CRIME & SAFETY
Shocking: New Castle Resident Found Dead At Carousel Park
In a recent and disheartening update from Pike Creek, Delaware, officials from the New Castle County Police Department confirmed the identification of a woman discovered deceased at the Carousel Park's entrance. The woman, 63-year-old Cynthia Amalfitano, a resident of Wilmington, Delaware, was unfortunately found lifeless around 9 a.m. near Skyline Drive in the mentioned park.
New Castle County Police Issue Gold Alert for Missing Local Teen, Aryanna Mercado
The New Castle County Division of Police in Wilmington, Delaware, has issued a Gold Alert for Aryanna Mercado, a missing 17-year-old. Aryanna, a white female standing 5”00” tall with hazel eyes and shoulder-length hair dyed purple/pink, has been missing since Thursday, September 28.
NCCPD investigates shooting incidents at Hunter's Crossing Apartments
Two shooting incidents the same night at the same Newark-area apartment complex--one resulted in a man being hospitalized, while the other gave a female resident a scare. Officers were dispatched to Fairway Road at the Hunter's Crossing apartments at about 7 p.m. Friday for a report of a shooting, New Castle County Police said.
Delaware ‘serial stalker' sentenced to life in prison, officials say
A Delaware man who officials called a "serial stalker" has been sentenced to life in prison following decades of domestic abuse. According to the Delaware Department of Justice, 47-year-old David Jewell from New Castle was sentenced for convictions of felony stalking, harassment, and 24 counts of terrorist threatening. Jewell had...
18-year-old N.J. bicyclist killed in Delaware crash, police say
An 18-year-old bicyclist from Ocean County was killed Friday in a crash in Newark, Delaware, local police said. A 2013 Toyota Sienna was traveling eastbound on West Delaware Avenue at 2:49 a.m. approaching South College Avenue when it struck Daniel Bacsik, of Barnegat, who was riding north on South College Avenue, according to a release from the Newark Police Department.
Local Heroes Honored: Nine New Castle County Police Officers Promoted in Ceremony
On September 28, 2023, a promotional ceremony took place at Odessa High School, Delaware. The New Castle County Division of Police organized the event. Nine officers received recognition for their service and contributions to the community. They were promoted to higher ranks.
New Castle County Police Seek Public's Help Locating Missing Newark Teen, Liana Anderson
The New Castle County Division of Police has issued an alert for a missing 16-year-old girl, Liana Anderson, from Newark. Liana left her home today, and her health and welfare are of concern due to comments she made. Authorities have tried but have not yet been able to find or reach her.
New Castle County Police Issue Gold Alert for Missing Newark Resident, Christopher Foster
The New Castle County Division of Police has issued a Gold Alert for Christopher Foster, a 66-year-old man from Newark. Foster, diagnosed with early-stage Alzheimer's disease, has been missing since Saturday (9/30), having left his home around 2:00 p.m.
Stolen Pick-Up Truck From Delaware Found Ablaze in Elkton, Maryland
A stolen pick-up truck originating from Delaware was discovered ablaze in Elkton, Northern Maryland, in a suspected act of intentional destruction to obliterate evidence. Responding promptly to the situation, personnel from the Singerly Fire Company attended to an urgent call from the vicinity of the 300 block of Muddy Lane in Elkton. On arrival, they encountered a 2016 Ford F-150 pick-up truck, which was heavily engulfed by the ferocious flames. The fire team's expert maneuvers ensured swift control of the fire. However, the aftermath revealed a vehicle that was beyond salvaging.
Letter to the Editor: Response to student arrest by UDPD
My name is William Herron, a freshman here at the university. I am writing in response to the Aug. 28 article,“Student arrest sparks tension between university and Christina School District,” by Risha Inaganti. I would like to express my concern over the recent actions of the university police as stated in said article.
Wilmington Shooting: Two Hospitalized in Early Morning Incident
On Sunday, at approximately 1 a.m., officers from the Wilmington Police Department rushed to the 1300 block of Vandever Avenue after receiving reports of a shooting. Upon their arrival, they discovered two individuals, an 18-year-old man and a 13-year-old boy, critically injured.
Wilmington police: Domestic dispute ends in fatal shooting
A man identified as 33-year-old Anthony Parker was fatally shot Thursday night at a Wilmington apartment complex during a domestic dispute, according to a news release from the Wilmington Police Department. The police department responded to the 600 block of Plum Nearly Lane after a woman called 911. “The female...
Wilmington Man Arrested for Drug Possession and Assaulting Officers in Newark
NEWARK, DE — On September 26, Newark Police were dispatched to a restaurant in Newark… The post Wilmington Man Arrested for Drug Possession and Assaulting Officers in Newark appeared first on Shore News Network.
Bicyclist Struck and Killed on University of Delaware Campus
NEWARK, DE — A bicyclist was pronounced dead at the scene following a collision with… The post Bicyclist Struck and Killed on University of Delaware Campus appeared first on Shore News Network.
Join New Castle County Police for Trunk or Treat 2023
(New Castle, DE 19720) Get ready to arrest your candy cravings and join us for a howl-arious night of trunk or treating with the New Castle County Division of Police! It’s a frightfully fun event you won’t want to miss – come for the candy, and stay for the spooktacular community spirit! – it’s sure to be a thriller. Questions? Please call our Community Services Unit at (302)395-8050 ###Visit here for more details.
Off-Duty Firefighter Accidentally Kills Coworker’s 3-Year-Old While Parking Car at Memorial Event
Photo is representational. A 3-year-old boy has died, after being struck by a car during a memorial for fallen firefighters on Sunday. The driver, a firefighter attending the memorial service, struck his coworker’s son while attempting to park his vehicle. He was taken to Wilmington Hospital in Delaware, where he later passed away.
DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AWARENESS MONTH
(New Castle, DE 19720) October is an important month as it marks Domestic Violence Awareness Month. It’s a time for us to come together as a community and shed light on a critical issue that affects countless individuals and families across the world. Domestic violence can take many forms,...
Local Men from Wilmington and Dover Arrested on Drug and Firearm Charges Near Whatcoat Apartments
Two individuals, Dominique Melton, 28, of Wilmington, and John Wyatte, 23, of Dover, were arrested by Dover Police on drug and firearm charges. The arrests occurred on Monday, September 25th, 2023, during a traffic stop near Whatcoat Apartments in Dover, DE. The police were investigating Melton for firearm-related activities when they pulled over his vehicle, which also had Wyatte as a passenger.
Trooper accused of assaulting teenage boys over alleged prank
ELSMERE, Del. (KYW/CNN/CNN Newsource/WKRC) - A state trooper has been accused of assaulting two teenage boys over an alleged prank. Corporal Dempsey Walters was indicted by a grand jury Monday after the incident, which occurred in August in Elsmere, Delaware. Corporal Walters was recently suspended with intent to dismiss. “It...
Local Bakery in Wilmington Targeted in Early Morning Armed Robbery
The Delaware State Police are investigating a robbery at Pasteles Rojas Bakery in Wilmington. The incident occurred in the early hours of Tuesday, September 26, 2023. An unidentified suspect, armed with a handgun, approached an employee who was disposing of trash. The suspect then entered the bakery with the employee.