Delaware State Police

State Police Respond to Aircraft Incident

Aircraft Incident

Dover – The Delaware State Police were called to an incident this afternoon in which a small aircraft overshot a runway.

The incident occurred around 10:22 a.m. Saturday September 30, 2017 after the pilot of a 1971 Fixed Wing Single-Engine Cessna dialed 9-1-1 to report that the aircraft had overshot the runway at Chandelle Estates Airport located at 114 Kruser Boulevard.  Troopers along with personnel from DelDOT responded to the scene where they located the small aircraft in the middle of Bayside Drive (SR9) between Silver Leaf Lane and White Oak Road.  The pilot and one passenger were uninjured and the plane sustained damage to the prop and front landing gear.

SR9 between Silver Leaf Drive and White Oak Road was closed for approximately an hour and a half while the plane was removed from the roadway.

The investigation into this incident has been turned over to the Federal Aviation Administration.

Presented by Public Information Officer, Master Corporal Gary Fournier

Released: 093017 1310

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Pedestrian Struck and Killed in Hit and Run on Kirkwood Highway

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Wilmington (19808) – The Delaware State Police Collision Reconstruction Unit is investigating a fatal hit and run crash that killed a pedestrian early this morning.

The incident occurred around 12:35 a.m. Saturday September 30, 2017 as a 50-year-old Wilmington female was initially observed walking in the vicinity of the intersection of Kirkwood Highway (SR2) and Farrand Drive.  She was then observed by witnesses crossing from the south side of SR2 towards the north side of the roadway when she stepped into the path of what was described as a dark colored pickup truck.  After the collision, the vehicle continued westbound on SR2 without stopping.

The 50-year-old victim, who was not carrying a light or crossing in a designated pedestrian crosswalk, was pronounced dead at the scene.  Her name is being withheld pending the notification of next of kin.

The Collision Reconstruction Unit is continuing their investigation into this incident. Kirkwood Highway in the area of Farrand Drive was closed for approximately two hours while the crash was investigated and cleared.

If anyone has any information in reference to this incident, they are asked to contact Sergeant D. Alexander at 302-365-8484.  Information may also be provide by contacting Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333 or via the internet at http://www.delaware.crimestoppersweb.com.

Presented by Public Information Officer, Master Corporal Gary Fournier

Released: 093017 0900

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**Update #2 – Arrests Made** Troopers Investigate Shooting – Bridgeville

Bridgeville, De – The Delaware State Police Homicide Unit have made two arrests in the August 24th shooting incident which resulted in the death of a 19-year-old Bridgeville man.

Preston W. Nailor, 35 of Georgetown, and Brooke L. Squatrito, 20 of Bridgeville, were both arrested on Friday, September 29, 2017 after the investigation revealed Squatrito set up a purported drug deal with Tyron Lake for the purpose of helping Nailor rob Lake.  Once Nailor and Lake met alone at the predetermined location, Nailor entered Lake’s passenger seat to conduct the drug deal when gunfire was exchanged between the two, resulting Lake’s death.  Preston Nailor then dialed 9-1-1 to report that he had been shot.

Preston Nailor and Brooke Squatrito were both charged with Murder 1st, Attempted Robbery 1st, two counts of Possession of a Firearm During the Commission of a Felony, and Conspiracy 2nd.  They were both arraigned at JP2 and remanded to the custody of the Delaware Department of Correction on $1,182,000.00 cash bond (Nailor) and $652,000.00 cash bond (Squatrito).

Troopers Investigate Shooting – Bridgeville – Update

Troopers Investigate Shooting – Bridgeville

Presented by Public Information Officer, Master Corporal Gary Fournier

Released: 093017 0805

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State Police Detectives Investigating Shooting

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Wilmington (19802) – The Delaware State Police are investigating an overnight shooting that occurred at an area bar.

The incident was reported by medical personnel around 12:00 a.m. Saturday September 30, 2017 after a 42-year-old male drove himself to a Wilmington area hospital with a gunshot wound to his upper torso.  The investigation revealed the male victim was in his automobile in the parking lot of Sweet Daddy’s Bar, located at 3806 Governor Printz Boulevard, when he was shot by an unknown subject.  The victim then drove himself to the hospital for treatment of the non-life-threatening wound.

No suspect information is available at this time and the investigation into this incident is currently on-going.  Further information will be provided as the investigation progresses.

If anyone has any information in reference to this incident, they are asked to contact Detective S. Rizzo at 302-365-8440.  Information may also be provide by contacting Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333 or via the internet at http://www.delaware.crimestoppersweb.com.

Presented by Public Information Officer, Master Corporal Gary Fournier

Released: 093017 0730

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**Update** State Police Investigating Serious Crash, Greenwood

Greenwood – The Delaware State Police Collision Reconstruction Unit is continuing the investigation into a fatal crash northwest of Greenwood.

The incident occurred around 9:18 p.m. Friday September 29, 2017 as a 2008 Ford F150 pickup truck was traveling eastbound on Andrewsville Road just east of Greenwood Road.  For unknown reasons, the pickup truck’s right side tires went off the south edge of the roadway causing the rear of the vehicle to rotate in a counter-clockwise direction before crossing the westbound lane and traveling off the north side of the roadway.  As the truck traveled off the roadway, it struck a mailbox with its right side.  The pickup’s right side tires then gouged into the grass and overturned several times through the front yard of a private residence ejecting two of the three subjects onto the ground.  The Ford pickup came to stop in a corn field facing upright in a northerly direction.  All three occupants were not properly restrained.

