Parked vehicles struck by bullets in Dover

DOVER — Two vehicles were damaged during a Wednesday morning shooting in the 400 block of Sussex Avenue, Dover Police spokesman Master Cpl. Mark Hoffman said.
At 4:39 a.m., officers responded to the area for a report of shots fired. They located two vehicles that had been struck by gunfire in front of a residence.
No injuries were reported.

Police asked anyone with information to call 736-7130.
Callers may remain anonymous. Tips may also be submitted to law enforcement through Delaware Crime Stoppers at 800-TIP-3333 or online at; a cash reward of up to $1,000 is possible for information leading to an arrest.

Traffic stop results in arrest on drug, firearms charges
DOVER — Abdul-Rahim Bracey, 19, was arrested Abdul-Rahim Bracey on drug and firearm offenses during a traffic stop on Tuesday morning, authorities said.
According to Dover Police spokesman Master Cpl. Mark Hoffman, Mr. Bracey was stopped for driving a vehicle with expired tags in the area of U.S. 13 and Lepore Road at approximately 10:35 a.m.

During initial contact with Mr. Bracey, officers detected a strong odor of marijuana and observed marijuana in plain view.
A further search of the vehicle led to the discovery of a handgun, $205 in drug proceeds, a digital scale, and 38 grams of marijuana, police said.
Possession charges included firearm during commission of a felony, with intent to deliver and firearm by person prohibited, drug paraphernalia and traffic offenses. Mr. Bracey was released after posting a $15,100 secured bond.

Drug probe concludes with charges
MILLSBORO — A 35-year-old Millsboro man was arrested on drug charges after an investigation by Delaware State and Millsboro Police, authorities said.
According to Master Cpl. Melissa Jaffe, Bernardo McKinney was allegedly distributing illegal narcotics in the Millsboro area. A search and seizure warrant was obtained for Mr. McKinney’s residence on Kendall Street, Cloverleaf Apartments.

Mr. McKinney was taken into custody without incident in the parking lot of the Advance Auto Parts in Millsboro. Upon arrival to the residence, Mr. McKinney’s 16-year-old son was located inside the home, police said.
Authorities said 186 bags of heroin (approximately 1.302 grams), approximately 14.84 grams of powder cocaine, approximately 4.78 grams of marijuana, over $,1900 in suspected drug proceeds and drug paraphernalia were located.

Multiple counts of possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance and possession of marijuana, and unlawfully dealing with a child in place where narcotics or dangerous drug activity were filed, along with a drug paraphernalia charge, police said.
Mr. McKinney was arraigned before the Justice of the Peace Court and released on $39,401 unsecured bond.

Police: Man enters church, steals money and food
REHOBOTH BEACH — Matthew Long, 34, of Lewes, was arrested Monday for allegedly entering a local church and stealing cash and food, police said.
Authorities said officers were called Nov. 4 to the 400 block King Charles Avenue for a report of a burglary. Church officials reported that approximately $100 had been removed from a secure donation box and an unknown amount of food had been taken from an unsecured area within the church. Donation boxes and an interior door were damaged in attempts to open them as well, police said.

Officers obtained warrants for Mr. Long’s arrest and he was apprehended without incident when he appeared at Sussex County Superior Court for an unrelated matter, police said.
He was charged with third-degree burglary, two counts each of theft under $1,500 and attempted theft under $1,500, and three counts of criminal mischief under $1,000, and released on $7,300 unsecured bond.

Matthew Long

Child abuse charges filed against Milton woman
MILTON – A 35-year-old Milton woman was arrested on multiple counts of child abuse and related charges, Delaware State Police spokeswoman Master Cpl. Melissa Jaffe said Wednesday.

Police said the investigation began Nov. 14 when a child with significant injuries was taken to Beebe Medical Center by her father. Authorities said two other children were found to have been abused as well.

Police charged Christina R. Morris, mother of the three children, with first-degree child abuse (four counts), possession of a deadly weapon during the commission of a felony (two counts), first-degree unlawful imprisonment, endangering the welfare of a child (three counts), second-degree unlawful imprisonment (two counts), terroristic threatening and third-degree child abuse.

Ms. Morris was arraigned before Justice of the Peace Court and committed to the Delores J. Baylor Women’s Correctional Institution in New Castle on $128,500 cash only bond.
The children were placed in the custody of their father, police said.

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