Man charged in Cheswold stabbing

CHESWOLD — A 40-year-old Cheswold man was charged with attempted murder following a stabbing Sunday afternoon, authorities said. A 34-year-old Dover man had a chest wound when found lying on the walkway between the Shore Stop and Poliseno’s Pizza, Cheswold police Chief Christopher Workman said. He was transported via ambulance to the hospital, where he […]

Man sought on first-degree assault charge

GEORGETOWN — Delaware State Police are seeking the public’s assisting in locating a 29-year-old man sought in a Sept. 1 assault case, spokeswoman Master Cpl. Heather Pepper said. Authorities alleged that Quajer Washington pointed a gun at a 19-year-old acquaintance while traveling in a vehicle on Johnson Road in Lincoln. A physical assault followed, police […]

Seaford motorist charged following stop

DAGSBORO — A 19-year-old Seaford man was arrested on felony drug charges following a Wednesday afternoon traffic stop, authorities said. Deshawn Godwin was pulled over for a registration violation at 3:07 p.m. on Power Plant Road. He exited his vehicle and allegedly tossed an object under a parked vehicle. Police said a sandwich bag was […]

Man arrested on fourth burglary charge

DOVER — A 34-year-old man was arrested on his third and fourth burglary charges in three days following incidents on Wednesday, Dover police spokesman Sgt. Mark Hoffman said. After detectives reviewed surveillance, Brian Bower was identified as a person of interest and taken into custody without incident in the downtown area Wednesday, police said. According […]

Three arrested on felony shoplifting charges

REHOBOTH BEACH — Three arrests were made following a series of alleged shoplifting incidents, Delaware State Police spokeswoman Master Cpl. Heather Pepper said. Wilmington residents Lavelle Comer, 25, and Reginald Willingham, 51, and Latifah Willingham, 31, of New Castle were taken into custody after police were initially dispatched to The North Face business at approximately […]

Milford police investigate two shooting incidents within three days

MILFORD — Two shooting incidents within about 48 hours of each other, including one with injury, are under investigation, authorities said Thursday. On Wednesday night at the Brightway Commons Apartment Complex, a man was struck in the torso by a small caliber round from a firearm. An unknown suspect or suspects were sought, Milford police […]

Following ex-chief’s misconduct, Fenwick Island promises more oversight

FENWICK ISLAND — The day after its former police chief’s guilty plea to official misconduct was made public, town of Fenwick Island officials pledged to prevent future offenses through greater oversight mechanisms. The town’s news release today followed the Delaware Department of Justice’s announcement that ex-chief William Boyden pleaded guilty to misconduct and falsifying business […]

Dover teen arrested on attempted murder charge

DOVER – A 17-year-old male was arrested on a first-degree attempted murder charge for an alleged shooting incident on Sept. 10, Dover police Sgt. Mark Hoffman said. Alexander Singletary turned himself in to authorities on Tuesday night, said Sgt. Hoffman. The domestic incident occurred at Mapleton Square Apartments in the 100 block of Willis Road, […]

Ex-Fenwick Island chief pleads to official misconduct

FENWICK ISLAND – The former chief of the Fenwick Island Police Department has pleaded guilty to official misconduct and falsifying business records, the Delaware Department of Justice announced Wednesday. The DOJ said William Boyden was indicted in August after knowingly submitting, between February 2014 and March 2020, false reports to the Delaware Council on Police […]

Man, woman shot in Smyrna, police investigating

SMYRNA — Two people were shot while in the 100 block of Lincoln Street on Saturday night, Smyrna police spokesman Cpl. Brian Donner said. According to authorities, a 50-year-old woman was found with a lower-extremity injury by officers called to the scene at approximately 10:30. She was conscious and alert and transported to Bayhealth Hospital, […]