Delaware State Police

Troopers Investigating Robbery of Delmar Liquor Store

Low Price Liquors

Delmar – Delaware State Police are investigating the armed robbery of a Delmar liquor store that took place last night.

The incident occurred at approximately 8:45 p.m., Saturday, February 24, 2018, at Low Price Liquors, located at 38444 Sussex Highway, Delmar. The 39 year old male employee had just locked the door to the business after closing for the night, when he was confronted by a masked suspect who was armed with a handgun. The victim was forced back inside the business at gunpoint and then ordered to open the cash register. The suspect then removed an undisclosed amount of cash from the register and a bottle of liquor from the display before fleeing. The employee was not injured as a result of the incident.

The suspect is described as a black male, 6’00, thin build, wearing all dark clothing, to include a covering over his face, and in possession of black handgun.

No surveillance images are available at this time.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact Detective D. Kristunas of the Troop 4 Major Crimes Unit at 302-752-3856.

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

 

If you or someone you know is a victim or witness of crime or have lost a loved one to a sudden death and are in need of assistance, the Delaware State Police Victim Services Unit/Delaware Victim Center is available to offer you support and resources 24 hours a day through a toll free hotline 1800 VICTIM-1. (1800 842-8461).  You may also email the unit Director at debra.reed@state.de.us.

 

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Presented by Public Information Officer, Master Corporal Michael Austin

Released: 022518 1050

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*UPDATE* Troopers Investigating Crash Involving Overturned Tractor Trailer-Stanton

Stanton – Delaware State Police are continuing their investigation into a crash involving an overturned tractor trailer that took place at the intersection of DE Rt. 7 northbound and DE Rt. 4 eastbound, in Stanton.

The incident occurred at approximately 12:05 p.m., Friday, February 23, 2018, as a 2000, Koehring tractor trailer, operated by Pittman Lee Cary III, 39, of Pocomoke City, Maryland, was rounding a curve on DE Rt. 7 northbound, just prior to the intersection with DE Rt. 4 eastbound. Carey failed to negotiate the curve and in turn the vehicle, which was fully loaded with hay, overturned onto it’s right side, coming to rest in a grassy median. Carey, who was able to exit the cab of the vehicle under his power, was treated at the Christiana Hospital for minor injuries. Carey was cited for Careless Driving.

DE Rt. 7 northbound was closed for approximately 3 hours as the crash was investigated and cleared.

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Troopers Investigating Crash Involving Overturned Tractor Trailer-Stanton

 

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Presented by Public Information Officer, Master Corporal Michael Austin

Released: 022418 0930

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*UPDATE-Victim Identified* Troopers Conducting Death Investigation-Claymont

Claymont – Delaware State Police have identified Billy J. Burns, 62, of Claymont, as the operator of a front end loader, who was killed in an incident that occurred at Ocean Port LLC, located at 6200 Philadelphia Pike, Claymont, on Thursday, February 22, 2018.

The investigation is in the very early stages.  Further details will be released upon the conclusion of the investigation.

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Troopers Conducting Death Investigation-Claymont

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact the Troop 2 Major Crimes Unit by calling 302-365-8440

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

If you or someone you know is a victim or witness of crime or have lost a loved one to a sudden death and are in need of assistance, the Delaware State Police Victim Services Unit/Delaware Victim Center is available to offer you support and resources 24 hours a day through a toll free hotline 1800 VICTIM-1. (1800 842-8461).  You may also email the unit Director at debra.reed@state.de.us.

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Presented by Public Information Officer, Master Corporal Michael Austin

Released: 022418 0900

 

Homeless Sex Offender Notification

Dover– The 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 Michael Austin

Released: 022418 0800

 

Gold Alert Issued for Missing Wilmington Man

Kristofer Murray
Kristofer T. MURRAY

Wilmington – The Delaware State Police are issuing a Gold Alert for Kristofer T. Murray, 32, of Wilmington, who was last seen at approximately 7:49 p.m., Friday, February 23, 2018, in the 2500 block of Ebright Road, Wilmington.

Kristofer is a black male, 5’6″, 140 lbs., and was last seen wearing a dark colored sweater and dark pants.

Attempts by both law enforcement and family members to locate or communicate with Kristofer have been unsuccessful and there is a true concern for his safety and welfare.

Anyone with information regarding Kristofer’s whereabouts are asked to contact Troop 1 at 302-660-4300 or by calling 911.

Presented by Public Information Officer, Master Corporal Michael Austin

Released: 022418 0750

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Troopers Investigating Robbery at Claymont Florist

Silver Queen

Claymont- Delaware State Police are investigating the robbery of a 62 year old business owner that took place outside a Claymont area florist earlier this week.

The incident occurred at approximately 2:43 p.m., Wednesday, February 21, 2018 at the Silver Queen Florist, located at 20 Ridge Road, Claymont, as the shopkeeper was approached while outside the front door of his business by a black male suspect who inquired about making a purchase. As the victim turned his back to proceed back in to the business to assist with the inquiry, the suspect knocked him to the ground and proceeded to rifle through his pockets, while demanding money.

