Teen bicyclist seriously injured in Bridgeville crash

BRIDGEVILLE — A 16-year-old Bridgeville boy was seriously injured Monday night when the bicycle he was riding was struck by a vehicle, Delaware State Police spokeswoman Master Cpl. Melissa Jaffe said.

The incident occurred at 5:17 p.m. when a 2003 Jeep Grand Cherokee, was traveling south on Conrail Road just south of Cannon Road (Del. 18). A bicyclist was riding his bike in the roadway and walking a dog secured to the handlebars, police said.

The Cherokee driver failed to see the bicyclist in the roadway and struck the bike within the southbound lane of travel.

The Cherokee driver, a 29-year-old Seaford man, was properly restrained and not injured as a result of the crash.

The bicyclist was not wearing a helmet and was wearing all dark clothing without reflective material, police said. He was transported to the Nanticoke Memorial Hospital with serious injuries and later transferred to the Christiana Hospital.

The dog did not suffer injuries.

Conrail Road was closed for approximately three hours while the crash was investigated and cleared.

Two suspects being sought in Seaford shed burglary

SEAFORD— Delaware State Police are asking for the public’s assistance in locating two men in connection with a shed burglary between October and November, spokeswoman Master Cpl. Melissa Jaffe said.

Michael Calloway

Tyler F. Landrum, 20, of Harrington, and Michael Calloway, 64, of Seaford, were being sought after a burglary in the 24000 block of Chapel Branch. A shed was entered and multiple items removed including a freezer, lawn mower and several pieces of scrap metal, authorities said. The property was then sold at a local scrap yard.

Active warrants out of Troop 5 are for third-degree burglary, felony theft, second-degree conspiracy and selling stolen property.

Police asked anyone with information on the whereabouts of Mr. Landrum and Mr. Calloway to contact Troop 4 Detective Jones at 856-5850.

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

Milton area gun shop burglary probe continues

MILTON — Delaware State Police along with agents from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives continue to investigate the burglary of a Milton area gun shop that resulted in the theft of multiple firearms, spokeswoman Master Cpl. Melissa Jaffe said.

Authorities said the incident occurred at 7 a.m. at Hopkins Gun Shop at 18647 Josephs Road. Troopers responded to the scene along with Special Agents and Industry Operations Investigators from ATF Baltimore’s, Wilmington Field Office.

They found that a person wearing a mask made forcible entry into the business in the early morning hours and stole multiple firearms, including handguns and rifles, before fleeing undetected.

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives Baltimore Field Division and the National Shooting Sports Foundation, the trade association for the firearms industry, have announced a combined reward of up to $10,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person responsible for the theft of firearms from Hopkins Gun Shop, a federal firearms licensee.

ATF is offering a reward of up to $5,000, which will be matched by the NSSF for a total reward of up to $10,000.

This reward is part of a larger national cooperative initiative between the NSSF and ATF in which NSSF matches ATF rewards in cases involving the theft of firearms from federally licensed firearms retailers.

ATF is the lead federal law enforcement agency with jurisdiction involving firearms and violent crimes, and regulates the firearm industry. More information about ATF and its programs is available at www.atf.gov.

To provide tips to ATF, call 888-ATF-TIPS (888-283-8477) or send an email to ATFTips@atf.gov. Tips can also be sent anonymously via the reportit® app using ATF Baltimore Field Division as the location.

Shots fired after midnight in Dover development

DOVER — A shots fired complaint was reported just after midnight Wednesday in the Eagle Meadows development, Delaware State Police said.

Master Cpl. Melissa Jaffe said the incident occurred at approximately 12:54 a.m., in the 4400 block of Vermont Drive.

Troopers discovered the residence had sustained two bullet holes to the exterior. Two adults, a man and woman both 37-years old, and a 12-year-old child were in the residence at the time of the incident and not injured.

There was no immediate suspect information and police ask anyone with information to contact the Troop 3 Criminal Investigative Unit at 697-4454. Information may also be provided by calling Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333 or online at delaware.crimestoppersweb.com.

Suspect being sought for shooting in Seaford in November

SEAFORD — A 32-year-old Seaford man was sought in alleged connection with a shooting incident in November, Delaware State Police said Wednesday.

The incident occurred on Nov. 18 at approximately 11:57 a.m. when troopers were dispatched to a residence in the 11000 block of Park Drive for a report of shots fired, spokeswoman Master Cpl. Melissa Jaffe said.

Further investigation revealed that a physical altercation occurred between two men and during the argument several shots were fired at a vehicle leaving the scene, police said. All of the persons involved in the incident fled prior to troopers arrival.

 

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