Dover man shot while standing in driveway

DOVER — A 49-year-old man was shot in his upper torso and left lying in his driveway on Rose Valley School Road in Dover on Friday night, according to the Delaware State Police. The incident occurred Friday at around 11:39 p.m. when troopers were called to a home in the 1300 block of Rose Valley […]

Smyrna man kills himself in police chase after abducting his wife to West Virginia

SMYRNA — A 26-year-old Smyrna man died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound in West Virginia after reportedly abducting his estranged wife early Thursday morning, Delaware State Police said. Steven R. Smith was found deceased in his wife’s vehicle that crashed at least 225 miles and a 4-1/2 hour drive from Smyrna in Moorfield. A chase […]

Suspect sought after Thursday morning robbery

DOVER — A 24-year-old Frederica man was sought and two arrests made in connection with a Thursday morning armed robbery at an apartment, Dover Police said. According to authorities, the alleged incident took place at approximately 12:15 a.m. in the unit block of South Governors Avenue when a 23-year-old man checked on a noise heard […]

Arrests made in Seaford prostitution operation

SEAFORD — Several men were arrested Thursday during an undercover prostitution operation, Seaford Police spokesman Sr. Corporal Eric Chambers said. According to authorities, Osmin Garcia, 29, of Seaford, allegedly solicited the undercover female officer for sex while his two children were in the backseat of his vehicle. He was charged with patronizing a prostitute, loitering […]

Bridgeville man gets 25 years for sex abuse

GEORGETOWN — A Superior Court judge sentenced John Young, 25, of Bridgeville, to 25 years in prison followed by 15 years of probation for sexually abusing a child, the Delaware Department of Justice said Friday. Deputy Attorney General Casey L. Ewart secured a guilty plea from Young to second-degree rape and contempt of court for […]

Felton woman who smothered grandson gets 22 years in prison

DOVER — A 53-year-old Felton woman will spend at least 15 years in prison after admitting to fatally smothering her grandson with a washcloth two years ago. Angela M. Mossinger pleaded guilty to second-degree murder Thursday afternoon in the death of 3-year-old Rilan M. Everett at her Skinner Lane home on Sept. 18, 2016. Speaking […]

Latest Kent County grand jury indictments issued

DOVER — Last week, a Kent County grand jury indicted two Dover residents and a Smyrna man regarding a shots fired complaint on April 17 that caused residential damage. The indictment alleged that a home front door and drywall siding were damaged in Smyrna. Symone Brooks and Anthony D. Price, both of Dover, and Joseph […]

Judge tosses part of Dover Police interview with murder suspect

DOVER — They were former high school basketball teammates whose current relationship was headed to a different kind of court. While a Dover Police detective volunteered to interview Raymond Ward during a murder investigation last year because of their familiarity, according to a judge’s opinion and order, the defendant later claimed he invoked Miranda rights […]

Millsboro man charged in July incident

SEAFORD — A 28-year-old Millsboro man was charged with multiple drug and traffic related offenses, stemming from a July traffic stop, in which he allegedly fled from the police and in the process, authorities said Saturday. According to Delaware State Police, Steven D. Verley’s abandoned vehicle last month was still occupied by his child, along […]

Wilmington man arrested following Dover robbery

DOVER — An 18-year-old Wilmington man was charged in alleged connection with the armed robbery of two teenagers in Williams Park Thursday afternoon, Dover Police said. Spokesman Master Cpl. Mark Hoffman said Saturday Tyshaun Blue was identified as a suspect during investigation and arrest warrants were obtained. On Friday, he was stopped by Wilmington Police […]