Delaware State Police

Pedestrian Struck and Seriously Injured in North Wilmington – Update

Concord Pike Ped Crash

Presented by Public Information Officer Master Corporal Jeffrey R. Hale

Wilmington – The Delaware State Police Collision Reconstruction Unit has identified the 35-year-old female pedestrian who was struck on US202 on Saturday, July 29, 2017, as Sara Freebery of Wilmington.  Freebery remains in critical condition at the Christiana Hospital.

This crash remains under investigation by the Delaware State Police.

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Released: 073117 1800

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**Update** State Police Conducting Death Investigation – Dover

Presented by Public Information Officer, Master Corporal Gary Fournier

Dover– The Delaware State Police are releasing the name of the person found in a wooded area east of Leipsic Road as Linda C. Moore, 40, with a last known address of Charlotte, North Carolina.

The investigation began at approximately 7:00 p.m. Thursday, June 15, 2017, when human remains were discovered as a subject walked through the wooded area east of Leipsic Road near Marley Lane. The subject contacted troopers working the Firefly Music Festival and notified them of the discovery. Criminal Detectives responded to the wooded area and confirmed them to be human skeletal remains.

The Delaware Division of Forensic Science was contacted and removed the remains.  Based on the investigation, and confirmation through dental records, the human remains were positively identified as Linda C. Moore.  Her death has been ruled “undetermined” by the Division of Forensic Science.

**Click To View Original Release** State Police Conducting Death Investigation – Dover

Released: 073117 1740

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Troopers Arrest Wilmington Man Following Restaurant Robbery

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Presented by Public Information Officer Master Corporal Jeffrey R. Hale

Newark- The Delaware State Police have arrested a Wilmington man and charged him in connection with a series of robberies and attempted robberies that he had committed beginning in late June.

On Thursday, July 27, 2017, at approximately 9:29 p.m., Troopers were called to respond to the Arby’s, located at 13 Possum Park Mall, Newark, for the report of a robbery. Upon their arrival, responding troopers were advised that a male suspect had entered the business and proceeded to display an unknown make and model handgun while confronting several employees. He then demanded and received an undisclosed amount of money from the cash registers before exiting the business and fleeing in an unknown direction. There were no injuries.

Employees of the Arby’s contacted 9-1-1 and were able to provide a suspect description to emergency call takers which was then broadcast to responding troopers. A short time later while checking the area for the suspect, a trooper observed a vehicle parked near the entrance to the Green Valley development just off of Kirkwood Highway, The trooper also observed a male subject who matched the description of the suspect from the robbery standing outside of the car. The subject, later identified as Adam T. Meadows, 29, of Wilmington, was taken into custody without incident. A subsequent search of his vehicle revealed evidence linking him to the robbery.

Meadows was transported to Troop 2, where after further investigation, Robbery Unit detectives were able to link him to a series of robberies and attempted robberies which had been occurring along the Rt. 2 corridor since late June. Detectives linked Meadows to the following incidents:

  1. Game Stop, 4345 Kirkwood Highway, Thursday, June 19, 2017.
  2. Metro PCS, 3608 Kirkwood Highway, Saturday, July 8, 2017. Attempt only.
  3. Shell Gas Station, 668 Paper Mill Road, Saturday, July 8, 2017.
  4. Arby’s, 13 Possum Park Mall, Saturday, July 8, 2017.
  5. Metro PCS, 3608 Kirkwood Highway, Saturday, July 15, 2017. Attempt only.
  6. Arby’s, 13 Possum Park Mall, Saturday, July 15, 2017.
  7. Metro PCS, 3608 Kirkwood Highway, Thursday, July 27, 2017. Attempt only.

Adam Meadows was arrested and charged with 15 counts of Robbery 1st Degree, 5 counts of Attempted Robbery 2nd Degree, and 8 counts of Wearing a Disguise During the Commission of a Felony. He was arraigned at JP Court 11 and committed to the Howard Young Correctional Institution in default of $88,000.00 secured bond.

Released: 073117 1350

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Gold Alert Subject Located and Arrested

Brown, Bradley A
Bradley A. Brown

 

Presented by Public Information Officer, Master Corporal Gary Fournier

Rehoboth Beach – Bradley A. Brown, 23 of Seaford, has been located and taken into custody after he fled from police.

