Scenic Delaware: Pretty as a picture

Gary Butler of Hartly took this photo in Hartly on July 7.

Residential burglary brings Hartly arrest

HARTLY — A 21-year-old Hartly man was arrested after an alleged residential burglary in the 5700 block of Halltown Road, Delaware State Police spokeswoman Master Cpl. Melissa Jaffe said. The incident occurred at approximately 3:32 p.m. when troopers were dispatched to the residence for a reported burglary, authorities said. Upon arrival, troopers met with the […]

Four arrested in Hartly burglary, firearms theft

HARTLY — Delaware State Police said four arrests followed a theft of firearms investigation that led to the discovery of a burglary in progress. Spokeswoman Master Cpl. Melissa Jaffe said investigation began Jan. 27 when troopers were dispatched to a residence in the 5100 block of Halltown Road for a theft complaint. Police found that […]

Hartly man dies in single vehicle crash

CAMDEN — A 35-year-old Hartly man died in a single vehicle crash early Saturday morning, Delaware State Police spokesman Master Cpl. Michael Austin said. The incident occurred at approximately 12:57 a.m. on Willow Grove Road just west of Steeles Ridge Road, authorities said. According to police, William E. Clough was driving a 2002 Chevy Trailblazer […]

Two found dead in home near Hartly

HARTLY — Two people were found dead inside a residence late Tuesday morning, Delaware State Police said later in the day. According to spokeswoman Master Cpl. Melissa Jaffe, investigation began after troopers were dispatched to a residence in the 4000 block of Arthursville Road for a check on the welfare of residents at approximately 11:27 […]

Hartly man’s murder conviction upheld by Superior Court judge

DOVER — A former death row inmate’s murder conviction will stand after he was denied relief for a second time in Kent County Superior Court on Thursday. Ambrose L. Sykes, formerly of Hartly, claimed he received ineffective counsel during earlier attempts to contest his guilty finding in the 2004 murder of a 68-year-old woman in […]

Amish buggy driver dies in hit and run

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HARTLY – A fatal hit and run crash involved a Amish horse and buggy south of Hartly on Thursday night, authorities said. The incident occurred around 8:05 p.m. at the intersection of Halltown Road (Del. 8) and Hartly Road (Del. 44) and involved a car and a horse and buggy, according to the Delaware State […]

State fire official faces underage sex abuse charge

  HARTLY — A local and state fire company official was arrested Wednesday after sexual abuse of a minor allegations, the Delaware State Police said. John A. Metheny Sr., 72, of Hartly, was charged with continuous sexual abuse of a child after turning himself in to Troop 3 detectives in Camden, authorities said on Thursday. […]

House in Hartly damaged by fire

  HARTLY — An early afternoon fire swept through a residence on Hartly Road Thursday with no injuries reported but extensive damage to the structure resulting. Less than two hours after the fire was contained an acrid smell of smoke and burned material wafted around the home at 1501 Hartly Road. The fire was reported […]

Hartly woman charged with sixth DUI

HARTLY — Before a 64-year-old Hartly woman was charged with a sixth alleged DUI offense last Friday, police claimed her vehicle was clocked traveling 71 mph in a 40 mph zone, and accelerating at a rate that made a traffic stop difficult. Eventually, police said in an affidavit of probable cause, Marian L. Seward, of […]