Charges filed after Cheswold rape investigation

CHESWOLD – A 37-year-old Cheswold woman was charged with rape after investigation into alleged incidents during April through June, authorities said Thursday. According to Cheswold Police, Jennifer Reed engaged in a relationship with a 16-year-old male in her residence. She also provided alcohol and marijuana to numerous juveniles she hosted at the home, police chief […]

Bridgeville teen arrested on drug charges

BRIDGEVILLE – An 18-year-old Bridgeville teen turned himself into police following a vehicle pursuit and was charged with drug offenses on Tuesday, Delaware State Police spokesman Cpl. Jason Hatchell said. Damaj Showell was wanted on outstanding charges when he jumped from a moving vehicle on King Road in the area of Dove Road at approximately […]

Welfare check leads to drug counts

FRANKFORD – A welfare check led to the arrest of a 38-year-old Dagsboro man when drugs were located Thursday, Delaware State Police spokesman Cpl. Jason Hatchell said. Authorities said troopers were dispatched to an M&T Bank parking lot after a person was reportedly seen slumped at the steering wheel at approximately 8:03 p.m. Police arriving […]

Theft of keys brings arrest in Georgetown

GEORGETOWN — A 36-year-old Georgetown man was arrested Tuesday after he allegedly entered a residence in the Fish Hook Mobile Home Park and removed keys, authorities said. Luis Perez-Gonzales was taken into custody without incident outside the residence. Delaware State Police were called to the scene at approximately 4:57 p.m., spokeswoman Senior Cpl. Heather Pepper […]

Four charged after alleged employee assault

REHOBOTH BEACH — Four persons were charged with felony assault following an incident involving employees at a Royal Farms store Tuesday night, police said. According to Delaware State Police spokesman Cpl. Jason Hatchell, the incident occurred at approximately 11:43 p.m. and left a 19-year-old female from Rehoboth Beach needing treatment at a local hospital. Police […]

Police: Man in critical condition after hammer assault

DOVER — A 57-year-old man was hospitalized in critical condition with a head injury after allegedly being assaulted with a hammer on Tuesday afternoon, Dover Police spokesman Master Cpl. Mark Hoffman said. Jerrin Rountree, 39, was arrested without incident following the alleged incident in the 100 block of South State Street. Police were called to […]

Felony DUI charge follows shoplifting complaint

LEWES — A 58-year-old woman was charged with a sixth offense DUI following a shoplifting complaint Tuesday, Delaware State Police spokesman Cpl. Jason Hatchell said. Troopers were called to the Acme grocery store at 18578 Coastal Highway at approximately 1:03 p.m. for a reportedly intoxicated person shoplifting, authorities said. Prior to arriving troopers received broadcasts […]

Townsend man faces burglary charges after stolen items found on Craigslist

CLAYTON — A 29-year-old Townsend man was arrested on felony charges after allegedly attempting to sell stolen property on Craigslist, authorities said. According to Delaware State Police, Barry D. Reece entered a residence in the 38000 block of Holletts Corner Road in Clayton and removed approximately $8,743 in property between June 22 and Sunday. On […]

Update: Two brothers found dead in South Bowers Beach waters

SOUTH BOWERS BEACH — A pleasure-seeking visit turned tragic Tuesday afternoon when two out-of-state swimmers were overcome by strong Murderkill River currents and then found dead approximately 20 hours later, police said. The body of Philadelphia resident Kevin George Jr., 21, was located at around 10:45 a.m. Wednesday, followed by his sibling Zion George, 20, […]

Arson arrest made after Dover apartment incident

DOVER — A 35-year-old Dover man was charged with first-degree arson after an apartment building was damaged by a bottle on fire early Monday, authorities said. A roof, siding and gutters were damaged at Liberty Court Apartments before officers extinguished a blaze at approximately 6:29 a.m. in Liberty Court Apartments, Dover Police spokesman Master Cpl. […]