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Landlord Put Handgun to Child Tenant’s Head During Apartment Dispute

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DOVER, DE – A Dover landlord is in hot water today after being arrested for threatening children in one of his apartments with a bb gun. “The Dover Police Department arrested Raymond Lebeau Jr. (39) after threatening juveniles with a weapon on Thursday morning according to Sergeant Mark Hoffman . “Officers responded to his home…

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Woman shot dead in Claymont, police investigating

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New Castle, DE – Early Saturday morning, patrol officers from the New Castle County Division of Police were dispatched to the unit block of 3rd Avenue in the community of Overlook Colony for a report of a shooting that just occurred. When the officers arrived, they found a female victim suffering from a gunshot wound.…

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16 New COVID-19 Deaths Reported on Tuesday in Delaware, 304 new cases

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NEWARK, DE – The Delaware Health and Social Services has reported 16 new COVID-19 related deaths on Tuesday and 304 new cases. 10 people died in New Castle County, 4 in Sussex County and 2 in Kent County. The state’s overall COVID-19 death total is 1,065.  Delaware HSS said those deaths were reported as a…

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Middletown police warn of phone scam claiming to be police officers

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MIDDLETOWN, DE – The Middletown Police Department has received numerous reports today of a person calling individuals and businesses saying they are “Sgt. Raymond Howard” of the Middletown Police Department. The caller then requested a call back due to the “urgent matter” and leaves a fictitious “non-emergency contact number.” The non-emergency number used for reporting…

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Minquas firefighters rescued entrapped driver Monday night

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MINQUAS, DE – Firefighters rescued a driver entrapped in their vehicle after a crash on Old Airport Road Monday night. According to the Minquas Fire Department, “Just before 1930hrs, Station 23 , NCC Paramedics , and Engine 28 were dispatched to the 400 block of Old Airport Road for an MVC with entrapment and a…

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Police investigating shooting murder in Seaford’s Park Circle neighborhood

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Seaford, DE – On January 23, 2021, at approximately 6:40 a.m., troopers were dispatched to Park Circle in the Mobile Gardens Community for a reported shooting. The investigation determined 28-year-old Kwantae Hovington of Seaford had sustained a gunshot wound and was pronounced deceased at the scene. This case remains an active investigation. Anyone with information regarding this…

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Man shot in Felton armed robbery

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FELTON, DE – On Saturday, January 23, 2021 at 8:09p.m., North Precinct officers were dispatched to a report of shots fired in the 8900 block of North Lombard Street. When they arrived they located evidence of gunfire. Officers learned that a patient was enroute to the hospital by private vehicle. Officers met the patient, a…

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Two shot Saturday in Newark, police investigating

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NEWARK, DE – On Saturday at approximately 3:30 p.m., patrol officers from the New Castle County Division of Police were dispatched to the area of Winterhaven Drive, in the community of Spring Crossing Apartments for a report of multiple gunshots in the area. When the officers arrived, they found one 20-year-old, male victim suffering from…

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Man charged for murder after stabbing man in Salem Woods

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NEW CASTLE, DE – On Thursday, in the afternoon, patrol officers from the New Castle County Division of Police were dispatched to the unit block of Risa Court in the community of Salem Woods for an assault. When the officers arrived, they found a male victim suffering from multiple stab wounds. The victim was transported…

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Armed Robbery at Newark Gas Station Being Investigated

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Newark, DE  – The Delaware State Police are investigating the robbery of a Newark area gas station that occurred early this morning. The incident occurred at approximately 1:28 a.m., Wednesday, January 20, 2021, at the Exxon gas station, located at 4600 Ogletown-Stanton Road, Newark. Investigation determined a male suspect confronted a 61-year-old male employee and…

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Police Investigating Rehohoth Beach Bank Robbery

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Rehoboth Beach, De – Delaware State Police are investigating a bank robbery that occurred Tuesday afternoon. On January 19, 2021, at approximately 3:17 p.m., Delaware State Police responded to the PNC Bank located at 19745 Sea Air Ave, Rehoboth Beach, for a report of an armed robbery. The investigation determined the male suspect entered the…

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Man who shot 19-year-old inside car at Christiana Mall Parking Lot Arrested

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NEW CASTLE, DE – The man who fired shots into a parked vehicle shooting a 19-year-old male in the back has been captured. Last Tuesday,  officers from the New Castle County Division of Police were dispatched to a local area hospital in reference to a 19-year-old victim of a gunshot wound. The victim was driven…

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Joe Biden will mobilize National Guard, FEMA to distribute mass COVID-19 vaccinations on day one in office

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WILMINGTON, DE – Joe Biden said he will harness the full power of the federal government to ensure that every American can get vaccinated for COVID-19 on his first day in office. Biden said he will instruct FEMA to begin setting up COVID-19 testing centers to vaccinate millions of people using school gymnasiums, sports centers,…

