COVID-19 violations at Bridgeville rodeo result in 3 charges and $21,000 fine

BRIDGEVILLE — Three administrative charges were filed against the licensee of an outdoor rodeo festival hosted in Bridgeville last weekend and two previous indoor events, the Delaware Division of Public Health (DPH) and the Delaware Department of Safety and Homeland Security (DSHS) announced on Friday. The Division of Alcohol and Tobacco Enforcement (DATE) officers, who […]

Delaware urges virus testing for Bridgeville event attendees

DOVER — As the Delaware Division of Public Health (DPH) announced a total of four new COVID-19-related deaths on Thursday, it also strongly encouraged COVID-19 testing for anyone who attended a rodeo event on Sunday at Rancho El 24 in Bridgeville. Individuals who attended this event are advised to get tested as soon as possible […]

Bridgeville man arrested on assault, criminal charges

BRIDGEVILLE — A 40-year-old Bridgeville man was arrested on assault and criminal charges following a Tuesday night altercation, Delaware State Police spokeswoman Master Cpl. Heather Pepper said. Howard Page was taken into custody without incident at his residence, following an alleged assault in the 18000 block of Wesley Church Road, authorities said. Police said a […]

Investigation ongoing into massive gathering deemed illegal under COVID restrictions

BRIDGEVILLE – Multiple state agencies, including Delaware State Police, are investigating a large gathering staged Sunday, east of Bridgeville – an event state officials label “illegal” during COVID restrictions and a potential “super spreader” that may have put hundreds of attendees at risk. State police spokeswoman Cpl. Heather Pepper said attendance was estimated at 1,500 […]

Bridgeville pursuit leads to drug seizure

BRIDGEVILLE — A Wednesday night vehicle pursuit led to an arrest and the discovery of cocaine and heroin, Delaware State Police spokeswoman Senior Cpl. Heather Pepper said. Authorities said Adam Walls, 41, of Bridgeville, was wanted on an active warrant when troopers attempted to arrest him at 7 p.m. at the Royal Farms at 18657 […]

Bridgeville crash brings vehicular homicide charge

BRIDGEVILLE — A 32-year-old Lincoln man was charged with first-degree vehicular homicide after a crash that left a 40-year-old woman dead at the scene Monday night, authorities said. According to Delaware State Police, Dustin R. Westwood was driving a 1999 Jeep Cherokee that, for unknown reasons, left its lane on a slight curve on Chaplains […]

Seaford woman facing 7th DUI charge

BRIDGEVILLE — Melissa Jurado, a 39-year-old from Seaford, was arrested by Delaware State Police following an early morning crash on Saturday that led to a felony seventh offense driving under the influence of alcohol charge, said Cpl. Jason Hatchell, spokesman for the state police. The incident took place just after 3:30 Saturday morning, when troopers […]

Bridgeville traffic stop leads to weapons charge

BRIDGEVILLE — A traffic stop led to weapons charges Tuesday. The traffic stop occurred around 8:39 p.m. in the area of Seashore Highway and Tatman Farms Road, said Senior Cpl. Heather Pepper. A trooper on patrol saw a green Ford with a “fictitious Delaware registration plate,” and conducted a traffic stop in the parking lot […]

Bridgeville woman alarmed after receiving incorrect COVID results for husband, daughter

BRIDGEVILLE — Katey Evans is speaking out about COVID-19 testing after her husband and daughter were mistakenly labeled negative by Delaware’s Division of Public Health when their results were positive. On Thursday, the day after Ms. Evans’ husband, Kevin, was admitted to Beebe Healthcare in Lewes, the Division of Public Health acknowledged that 12 people […]

Bridgeville man charged in shooting case

BRIDGEVILLE — An 18-year-old Bridgeville man turned himself in to Delaware State Police on Monday regarding a shooting incident involving his father July 9, authorities said. Damaj T. Showell was charged with first-degree reckless endangering and other offenses after his father was shot at while walking on Mill Park Drive at approximately 10 p.m., Delaware […]