Newark, DE Crime & Safety

Three Men Charged Following Recovery of Drugs, Firearms

WILMINGTON, DE — Wilmington Police have charged three men following the recovery of drugs and two firearms. Authorities state that on September 2, members of the Street Crimes Unit were conducting a drug investigation in the area of Sherman and Lombard Streets when they made contact with three subjects. A subsequent investigation led to the recovery of a loaded 9mm handgun with an extended magazine, a 9mm handgun and marijuana, a scale and packaging material. One of the handguns had been reported stolen out of Fayetteville, North Carolina.
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Police: Summer Long Investigation Leads To Arrest In Middletown

Over the course of the summer, the Middletown Police Department conducted an investigation involving James Moore, 18, of Middletown, for his involvement in drug dealing and weapons offenses throughout Middletown, police said Friday. Officials said on September 16th, 2021 two search warrants were executed on the 400 Block of North...
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Man Arrested in Dover Royal Farms Shooting

DOVER, Del.- Dover police have arrested a man wanted in connection with a shooting that occurred early last month inside a Royal Farms store. Stevenson Benoit, 31, of Newark, Del., was taken into custody Thursday night after turning himself in at the Dover Police Department. He was ordered held on $22,000 secured bond on the charges of possession of firearm during commission of felony, tampering with physical evidence, and second-degree conspiracy.

20-year-old man’s body recovered from Raystown Lake

The body of a 20-year-old Coatesville man was recovered from a lake in Huntington County Wednesday. The man, whose identity has not yet been released, went underwater and did not resurface while swimming with friends at Raystown Lake on Wednesday, authorities say. Brittany Crissman, public affairs specialist with the U.S....
Cecil Daily

Cecil County man found guilty of resisting arrest, gun charges

ELKTON — A Cecil County man is facing up to 15 years in prison — five of which are mandatory — after a jury convicted him of eight offenses relating to a resisting-arrest incident that occurred near North East in March when Maryland State Police troopers tried to take him into custody on an active warrant.

Cecil County Felon Sentenced to More Than Four Years in Federal Prison for Illegal Possession of Firearm and Narcotics Conspiracy

Maryland – U.S. District Judge Deborah K. Chasanow sentenced Kenneth Clark, Jr., a/k/a “Man” and “Play,” age 30, of Port Deposit, Maryland, yesterday to 52 months in prison, followed by three years of supervised release, for a narcotics conspiracy and being a felon in possession of a firearm. The...

Troopers Arrest Wilmington Man for Burglary and Related Charges- Wilmington

Wilmington- Delaware State Police arrested Kenneth Adams Jr., 48, of Wilmington, for burglary and related charges following an incident Wednesday night. On September 15, 2021, at approximately 11:33 p.m., troopers responded to Cuzino’s Pizza located at 4553 Kirkwood Highway, Wilmington, DE, for a burglary complaint. Through investigation, troopers determined the suspect made entry into the business by breaking the glass front entry door. While inside of the business the suspect removed an undisclosed amount of cash from the registers and stole multiple bags of chips. Upon trooper’s arrival the suspect fled the scene on foot out of the rear door to the business.
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Girl, 6, Shot as Gunman Sprays Bullets in Chester Parking Lot

A 6-year-old girl was recovering after being shot when a gunman opened fire in the parking lot of a convenience store in Chester, Pennsylvania. The girl was sitting in a car when the gunman opened fire in the parking lot of the Chester Shop & Save on the 1500 block of W. 9th Street Thursday night, striking multiple vehicles and even a nearby home, Chester Police Department Capt. James Chubb said.

Traffic Stop Results in Arrest of Wanted Man on Gun, Drug Charges

WILMINGTON, DE — Wilmington Police have arrested a wanted man on gun and drug charges following a motor vehicle stop. Authorities state that on September 2 at approximately 8:20 p.m., members of the Safe Streets Task Force were in the 100 block of North Rodney Street when they conducted a motor vehicle stop after observing a moving violation. The driver, 26-year-old Naees Beeks, was found to be wanted. Police also recovered a loaded 9mm semi-automatic handgun and approximately 33 grams of marijuana.
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Man wanted in connection with Kennett Square stabbing captured

KENNETT SQUARE — A man wanted in connection with a stabbing in Kennett Square last month has been taken into custody. On Sept. 14, 2021, at approximately 4:30 p.m., Christian Watson, 24, of Kennett Square, was taken into custody for his involvement in the stabbing incident that occurred in the 500 block of Magnolia Street on August 30, 2021. Investigators determined that Watson stabbed a 22-year-old man in the abdomen during a fight that had occurred between the victim and other associates of Watson. The stabbing came around the time of a hit-and-run accident.
Cecil Daily

Raid near North East nets guns, pot, one arrest

NORTH EAST — A man is facing several charges after investigators confiscated guns, including an AK-47, and a small amount of marijuana while raiding his residence near North East — in the wake of a traffic stop in which police seized other purported evidence, according to Cecil County District Court records.

Troopers Arrest Pennsylvania Man on Drug Charges Following Traffic Stop – Newark

Newark– Delaware State Police have arrested 24-year-old Anerkis Batista of Reading, PA, on felony drug charges following a traffic stop Wednesday afternoon in Newark. On September 15, 2021, at approximately 12:10 p.m., a trooper conducting proactive patrol in the area of Red Mill Road and Diminish Drive, Newark, observed a gray Nissan Sentra make a lane change and right turn without using a signal. The trooper initiated a traffic stop and prior to contact observed the operator throw a bag of an unknown substance out the driver side window. The trooper immediately recovered the bag and determined it to be crack cocaine. The trooper then made contact with the operator and sole occupant, Anerkis Batista, and took him into custody without incident. In addition to the approximately 5.9 grams of crack cocaine that was recovered, a subsequent probable cause search of the vehicle was conducted and troopers discovered over $480 is suspected drug proceeds and drug paraphernalia.