CRIME & SAFETY
Weekly Safety Report: Drug Dealing, School Bus Incident, Fugitive Capture, and Walkaway Search in Delaware
This week in Delaware, several incidents occurred involving drug dealing, a parent facing charges for hitting a school bus, a fugitive wanted for shooting a cop, and a search for a walkaway from a correctional center.
Weekly Safety Report: Fatalities, Burglary, and Shooting in Kent County, Delaware
This week in Kent County, Delaware, there were four incidents that occurred, resulting in a fatality, injuries, and an arrest. The incidents included a pedestrian being struck by a vehicle, a two-vehicle crash resulting in a fatality, a burglary at a gas station, and a shooting at a convenience store.
Weekly Safety Report: Shootout and DUI Arrest Shake Greenwood, Delaware
This week in Greenwood, Delaware, two incidents occurred that require attention. The first incident involved the discovery of Brian Holben's deceased body in Maryland after a shootout with Delaware State Police. The second incident involved the arrest of Sean Haynes for felony DUI following a traffic stop in Seaford.
Shooting prompts murder investigation, Penn president steps down, Jaycees flashback
Welcome to a shiny new work week. Hope it’s off to a great start and that you are drying out from all that rain yesterday and overnight. It should clear up today. Are you feeling that holiday spirit yet? We decorated our tree this weekend, which means we broke out our favorite Christmas music. My favorite? “Holly Jolly Christmas’’ is at the top of my list.
Local Ellendale Resident Albert Triplett Missing, State Police Issue Gold Alert
Delaware State Police Troop 6 has issued a Gold Alert for Albert Triplett, a 29-year-old man from Ellendale, Delaware. Triplett was last seen on November 20, 2023, near the 1900 block of Maryland Avenue in Wilmington. Efforts to locate or contact him have been unsuccessful, leading to worries about his safety.
Sussex Governor’s Task Force Arrests Two Men for Weapon and Drug Offenses
Delaware State Police have arrested two men for weapon and drug offenses following a traffic stop Tuesday afternoon. At about 4 p.m. that day, Sussex County Governor’s Task Force was carrying out proactive patrols In Millsboro. During their patrol, they spotted a vehicle that failed to stop at a stop sign located at the intersection of Dupont Boulevard and W. Monroe Street. Troopers pulled over the vehicle and approached the driver and passenger. A trooper noticed the handle of a black handgun sticking out of his jacket pocket. As a result, troopers asked Cox and Clanton to get out of the vehicle and took them into custody without incident. Upon searching them and the vehicle, troopers found over $1000 in suspected drug proceeds, along with a 9mm handgun, approximately 37.93 grams of crack cocaine, approximately 102.84 grams of cocaine, and approximately 117 bags of heroin. 30-year-old Jervis Cox, of Bridgeville, Delaware, and 24-year-old Devantay Clanton, of Ellendale each face several charges and are currently at Sussex Correctional Institution.
Local Dover Man Arrested for Hampton Drive Shooting Incident
The Dover Police Department arrested 23-year-old Brice Hall on December 7, 2023, in relation to a shooting that took place on November 13, 2023. The incident resulted in a 20-year-old male being injured. Hall, a Dover resident, was identified as a suspect during the investigation, leading to a warrant for his arrest.
Ex-Milford police officer turns author after wounded in shooting
MILFORD -- For former Milford Police officer turned author TJ Webb, his book "signifies the need to never give up, the desire to push yourself further than expected."
Life Sentence for Man who Killed Delmar Police Cpl. Keith Heacook
A Sussex County Superior Court Judge sentenced Randon Wilkerson to 2 life sentences plus 212 years and 30 days behind bars. spend the rest of his life behind bar today.
Milford Police Department ribbon cutting set Dec. 12
The City of Milford announced the completion of its new police department building at 401 NE Front St., Milford. The public is invited to a ribbon cutting at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 12, followed by guided tours. Public open houses will also be held from 1 to 5 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 13, and 4 to 8 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 14.