A bystander who heard yelling then approached, at which time the suspect fled without obtaining any money or property. The suspect was last seen entering into a blue mini-van which was parked in the lot of the adjacent Wawa, that fled westbound on Naaman’s Road. The victim sustained minor injuries as a result of the incident.

The suspect is described as a black male, 40-50 years of age, 5’8”-5’9”, with a muscular build, wearing all dark clothing to include a winter hat.

No surveillance photos are available at this time.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact the Troop 2 Robbery Unit by calling 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

If you or someone you know is a victim or witness of crime or have lost a loved one to a sudden death and are in need of assistance, the Delaware State Police Victim Services Unit/Delaware Victim Center is available to offer you support and resources 24 hours a day through a toll free hotline 1800 VICTIM-1. (1800 842-8461).  You may also email the unit Director at debra.reed@state.de.us.

 

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Presented by Public Information Officer, Master Corporal Michael Austin

Released: 022318 1838

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Troopers Seek Public’s Assistance in Identifying Burglary Suspect

Newark – Delaware State Police detectives are investigating a daytime burglary that took place last month, and are asking for the public’s assistance in identifying the suspect.

The incident occurred at approximately 3:41 p.m., Wednesday, January 30, 2018, at the Sallie Mae Corporation, located at 300 Continental Drive Newark. The above pictured suspect made forcible entry into the building before proceeding to a restricted area where employee’s personal belongings are kept. The suspect was then able to take possession of multiple personal credit cards before exiting the property undetected.

After fleeing the Sallie Mae property in the above pictured vehicle, the suspect proceeded to the Christiana Mall where multiple fraudulent purchases were made, utlizing the stolen credit cards.

The suspect is described as a black male, wearing a dark colored baseball hat, dark colored sweatshirt, light blue jeans and dark sneakers. The U-Haul rental van which the suspect was operating, displayed stolen Maryland license plate 2AWA66.

Anyone with information regarding the identity of the pictured suspect is asked to contact Detective D. DeFlaviis of the Troop 2 Burglary Unit at 302-365-8388.

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

Released: 022318 1710

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Troopers Investigating Crash Involving Overturned Tractor Trailer-Stanton

Stanton – Delaware State Police are currently on scene of a crash involving an overturned tractor trailer at the intersection of DE Rt. 7 northbound and DE Rt. 4 eastbound, Stanton.

The crash occurred at approximately 12:05 p.m., Friday, February 23, 2018 and involves only the tractor trailer, which was fully loaded with hay. The operator and sole occupant of the vehicle was not injured as a result of the crash.

DE Rt.7 northbound at DE Rt. 4 eastbound will be closed for an extended period of time and motorists are advised to avoid the area and seek alternate routes of travel. All lanes of DE Rt. 4 are unaffected.

Further details will be released as they become available.

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http://www.deldot.gov/Traffic/travel_advisory/index.shtml#advisories

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Presented by Public Information Officer, Master Corporal Michael Austin

Released: 022318 1245

Troopers Arrest Suspect on Multiple Drug Charges-Felton

Russell R. Thomas
Russell R. Thomas

Felton– Troopers of the Kent County Governor’s Task Force (GTF) with the assistance of the Kent County Drug Unit and Probation and Parole arrest a suspect on multiple drug charges.

The incident occurred on Thursday, February 22, 2018 at approximately 5:39 p.m. when members of GTF, the Kent County Drug Unit, and Probation and Parole executed a tactical vehicle stop in the Canterbury Shore Stop parking lot located at 8953 South DuPont Highway.  Through investigative measures, Detectives learned that 28-year-old Russell “Rocky” Thomas of Harrington was involved in the sale of heroin.

Upon Thomas entering the parking lot of the Shore Stop, he was contacted by Detectives, at which point he attempted to reverse his vehicle, striking a Trooper’s vehicle .  Thomas then proceeded to exit his vehicle and a brief foot pursuit ensued.  While Thomas was fleeing on foot, he discarded his jacket along with several packages.  Thomas was subsequently taken into custody and a search of his jacket and the direct route where he ran yielded 24.27 grams of cocaine, 144 white bags of packaged heroin (approximately 1.008 grams), and multiple prescription pills.

 

Thomas was transported to Troop 3 where he was charged with three counts of Possession with Intent to Deliver a Controlled Substance, three counts of Possession of a Controlled Substance, Resisting Arrest, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, six counts of Reckless Endangering 2nd Degree, and Criminal Mischief.

Thomas was arraigned out of the Justice of the Peace Court 2 and committed to the James T. Vaughn Correctional Center on $70,000 cash only bond.

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Presented by Public Information Officer, Master Corporal Melissa Jaffe

Released: 022318 1208

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