Harrington vehicle break in brings arrest

HARRINGTON — A 47-year-old Dover man was arrested Sunday after an alleged vehicle break in, Harrington Police spokesman Capt. Earl K. Brode said. Merrick S. Wright was taken custody after patrol officers were called to a Ward Street residence at 11:36 p.m. on a suspicious persons complaint, authorities said. They were given the suspect description […]

Harrington Raceway and Casino closing through April 1

Harrington Raceway and Casino will be closing at 4 p.m. today until April 1. The closure is applicable to all bars/restaurants and gaming on the property, including Murphy’s Race/Sportsbook and Grill. All shows and entertainment during this timeline are canceled and any applicable ticket sales for such events will be subject to a refund. • […]

Felton man dies in two-vehicle crash

HARRINGTON – A 37-year-old Felton man was pronounced dead at the scene following a two-vehicle crash Wednesday night, Delaware State Police said. Charles E. Garland Jr. was driving a 2014 Buick Regal eastbound at a high speed when he lost control on a curve on Vernon Road (Del. 14), authorities said. The vehicle rotated counter-clockwise […]

Harrington man charged after domestic incident

HARRINGTON — A 40-year-old Harrington man was charged with strangulation following a reported domestic incident last Friday night, authorities said. Harrington Police were called to a home in the 200 block of Delaware Avenue at 9:09 p.m., spokesman Capt. Earl Brode said, and spoke with an adult female. Police determined that the female and Jeremy […]

Thunder rumbling in Harrington: Hockey team scoring points with fans

HARRINGTON — They banged drums, chanted and cheered passionately, wore helmets with horns and blew horns as well. Fans had plenty to root for last Friday night inside the Centre Ice Arena at the Delaware State Fairgrounds. The home favorite Delaware Thunder scored early and often during a 13-2 victory over the Battle Creek (Mich.) […]

Stolen vehicle complaint leads to arrest

HARRINGTON — A 36-year-old Harrington man was arrested after investigation into a stolen vehicle complaint, authorities said. Jeffrey B. Hettinger turned himself into Harrington Police Tuesday after a warrant was obtained, spokesman Capt. Earl K. Brode said. He was charged with motor vehicle theft $1,500 or greater, arraigned via video phone at Justice of the […]

Connecticut motorist facing gun, drug charges

HARRINGTON — A 23-year-old Connecticut man was charged with gun and drug offenses following a traffic stop early Monday, Harrington Police spokesman Capt. Earl K. Brode said. Driving alone in a vehicle, Jovaughn Alphonse was initially stopped for a traffic violation at 12:06 a.m. on U.S. 13, authorities said. An odor of marijuana was detected […]

Harrington man charged with drug offenses

HARRINGTON — A multi-agency investigation brought the arrest of a 34-year-old Harrington man on drug dealing charges, authorities said. On Thursday, Samuel L. Thorpe was taken into custody without incident at a residence in the 100 block of Central Park Drive during a search warrant execution. DSP were assisted by Dover Police and the U.S. […]

Harrington upholds manager’s firing

HARRINGTON — Harrington City Council upheld its firing of City Manager Don Williams after a crowded and occasionally contentious public hearing Tuesday. Mr. Williams was terminated by the city last month, officially for failing to preserve electronic evidence relating to the firing of a former city planner in June. That planner, Jeremy Rothwell, accused Mr. […]

Former Harrington manager gets public hearing: Williams to appear before council Tuesday

DOVER — The Harrington city manager who says he was unfairly fired over accusations of abusing the privileges granted by his job will get a public hearing Tuesday. At issue are allegations made in the fall by a former city planner. Jeremy Rothwell, who worked for the city from December 2016 through June 2019, in […]