A 41-year old Greenwood man was removed from the scene by EMS and transported to Bayhealth Milford Memorial Hospital (MMH) where he was pronounced dead.  His name is being withheld pending notification of next of kin.

A 22-year-old Greenwood woman was transported by EMS to MMH and later transferred to Christiana Medical Center where she is admitted in critical condition.

A 45-year-old Harrington man was taken to Nanticoke Memorial Hospital by EMS where he was treated and released with non-life-threatening injuries.

The Collision Reconstruction Unit is continuing their investigation into this incident.  Alcohol and speed may have been contributing factors in the case.  The operator of the truck has not been identified at this time.  Andrewville Road at Greenwood Road was closed for approximately four and a half hours while the crash was investigated and cleared.

Click to view original release: **Traffic Advisory** State Police Investigating Serious Crash, Greenwood

Presented by Public Information Officer, Master Corporal Gary Fournier

Released: 093017 0655

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**Traffic Advisory** State Police Investigating Serious Crash, Greenwood

Greenwood Crash

Greenwood – The Delaware State Police are currently on the scene of a serious crash northwest of Greenwood.

The incident occurred around 9:18 p.m. Friday September 29, 2017 near the intersection of Andrewville Road and Greenwood Road and involves a single vehicle.  Injuries have been reported in the crash, however, the exact number and extent of the injuries is unknown at this time.

Andrewville Road at Greenwood Road is currently closed in the area.  Commuters should expect delays in the area and find alternate routes of travel.

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

Please follow the Real Time Travel Advisories through DelDOT to get updates on the road opening by clicking: http://deldot.gov/information/travel_advisory/#trafficBox1

Presented by Public Information Officer, Master Corporal Gary Fournier

Released: 092917 2230

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Troopers Investigating Robbery Of A Wilmington Area Convenience Store

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Wilmington (19804) – Delaware State Police are currently on scene of a robbery of a Wilmington area convenience store which resulted in the shooting of a store employee.

The initial investigation has revealed that at approximately 12:48 p.m. an unknown male suspect with a mask covering his face entered the Quick Mart convenience store located at 103 S. Maryland Avenue, Wilmington. The suspect approached the male clerk at the sales counter displayed an unknown make and model handgun and demanded money. A struggle ensued resulting in the clerk sustaining a gun shot wound to his upper extremity. The suspect then fled in an unknown direction.

The clerk was transported to Christiana Hospital where he is being treated for non-life threatening injuries.

The investigation is ongoing and further information will be released as it becomes available.

If anyone has information in reference to this incident they are asked to contact the Troop 2 Robbery Unit at 302-365-8566. 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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Presented by Public Information Officer, Master Corporal Michael Austin

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**Update** Serious Crash Investigated East of Ellendale

Ellendale – The Delaware State Police are continuing to investigate a serious crash that occurred east of Ellendale.

The incident occurred around 11:06 a.m. Friday September 29, 2017 as a 41-year-old Georgetown male was operating 2004 Chrysler Pacifica westbound on Hummingbird Road entering the intersection at Holly Tree Road.  A 49-year-old Georgetown man was operating a 2008 Chevrolet Silverado eastbound on Hummingbird Road approaching the same intersection.  As the two vehicles converged, for unknown reasons, the 41-year old male lost control of the Chrysler and exited the north side of the roadway before re-entering and swerving directly into the path of the Silverado.  The 49-year-old pickup driver attempted to swerve to the right, however the right side front of the Chrysler struck the front center of the truck near the south edge of the roadway.  After the impact, both vehicles were forced off the roadway and came to a stop.

The 41-year-old male Pacifica operator was not properly restrained and was airlifted by Delaware State Police Aviation (Trooper 2) to Christiana Medical Center where he was admitted with serious injuries.

The 49-year-old pickup truck operator, was not properly restrained, and was transported by ambulance to Bayhealth Milford Memorial Hospital (MMH) where he was treated and released with non-life-threatening injuries.

A 55-year-old male passenger in the pickup truck was not properly restrained and was also transported by EMS to MMH with non-life-threatening injuries.

The State Police Collision Reconstruction Unit is continuing their investigation into this incident.  It is unknown at this time if drugs or alcohol were contributing factors on behalf of the Chrysler Pacifica operator.  No charges have been filed.  Holly Tree Road at Hummingbird Road was closed for approximately three hours while the crash was investigated and cleared.

Click to view original release: **Traffic Advisory** Serious Crash Investigated East of Ellendale

Presented by Public Information Officer, Master Corporal Gary Fournier

Released: 092917 1800

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Homeless Sex Offender Notification

DoverThe 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.

Presented by Public Information Officer, Master Corporal Gary E. Fournier

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Released: 092917 1735

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Gold Alert Issued for Missing New Castle Man

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Carl Turner

 

New Castle – The Delaware State Police are issuing a Gold Alert for Carl Turner of New Castle who was last seen around 12:30 p.m. Friday September 29, 2017.

Carl is a black male, 46 years of age, 5’09” tall, 260 lbs., black hair, brown eyes.

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

If anyone has any information in reference to his whereabouts, they are asked to contact Troop 6 at 302-633-5000.  Information may also be provide by contacting Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333 or via the internet at http://www.delaware.crimestoppersweb.com.  Anonymous tips may be sent by text to 274637 (CRIMES) using the keyword “DSP.”

Presented by Public Information Officer, Master Corporal Gary Fournier

Released: 092917 1720

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