Delaware State Police

*Update #2* Troopers Seek Public’s Assistance Identifying Suspect in Fatal Bicycle Crash-Felton

Felton – The Delaware State Police Collision Reconstruction Unit is continuing to investigate a fatal crash involving a bicyclist and is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying the suspect.

The incident occurred on Saturday, July 14, 2018 between 3:15 a.m. and 3:44 a.m. on (U.S. 13) South DuPont Highway southbound just south of Plymouth Road north of Felton. A white SUV was traveling southbound on (U.S. 13) South DuPont Highway in the area of the 9000 block of South DuPont Highway when it struck a bicyclist.

The pictured vehicle, a white Toyota Highlander SUV along with the operator fled the scene.  The vehicle should have damage to the front right bumper.

This crash continues to remain under investigation and anyone with any information is asked to please Contact M/Cpl. W. Killen at Troop 3 Camden, at 302-698-8451.

State Police Investigating Fatal Crash Involving Bicyclist – Felton

*Update*Name Released* Troopers Investigating Fatal Bicycle Crash-Felton

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Presented by Public Information Officer, Master Corporal Melissa Jaffe

Released: 071718 1634

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Checkpoint Strikeforce Efforts Successful

Delaware – The Delaware Office of Highway Safety (OHS) coordinated DUI checkpoints in all three counties on Saturday, July 14th from 10 p.m. until 2 a.m. the following morning. DUI enforcement over the weekend nets 6 DUI arrests with additional 96 citations.

Working together with the Delaware State Police and local law enforcement, OHS supported five DUI checkpoints across the state.

OHS is pleased to report that Checkpoint Strikeforce was extremely successful. The statewide media coverage was a deterrent that discouraged many impaired drivers from taking to the highways. In Delaware, officers made 6 DUI arrests, and netted an additional 96 traffic arrests or citations for other infractions, including 17 seatbelt violations, 12 drug arrests and the apprehension of one wanted person.

“As a result of our combined strategies, the Delaware State Police, local law enforcement and the Delaware Office of Highway Safety, we were able to make our highways safer through education, deterrence, proactive patrols and sobriety checkpoints to inform the motoring public on the importance of driving safely.” – Sergeant Richard Bratz, Delaware State Police Public Information Officer

“OHS thanks the Delaware State Police and local law enforcement agencies who manned the checkpoints to keep impaired drivers off of our roadways. Due to extensive media coverage, lives were saved because, we believe, people heeded and spread the message, and made safe choices.” Mitch Topal, Marketing Specialist and Public Information Officer, Delaware Office of Public Safety

OHS will coordinate the next Checkpoint Strikeforce effort on September 1st, 2018 which will include four DUI checkpoints statewide as well as DUI patrols to deter the public from driving while impaired.

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Presented by the Director of Public Information, Sergeant Richard Bratz

Released: 071718 1521

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*Update* Burglary Suspect Identified and Arrested

David A. Honeycutt
David A. Honeycutt

Lewes and Millsboro- The Delaware State Police have arrested a suspect in connection with multiple burglaries.

The incidents occurred during the week of July 9, 2018 in the overnight hours when the suspect entered multiple businesses and took an undisclosed amount of cash including:

  • Lullibi Daycare
  • Mother Goose Daycare
  • Simply at Home Dog Kennel
  • Lotus Blossum Learning Center
  • Millsboro Daycare
  • The Rookery
  • The Ridings at Rehoboth

Through investigative measures, the suspect was identified as 40-year-old David A. Honeycutt of Rehoboth Beach.

On Tuesday, July 17, 2018, Honeycutt was apprehended at his girlfriend’s residence in the Ridings at Rehoboth development without incident. He was transported back to Troop 4 where he is currently being charged with 3 counts of Burglary 3rd, Theft (Felony), Theft (Misdemeanor), 3 counts of Criminal Mischief, and 2 counts of Attempt to Commit Theft.

Further investigations are being conducted at this time and additional charges are forthcoming.

Troopers Seek Public’s Assistance in Identifying Burglary Suspect

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Presented by the Public Information Officer, Master Corporal Melissa Jaffe

Released 071718 1258

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*Update #2-Name Released* Troopers Investigating Fatal Crash-Millsboro

Millsboro The Delaware State Police are releasing the name of the man that was killed in the Sunday, July 15, 2018 crash on Millsboro Highway (SR 24) at the intersection of Nine Foot Road, (SR 26) as 66-year-old David J. Barry of Eden, Maryland.

This crash remains under investigation by the Delaware State Police Collision Reconstruction Unit.

*Update* Troopers Investigating Fatal Crash-Millsboro

*Traffic Advisory* Troopers Investigating Serious Vehicle Crash – Millsboro

Presented by Public Information Officer, Master Corporal Melissa Jaffe

Released: 071718 1043

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*Traffic Advisory* Troopers Investigating Serious Vehicle Crash – Millsboro

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Millsboro- Delaware State Police are currently on the scene of a serious crash involving two vehicles on Phillips Hill Road at Cross Keys Road.  The intersection will be shut down for an extended period of time.   