Delaware rolling out video-stream option for 911 calls
NEW CASTLE, De. - Police in Delaware will soon roll out a video-stream option for 911 calls that they say will help provide dispatchers with crucial information about emergency situations. The technology is the first-of-its-kind in Delaware, and is so far only used by a few emergency call centers across...
Police search for Delaware man who didn't return to correctional center after work
WILMINGTON, Del. (CBS) -- Law enforcement in our region is on the lookout for yet another escaped prisoner after they say he walked away from a Delaware correctional facility on Wednesday.Mikel Paoletti, 25, did not return to the Plummer Community Corrections Center after getting a work pass to leave the building, the Delaware Department of Correction said.Plummer, on Todds Lane in Wilmington, is a facility with work release and substance abuse treatment programs that allow inmates to reintegrate into society. Inmates are allowed to leave the facility for work, to find a job, or to attend a treatment program.Officials don't know where Paoletti is at this time and obtained a warrant for his arrest.Paoletti is described as 5 feet 8 inches tall, weighing about 180 pounds with hazel eyes and brown hair.He was charged in August 2022 after state police said he made death threats and brandished a machete after getting in an argument with a man at a DART Park and Ride bus station on Centerville Road in Wilmington.
Double Life Sentences For Convicted Cop Killer
(Georgetown, DE) -- A convicted cop killer will never get out of prison. Randon Wilkerson was sentenced Friday to double life sentences plus 212 years in the shooting death of Delmar Police Officer Keith Heacock back in 2021. He was found guilty back in October on charges including first-degree-murder. Wilkerson...
One Man Dead After Attempting to Cross Rt. 13 in Dover
DOVER, DE - A Dover man is dead after a car hit him as he was attempting to cross N. DuPont Highway (Rt. 13) on foot Tuesday night. The Dover Police Department says they were called to the intersection of North DuPont Highway and Kings Highway just after 9:30 p.m. on December 5th on reports of a crash. The ensuing investigation revealed a 57-year-old victim was crossing the road south of the intersection when a Ford Focus driving south on Rt. 13 struck him. The man was not wearing any reflective material, according to police.
Women’s Council of Realtors installs 2024 officers
The Realtor community came together in a spirit of unity and anticipation at the annual installation of officers ceremony Nov. 30 at Victoria’s Restaurant at the Boardwalk Plaza Hotel in Rehoboth Beach. Hosted by the Women’s Council of Realtors of Sussex County, the event marks the transition of leadership...
TRAFFIC ALERT: Police Activity in Little Creek
LITTLE CREEK, Del.-Delaware State Police have reportedly shutdown Main Street between Port Mahon Road and S Little Creek Road due to police activity. Not much is known about this situation at this time. Delaware State Police have asked that people avoid the area. This is a developing story.
Spanish-immersion phase-out, parking enforcement revenue, new direction for The Queen
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Lewes lifeguards mark second year on the beaches
“It was a great summer.” That’s how Lewes Beach Patrol Capt. Strohm Edwards began his end-of-season report to Lewes Mayor and City Council Oct. 27. After starting the current lifeguard program from scratch in 2022, Edwards delivered good news about how the patrol developed this year. “When I...
Fire Alarm Fraud: Long Island Man Scammed NYC Agencies With Fake Documents, USAO Says
A Long Island man has been indicted alongside his business partner for allegedly using his fire alarm business to defraud agencies in New York City for over a decade, officials claimed. Walter Stanzione, age 65 of East Meadow, faced his indictment alongside his business partner, William Neogra, on …
UPDATE: Victim Identified in Deadly Dover Crash
DOVER, Del. - Troopers say 59-year-old Eva Buck, of Hartly, died in a crash on Dec. 1. Delaware State Police say 2001 Buick Century, driven by Buck, was waiting at the stop sign on eastbound Rose Bowl Road, at North Dupont Highway. At the same time, troopers say a 2012 Nissan Sentra was traveling southbound in the left lane of North Dupont Highway, approaching Rose Bowl Road.