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Crime happening in neighborhoods near you!

 

This section is dedicated to community awareness. We will provide you with real examples of crime throughout the state on a weekly basis. Ask yourself when reading these scenarios, could this have been me?  The answer is yes!  It is imperative to remember that no matter where you live or who you are crime can affect you!  The only way to affectively combat crime is through awareness and education!  The goal of TrinTac USA is to ensure proper training and education to ensure you are not the next victim!

 

 

WOMAN CHARGED IN PURSE-SNATCHING: A Virginia woman was returned to Delaware on Tuesday to face charges of stealing an 85-year-old woman’s purse near New Castle, state police said. Adrienne Sammons, 29, of Hampton, was arrested in Virginia on June 22 in connection with the May 9 purse-snatching in an aisle of a SuperFresh grocery store, in the 2000 block of New Castle Ave., Cpl. Jeffrey Hale said. The victim struggled to keep her purse and had to be hospitalized after falling to the ground. Sammons is charged with robbery and assault and was taken to Baylor Women’s Correctional Institution after failing to make $50,000 bail. She also is charged in a similar incident at Janssen’s Market in Greenville on May 16. She was arrested that day, but released on bail.

 

ATTEMPTED ROBBERY: A 15-year-old boy armed with a utility knife was arrested Tuesday for trying to rob a 61-year-old man just west of Wilmington, state police said. The incident happened at Maryland Avenue and Temple Terrace around 12:15 p.m., Cpl. Jeffrey Hale said. Police said the boy followed the man and eventually showed him the weapon and demanded property. The man refused, ran into a nearby convenience store and called police. The boy was arrested a short time later, charged with attempted robbery and a weapons offense, then taken to the New Castle County Detention Center.ARMED ROBBERY

 

NAAMANS APARTMENTS: New Castle County Police are presently investigating an armed robbery involving a Claymont couple (24 year old male and 19 year old female) who were accosted at gunpoint while they were in the parking lot of the apartment complex. (Claymont, DE) On Tuesday night (06/26) at 10:43 p.m., County Police responded to the 700 block of Montclair Drive for a reported armed robbery that just occurred. When police arrived, the victims indicated that they were approached by two unknown male subjects who were armed with handguns and demanded their property. The investigation revealed the victims were in the parking lot waiting for a friend when they were approached by two male subjects who ordered them to turn over their property. The victims complied and then the suspects immediately fled from the scene with the victims’ property, including an undisclosed amount of cash. Several officers and a police canine responded to the scene to assist in locating the suspects. During the search for the suspects, a 23 year old Claymont woman, who was unrelated to the incident, was unintentionally bit in the back by a police canine. The victim was sitting on a staircase near a building in the 700 block of Montclair Drive, as the dog was on lead and tracking with his handler in search of the armed suspect

 

SHOTS FIRED IN ROSEGATE:  New Castle County Police are currently investigating a shooting that has caused damage to vehicle in the unit block of Thorn Lane in the community of the Rosegate in New Castle, DE. Just after midnight (05/16) at 12:05 a.m., County Police responded to the aforementioned community after receiving a report of multiple “shots-fired” in the area. When officers arrived, they completed a property check of the community and discovered a vehicle with a shattered window in the unit block of Thorn Lane, which resulted from the gunfire. Fortunately, no one was injured as a result of the shots being fired. Officers learned that a tan Crown Victoria was observing fleeing that area at the time the incident. Police canvassed the area and conducted interviews in an attempt to gather more information in reference to the incident. Evidence technicians also responded to the area and recovered evidence from the scene. To offer information regarding this investigation, please contact the New Castle County Police Department at 395-8110 or visit our website at www.nccpd.com. Citizens may also provide a text tip at: 847411 (TIP411), begin your message with NCCPD and then type your message. Tipsters may also call Crime Stoppers at (800) TIP-3333.

 

SHOOTING INVESTIGATION HAMPTON GREEN: New Castle County Police are currently investigating a shooting that occurred last night between several individuals who were reportedly firing gunshots at each other. Two subjects, a 19 year old male and a 24 year

old male, sustained apparent gunshot wounds to the upper body and are being treated at the Christiana Hospital. Several homes and vehicles in the area also sustained damage as a result of the gunfire. On Monday (05/14) night at 10:45 p.m., County Police responded to area of Revelle Street and Deen Street after receiving multiple reports of “shots-fired” in the area. When officers arrived, they located a 19 year old male victim on Baylis Street in the area of Pell Street, who was suffering from an apparent gunshot wound to his upper body. He was treated at the scene by Paramedics (Medic 2C) and then transported by emergency personnel from the Christiana Fire Company to the Christiana Hospital where he is listed in stable condition.