Motorists can expect delays in the surrounding area and are asked to seek alternate routes of travel. For updated traffic conditions and road closure information log on to: http://www.deldot.gov/Traffic/travel_advisory/index.shtml#advisories.

The investigation is in its early stages with further information being released as it becomes available.

Presented by the Public Information Officer, Master Corporal Melissa Jaffe

Released: 071718 0922

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Troopers Investigating Fatal Crash Involving Motorcycle – Newark

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Newark – The Delaware State Police are investigating a fatal crash involving a motorcycle that that took place last night.

The incident occurred at approximately 10:00 p.m., Monday, July 16, 2018 on northbound SR 1, south of I-95, in the vicinity of the Christiana Mall, Newark. A 2016 Harley Davidson X8N, operated by Christopher Syto, 37 of Newark, was travelling SR 1 northbound, prior to I-95, in the area where the roadway divides to form a total of four lanes. Syto attempted to crossover from the far left lane to the right, at which time he struck a crash attenuator at the end of a jersey barrier. After impacting the barrier Syto was separated from the motorcycle and thrown to the roadway.

Syto was pronounced dead at the scene by responding EMS. Impairment on his behalf is unknown at this time.

SR 1 northbound was closed at DE 273 for approximately 2.5 hours while the scene was investigated and cleared.

The investigation is ongoing and anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact Cpl. J. Aube of the Troop 2 Collision Reconstruction Unit at 302-365-8483.

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: 071718 0630

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Millsboro Man Charged with 5th Offense DUI After Crash-Millsboro

Earl A. Antonio
Earl A. Antonio

Millsboro- Delaware State Police have arrested a Millsboro man with his 5th offense DUI after he was involved in a single motor vehicle crash.

The incident occurred on Sunday, July 15, 2018 at approximately 5:10 p.m. when Troopers were dispatched to John J. Williams Highway and Rosedale Road for a report of a truck in a ditch.  Upon arrival, Troopers made contact with the driver, 65-year-old Earl A. Antonio.  An odor of alcohol was detected, and a DUI investigation ensued.  A computer check revealed that Antonio had four previous DUI convictions, making this his fifth offense.

Antonio was transported back to Troop 4 where he was charged with 5th Offense Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol (Felony), Driving While Suspended or Revoked, and other traffic related offenses.  Antonio was arraigned before the Justice of the Peace Court 3 and committed to the Sussex Correctional Institution on $6,102.00 secured bond. 

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Presented by Public Information Officer, Master Corporal Melissa Jaffe

Released: 071618 1622

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Troopers Arrest Felton Man for Burglary-Ellendale

Jesse A. Nichols

Ellendale– The Delaware State Police have arrested a Felton man in connection with a residential burglary after he was found to be under the influence for the 3rd time.

The burglary incident was reported on July 13, 2018, when Troopers responded to the 15000 block of Redbud Drive.  The homeowner reported that a camper in which he had rented had been burglarized sometime between 12:45 p.m. and 5:30 p.m.  The homeowner found the sliding glass door to the camper damaged, along with the refrigerator, mattress, and two large plastic containers with personal items missing from inside.

Through investigative measures, 34 year-old Jesse A. Nichols was developed as a suspect. On Sunday, July 15, 2018, at approximately 10:53 p.m., Troopers responded to Redbud Drive after receiving information that Nichols was at a party in the area.  Upon arrival, Troopers discovered Nichols in his GMC Sierra.  A search of his vehicle yielded four bags of crack cocaine (approximately .72 grams), marijuana (approximately .19 grams), and drug paraphernalia.

Based on Nichols demeanor, a DUI investigation ensued.  He was transported back to Troop 5 where he was charged with Burglary Second Degree, 2 counts of Theft Under $1500, Criminal Mischief, 3rd Offense Driving a Vehicle Under the Influence, Possession of a Controlled Substance, 2 counts of Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, and Possession of Marijuana.  Nichols was arraigned before the Justice of the Peace Court 3 and committed to the Sussex Correctional Institution on $3,800.00 secured bond. 

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Presented by Public Information Officer, Master Corporal Melissa Jaffe

Released: 071618 1510

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*Update* Troopers Investigating Serious Crash-Milford

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Milford-The Delaware State Police are investigating a serious crash that occurred last evening on (SR-1) Bay Road, Milford.

