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Troopers Investigating Thefts from Vehicles – Pike Creek

 

Pike Creek SC

Wilmington (19808) – Delaware State Police are investigating multiple vehicle break-ins that took place in the Pike Creek Shopping Center yesterday afternoon.

The preliminary investigation has determined that between 12:00 p.m. and 1:05 p.m., on Tuesday, February 27, 2018, three vehicles had their windows smashed out and property stolen, as they were parked in the Pike Creek Shopping Center, located at 4746 Limestone Road, Wilmington.

During this same time frame, and in the general vicinity the New Castle County Police were also investigating similar break-ins. Click on the following link to view their release. Police Investigate Multiple Thefts From Motor Vehicles In Hockessin

The investigation is ongoing and anyone with information is asked to contact Trooper Harris at Troop 6 by calling 302-633-5000. 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

The Delaware State Police are offering the following tips to help prevent our area residents from becoming a victim:

  1. Keep your doors to all of your vehicles locked at all times and windows shut.
  2. Do not leave items of value in your vehicle. This includes purses, wallets, credit cards, electronics, check books, money, SS card, loose change, documents and paperwork with your personal information listed.
  3. Store valuable tools inside your residence. If needed daily for work, create an easy system to load and unload daily, such as, using storage containers to transport.
  4. Your glove box should remain locked, and should only store your registration and insurance cards.
  5. Do not store your vehicle title in the glove box. Store it with other important documents inside your residence.
  6. Do not leave items that are perceived as valuable in plain view, such as, a laptop case with no laptop.
  7. Clear the vehicle of all clutter and personal items.
  8. Do not keep a spare vehicle key hidden in the same vehicle. Do not store house keys or other keys in your vehicle.
  9. If possible, keep your vehicle parked in a well-lit area that you can viewed from your residence.
  10. If you have a surveillance security system, include your vehicles in the angle of your camera system.

If you observe a suspicious subject on your property, do not confront them, call 911 immediately. Also, be a good witness for your neighbor, as you would want them to do the same for you. Pay attention to what is going on in your neighborhood, and report suspicious activity.

 

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Presented by Public Information Officer, Master Corporal Michael Austin

Released: 022818 1235

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IRS Scam Alert Advisory

IRS Scam Alert

Dover- As we enter into the peak tax filing season, the Delaware State Police is providing a Scam Alert Advisory. This is a general alert which is applicable to the entire State of Delaware.

The Delaware State Police have recently been made aware of unsolicited phone calls being received by members of the community, from individuals claiming to be with the IRS . The scam involves a person calling claiming the victim owes money to the IRS and it must be paid promptly. If the victim refuses, they are threatened with arrest, deportation, or suspension of their driver’s license, amongst other things. In the most recent phone calls, the individual requests the victim send money in the form of an iTunes card.

Note that the IRS will never:

  1. Call to demand immediate payment, nor will the agency call about taxes owed without first having mailed you a bill
  2. Demand that you pay taxes without giving you the opportunity to question or appeal the amount they say you owe
  3. Require you to use a specific payment method for your taxes, such as a prepaid debit card
  4. Ask for credit or debit card numbers over the phone
  5. Threaten to bring in local police or other law-enforcement groups to have you arrested for not paying.

**This information was provided through the IRS website located at: http://www.irs.gov/uac/Tax-Scams-Consumer-Alerts**

Many of these scams are difficult to investigate. They will target persons of all age groups.  Delaware State Police is asking citizens to remember the tips previously mentioned in order to not become a victim of one of these scam artists.

IRS Scam Tip Sheet

 

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Presented by Public Information Officer, Master Corporal Michael Austin

Released: 022818 1150

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Domestic Altercation Leads to Felony Arrests-Felton

Cahlil N. Simmons
Cahlil N. Simmons

Felton- The Delaware State Police have arrested a Felton man after he assaulted his ex-girlfriend and held her against her will.

