Smyrna man kills himself in police chase after abducting his wife to West Virginia

SMYRNA — A 26-year-old Smyrna man died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound in West Virginia after reportedly abducting his estranged wife early Thursday morning, Delaware State Police said. Steven R. Smith was found deceased in his wife’s vehicle that crashed at least 225 miles and a 4-1/2 hour drive from Smyrna in Moorfield. A chase […]

Suspect sought after Thursday morning robbery

DOVER — A 24-year-old Frederica man was sought and two arrests made in connection with a Thursday morning armed robbery at an apartment, Dover Police said. According to authorities, the alleged incident took place at approximately 12:15 a.m. in the unit block of South Governors Avenue when a 23-year-old man checked on a noise heard […]

Arrests made in Seaford prostitution operation

SEAFORD — Several men were arrested Thursday during an undercover prostitution operation, Seaford Police spokesman Sr. Corporal Eric Chambers said. According to authorities, Osmin Garcia, 29, of Seaford, allegedly solicited the undercover female officer for sex while his two children were in the backseat of his vehicle. He was charged with patronizing a prostitute, loitering […]

Police: Child caretaker overdosed, patronized prostitute

HARRINGTON (AP) — Police in Delaware say a man overdosed after agreeing to pay a woman for sex, leaving the prostitute with a 10-year-old child he had been caring for to handle the consequences. WMDT-TV reports that emergency responders administered Narcan to 58-year-old Charles Reynolds to reverse the opioid overdose on Friday. The Harrington police […]

Arrest made after alleged residential burglaries

DOVER — A 25-year-old man was arrested after a series of alleged residential burglaries in the Dover East Estates Mobile Home Park, Dover Police said Tuesday. Jason Sammons was developed as a suspect after detectives pursued leads indicating he was allegedly involved in a series of burglaries between April and July, authorities said. Mr. Sammons […]

Two arrests follow shoplifting pursuit

MILTON — Two men were arrested after authorities alleged that they shoplifted, fled the scene, and led police on a chase. According to Delaware State Police, the alleged incident occurred on Sunday at approximately 7:06 p.m. when troopers were provided with a description of a vehicle, an orange-colored Chevrolet Cobalt with Pennsylvania registration, in which […]

Police: bicyclist assaulted in Rehoboth Beach

REHOBOTH BEACH — A 33-year-old man was arrested after he allegedly ran a bicyclist off the road and assaulted him, Delaware State Police said. Authorities alleged that the incident occurred on Sunday at approximately 11:12 a.m., when troopers responded to the area of Plantations Road, south of Cedar Grove Road for an assault complaint. Upon […]

Attempted armed robbery reported in Dover

DOVER — A 27-year-old Florida man was arrested Sunday night after an alleged attempted armed robbery in the Kentucky Fried Chicken parking lot at 1000 Forrest Avenue, Dover Police said. According to authorities, a 38-year-old female was standing outside the restuarant waiting for a ride home at 11:15 p.m. when approached by Antonio Stevens. Police […]

Delaware trooper from Moldova reveals how she assimilated

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OCEAN VIEW — Irina Celpan’s first trip to Walmart didn’t quite go as expected. When she arrived in the United States in the summer of 2012 as a J-1 student, everyone told the Moldovan native that the retail giant was the place to go if she needed to buy anything. Thinking it must be like […]

Dover pair face drug charges after 2-month investigation

DOVER — Erik K. Johnson, a 27-year-old from Dover, and Dover resident Maurita Guzman, 28, were arrested and charged with multiple drug offenses on Thursday following a two-month long drug investigation by the Delaware State Police Kent County Drug Unit and the Dover Police Department Drugs, Vice and Organized Crime Unit. At about 9:30 a.m. […]