Brown was originally listed as a Gold Alert on June 15, 2017 after he made statements of harming himself to friends via text messages.  At the time, he was also wanted out of Sussex Superior Court for Offensive Touching and Providing Alcohol to a Minor.  On Saturday July 29, 2017 at approximately 10:15 p.m., troopers were dispatched to the Wawa located at 35436 Wolfe Neck Road for a reported shoplifting.  A description was given by store employees and the subject, who was later identified as Bradley Brown, was taken into custody in the parking lot of a nearby liquor store.  Brown initially resisted arrest by failing to allow troopers to handcuff him, but was eventually subdued and placed in the rear of a patrol vehicle.  While continuing to investigate the shoplifting, the trooper stepped out of the patrol car to contact witnesses when Brown somehow defeated the safety divider window and crawled into the front driver’s seat before exiting and fleeing the area.

On Sunday July 30, 2017 at approximately 2:45 p.m., an anonymous tipster contacted Troop 7 and provided information on where Bradley Brown was currently located and his current clothing description.  Troopers, along with the assistance of Rehoboth Police Department, responded to the Forgotten Mile Ale House, located at 20859 Coastal Highway, Rehoboth, and began to set up a perimeter around the business in case Brown decided to exit through one of the doors.  As troopers entered the establishment, Brown saw them and began running toward the kitchen area and then exit the rear door prior to it becoming secured by officers.  Troopers and officers gave chase southbound through some neighborhoods until he was eventually tasered by a trooper and placed in custody after a brief struggle.

Bradley Brown was transported back to Troop 7 in Lewes where he was charged with two counts of Resisting Arrest, Escape 3rd, Theft, and Shoplifting.  He was arraigned at JP3 on these charges as well as the two charges out of Superior Court and committed to Sussex Correctional Institution on $4,000.00 secured bond.

**Click To View Original Release** Gold Alert Issued for Missing Rehoboth man

 

Released: 073117 1005

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Pedestrian Struck and Seriously Injured in North Wilmington

Concord Pike Ped Crash

Presented by Public Information Officer, Master Corporal Gary Fournier

North Wilmington (19803) – The Delaware State Police Collision Reconstruction Unit is currently investigating a serious crash involving a pedestrian that occurred early Saturday evening.

Preliminary investigation suggests the incident occurred around 8:36 p.m. Saturday July 29, 2017 as an 80-year-old Wilmington man was operating a 2009 Cadillac SRX southbound in the center lane of Concord Pike (US202), south of Fairfax Boulevard.  A 35-year-old female pedestrian from Wilmington area, crossed the northbound lanes of SR202 in the area of the Walgreens in Fairfax Shopping Center.  The pedestrian then proceeded to enter into the southbound travel lanes of Concord Pike and entered into the path of the Cadillac.  The operator of the Cadillac attempted to swerve left to avoid the collision, but was unsuccessful and struck the pedestrian within the center lane of southbound Concord Pike.  The pedestrian was thrown into the right travel lane of southbound of US202 where she came to rest.  The Cadillac came to a controlled stop immediately after the collision.

The 35-year-old pedestrian, who was not utilizing a marked crosswalk and was wearing dark-colored clothing, was transported by EMS to Christiana Medical Center where she is currently admitted in critical condition.  Her name is being withheld pending notification of next of kin.

The 80-year-old operator and a passenger were properly restrained and uninjured in the crash.

The Collision Reconstruction Unit is continuing their investigation into this incident.  It is unknown at this time if the pedestrian was under the influence of any alcohol or drugs.  Neither impairment or speed appear to be a contributing factor on the part of the operator of the Cadillac.  No charges have been filed at this time.  Southbound Concord Pike was closed at Fairfax Boulevard for approximately two hours while the crash was investigated and cleared.

Released: 073017 0755

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Gold Alert Issued for Missing Millsboro Woman

Ambuehl, Dianne S
Dianne S. Ambuehl

 

Presented by Public Information Officer, Master Corporal Gary Fournier

Millsboro – The Delaware State Police are issuing a Gold Alert for Dianne S. Ambuehl of Millsboro who left her residence located in the 23000 block of Samuel Adams Circle around 6:45 a.m. Saturday July 29, 2017.

Dianne is an Asian female, 65 years of age, 4’10” tall, 120lbs., black/grey hair, brown eyes.

Troopers have been unable to make contact with Dianne to check on her welfare. Attempts to locate her have been unsuccessful and there is a real concern for her safety and welfare.

