Dover crash victim dies in hospital

DOVER — A hospitalized 72-year-old Dover man died from injuries three days after a two-vehicle crash on March 4 on U.S. 13, Delaware State Police spokeswoman Master Cpl. Melissa Jaffe said Monday.

Authorities said Alan L. Gottfried was driving a 2003 Volkeswagen Jetta south toward the Webbs Lane intersection when a northbound vehicle failed to remain stopped at a flashing red arrow light and pulled directly into the path of the Jetta.The driver, a 16-year-old Dover male, was wearing a seatbelt and uninjured, police said.

Mr. Gottfried was wearing a seatbelt and transported to Bayhealth-Kent General Hospital in serious condition. He was later transported to Christiana Hospital where he succumbed to injuries.

The roadway was closed for two hours while the crash was investigated and cleared. The accident continues to remain under investigation by the DSP Collision Reconstruction Unit.

Saturday night fight ends in arrest

DOVER — A 28-year-old man was arrested Saturday night after fighting with officers who contacted him in reference to a disorderly conduct complaint, Dover Police spokesman Master Cpl. Mark Hoffman said.

At 11:41 p.m., authorities said, officers responded to the 200 Building on Isabelle Isle for a report of a man screaming and yelling outside. When officers arrived they allegedly saw Richard Meyers causing the disturbance. Mr. Meyers allegedly refused to speak to officers about the incident, but continued to act disorderly, police said.

Mr. Meyers allegedly resisted when an officer attempted to take him into custody, causing himself and the officer to fall to the ground where Mr. Meyers continued to violently resist until officers could successfully handcuff him.

A Dover officer suffered injuries to his hands as a result but was not treated.

Charges included disorderly conduct, second-degree assault on a law enforcement officer, criminal mischief, resisting arrest with force and public intoxication. Mr. Meyers was released on an own recognizance bond.

Shots fired in Bridgeville

BRIDGEVILLE — Two bullet holes were found in a residence in the 11000 block of Fifth Street late Sunday night, Delaware State Police spokeswoman Master Cpl. Melissa Jaffe said.

Troopers were dispatched to the scene at 10:35 p.m. They contacted residents who told them they were in their bedroom when they heard two gunshots, police said.

The 42-year-old male resident and his 43-year-old wife were not injured as a result of this incident.

There is no suspect information at this time and investigation continues.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact Troop 4, Major Crimes Unit at 856-5850.

Information may also be provided by calling Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333 or online at delaware.crimestoppersweb.com.

Police: Stalking incident leads to charges being filed

MILFORD — A 37-year-old Seaford man allegedly violated an active no contact order multiple times Saturday and was charged with stalking, Milford Police said.

Daniel A. Lewis was seen at several businesses along U.S. 113, spokesman Sgt. Robert Masten said, and a warrant was obtained.

Mr. Lewis was taken into custody by Delaware State Police on Sunday.

Other charges included harassment and four countss of breach of release. Mr. Lewis was presented at Justice of the Peace Court 7 in Dover and released after posting $3,000 secured bail.

Suspicious credit card charges prompt probe

MILFORD — 41-year-old Magnlia woman was arrested Sunday following investigation into multiple suspicious charges on a person’s credit cards, Milford Police spokesman Sgt. Robert Masten said.

Police allege that Terri Rust engaged in multiple transactions with cards in which she was not permitted to use, dating back to June 2018. As a result of this investigation and a consultation with the Delaware Department of Justice a warrant was obtained.Charges included crime against a vulnerable adult, unlawful use of payment card over $1,500 and theft over $1,500 and victim is 62 or older or impaired/disabled. Ms. Rust was presented at Justice of the Peace Court 7 in Dover and released on her own recognizance.

Police: 7-year-old boy, man killed in multi-vehicle crash

BEL AIR, Md. (AP) — Maryland State Police say a 7-year-old boy and a man have been killed in a multi-vehicle crash.

A state police news release says 7-year-old Tripp Johnson and 65-year-old Andrew Klein were killed in the Harford County crash on Monday. News outlets report 54-year-old Ubaldo Juarez and 57-year-old Sharon Sexton are among the injured.

State police spokesman Ron Snyder says at least 12 vehicles were involved in the crash around 7 a.m. Traffic was backed up at the intersection when a tractor-trailer driver failed to stop and crashed into multiple vehicles. The tractor-trailer and two vehicles pinned underneath it caught fire. The tractor-trailer driver wasn’t injured.

Sgt. Anthony Dudek of the Bel Air Barrack says it’s too early to determine if any charges will be filed.

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