Police: Heroin use preceded Dover crash

DOVER — A 61-year-old Dover man allegedly used heroin prior to a Tuesday afternoon crash in which his vehicle struck another and injured the driver, Dover Police spokesman Master Cpl. Mark Hoffman said.

John Stroud’s vehicle was traveling eastbound on Loockerman Street approaching U.S. 13 around 12:11 p.m. when it entered an intersection and collided with a vehicle driven by a 46-year-old man, authorities said.
The man was transported to a nearby hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

Mr. Stroud was charged with driving under the influence, second-degree vehicular assault and driving without a license. He was released on an own recognizance bond from Justice of the Peace Court 7.

Drug investigation concludes with pair of arrests
SEAFORD — Two arrests followed a monthlong drug investigation at two residences, Delaware State Police spokeswoman Master Cpl. Melissa Jaffe said Wednesday.

Police alleged that Charlie V. Riddick, 40, of Seaford, was using two residences on Douglas Street and Clementine Court to distribute illegal drugs. Search warrants at both residences were executed.

Police said Mr. Riddick was taken into custody without incident at a Clementine Court residence and allegedly found with ten 9mm rounds of ammunition. During the search of this residence, a 9mm handgun was recovered, police said.

Mr. Riddick is a person prohibited from possessing firearms or ammunition due to prior felony convictions, Cpl. Jaffe said.
During the search of the residence on Douglas Street, detectives made contact with Isiah J. Major, 31, of Selbyville.

Charlie V. Riddick

Through investigations, police said it was determined that the marijuana was being distributed by Mr. Major. He was taken into custody without incident.

Items seized included an Arsenal SLR556 rifle, 60 armor piercing 5.56 rounds, Glock 9mm Model 17 handgun, 52 rounds of 9mm ammunition, approximately 91.58 grams of marijuana and over $800 in suspected drug proceeds.

Both firearms were found to be reported stolen out of Millersville, Maryland, police said.

Mr. Riddick was charged with possession of a firearm or ammunition by a person prohibited (four counts) and receiving a stolen firearm (two counts).

He was arraigned before JP Court and committed to Sussex Correctional Institution in Georgetown on $45,000 cash only bond.

Mr. Major was charged with possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance.
He was arraigned before JP Court and released on his own recognizance.

Firearm discharged during domestic dispute
SEAFORD — A 43-year-old Laurel woman was arrested Tuesday after allegedly discharging a firearm during a domestic argument, Delaware State Police spokeswoman Master Cpl. Melissa Jaffe said.

Authorities said the alleged incident occurred at approximately 10:29 p.m., when troopers were dispatched to N. Paula Lynn Drive, Seaford, for a report of a domestic situation.

Contact was made with a 37-year-old man who alleged that he and his girlfriend Toya D. Roberts had engaged in a verbal altercation, Cpl. Jaffe said.

According to police, Ms. Roberts proceeded to leave the residence when she pulled out a firearm and shot the tire of a vehicle that was parked in the driveway.

The man was outside during this timeframe and did not sustain injury, police said. Ms. Roberts left the residence in her vehicle prior to police arrival, according to authorities.

Troopers located a shell casing at the scene and observed that the vehicle sustained a flat tire and damage to it’s rim from the gunshot.

A 9mm pistol and two magazines with a total of (19) 9mm rounds were located, police said.

Ms. Roberts turned herself in at Troop 5 where she was charged with possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony, first-degree reckless endangering and criminal mischief. She was arraigned before Justice of the Peace Court and released on $15,250 unsecured bond.

Police: Md. man arrested for shooting death at party
GLEN BURNIE, Md. (AP) — Maryland police arrested a man who fired multiple rounds into a crowd of people attending a pool party, leaving one dead and two others injured.

News outlets report 21-year-old Jacovi Devaughn was charged with murder, assault and other crimes Tuesday.
An Anne Arundel County Police news release says officers responded to the shooting Friday and found 29-year-old James Antonio Diggs IV suffering from multiple gun wounds. He died in the hospital.

Two other partygoers suffered injuries.
A bystander saw two men exit a vehicle with one of them putting something in the bushes. The witness went to check the area and discovered the gun.

Police say the man with the gun was 20-year-old Dion Isom Sanders, who was arrested Saturday.

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