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Delaware State Police Investigating Fatal Motor Vehicle Collision

Delaware State Police are investigating a fatal motor vehicle collision that occurred in the Wilmington area on Friday morning. On June 24, 2022 at approximately 12:16 a.m., a silver 2008 Lincoln MKZ was traveling northbound on Interstate 495 approaching the area of Exit 1 for US Business Route 13. For an unknown reason the operator of the Lincoln pulled onto the right shoulder and came to a stop. The operator then exited his vehicle and began standing on I-495. During this time, a blue 2017 Honda Accord was traveling northbound on I-495 approaching the Lincoln’s location. The Accord partially crossed over the white shoulder line, and as a result its front right corner struck the rear left corner of the stopped Lincoln MKZ. After the collision, the Lincoln was spun in a clockwise direction until it struck a guardrail on the east side of the roadway where it came to rest. The Honda subsequently flipped onto its roof and slid northbound until it came to rest on the interstate. The driver of the Lincoln was also struck at this time by one of the vehicles as he stood on the highway.
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Delaware State Police Seek Public’s Assistance in Robbery Investigation of Panera Bread

Wilmington – Delaware State Police are investigating the robbery of Panera Bread. On June 24th, 2022, at approximately 12:32 a.m., troopers responded to Panera Bread located at 2311 Concord Pike in Wilmington. The investigation revealed that an unknown male forced entry into the business through the front glass. Once inside, the suspect confronted an employee and demanded the employee’s cellphone. The suspect was able to gain control over the cellphone after a brief struggle. The suspect then exited the store and returned with suspect #2 moments later. During this time, the employee was able to escape through a rear door and call 911 at a nearby location. The two unknown male suspects were dressed in dark clothing. No one was injured during the incident.

Stolen Firearm Recovered During Drug Arrest in Wilmington

WILMINGTON, DE — Wilmington Police have arrested a man and woman on gun and drug charges following an investigation. Authorities state that on June 14 at approximately 8:57 a.m., members of the Drug, Organized Crime, and Vice Division executed a search warrant in the 500 block of East 3rd Street. Police made contact with 41-year-old Javits Sullivan and 32-year-old Latasha Tyler. Police recovered a loaded .45 caliber handgun (reported stolen), additional ammunition, 2.9 grams of cocaine, 4.4 grams of marijuana, .042 grams of heroin, drug paraphernalia, and $440 in currency. Both subjects were taken into custody without incident.

Wilmington Police Investigating Northeast Boulevard Shooting

WILMINGTON, DE — Wilmington Police are investigating a shooting incident that occurred on Tuesday, June 21, 2022, at approximately 11:54 p.m. in the 2700 block of Northeast Boulevard. Police located a 29-year-old male gunshot victim, who was transported to the hospital in critical condition. This incident remains under investigation.

Wilmington Police Arrest Man on Criminal Mischief, Theft From Vehicle Charges

WILMINGTON, DE — Wilmington Police have arrested a man on criminal mischief and theft from vehicle charges. Authorities state that on June 20, police received reports of multiple criminal mischief and theft from vehicle incidents that had occurred in the area of the 200 block of North Market Street. Through the course of an investigation, officers identified 33-year-old Urian Fisher as a suspect in connection with four separate incidents. Warrants were obtained for his arrest, and he was taken into custody without incident on June 21.

2 teens critically injured in Wilmington shooting, police say

WILMINGTON, Del. - Wilmington police are investigating a shooting that critically injured an 18-year-old and a 12-year-old. According to officials, police were called to 24th and Tatnall Streets Friday, around 3:45 in the afternoon, on the report of a shooting. Officers found an 18-year-old male and a 12-year-old male at...

Abortion rights supporters rally at Battery Park

At least 200 people showed up at Battery Park in New Castle Friday night, responding to the Supreme Court overturning Roe v. Wade. Mothers, grandmothers, and daughters alike expressed pain and outrage at the decision. Delaware is one of 16 states that has codified abortion rights, but Nick Beard, Reproductive...

Police: Troopers Need Your Help Locating This Wanted Man

Delaware State Police are seeking the public’s assistance with locating 24-year-old Enrico Giangiacomo of Dover, Delaware, according to Public Information Officer, Sergeant India Sturgis. Sturgis said Enrico currently has an active felony criminal warrant from an investigation that started in February 2022. He also has a capias for terroristic...

July 4th Fireworks Scheduled for the Wilmington Riverfront

The Freedom Celebration Fireworks Show by Pyrotecnico will be livestreamed from Tubman-Garrett Riverfront Park; rain date is July 5. Wilmington Mayor Mike Purzycki and Cultural Affairs Director Tina Betz invite residents and visitors to enjoy the City’s annual Independence Day fireworks show on Monday, July 4 with family fun activities starting at 2 p.m. and fireworks at 9:15 p.m. (Rain date is Tuesday, July 5 for the fireworks show only.) Wilmington’s July 4th Freedom Celebration Fireworks Show by Pyrotecnico will be choreographed to recorded music at Tubman-Garrett Riverfront Park, at French Street and Rosa Parks Drive, and visible from many nearby locations along the Christina Riverfront.

"The Burning of Havre de Grace"

On a beautiful morning in May 1813, the people of Havre de Grace awoke to a terrifying sight.Out on the bay were the towering masts of a British fleet, and rowing toward them were landing craft filled with Redcoats. Admiral Cockburn, “The Scourge of the Chesapeake,” had brought his reign of terror to the place the Marquis de Lafayette had named "Harbor of Mercy". As his raiders swept ashore, the American militia fled, leaving only one defiant Irishman standing in their way.

Maryland Man Impersonates Walmart Employee in Attempted Theft

OXFORD, PA — A resident of Perry Hall, Maryland has been arrested by the Pennsylvania State Police. Christian Chidube Nanno, age 22, has been charged with Retail Theft in connection to a shoplifting incident at the Walmart Supercenter located at 800 Commons Drive in Oxford, Pennsylvania. Authorities state that...

New boutique hotel, dining and cocktail spot gets Quoin name

A name has been released for a boutique hotel at 519 Market Street in downtown Wilmington. The hotel will be known as The Quoin. The hotel derives its name from the old French word meaning “corner” or “angle.”. Method Co., a Philadelphia-based hospitality company whose projects, include...

New Castle resident taken in first round of NBA Draft

Jalen Duren never played at a Delaware high school, but the New Castle resident was picked in the opening round of the 2022 NBA Draft. Duren, who attended Gunning Bedford Middle School, but went on to play high school basketball in Philadelphia and Florida before attending the University of Memphis, was the 13th selection, and will play for the Detroit Pistons.

Wilmington Issues Weekly Traffic and Travel Advisory for Special Events, Street Repaving, Other Construction or Repair Projects

Real-time traffic and travel map available at City website and at the link below. Wilmington’s Public Works Department has compiled the attached list of streets on which construction or, maintenance will occur over the next week by the City itself, or by either DelDOT, Delmarva Power, or private contractors. The attached information is for Monday, June 27 through Friday, July 1, 2022.