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Police: Man left baby unattended in motel room where he had stashed drugs
A man from Bear is behind bars after allegedly leaving an infant unattended in a hotel room from which he was running a drug dealing operation. Leon Wilson, 48, was arrested Feb. 28 following a month-long investigation into drug sales out of two motels in Bear, according to Delaware State Police. Troopers raided rooms that Wilson had rented at the West Motel at 711 Pulaski Highway and the nearby Afton...
Woman charged with murder in stabbing of boyfriend near Wilmington, police say
A 39-year-old woman has been charged with murder in connection with a domestic-related stabbing that occurred early Wednesday morning. Delaware State Police troopers responded to Maryland Avenue and Clayton Road, near Wilmington, just before 1 a.m. after receiving a 911 call about the incident. ...
Falling facade in Wilmington
No injuries were reported in the structural collapse of a vacant property on East 4th Street near Pine Street in the City of Wilmington. The falling facade was reported just before midnight on Wednesday, February 28, 2024. According to the Wilmington Fire Department the structure had been vacant for some...
Teen arrested, others sought for assault at Christiana Mall
A New Castle teenager is charged with felony assault following a fight at Christiana Mall last Saturday night. Delaware State Police said Thursday that two teens, ages 14 and 16, were walking around the mall when a group of other teenagers surrounded them. The 16-year-old was pushed to the floor, punched and kicked. The 14-year-old boy ran over to help, and he was also assaulted.
Delaware resident says 2 intruders broke into home within seconds; police ask public for help
Police say two suspects broke into a home but fled after they were confronted by a resident inside.
New arcade 'a place to bring out your inner child'
NEWARK, Del. — Walk past the new Funtivity Arcade and Fun Center just over the Delaware border on Newark’s Main Street, and you would be forgiven for thinking you were at the boardwalk in a beach resort town. Flashing neon lights beckon players to try their hand at skee ball and other arcade games. There are pool tables, shuffleboard, air hockey and an Airsoft shooting gallery for those looking for a different kind of challenge. A colorful array of prizes hang from the wall, yours...
Local Homeowners: Register for Wilmington's Repair Lottery Starting Tomorrow, Potential $10,000 in Home Repairs
Mayor Mike Purzycki, Real Estate and Housing (RE&H) Director Bob Weir, and Wilmington City Council have announced the second homeowner repair lottery registration in Wilmington. It starts on March 1 and offers homeowners with limited income the opportunity to receive up to $10,000 in home repairs. The registration period ends on March 15, and the lottery draw will be broadcasted on WITN, Channel 22 on March 19 at 10:30 a.m.
Manager of Newark, Delaware, Grotto Pizza charged with drug dealing
NEWARK, Del. (CBS) — The manager of a Grotto Pizza in Newark, Delaware, was charged after allegedly selling drugs out of the shop.Michael Gordon Somers, 40, of Elkton, Maryland, was charged with possession of cocaine, possession with intent to deliver, drug dealing and possession of drug paraphernalia.Newark police said they took Gordon Somers into custody during a traffic stop on Feb. 23. During a search of Gordon Somers' car, police said officers found more than 23 grams of cocaine, which is a tier 2 quantity under Delaware law, and items used to package drugs for sale."This is just another example of our police officers out there trying to make the community as safe as possible," Newark Police Lt. Andrew Rubin said.The Newark Police Department's Street Crimes Unit began the investigation after receiving a tip in October. Police said officers "observed numerous drug transactions" during the investigation.The Grotto Pizza where Gordon Somers worked is near the University of Delaware.He was released on his own recognizance.
Police: Newark man overdosed on heroin while wearing fake cop uniform
A Newark man is facing charges after allegedly overdosing on heroin while wearing a fake police uniform. The incident happened Feb. 22 in Suburban Plaza, according to Lt. Andrew Rubin, a spokesman for the Newark Police Department. Police received a call reporting an unconscious person in a vehicle and arrived to find 46-year-old Brian Carter in the driver's seat with heroin in plain view. Carter, who is not a police officer, was wearing a tactical-style police vest with the word “Police” written on the front, Rubin said. Carter was charged with criminal impersonation of a police officer, drug possession and driving under the influence of drugs. He was jailed after failing to post $8,000 cash bail.
