Two found dead in Bowers Beach parking lot

BOWERS BEACH — Two people were found dead in a parking lot off Cooper Avenue Saturday, police said. The Delaware State Police are investigating, said Master Cpl. Melissa Jaffe, a spokeswoman for the Delaware State Police. Cpl. Jaffe said that investigation began at 4:04 p.m., when troopers arrived to the parking lot area off of […]

Traffic stop leads to weapon, drug charges

DOVER — A Friday evening traffic stop led to firearm and drug charges for a Clayton man, authorities said.  The traffic stop occurred on Feb. 21 at approximately 8:22 p.m. on N. DuPont Highway, said Master Corporal Melissa Jaffe, a spokesperson for the Delaware State Police.  The trooper stopped a 2008 Grey Dodge Charger for […]

Odessa fire displaces to residents

ODESSA — An early morning blaze displaced two occupants and caused $300,000 in damage in a Front Street residence, officials said. The fire, which was reported shortly before 1:30 a.m. in the 100-block of Front Street, was ruled accidental, said Michael Chionchio, assistant state fire marshal. The fire originated inside the chimney and escaped into […]

Man killed while crossing highway

LEWES — A man was struck and killed by a vehicle while crossing Del. 1 Thursday night, Delaware State Police spokeswoman Master Cpl. Melissa Jaffe said. The incident occurred at approximately 6:14 p.m. just south of Del. 9 (Lewes-Georgetown Highway), police said. The victim was wearing dark clothing and not using a light at the […]

Harrington man charged with drug offenses

HARRINGTON — A multi-agency investigation brought the arrest of a 34-year-old Harrington man on drug dealing charges, authorities said. On Thursday, Samuel L. Thorpe was taken into custody without incident at a residence in the 100 block of Central Park Drive during a search warrant execution. DSP were assisted by Dover Police and the U.S. […]

Camden woman missing for more than seven years

CAMDEN – A mother still hopes to learn the fate of her daughter who vanished more than seven years ago. Lois Lorraine Rodriguez went missing on May 31, 2012. She was reportedly last seen working a weekend shift at Dover International Speedway and never returned home afterward, Delaware State Police spokesman Sgt. Richard Bratz said. […]

Police: Intoxicated intruder found inside Dover residence

DOVER — An intoxicated 34-year-old man was found inside a residence and charged with burglary after initially resisting arrest, Delaware State Police spokeswoman Master Cpl. Melissa Jaffe said. Authorities alleged that Jermaine M. Snead entered a home in the 1900 block of Generals Way uninvited at approximately 1:36 p.m. and grabbed a 22-year-old female. A […]

Two men face gun, drug-dealing charges

MILFORD — A multi-agency investigation led to the arrest of two men for allegedly distributing large amounts of cocaine and marijuana in southern Delaware, authorities said Thursday. Mario J. Garza, 54, and Roberto Cantu, 41, were taken into custody during search warrant executions, Delaware State Police spokeswoman Master Cpl. Melissa Jaffe said. Police determined that […]

Arrests made in Simon Circle shooting that grazed teen’s face

DOVER — The nearly two-month string of area teen-involved firearm incidents continued Tuesday night when a 13-year-old boy was grazed in the face by a gunshot, authorities said. The incident was reported just before 6 p.m. in the area of West North Street and Simon Circle; and Dover Police arrested Darius Jean-Baptiste, 20, who had […]

Police: Concealed gun found in vehicle

DOVER — A 35-year-old Laurel man was arrested after a loaded 9mm handgun was found inside the vehicle he was occupying, Dover Police spokesman Master Cpl. Mark Hoffman said. According to authorities, Roderick Dixon was contacted at approximately 9:45 p.m. in the area of South New and West Reed streets. Police said officers detected a […]