Dover house trailer fire deemed an arson

  DOVER — A Thursday morning house trailer fire was being investigated as an arson, the Delaware Office of the State Fire Marshal said later in the day. The blaze, reported shortly after 11 a.m., occurred in the unit block of East Pinewood Drive near South State Street, spokesman Assistant State Fire Marshal Michael G. […]

Drug arrest made at the Dover Inn

DOVER — A 40-year-old man was arrested on drug charges at the Dover Inn Wednesday morning, Dover Police spokesman Master Cpl. Mark Hoffman said. City police assisted Delaware Probation and Parole with an administrative search of Norman Singleton’s room at approximately 10:45 a.m., authorities said. Officers allegedly located 5.3 grams of crack cocaine packaged in […]

DSP offers crime prevention tips for holiday season

DOVER — With the holiday shopping season here and with the weather turning colder and the hours of daylight decreased, the Delaware State Police have seen an increase in the number of thefts from vehicles, not only in parking lots, but at residences as well. Another crime trend also on the rise during the holiday […]

Nighttime deer poaching arrests made in Sussex

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DOVER — DNREC Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police officers arrested two Sussex County men in the Frankford area Friday as the result of an ongoing investigation into alleged illegal nighttime deer poaching activities, authorities said. Sewall B. Hickman, 23, of Frankford, was charged with two counts each of possessing or transporting antlered deer that […]

Late-night shooting reported in Seaford

SEAFORD — A late-night shooting incident late Sunday north of Seaford is under investigation, Delaware State Police said. The incident occurred at approximately 11:57 p.m. when troopers were dispatched to a residence in the 11000 block of Park Drive for a report of shots fired. Further investigation revealed that a physical altercation occurred between two […]

Trial in fatal stabbing at Dickinson Plantation set for October 2019

DOVER — A 26-year-old Dover man waived his right to a speedy trial and will now face a first-degree murder charge in Superior Court on Oct. 14, 2019. Malcolm Casson is charged with the stabbing death of Thomas M. Bunting Jr., 36, of Milford, earlier this year. Mr. Bunting was found unresponsive at John Dickinson […]

Dover man arrested for trying to steal pizzeria tip jar

DOVER — Restaurant employees detained a 36-year-old Dover man after he allegedly tried to steal a tip jar from a restaurant on Saturday. Delaware State Police spokesman Sgt. Richard Bratz said the investigation began at approximately 8:45 p.m. after a male suspect entered the Pizzeria and Taqueria Porta Bella restaurant located at 1618 South Governors […]

Lincoln pedestrian hit by car in Ellendale

ELLENDALE — A Lincoln man was injured when he was hit by a vehicle while walking on U.S. 113 Friday in Ellendale. Delaware State Police spokesman Sgt. Richard Bratz said the incident occurred at approximately 9:22 p.m., on northbound (U.S. 113) DuPont Boulevard in the area of Staytonville Road, Ellendale. A 2017 Jeep Patriot was […]

Ex-death row Delaware inmate who beat sex trafficking case arrested

HONOLULU — A day after Isaiah McCoy, a former death row inmate from Delaware, walked out of a U.S. courthouse in Hawaii a free man when prosecutors dropped sex trafficking charges against him, he found himself again in handcuffs. A judge ordered McCoy’s release Tuesday after prosecutors moved to dismiss a 10-count indictment against him. […]

Letter to the Editor: End the war on drugs

As fall arrives, our youngsters continue to fall in violence in the streets. Alcohol did not create Al Capone; prohibition created Al Capone. At least twice a month I see an article or an editorial calling for “the” way to end the crazy, deadly shootings on city streets. The latest piece called for the clergy […]