‘Little Library’ book exchange installed at Magnolia Fire Hall

MAGNOLIA — Kent County installed its fifth “Little Library” on Oct. 6. The new free book exchange booth is located behind the Magnolia Fire Co. at 2 North Main St. in Magnolia. County staff and Magnolia Fire Hall personnel turned out for an opening ceremony. Kent County spokeswoman Kelly Pitts said this newest addition is […]

Magnolia residence  struck by gunfire

MAGNOLIA — A residence in the 900 block of Peachtree Run was struck by gunfire Wednesday morning, Delaware State Police. Spokeswoman Master Cpl. Melissa Jaffe said troopers were dispatched to a shots fired complaint at 10 a.m. and told by a 77-year-old male resident that he heard several loud bangs appearing to be gunshots about […]

Drug investigation nets nine in Magnolia

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  MAGNOLIA — Nine arrests resulted during the culmination of a three-month drug investigation on Tuesday, the Delaware State Police announced. Search warrants were executed in the unit block of Terry Drive and 100 block of Woodville Drive in Meadowbrook Acres and authorities said $1,115 in suspected drug proceeds, 26.34 grams of crack cocaine, 436 […]

Magnolia man charged in Dover shooting incident

  DOVER — A 23-year-old Magnolia man has been arrested in alleged connection to a Sept. 1 shooting incident at Alder Park Apartments, authorities said Thursday. The Delaware State Police alleged that Khalil-Mahl T. Hanzer struck two persons in the head with a handgun during an apartment party and then discharged the weapon before fleeing. […]

Magnolia’s Jackewicz farm prepares to go to the highest bidder

MAGNOLIA – A 333-acre working farm just south of Dover that has been under the care of the Jackewicz family for more than 60 years is set for auction on Thursday, July 28. That’s no small potatoes, considering that Jackewicz farm, which is located within Kent County’s Growth Overlay Zone at 2955 Walnut Shade Road, […]

Magnolia family welcomes home soldier

MAGNOLIA –– Passing down Main Street in Magnolia, it’s impossible to miss the Queen Anne Revival-style Center of the Universe House but now there’s even more to see –– a giant “Welcome home daddy” banner. Jake Ferger, owner of the home, returned from a six-month deployment to Qatar Friday and his wife and four children […]

Magnolia probe results in three arrests on drugs, gun charges

MAGNOLIA — Three men were arrested at the end of a burglary investigation that led to locating drugs and several guns, police said on Wednesday. Delaware State Police said the case concluded April 14 at about 7 p.m. That’s when Troop 3 Criminal Investigations Unit with the assistance of the Kent County Drug Task Force […]

Magnolia man’s trial postponed

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DOVER — The trial of a 51-year-old Magnolia man accused of fleeing from police and crashing into another vehicle while causing two injuries in 2013 has been postponed until March 7. On Wednesday morning, James A. Wilson’s lawyer requested a continuance of the trial for a motion to suppress hearing, which will be held Feb. […]

Couple charged in Kent County burglaries

MAGNOLIA — A husband and wife were arrested Wednesday after investigation into a series of alleged residential burglaries in the Pickering Beach, Bowers Beach and Magnolia areas, authorities said. David E. Moore, 22, and Sarah R. Moore, 21, were taken into custody at their residence, according to the Delaware State Police. State police spokesman Master […]

Man sought after shooting in Magnolia

MAGNOLIA — A 19-year-old Dover man police consider armed and dangerous is sought on charges after an alleged shooting and assault Saturday night at a residential party, authorities said.
Through interviews and other investigative means, Denzel D. Braker was identified as a suspect in an alleged incident that sent two men to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries, Delaware State Police spokesman Master Cpl. Jeffrey Hale said.
According to police, troopers arrived at a home in the 300 block of Marshview Terrace and found “numerous” persons at a party.
Initial investigation found that Mr. Braker allegedly produced a gun and assaulted a 20-year-old Magnolia man with it at approximately 8:50 p.m.
After that, police said, Mr. Braker allegedly used the gun to shoot a 30-year-old Dover man in the lower extremity. Police said Mr. Braker then fled the area in a gold Chevrolet Suburban with Delaware registration PC419746.
The injured Magnolia man refused treatment at the scene, police said, and later went to an undisclosed local hospital.
EMS took the Dover man who had been shot to an undisclosed local hospital for treatment for his injuries.
Cpl. Hale said Delaware State Police and Dover Police Department investigated at the scene.
State police detectives obtained warrants on Mr. Braker for charges including first-degree assault, second-degree assault, possession of a deadly weapon during the commission of a felony and four counts of first-degree reckless endangering.
Mr. Braker was described by authorities as a 5-foot-10, 140-pound black male with black hair and brown eyes.
Police cautioned anyone with information on Mr. Braker’s whereabouts not to approach him but to call 911 immediately.
Cpl. Hale said the investigation was ongoing and only limited information was available.
Information can be provided by contacting Detective Michael Weinstein at 741-8214, Delaware Crime Stoppers at (800) TIP-3333, at www.tipsubmit.com or via an anonymous tip by text to 274637 using the keyword “DSP.”