The preliminary investigation has determined the incident occurred on Sunday, July 15, 2018 at approximately 5:28 p.m. on Bay Road in the area of New Wharf Road, Milford. A 2001 Volkswagen Beetle operated by a 16-year-old female of Bridgeville, was on New Wharf Road attempting to turn right onto northbound (SR-1). The Volkswagen Beetle entered SR-1 northbound and crossed over both northbound lanes into the path of a 2008 Honda Pilot which was traveling in the left lane. The Volkswagen collided with the Honda Pilot, operated by 72-year-old female of Newark. This caused the Honda Pilot to be redirected across the grass median of Bay Road into the southbound lanes where it struck the side of a 2016 Volvo Tractor-Trailer, operated by a 62-year-old man of Seaford. As a result of this collision, the rear axle of the trailer to become dislodged. The Honda Pilot rotated counter-clockwise and stopped in the left southbound lane of SR-1. The Tractor-Trailer continued southbound dragging the rear axle.

The 16-year-old driver and her passenger were transported to the Bayhealth Milford Memorial Hospital with minor injuries. The 16-year-old was cited for Failure To Remain Stopped and Failure To Have Insurance Identification in Possession.

The 72-year- old female driver of the Honda Pilot was transported by the Delaware State Police Aviation to the Christiana Hospital with serious injuries. One juvenile passenger in the vehicle with serious injuries was flown by the Delaware State Police Aviation Unit to the AI-DuPont Hospital. Two other passengers in the Honda Pilot, one adult and one juvenile, were transported by EMS to Bayhealth Milford Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

The 62-year-old driver of the Volvo Truck and Tractor-Trailer were not injured in this collision.

The roadway in the area of the crash was closed for approximately five hours while the investigation was conducted and the roadway was cleared.

*Traffic Advisory* Troopers Investigating Serious Vehicle Crash – Milford

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 the Director of Public Information, Sergeant Richard Bratz

Released: 071618 1351

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*Update* Troopers Investigating Fatal Crash – North Wilmington

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Wilmington (19803)– The Delaware State Police are currently investigating a fatal crash involving a single vehicle that occurred early this morning on (U.S. 202) Concord Pike in the area of Rocky Run Parkway, Wilmington, Delaware.

The preliminary investigation has determined that on Monday July 16, 2018 at approximately 3:24 a.m., a Mazda MZ3 was traveling northbound on US 202, Concord Pike approaching Rocky Run Parkway in the area Widener Law School. The Mazda was traveling in the right lane and for unknown reasons the vehicle drifted off of the right side of the roadway and the front of the vehicle collided with a wooden fence that was on the right side of roadway. The vehicle continued to travel in a northeast direction and the front of vehicle collided with a tree off the right side of the roadway.  After impact, the vehicle bounced back into the right lane of northbound Concord Pike and ignited on fire.  Two passers-by attempted to remove the operator from the vehicle but were unsuccessful due the extreme heat and the vehicle being engulfed in fire.

The operator, 19-year-old man of Pennsylvania was pronounced deceased at the scene by EMS. His name is being withheld pending notification of next of kin. Alcohol or drugs do not appear to be a factor in this crash.

The crash continues to remain under investigation by the Delaware State Police Collision Reconstruction Unit. The roadway was closed for approximately three hours during the scene investigation and the removal of the vehicles.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact the Troop 2 Collision Reconstruction Unit by calling 302-365-8483.

Troopers Investigating Fatal Crash – North Wilmington

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.

Presented by Director of Public Information, Sergeant Richard Bratz

Released: 071618 0931

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Troopers Investigating Fatal Crash – North Wilmington

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Wilmington – The Delaware State Police are currently investigating a fatal crash involving a single vehicle, that occurred at approximately 3:28 a.m., Monday, July 16, 2018 on Concord Pike (U.S. 202) northbound in the area of Rocky Run Parkway, Wilmington.

The investigation is active and ongoing with further information being released as it becomes available.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact the Troop 2 Collision Reconstruction Unit by calling 302-365-8483.

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: 071618 0730

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*Update* Troopers Investigating Fatal Crash-Millsboro

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Millsboro-The Delaware State Police Collision Reconstruction Unit is investigating a fatal crash that occurred early this afternoon on Millsboro Highway and Nine Foot Road west of Millsboro.

The preliminary investigation has determined that on July 15, 2018 at approximately 1:16 p.m., a 2011 Nissan Murano operated by a 48-year-old female of Laurel, was traveling southbound on Millsboro Highway (SR 24) approaching the intersection of Nine Foot Road, (SR 26) with the intention of turning left onto Nine Foot Road. A 2003 BMW Z4 convertible, operated by a 66-year-old man of Eden, Maryland, was northbound on Millsboro Highway approaching the same general vicinity. For unknown reasons, the operator of the Nissan failed to see the BMW traveling northbound and turned left directly in front of it. In attempt to try and avoid the collision, the operator of the BMW swerved to the right, however the front of the BMW impacted the right front of the Nissan in the middle of the northbound lane of travel. After impact, the Nissan rotated in a counter-clockwise direction before coming to rest on the east edge of Millsboro Highway facing in a northeasterly direction. The BMW rotated in a clockwise direction before coming to rest on the east edge of Millsboro Highway facing in an easterly direction.

