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 […]

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 […]

Charges pending in Camden animal cruelty investigation

CAMDEN – Investigation was ongoing and charges pending after 182 cats and a dog were found living in “deplorable” conditions at a residence last week, according to the Delaware Division of Public Health. A deceased cat was also recovered as Office of Animal Welfare officers executed a search warrant last Thursday after a tip from […]

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, […]

Traffic stop brings drug arrest in Georgetown

GEORGETOWN — A 19-year-old Millsboro man was arrested on drug charges following an initial traffic stop Thursday, Delaware State Police said. Guy J. Burton was seen without a seat belt and failing to stop at a red light at approximately 3:25 p.m., police said, and marijuana was located in plain view on the floorboard. He […]

Wanted shooting suspect arrested in Dover

DOVER – A 37-year-old Dover man wanted for an alleged shooting incident was taken into custody at a residence Wednesday night, Dover police spokesman Sgt. Mark Hoffman said. Gary Lewis was sought by Smyrna police for an incident in their jurisdiction when arrested by Dover Police and the U.S. Marshals First State Fugitive Task Force […]