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. […]

Loaded handgun, drugs allegedly found in Dover vehicle stop

DOVER — A loaded handgun and 9 grams of marijuana were located during a traffic stop early Monday afternoon, bringing the arrest of a 22-year-old Dover man, authorities said. Antwoine Price was stopped in a vehicle after Dover Police investigated a report of two persons pointing guns at each other at approximately 12:27 p.m. at […]

Woman injured during Dover shooting incident

DOVER — A 32-year-old woman was injured by debris after a bullet struck asphalt during a shooting incident early Monday, Dover police spokesman Master Cpl. Mark Hoffman said. According to authorities, a gun was fired multiple times at approximately 12:43 a.m. in the first block of South New Street after two unknown men were involved […]

Suspicious package at Rehoboth hotel brings drug charges

REHOBOTH BEACH — Two men were arrested Thursday after an investigation into a suspicious package at Brighton Suites, Rehoboth Beach police spokesman Lt. Jaime Riddle said. Police were called to the hotel after a package was delivered by the U.S. Postal Service to a registered guest, Timothy Lunn, 54, of Vestal, N.Y., on June 23, […]

Missing Bethany Beach woman sought in homicide probe

BETHANY BEACH — The search for a missing 66-year-old Virginia woman who is presumed dead continued Monday, Delaware State Police Senior Cpl. Heather Pepper said. Sheila Doyle was last seen at approximately 1 p.m. June 15 in her second residence in the Salt Pond neighborhood of Bethany Beach, authorities said. She was with her son, […]

School resource officer programs safe in area districts

DOVER — There’s no current indication among several area school districts that their school resource officer program will be discontinued as strife between police and communities continues nationwide. The Red Clay School District in Wilmington reportedly discussed eliminating its SRO program in the wake of George Floyd’s death, while officials in Minneapolis, Denver and other […]

Rehoboth police officer fired for social media post

REHOBOTH BEACH — A Rehoboth Beach police officer has been fired for what the department called an “inappropriate, racially based” social media post. The Rehoboth Beach department announced the seasonal officer’s firing in a news release Saturday night. Lt. Jaime Riddle, Rehoboth Beach police’s public information officer, said the department would not share the post’s […]

State police investigating reported hate crime incident

SEAFORD –Delaware State Police detective have assigned a detective to further investigate a hate crime complaint filed by a resident of the Holly View Mobile Home Park near Seaford. According to state police spokesman Sgt. Darren Lester, the victim, a 59-year-old black man, told troopers an unknown suspect trespassed onto his property while he was […]

Delmarva Power employee struck, dies while walking from vehicle

DOVER – A Delmarva Power employee died when struck by a vehicle while walking alongside U.S. 13 at approximately 8:46 a.m. Friday, authorities said. The employee was wearing a florescent yellow safety vest and walking from his vehicle parked on the south shoulder when struck by a Toyota Highlander, Delaware State Police spokeswoman Master Cpl. […]

Executive Order bans chokeholds among other reforms

WILMINGTON – Governor John Carney on Thursday signed Executive Order #41, which bans the use of chokeholds by State of Delaware law enforcement agencies, including Delaware State Police and Capitol Police; increases community engagement; requires additional de-escalation and implicit bias training; and increases the availability of crisis intervention services for law enforcement officers. Gov. Carney’s […]

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