CRIME & SAFETY
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.
Crash with entrapment critically injures 3
Three people were critically injured in a crash that left one of the victims trapped in his vehicle for several minutes. New Castle County Paramedics and rescue personnel from several area fire companies found a 21-year-old man, 20-year-old woman and 16-year-old girl at the accident scene on Union Church Road near Blackbird Landing Road shortly after 4 a.m. Saturday.
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.
Former Chester County teacher going back to prison for incident as camp counselor
In 2015, Matthew Scavitto pleaded guilty to sexual misconduct with students at The Phelps School in Malvern, Pennsylvania.
Who Left 3 Adorable Puppies to Freeze to Death in Salem County, NJ?
State troopers are now involved in figuring out who left three adorable puppies to freeze to death in Salem County. The incident happened this past Wednesday, November 29th, at the end of Eppinger Avenue in Pittsgrove Township. Authorities say a Good Samaritan had located three puppies left trapped in a...
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...
Tragic Collision Highlights Road Safety Concerns for Aging Drivers
The local community of Wilmington, Delaware is in mourning after an 87-year-old resident, Camille Couzens, succumbed to injuries from a severe two-vehicle collision on Interstate 78. The incident, which occurred on November 26 around 8 p.m. near mile marker 59.2, led to Couzens' death days before December 3, 2023. The Pennsylvania State Police are thoroughly investigating the crash, which brings to the forefront the vulnerabilities older adults face on the road.
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...
Suspect arrested for Oct. shooting in Wilmington
A man has been arrested in connection with a shooting in Wilmington in October. City Police said Friday that the investigation led to the identity of a suspect, and 41-year-old Brian Harker was arrested Thursday without incident. He is charged with assault, several weapons offenses and reckless endangering. A 30-year-old...
Hudson Valley Car Dealer Murdered Near Busy New York Mall
A Delaware man was sentenced for murdering a used car dealer in the Hudson Valley. On Thursday, Rockland County District Attorney Thomas E. Walsh II announced a man was sentenced for killing a local business owner. For all the news that the Hudson Valley is sharing make sure to follow...
Teens arrested, charged for stealing computers from Del. school
Two teenagers have been charged with theft and conspiracy after stealing nearly two dozen computers from a high school in Delaware, according to police. The nearly two dozen computers were reported stolen in early October to a school resource officer at Newark High School after they were missing from an unlocked classroom, police said.
7 pounds of opioid poppy pods seized in Delaware
WILMINGTON, Del. (CBS) -- U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers on Tuesday intercepted a shipment of opium poppy pods in Wilmington, Delaware. The shipment was bound for Middletown, Delaware, according to a statement from U.S. Customs and Border Protection.The poppy plant is a controlled substance in the United States. Some people illegally import opium poppy pods to make tea. Poppy tea is consumed by users for its narcotic, analgesic, antidiarrheal, or psychoactive effects, according to Customs and Border Patrol, but the Justice Department warns that some people have died after drinking it.Officers found the poppy pods in bags inside...
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.
Tragic Hit-and-Run in Salem County Leaves Community in Mourning
In a sorrowful incident that occurred in Salem County, Bryan Rodriguez Lagunas, a 27-year-old man, was struck by a vehicle and killed in the early hours of November 24. The event unfolded on Route 130 near Pine Street in Carneys Point, shortly before 2 a.m., shrouding the community in tragedy. The vehicle involved, a red, four-door Toyota Corolla, was later found, and a 52-year-old man from Penns Grove, the driver, is currently cooperating with the authorities in their ongoing investigation.
Wilmington Resident Arrested for Possessing Stolen Nissan in Claymont
Delaware State Police arrested Reginald Lloyd, 35, from Wilmington, Delaware, for possession of a stolen Nissan in Claymont. The arrest occurred on the afternoon of November 29, 2023. A patrolling trooper responded to a report of a stolen Nissan Altima near Naamans Road and Ridge Road.
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.
Parent facing charges after hitting a school bus
The parent of a child at Springer Middle School is facing charges after allegedly hitting a school bus and shattering a window. Delaware State Police say the incident happened just before 8 Thursday morning, November 30, 2023, in the area of 37th and Market streets in Wilmington. According to troopers,...
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...