CRIME & SAFETY
Infant abducted outside Delaware 7-Eleven found alive at Philadelphia liquor store
Police safely located a missing 1-year-old girl, who was abducted from a 7-Eleven store in Newark, Delaware, on Nov. 29, outside a liquor store in Philadelphia.
Longtime Vacant Home Torched Intentionally In Cecil County: Fire Marshal
Shortly before 6 a.m. on Tuesday morning, crews from the Singerly Fire Company in Elkton were called to Red Hill Road, where a passerby reported that a home known to be vacant for years had been set ablaze. It didn't take long for firefighters to get the flames under control,...
Man Found Dead Inside Vehicle Behind Middle School
On Saturday evening at approximately 7:30, 911 dispatchers were notified about an unresponsive male found in a vehicle behind P.S. DuPont Middle School in Wilmington. Upon arrival, officers reportedly discovered a man in the vehicle who had suffered gunshot wounds. Despite the quick response by rescue crews, they were unable to assist the help the patient. He was declared deceased at the scene.
Delaware 87-Year-Old Woman Dies Days After Lehigh Valley Crash: Coroner
Camille Couzens, an 87-year-old Wilmington, Delaware resident, was in a car that collided with another on I-78 around 8:15 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 26, officials said. She was rushed to Lehigh Valley Hospital-Cedar Crest where she died from multiple traumatic injuries on Friday evening, Dec. 1, the coroner said. The manner of death was ruled accidental.
How a deadly DUI and a brave family helped change Wilmington's reporting of fatal crashes
A 52-year-old man who drunkenly got behind the wheel of his pickup and drove it into the side of Shantasia Binaird's car, killing her as she delivered food in Wilmington while trying to make some money for her and her three children in late 2021, was sentenced to prison Friday.
Wilmington police identify man fatally shot Tuesday near Brandywine Village neighborhood
A 39-year-old man fatally shot inside a home near Wilmington's Brandywine Village neighborhood has been identified by city police as Quinton Turner. Police were called to a home located in the 200 block of W. 20th St. just after 9 p.m. Tuesday for reports of a shooting, the department said.
Delaware Police Locate 1-year-old at Winery After Vehicle is Stolen Containing the Child
Police reported that a 1-year-old girl was abducted while her car was being stolen in Delaware, only to be located miles away in another state. On Nov. 29, police in New Castle County, Delaware reported that a female was in the rear seat of a Nissan Altima parked near a 7-Eleven in Newark.
Package thefts are on the rise in New Castle County
Package thefts are on the rise as the gift-giving holidays approach. And while it’s not as bad as a year ago, New Castle County Police want to help residents avoid the headache of having a package stolen. Tracking packages and making sure you’re home to bring them inside right...
Weekly Safety Report: Teen Hospitalized in Car Crash, Opium Poppy Pods Seized in Middletown, Delaware
Two incidents occurred in Middletown, Delaware this week. In the first incident, a 17-year-old boy was hospitalized after a two-car crash on Cedar Lane Road. He was treated for non-life-threatening injuries and is in stable condition. The second incident involved U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers intercepting a shipment of opium poppy pods in Wilmington. The shipment was destined for an address in Middletown and contained three kilograms of poppy pods.
Weekly Safety Report: Drug Arrest, High Crime Rate, Shootings in New Castle County, Delaware
This week in New Castle County, Delaware, several incidents occurred involving drug-related crimes, shootings, and a high crime rate in a specific city. An arrest was made in a drug overdose death, with the suspect facing charges related to drug possession and the possession of a deadly weapon. Delaware City was identified as the city with the highest crime rate in the state, experiencing a decrease in violent and property crimes compared to the previous year. A man was shot and killed inside a home, and another shooting resulted in the death of a Philadelphia man. Additionally, an offender who failed to return from an authorized work pass was located.
59-year-old woman dies after 2-car crash near Dover on Friday
A 59-year-old woman died following a two-car collision near Dover on Friday afternoon, according to Delaware State Police. The crash occurred at about 3:11 p.m. on North Dupont Highway as the woman, identified on Sunday as Eva Buck, traveled east on Rose Bowl Road in a 2001 Buick Century, police said. ...
Quick arrest in city shooting
Wilmington Police made a quick arrest in connection to a shooting in the city Saturday evening, December 2, 2023. The incident happened in the area of 8th and Washington streets just after 6:30 p.m. A 34-year old man had been shot and was taken to the hospital in stable condition.
Porch pirate arrested in New Castle County after caught on doorbell camera video stealing packages
Police also offered some tips to avoid porch pirates, including using in-store pickup, a trusted neighbor or delivering packages to your work.
87-year-old woman dies from injuries days after I-78 crash
An 87-year-old woman died Friday from injuries suffered in a two-vehicle crash on Interstate 78 in Salisbury Township. Camille Couzens, of Wilmington, Delaware, was the passenger of a car that was involved in a crash with another vehicle on Nov. 26, the Lehigh County Coroner’s Office reported Saturday. The...
Missing man found during helicopter search
A 75-year old man with dementia who went missing from a residence in the Sherwood Forest neighborhood early on Friday morning, December 1, 2023, has been found safe. New Castle County police were alerted of the missing man around 4:30 a.m., and while officers patrolled on the ground, a Delaware State Police helicopter searched from the air.
Weekly Safety Report: Arrests, Fire Rescue, Package Theft, and Car Theft hit Newark, Delaware
This week in Newark, Delaware, several incidents occurred that required police intervention. These incidents include the arrest of a wanted individual on drug charges, the rescue of a dog from a burning home, the arrest of a package thief, and the theft of a car with a 1-year-old girl inside.
Delaware man sentenced to life in murder over used car
NEW CITY – A 29-year-old Wilmington, Delaware man was sentenced in Rockland County Court to 25 years to life in prison on his jury conviction on murder and weapon possession charges. On November 24, 2018, Eric Ross confronted the owner of Youbs Auto Sales on Route 59 in West...
Newark HS students charged after stealing computers from unlocked classroom: Police
Two Newark High School students have been charged in the theft of about two dozen computers from an unlocked classroom in the school, the Newark Police Department said Friday. Police said the computers were stolen in early October and, after reviewing surveillance footage and conducting interviews, two boys ages 14 and 15 were identified as suspects.
Delaware man defiant in hearing where he's sentenced for killing NY car salesman
NEW CITY, N.Y. — Keren Joseph waited five painful years to confront the man who murdered her husband, though the killer from Delaware, Eric Ross, dodged his sentencing by being disruptive in court. Ross's refusal to stand quietly for his judgment on Thursday didn't deter Judge Larry Schwartz from...
Second Arrest Made in 2022 Thanksgiving Day Homicide: Local Resident Khalil Peden in Custody
The Dover Police Department has arrested a second individual, Khalil Peden, 23, in relation to a 2022 Thanksgiving Day homicide. Peden, from Bear, was identified through an investigation and was indicted by a Grand Jury on 11/6/23. He was arrested without incident by the U.S. Marshal’s Service First State Fugitive Task Force on 11/29/2023 in Wilmington, DE. Peden was arraigned at Kent County Superior Court and is being held on $1,000,000 cash bail. He is charged with Murder First Degree, Possession of a Firearm During a Felony, and Conspiracy First Degree.