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Police say Bridgeville crack dealer violated probation, found with heroin, crack, drug sale proceeds

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Bridgeville, DE – Delaware State Police arrested 42-year-old Jerome W. Charleston of Bridgeville on drug charges and Violation of Probation on Tuesday afternoon following a criminal investigation. On January 12, 2021, at approximately 1:10 p.m., members of the Delaware State Police Governors Task Force and Probation and Parole responded to a residence in the 11000…

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Dover Police Arrest Three Teens Joyriding in Stolen Vechile

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DOVER, DE – Delaware State Police arrested a 14-year-old male, a 15-year-old male, and a 16-year-old male, all of Dover, with receiving stolen property in connection with a stolen motor vehicle. On January 14, 2021, at approximately 2:40 a.m., Delaware State Police responded to the 100 block of Karl Drive, Dover for a suspicious vehicle.…

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Delaware police seek man who is charged for stalking woman

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NEWARK, DE – Court orders are really only pieces of paper and that’s what worries a Newark woman who is being stalked by a man against who she has a court order. In early January of 2021, a Newark resident reported to Newark Police that she has continued to receive multiple text messages from a…

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Minquas Fire Company Battled Overnight Structure Fire

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NEWPORT, DE – Firefighters from stations 21 and 23 reported to a fire at a residential home on Cavendish Court last night at approximately 8pm.    “Yesterday evening just after 2000hrs, Station 23 was alerted to assist Station 21 on a house fire in the unit block of Cavendish Court. First arriving units from Mill Creek…

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Newark police capture burglar after foot chase

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NEWARK, DE –  The Newark Police Department has captured a man wanted for burglarizing cars and homes across the city after a brief chase on foot. On January 6, 2021, plainclothes Newark Police Officers located Stephen Evans, 26, of Newark, at a business on Kirkwood Highway in Newark.  When confronted, Evans fled from officers on…

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Newark man jumped, assaulted with baton, arrest made

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NEWARK, DE – On November 6, 2020, at about 9:10 pm, Newark Police responded to the parking lot of 60 Welsh Tract Road for a report of an assault.  Arriving officers contacted the victim of the assault.  The victim told officers that he was struck on the head with a hard object by a person…

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Man, woman shot at Newark Motel

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NEWARK, DE – A man and woman were shot at the Springhill Suites on Ogletown Road and now police are investigating. On January 7, 2021, at about 2303 hours, Newark Police were dispatched to the Springhill Suites at 402 Ogletown Road for a report of a shooting.  Arriving officers found a male victim suffering from…

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Rehoboth Beach Police Accepting Applications for Seasonal Cadets

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REHOBOTH, DE – The Rehoboth Beach Police Department is accepting applications for seasonal cadets. The application deadline for the 2021 summer season is March 26. Applications submitted after the deadline will be retained for the 2022 summer season. Applicants must be able to attend the following mandatory training dates: April 16 – April 18, 2021…

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Georgia couple busted on gun, drug charges near New Castle

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New Castle, DE – Delaware State Police arrested 35-year-old Dequavius Hall and 34-year-old Cherokee Hall both of Covington, GA, on drugs and weapons charges following a traffic stop on Thursday. On Thursday, January 7, 2021, at approximately 09:58 a.m., a trooper in the Commercial Motor Vehicle Enforcement Unit was conducting traffic enforcement on Interstate 295. The trooper…

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Delaware State Trooper says he heard bullet buzz past him during shooting drive by at his home

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Felton, DE – Delaware State Police arrested 20-year-old Robert H. Field III of Felton on felony criminal charges following a shots fired report Thursday night. On January 7, 2021, at approximately 8:15 p.m., troopers responded to the area of Sandtown Road, Felton, for reports of shots fired. The investigation determined an off-duty Delaware State Trooper was in…

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Delaware police searching for suspect who shot man multiple times in Bridgeville shooting

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BRIDGEVILLE, DE – Delaware State Police is seeking the public’s assistance with locating 38-year-old Kasandan C. Clanton of Greenwood, DE, who is wanted for Attempted Murder and related charges. On December 4, 2020, at approximately 10:30 a.m., troopers responded to a shooting reported in the 21000 block of Mill Park Dr., Bridgeville. Through the investigation, troopers discovered…

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Delaware lifts 10 pm bar and restaurant curfew, allows sports again

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WILMINGTON, DE – Governor John Carney on Friday signed the fifth revision to the omnibus emergency order, continuing the restrictions, including the Stay-at-Home advisory and universal indoor mask mandate, to combat the increase in COVID-19 hospitalizations in Delaware. Beginning today, the 10 p.m. curfew at Delaware restaurants and bars will be lifted, but establishments still must have signage prominently displayed on…

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