The incident occurred between Monday, February 26, 2018 and Tuesday, February 27, 2018.  The victim, a 24-year-old female of Dover advised that she had gone over to her ex-boyfriends residence located in the unit block of Farmhouse Trail on Monday, February 26, at approximately 10:40 a.m.  Shortly after the victim arrived at the residence, an argument ensued over a message she had received on her cell phone.  The suspect, identified as 23-year-old Cahlil N. Simmons of Felton became angry when the victim refused to turn over her cell phone.  Simmons began assaulting the victim by holding her down and placing his hand on her throat, choking her.  Simmons then ordered the victim into the passengers side of her vehicle at which time they drove around while he continued to threaten to harm her.  Eventually they returned back to Simmons’s residence where he forced her back inside and continued to assault her because he was not able to unlock her phone.

The following morning on Tuesday, February 27, 2018, Simmons ordered the victim back into her car and they proceeded to the Dover Mall in an attempt to locate a cell phone store that would unlock the victim’s phone.  The victim was able to take this opportunity to escape from Simmons and approached Mall Security.  Simmons fled the mall in the victim’s vehicle prior to police arrival.

Police responded to Simmons’s residence where he was taken into custody without incident.  He was transported to Troop 3 where he was charged with Kidnapping 2nd, Assault 3rd, Menacing, Malicious Interference, Theft of a Motor Vehicle, Theft and Terroristic Threatening.  Simmons was arraigned out of the Justice of the Peace Court 2 and committed to the James T. Vaughn Correctional Center on $25,300.00 cash only bond.

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 Melissa Jaffe

Released: 022818 1050

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Troopers Arrest Suspect on Weapons Charges-Lewes

Michael Gallo
Michael Gallo

Lewes- The Delaware State Police arrest a suspect on weapons charges stemming from an incident that occurred last evening at an apartment complex in the Villages of Five Points.

The investigation occurred on Tuesday, February 27, 2018 at approximately 6:13 p.m. when Troopers were dispatched to the 17000 block of North Brandt Street for a report of a subject armed with a handgun.  Upon arrival, Troopers were informed that the subject had approached several residents and was acting in a strange and erratic manner while displaying a firearm.  A perimeter was immediately established around the building and confirmation was made that the subject lived in a third floor apartment.  Precautionary measures were taken, and residents that lived on the 2nd and 3rd floors of the apartment building were evacuated.  Assistance was also provided by the Lewes Fire Police in closing down Old Orchard Road and all access roads leading to the apartment building.

After a short while, the suspect, identified as 33-year-old Michael Gallo of Lewes exited his apartment wearing what was later identified to be a replica Ghostbusters “Proton Pack” strapped to his back.  Gallo was taken into custody without incident.  Located inside of his apartment was a Ruger 9mm handgun.  No injuries were reported as a result of this incident.

Gallo was transported to Troop 7 where he was charged with 3 counts of Aggravated Menacing, Possession of a Firearm During the Commission of a Felony and Possession of a Firearm While Intoxicated.  He was arraigned out of the Justice of the Peace Court 2 and released on $24,000.00 unsecured bond.

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Presented by Public Information Officer, Master Corporal Melissa Jaffe

Released: 022818 0749

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Troopers Seek Public’s Help in Identifying Assault Suspect

Border Cafe

Newark – Delaware State Police detectives are asking for the public’s help in identifying a suspect wanted in an assault that occurred on Super Bowl Sunday.

The incident occurred at approximately 12:46 p.m., Sunday, February 4, 2018, in the parking lot of the Border Café, located at 483 Stanton-Christiana Road, Newark. The 43 year old male victim was driving through the parking lot of the adjacent Buffalo Wild Wings restaurant, when he was cut off by an unknown red vehicle, which prompted him to honk his horn. The victim then continued on to his intended destination of Border Café, at which time he was followed by the red vehicle. After exiting his vehicle the victim was approached by the other operator who proceeded to assault him by punching in the head and face multiple times. The victim was treated on scene by EMS before being admitted to the Christina Hospital with serious injuries.

The suspect is described as a white male, in his mid-30’s, with a light beard and wearing an Eagles jersey. The suspect was accompanied by a white female described as having a poor complexion, brown hair, wearing a knit hat and football jersey.