Wilmington Feb 29 Weekly Crime Report: 12 Incidents and 8 Crime Stories
Wilmington Feb 29 Weekly Crime Report: 12 Incidents and 8 Crime Stories. During the last week, Wilmington witnessed a total of 12 crime cases. The crimes reported were categorized into four types: Vandalism, Assault, Theft, and Vehicular Pursuit. Vandalism topped the chart with 5 incidents, representing 42% of the total crime cases. Assault and Theft followed, each with 3 incidents, accounting for 25% of the total crimes respectively. The data also showed a single case of Vehicular Pursuit. The severity of the crimes, particularly the high rate of vandalism, calls for immediate attention and action from the authorities. It is crucial to address these issues promptly to maintain the safety and security of the place. The detailed crime data can be accessed via the provided local link.
Seafood Lovers' Paradise: Four Exceptional Wilmington Restaurants
In this article, we're exploring four exceptional seafood restaurants in Wilmington. Have you had the pleasure of dining at any of these establishments? If yes, we'd love to hear your experiences. Please share your thoughts in the comments below!
Wilmington Resident Bakr Dillard Convicted on Multiple Charges Following Nine-Month Manhunt
Bakr Dillard, a Wilmington resident, has been convicted of multiple felonies, including three counts of Attempted Murder. This conviction was announced by Attorney General Kathy Jennings, who acknowledged the joint efforts of Wilmington PD, prosecutors, and federal law enforcement.
After his murder conviction was overturned, Wilmington man convicted in different shooting
A Wilmington man who was previously convicted of murder for an Easter 2005 shooting has been convicted of attempted murder, gun charges and drug dealing in connection with several separate cases, including a shooting. Bakr Dillard, 42, was arrested on Jan. 20, 2023, after Wilmington police, the FBI and the Bureau of Alcohol,...
My take: Trolley Square and crime news
The Trolley Square neighborhood was rocked last weekend by news of a shooting outside the Logan House. Details are few, a long-running policy from Wilmington police that sometimes leads to rampant speculation. To its credit, the landmark eatery and entertainment spot responded that it would work with the city to...
VIDEO | No. 1 Saint Elizabeth outlasts scare from Mount Pleasant in DIAA Boys Basketball Tourney
Aiden Tobiason scored 20 points as No. 1 Saint Elizabeth outlasted No. 17 Mount Pleasant 47-41 in the Round of 16 of the 2024 DIAA Boys Basketball Tournament. Saint Elizabeth led most of the game, and had a 39-27 lead with 4:51 to go after a pair of free throws, but the Green Knights were far from finished.
Local Authorities Investigating Car Crash on McKennans Church Road, Seek Witnesses
The New Castle County Police Traffic Services Unit is investigating a car accident that happened near 405 McKennans Church Road in Wilmington, DE. The accident occurred on Wednesday, February 28, 2024, when a car rolled over, ejecting one occupant and trapping another inside.
3 Delaware County Towns Host 30 Most Expensive Homes in PA Right Now
Three Delaware County properties made a Pennsylvania list of the 30 communities with the most expensive homes. Stacker has a list of the top 30 Pennsylvania communities with the most expensive homes as of February 2024, and three particular Delaware County communities continue to make the rankings, reports msn.com. Home...
School bus crash sends four to the hospital
A three vehicle crash involving a school bus sent four adults to the hospital, but no children were hurt. The wreck happened just before 6:30 a.m. on Wednesday, February 28, 2024, at the intersection of Limestone Road and Kirkwood Highway (Routes 2 and 7). A man in a work van...
Woman of the Year, tumult at Chemours, 'Good Times' coming to Wilmington
I can think of a bunch of songs that feature the word “February,’’ but had to Google to come up with any March songs. Here you go. March will be where we find the springing ahead of the clocks (March 10), as well as the start of Ramadan (March 10) and Easter (March 31).
Rare Disease Day 2024: a Delawarean's journey
The final day of February is Rare Disease Day - including in this Leap Year. As a Wilmington woman found out, it can take months - even years - to get a diagnosis for a rare disease or disorder. Ruth Hochheiser continues to share her story as she speaks out for more support of funding and research for rare conditions.