Lincoln man pursued by police on dirt bike dies in crash

LINCOLN — A 38-year-old Lincoln man died Tuesday night when his dirt bike crashed into a vehicle while being pursued by Delaware State Police, spokeswoman Master Cpl. Melissa Jaffe said. Adam J. Burton was not wearing a helmet when his green Kawasaki Dirt Bike collided with a 2009 Chevrolet Traverse at the intersection of Johnson […]

Update: Child’s remains found in Smyrna

SMYRNA – Remains of a person believed to be less than 10 years old were discovered near Little Lass softball fields late Friday afternoon, authorities said. Smyrna Police received a report at approximately 4:30 p.m. Friday and investigated the scene next to Duck Creek Parkway, spokesman Cpl. Brian M. Donner said in a news release […]

Lewes bicyclist, 79, critically injured in crash

LEWES — A bicycle riding 79-year-old Lewes man was seriously injured when struck by a vehicle on Coastal Highway Wednesday afternoon, Delaware State Police spokeswoman Master Cpl. Melissa Jaffe said. The incident occurred at approximately 12:31 p.m. at the intersection of Kings Highway. The cyclist was wearing a helmet and transported to Christiana Hospital in […]

Daycare worker charged after infant’s death

BEAR – A 19-year-old New Castle female was charged with first-degree murder in connection with the death of a 4-month-old infant who was under her care at a daycare facility, authorities said. On Thursday at approximately 10:35 a.m., troopers along with Emergency Medical Services personnel responded to the Little People Child Development Center at 3843 […]

Cyclist critically injured in Frankford crash

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FRANKFORD — The Delaware State Police Collision Reconstruction Unit is investigating a serious crash involving a pedal cyclist that occurred Sunday. Police spokesman Master Cpl. Melissa Jaffe said the incident occurred at 12:37 p.m. when a 2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee was traveling eastbound on Burbage Road (CR 353) just east of East Sherwood Drive. A […]

Pizza delivery driver robbed in Dover

DOVER — A pizza delivery employee was robbed early Thursday morning in the Dover East Estates Mobile Home Park, Dover Police spokesman Master Cpl. Melissa Jaffe said. The employee arrived at 1061 S. Little Creek Road at approximately 12:39 a.m., police said, and attempted to deliver food at a residence. Upon arrival, a male suspect […]

Dagsboro police chief honored with surprise retirement salute

DAGSBORO — From cops and robbers to school security and safety of elementary students, staff and visitors. Floyd Toomey Jr.’s 32-year law enforcement career officially ended Friday, the last 13 years as police chief for the town of Dagsboro. With the start of the school year, his new job with the Indian River School District […]

Milton man arrested on weapons charges

MILTON — Delaware State Police have charged a 25-year-old Milton man with multiple weapons-related offenses, stemming from a domestic incident that occurred late Saturday. Delaware State Police spokesman Master Cpl. Michael Austin said that on Saturday, August 24 at approximately 11:29 p.m., troopers responded to a residence located in the 100 block of Bangor Lane, […]

Millsboro man sought for domestic-related assault

MILLSBORO — The Delaware State Police are attempting to locate a 30-year-old Millsboro man, who is wanted in connection with a domestic related assault that occurred Saturday night. Delaware State Police spokesman Master Cpl. Michael Austin said that at approximately 9:51 p.m., troopers responded to the 29000 block of Iron Branch Road., Millsboro, in reference […]

Speak Out: Funding for more police

Residents would like more patrols rolling through the neighborhood. Delaware State Police are all for it. The reality is, however, that funding limits what everyone wants and added law enforcement comes through higher taxes, officials say. On Thursday night, Kent County area residents expressed themselves to troopers, who acknowledged concerns and budget realities and shared […]