These suspects are believed to have been involved in a separate verbal altercation, with another subject, at the entrance to the service road leading to the parking lot, just prior to the assault occurring.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact Detective S. Rizzo of the Troop 2 Major Crimes Unit by calling 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: 022718 1520

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Troopers Investigating Robbery of Dover McDonalds

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Dover (19901) – Delaware State Police are investigating the robbery of a Dover area McDonalds that occurred last evening.

The incident occurred at approximately 5:07 p.m., Monday, February, 26, 2018, at the McDonalds, located at 1704 E. Lebanon Road.  A black male suspect entered the business and approached the cash register. While at the cash register, the suspect displayed a handgun and demanded money from an employee.  The employee turned over an undisclosed amount of cash prior to the suspect fleeing the business. The employee was not injured as a result of the incident.

The suspect was described as a black male, 5’11”-6’00” tall, with brown eyes and black hair, wearing a light colored sweater, jeans, and displaying a handgun.

No surveillance photos are available at this time.

The investigation is ongoing and anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to please contact Troop 3 Criminal Investigative Unit, Detective B. Beck at (302) 698-8527.

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 Melissa Jaffe

Released: 022718 0705

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Traffic Stop Leads to Multiple Drug Charges-Laurel

Dean B. Lloyd
Dean B. Lloyd

Laurel- The Delaware State Police arrest a suspect after a traffic stops leads to the discovery of drugs.

The incident occurred on Monday, February 26, 2018 at approximately 10:53 a.m. when a Trooper observed a Dodge Dart traveling above the posted speed limit on westbound Sharptown Road in the area of Old Hickory Road.  A traffic stop was initiated and contact was made with the driver as well as a passenger identified as 33-year-old Dean B. Lloyd of Georgetown.  It was discovered that Dean had an active capias out of the Sussex County Family Court for failure to pay on a fine.  Dean was placed under arrest and a subsequent search of his person yielded drug paraphernalia and over $400.00 in suspected drug proceeds.  A search of the passengers seat in which Dean occupied yielded approximately 2.15 grams of marijuana, six plastic bags of cocaine (3.92 grams), and .495 grams of heroin.

Dean was transported to Troop 5 where he was charged with Possession of Marijuana, two counts of Possession with Intent to Deliver, and two counts of Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.  Dean was arraigned out of the Justice of the Peace Court 2 and committed to the Sussex Correctional Institution on $10,502.00 secured bond.

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Presented by Public Information Officer, Master Corporal Melissa Jaffe

Released: 022618 2045

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*UPDATE-Roadway Re-opened* Bus Fire Has I-495 N/B Closed at Philadelphia Pike

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Claymont – All lanes of I-495 northbound, which were closed due to a tour bus fire have been re-opened.

The original incident occurred at approximately 3:40 p.m.. Sunday, February 25, 2018 on I-495 northbound at the I-95 northbound merge. All thirty-five passengers on board were able to disembark without incident. They were then shuttled to the Pennsylvania Welcome Center to await a replacement bus.

Click on the following link to view the original release:

*Traffic Advisory* Bus Fire Has I-495 N/B Closed at Philadelphia Pike

Presented by Public Information Officer, Master Corporal Michael Austin

Released: 022518 1835

*Traffic Advisory* Bus Fire Has I-495 N/B Closed at Philadelphia Pike

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Claymont – Delaware State Police are currently on scene of a tour bus fire that has all lanes of I-495 northbound closed at the merge with I-95 northbound. All traffic is being forced to exit onto Philadelphia Pike.

No other vehicles were involved and the thirty-five passengers on board were able to off-load without incident, with no injuries occurring.

The roadway is expected to be closed for an extended amount of time as the vehicle is removed. Motorists can expect delays in the area and should seek alternate routes of travel.

For traffic conditions and road closure information click on the following link:

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

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Presented by Public Information Officer, Master Corporal Michael Austin

Released: 022518 1645

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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.

Click on the following link to view the original release:

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.

For traffic conditions and road closure information click on the following link.

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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