The operator of the Nissan and her three passengers were all properly restrained and were transported by ambulance to Nanticoke Memorial Hospital where they were treated for minor injuries and released.

The operator of the BMW was not properly restrained and sustained serious injuries. He was transported by ambulance to Nanticoke Memorial Hospital where he was later pronounced deceased. His name is being withheld pending notification of next of kin.

The crash continues to remain under investigation by the Delaware State Police Collision Reconstruction Unit. The roadway was closed for approximately three hours during the scene investigation and the removal of the vehicles.

*Traffic Advisory* Troopers Investigating Serious Vehicle Crash – Millsboro

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. 

Presented by Director of Public Information, Sergeant Richard Bratz

Released: 071518 1951

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*Traffic Advisory* Troopers Investigating Serious Vehicle Crash – Milford

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Milford– Delaware State Police are currently on the scene of a serious crash on (SR1) Bay Road southbound one mile north of U.S. 113, Milford. SR 1 at New Wharf Road, both lanes will be shut down for an extended period of time.

Motorists can expect delays in the surrounding area and are asked to seek alternate routes of travel. For updated traffic conditions and road closure information log on to: http://www.deldot.gov/Traffic/travel_advisory/index.shtml#advisories.

The investigation is in its early stages with further information being released as it becomes available.

Presented by the Director of Public Information, Sergeant Richard Bratz

Released: 071518 1841

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*Traffic Advisory* Troopers Investigating Serious Vehicle Crash – Millsboro

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Millsboro– Delaware State Police are currently on the scene of a serious crash on Millsboro Highway and Nine Foot Road west of Millsboro, Delaware.

Motorists can expect delays in the surrounding area and are asked to seek alternate routes of travel. For updated traffic conditions and road closure information log on to: http://www.deldot.gov/Traffic/travel_advisory/index.shtml#advisories.

The investigation is in its early stages with further information being released as it becomes available.

Presented by the Director of Public Information, Sergeant Richard Bratz

Released: 071518 1451

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*Update*Name Released* Troopers Investigating Fatal Bicycle Crash-Felton

Felton- The Delaware State Police are releasing the name of the man that was killed in a crash during the early morning hours on Saturday, July 14, 2018 on (U.S. 13) South DuPont Highway north of Felton as 28-year-old William O. Boyer of Felton, Delaware.

This crash remains under investigation by the Delaware State Police Collision Reconstruction Unit. Anyone with any information is asked to Contact M/Cpl. W. Killen at Troop 3 Camden, at 302-698-8451.

State Police Investigating Fatal Crash Involving Bicyclist – Felton

Presented by the Director of Public Information, Sergeant Richard Bratz

Released: 071518 1121

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*Update*Name Released* Troopers Investigating Fatal Motorcycle Crash-Laurel

Laurel- The Delaware State Police are releasing the name of the man that was killed in the Saturday, July 14, 2018 crash on Ralph Road (CR 505) east of Waycross Road (CR505A) Laurel, as 51-year-old Robert Martinson of Laurel, Delaware.

This crash remains under investigation by the Delaware State Police Collision Reconstruction Unit.

*Update* State Police Investigate a Fatal Motorcycle Crash-Laurel

*Traffic Advisory* Troopers Investigating Serious Motorcycle Crash – Laurel

Presented by the Director of Public Information, Sergeant Richard Bratz

Released: 071518 1101

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Gold Alert Issued for Missing Wilmington man

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Wilmington – The Delaware State Police is issuing a Gold Alert for Reinaldo Ortiz who was last heard from on Saturday, July 14, 2018 at approximately 9:30 p.m.

He is described as approximately 5’ 5” tall, 205 pounds. Troopers have been unable to make contact with him 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 her whereabouts, they are asked to please contact Troop 1, Delaware State Police at 302-761-6677. Information may also be provided by contacting Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333 or via the internet at http://www.delaware.crimestoppersweb.com.

Presented by the Director of Public Information, Sergeant Richard Bratz

Released: 071518 0851

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Gold Alert Issued for Missing Georgetown man

John L Campbell Gold Alert

Georgetown– The Delaware State Police is issuing a Gold Alert for John L. Campbell who was last heard from on Saturday, July 14, 2018 at approximately 1:00 p.m.

Campbell is 6’00” tall, 196 lbs., with black hair and brown eyes.  Troopers have been unable to make contact with him 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 her whereabouts, they are asked to please contact Troop 4 at 302-856-5850.  Information may also be provided by contacting Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333 or via the internet at http://www.delaware.crimestoppersweb.com.

Presented by the Director of Public Information, Sergeant Richard Bratz

Released: 071518 0011

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