CRIME & SAFETY
2 shot at Hollybrook Apartments in Laurel on Wednesday night
Two people were shot at Hollybrook Farms Apartments in Laurel on Wednesday night. Around 9:40 p.m., the Laurel Police Department posted on Facebook that they were on the scene of a shooting on Pasture Lane. One victim was struck by gunfire, Laurel Police Chief Danny Wright said when reached by phone, and was taken...
Grenade arrest in Laurel
A 20-year old Delmar man is in jail after being arrested outside a Laurel convenience store early Tuesday morning, September 26, 2023, while allegedly in possession of a hand grenade. Delaware State Police said employees at a Royal Farms on Sussex Highway called them around 1:15 a.m. about a suspicious...
Dagsboro Teen Arrested Following Argument
OCEAN VIEW, Del.- A Dagsboro teen was arrested Wednesday morning following an argument in an Ocean View home. Delaware State Police say there was an alleged argument between 19-year-old Timothy Lawrence and an 18-year-old teen at a home in the 31000 block of Hope Street around 5 a.m. During the...
Seaford Police Department announces promotions
SEAFORD, Del. – The Seaford Police Department held a series of promotions at their council meeting this week. In total, 8 officers received promotions. We want to hear your good news, just email email@example.com.
Greater Lewes not immune to car theft challenge
A social media challenge is prompting an increase in car thefts across Sussex County, but some are connected to other criminal activity, police say. Of about a dozen car thefts or attempted car thefts so far this year, most have occurred in the Lewes area, said Sgt. Timothy Powell, who works with the Property Crimes Unit at Delaware State Police Troop 4.
UPDATED: Crash at Route 24 & Long Neck Road Sends 2 to Hospital
UPDATED – 11:45am – A vehicle crash at the intersection of Route 24 and Long Neck Road Monday night around 10pm sent at least two people to area medical facilities. Delaware State Police tell the Talk of Delmarva that a Hyundai Sonata driven by a 17 year old Millsboro girl was in the left turn lane on Route 24 and had the green turn light. Police say the KIA Sportage, driven by a 60 year old woman from Millsboro, was westbound on Route 24 and failed to stop at the red light and struck the Hyundai. Both drivers were taken to an area hospital Police say the driver of the KIA was ticketed for failure to have insurance in her possession.
Domestic Incident Ends After Woman Stabs Wall
DAGSBORO, DE – Timothy Lawrence, 19, of Dagsboro was arrested by Delaware State Police for… The post Domestic Incident Ends After Woman Stabs Wall appeared first on Shore News Network.
Fentanyl, from the Southwest border into Wicomico County
WICOMICO COUNTY, Md. – With Fentanyl being found more and more in Wicomico county, it’s raising the question as to where the drugs are coming from and how they are finding their way to the Eastern Shore. In Wicomico County, there have been fifteen lives lost this year...
Tree in roadway causes multi-car crash in Parsonsburg
PARSONSBURG, Md. – Wicomico County Emergency Services say multiple vehicles were involved in a car accident Saturday evening. EMS said a large tree fell on Ocean Gateway, causing a multi-vehicle crash. Westbound Ocean Gateway in the area of Forest Grove Road was shut down because of the accident. We’re...
Delmar Resident Arrested Following High-Speed Chase, Charged with Weapons and Drug Paraphernalia Possession
Delaware State Police have arrested William Timmons, a 33-year-old man from Delmar, Delaware, on weapons charges. The arrest occurred on the evening of September 25, 2023, following a car chase. Timmons, who was driving a red Chevrolet Monte Carlo, was recognized by a trooper due to his involvement in a past investigation. The trooper also knew that there was an active arrest warrant for Timmons.
SCCC Offender Back in Custody after Walking Away from DOC Road Crew near Laurel Sunday
A work release offender from the Sussex Community Corrections Center in Georgetown was seen walking away from a supervised DOC road crew on Sunday morning on Route 13 near Laurel. Corrections officers along with Delaware State Police and Laurel Police searched for a short time and arrested 25 year old Kyle Batson of the Dover area.
Salisbury's new police chief talks priorities, challenges as he looks to future
Amid the area's top police brass and community leaders, the Salisbury Police Department formally introduced David Meienschein as the city's new police chief Thursday. Meienschein started his official tenure at the post by thanking his family and noting the first step is public outreach to increase visibility and communication between officers and the public they serve. Meienschein was among the four finalists for the job as the city and the department underwent a national search.
Cpl. Keith Heacook murder suspect will not face a jury of his peers
DELMAR, Del. – It’s been more than two years since Corporal Keith Heacook was brutally murdered in Delmar, and now we’re learning the man accused in his death won’t face a jury of his peers. Randon Wilkerson is accused of beating Corporal Heacook to death back...
Dump Truck Overturns & Loses Load East of Millsboro
Delaware State Police continue to investigate a crash that shut down Hollyville Road for some time Monday afternoon just after 12:30pm. Police tell the Talk of Delmarva that a dump truck was northbound on Hollyville Road north of Lawson Road when it went off the edge of the roadway. The driver, a 59 year old man from Georgetown, over-corrected and the truck overturned – spilling a load of stones on the road.
Drug overdoses increase 23% in Sussex over last year
The Division of Forensic Science reported that 537 people died of a drug overdose in Delaware in 2022. This is a 4% increase from 2021. However, Sussex County had the highest percent increase of drug overdoses during this time at 23%. All communities particularly rural communities within Sussex County have unique barriers that make it even more challenging for those ... Read More
Georgetown Resident Dereck Wong Identified as Victim in Gumboro Fatal Crash: State Police Seek Witnesses
The Delaware State Police identified Dereck Wong, 20, from Georgetown, Delaware, as the victim of a fatal crash in Gumboro. The crash occurred on Sunday morning and is under investigation by the Troop 7 Collision Reconstruction Unit.
Seaford Community Night Out Against Crimes and Drugs
The Seaford Community Night Out Against Crime and Drugs will take place on Thursday, Oct. 12 at 300 Virginia Ave. in Seaford, on the grounds of the Seaford Police Department and the Western Sussex Boys and Girls Club, from 5-7 p.m. There will be demonstrations from numerous agencies including the Delaware State Police K-9 unit. Trooper 2 will also be on display. There will be live entertainment, free dinner, giveaways, and a chance to win a boys’ and girls’ bicycle.
Salisbury University Introduces New Safety Measures After Students Injured in Off-Campus Shooting
SALISBURY, Md. - Salisbury University has announced new safety initiatives in the wake of an off-campus shooting that injured three students. The shooting took place on September 14 about a mile away from campus. The University is adding five new officers to its force over roughly two dozen officers. SU...
Police K-9 unit costs skyrocketing with Marijuana Legalization
EASTERN SHORE, Md. – Local Police Agencies such as the Fruitland Police Department and Wicomico County Sheriff’s Office are being forced to adapt new marijuana laws, especially in terms of their K-9 units. Sheriff Mike Lewis says he saw the writing on the wall with the financial impact...
Weekly Safety Report: Assaults and Burglary reported in Sussex County, Delaware
This week in Sussex County, Delaware, there were three incidents that required police intervention. These incidents included a reported assault in Bridgeville, an assault at a Dollar General store in Selbyville, and a domestic incident followed by a burglary in Millsboro and Milton.