspected carbon monoxide poisoning. The investigation determined that three victims were working inside the building using a propane saw when carbon monoxide filled inside the building which started to adversely affect the victims and caused the medical emergency.

A 32 year old male was transported for evaluation after complaining of a headache and being found unconscious in the building. A 48 year old male was transported to the hospital for evaluation after suffering from an altered mental status. A 46 year old male was transported to the hospital for evaluation after complaining of a headache, dizziness and altered mental status. All patients were transported to the Emergency Department at Christiana Hospital on ambulances from the Cranston Heights, Belvedere and Five Points Fire Companies with a New Castle County Paramedic accompanying each patient. All patients were stable at the time of transport. All patients were taken to the Christiana Medical Center for further care and evaluation.

Representatives from the following assisted in clearing the building and ultimately making it safe: Delaware State Police, New Castle County Paramedics, Cranston Heights Fire Company, Talleyville Fire Company, Claymont Fire Company, Five Points Fire Company, Elsmere Fire Company, Belvedere Fire Company, and Holloway Terrace Fire Company.

Released: 072217 2351

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