If anyone has any information in reference to her whereabouts, they are asked to contact Troop 4 at 302-856-5850.  Information may also be provide by contacting Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333 or via the internet at www.delaware.crimestoppersweb.com.  Anonymous tips may be sent by text to 274637 (CRIMES) using the keyword “DSP.”

Released: 073017 0725

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**Update** Troopers Investigating a Serious Crash within “Forgotten Mile”

Presented by Public Information Officer, Master Corporal Gary Fournier

Rehoboth Beach – The Delaware State Police are continuing to investigate a serious motor vehicle crash involving a vehicle and a scooter on Coastal Highway (SR1) northbound at Robinsons Drive.

The incident occurred around 10:56 a.m. Saturday July 29, 2017 as Laura L. Mason, 45 of Rehoboth, was operating a 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee stopped in the left turn lane of southbound Coastal Highway (SR1) at the intersection of Robinson’s Drive.  Kenneth J. Seltzer Jr., 27 of Rehoboth, was operating a 2012 Honda Ruckus Moped northbound on Coastal Highway on the shoulder approaching the same intersection.  Prior to the collision, traffic on Coastal Highway was extremely congested in both directions. Northbound traffic stopped to allow the Cherokee across the intersection and as the Jeep started to cross both northbound lanes of Coastal Highway, the operator failed to see the moped traveling northbound on the shoulder and crossed directly in front of him.  As a result, the front of the moped struck the right side of the Jeep directly on the passenger’s side door.  After the impact, Seltzer was ejected from his moped and came to rest on the northbound shoulder.  The Jeep continuing turning left onto Robinson’s Drive and came to a controlled stop in the parking lot of the Just in Thyme Restaurant.

Laura Mason was properly restrained and uninjured in the collision.

Kenneth Seltzer was not wearing a helmet and was initially transported to Beebe Healthcare in Lewes before being airlifted to Christiana Medical Center in Stanton where he is currently listed in critical condition.

The Delaware State Police Collision Reconstruction Unit is investigating this incident and no charges have been filed at this time.  Alcohol or drugs do not appear to be contributing factors in this case.  SR1 northbound at Robinsons Drive was restricted to one lane for approximately three hours while the crash was investigated and cleared.

**Traffic Advisory** Troopers Investigating a Serious Crash within “Forgotten Mile”

Released: 072917 1630

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**Traffic Advisory** Troopers Investigating a Serious Crash within “Forgotten Mile”

Forgotten Mile Crash

Presented by Public Information Officer, Master Corporal Gary Fournier

Rehoboth Beach – The Delaware State Police are currently on the scene of a serious motor vehicle crash involving a vehicle and a scooter on Coastal Highway (SR1) northbound at Robinsons Drive.

The incident occurred around 10:56 a.m. Saturday July 29, 2017.  The operator of the scooter has been transported to a local hospital with serious injuries.

SR1 northbound has the right lane and shoulder closed at Robinsons Drive as well as the SR1 southbound turn lane onto Robinsons Drive.  Commuters should expect delays in the area.

Further details will be released upon the conclusion of the investigation.

Released: 072917 1230

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Investigation Underway into Little Heaven Shore Stop Robbery

Presented by Public Information Officer, Master Corporal Gary Fournier

Little Heaven– The Delaware State Police are investigating the robbery of a gas station that occurred yesterday afternoon.

The incident occurred at approximately 2:45 p.m., Friday July 28, 2017, as a male subject entered the Shore Stop, located at 7865 Bay Road.  The suspect approached a store employee at the counter and asked to purchase some cigarettes.  The suspect then provided the clerk with money for the cigarettes, but once the employee opened the register he implied he had a weapon and demanded all the money from the till.  The attendant complied with the demand and turned over an undisclosed amount of cash.  The suspect then exited the store and fled in a southerly direction.  The clerk was not injured.

The suspect was described as black male, 5’09”-5’10” tall, with a beard, wearing a black sweatshirt (No further physical or clothing description).  Unknown if he was armed with any weapon.

No surveillance photos available.

If anyone has any information in reference to this incident they are asked to contact the Troop 3 Major Crimes Unit at 302-698-8547. Information may also be provided by calling Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333, via the internet at www.delaware.crimestoppersweb.com.

Released: 072917 0800

Shore Stop Robbery Frederica

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