A short time later, at 11:07 p.m., police learned that another victim, a 24 year old male who was also apparently suffering from a gunshot wound to his upper body, had arrived at the Christiana Hospital after being taken there by private vehicle. The victim is currently being treated and has been placed in the Intensive Care Unit. During the investigation, police learned three homes and five vehicles within the community sustained damage as a result of the gunfire. Officers and detectives canvassed the area and conducted interviews in an attempt to gather more information in reference to the shooting. Evidence technicians also responded to the area and recovered evidence from the scene. The suspects were described as a group of unknown subjects

who were wearing hooded sweatshirts.

 

ROBBERY SUSPECT SOUGHT: Detectives are asking the public's help in identifying a man with a bicycle wanted in the armed robberies of two businesses in the New Castle-area earlier this month. The first robbery occurred at about 5:40 p.m. May 3 in the parking lot of the Soul Food Restaurant in the 300 block of S. Du Pont Highway. The armed robber confronted a man in the parking lot then pedaled off toward U.S. 40, state police said. Police believe the same man then took a woman's purse in the Walmart parking lot. The man is described as 6 feet tall and was last seen wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt, dark jeans and a black baseball cap. Anyone with information is asked to call Detective Corey Godek at 834-2630, ext. 214 or 6.

 

PIZZA SHOPS ROBBED: Detectives are investigating a holdup late Monday at a New Castle-area pizza shop that police suspect may be linked to a similar robbery last week. Two men -- each between 5 feet 8 inches and 6 feet 1 inch tall, dressed in black with masks covering their faces -- entered the Papa John's at 529 E. Basin Road and demanded money from the safe. The men showed a "long gun," but the store employee was unable to open the safe. The men then demanded a second worker open the cash register then fled with an undisclosed amount of cash. Police believe the men may have held up the Domino's Pizza located at 2425 Pulaski Highway last Thursday. Police are asking anyone with information on either of these armed robberies to call Troop 2 detectives at 834-2630, ext. 6.

 

TWO HURT IN SHOOTING: Two men were injured, one severely, in a shooting Monday night in Hampton Green near New Castle, which left three homes and five vehicles hit by gunfire, county police said. Investigators are seeking tips in the 10:45 p.m. incident at Revelle and Deen streets, where the men, ages 19 and 24, shot each other in the upper body, police said. The younger man was taken to Christiana Hospital. his condition was not available. The older man was taken to the hospital in a private vehicle and is in intensive care, police said. Anyone with tips is asked to call 395-8110, text information to 847411 (TIP411) starting with NCCPD or go to www.nccpd.com.

 

MAN SOUGHT IN SHOOTING: A 27-year-old Dover man is being sought by state police in connection with a March shooting near Laurel that left two people wounded. Darron J. Hines is wanted on two counts of first-degree attempted murder and possession of a firearm during a felony in the March 14 shooting in the parking lot of the Carvel Gardens apartments, state police said. A 20-year-old Delmar man and a 21-year-old Laurel woman were wounded. Anyone with information on Hines' whereabouts is asked to call Troop 4 detectives at 856-5850, ext. 255.

MAN SHOT IN ROBBERY: An 18-year-old Claymont man was critically wounded over the weekend during an early-morning robbery attempt, police said. The incident occurred about 12:24 a.m. Sunday in the area of Woodshaven Kruse Parkland in the 100 block of Darley Road. Paramedics treated a man for a gunshot wound at the scene and took him to Christiana Hospital in critical condition. The victim was walking when he was assaulted and shot by four men attempting to rob him, New Castle County police said. The four assailants were dressed in dark clothing and jeans

 

DRY CLEANER ROBBED: State police are seeking a masked man who held up an employee of a Hockessin dry cleaner at gunpoint Thursday night. The armed robbery occurred at about 5:38 p.m. at Reynolds Cleaners, at 7460 Lancaster Pike, said Master Cpl. Jeffrey Hale. The man walked into the business, confronted an employee at gunpoint and demanded cash. The victim complied and the robber ran and was last seen headed toward Lancaster Pike. He is described as wearing a black T-shirt, black pants and had a mask covering his face. Police are asking anyone with information on this incident to call detectives at 834-2630, ext. 6, or Delaware Crime Stoppers at (800) TIP-3333 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting(800) TIP-3333end_of_the_skype_highlighting.

 

STORE CUSTOMER ROBBED: Five teens armed with sticks beat up a convenience store customer and robbed him after he left the business near New Castle on Wednesday night. The attack occurred about 5 p.m. after the 54-year-old victim walked out of the 7-Eleven store at 284 Christiana Road, county police said. The teens headed south across Christiana Road after they rifled through the man's pants. The victim suffered minor injuries, but refused medical treatment. Police are asking anyone who may have witnessed the assault or have any information about it to call detectives at 834-2630, ext. 6

 

ADMITS TO SLAYING : Evelyn "Big Bird" Coombes, 40, pleaded guilty Wednesday in New Castle County Superior Court to manslaughter in the May 18, 2011, slaying of 47-year-old Troy Taylor at a New Castle-area motel. Coombes also admitted to first-degree robbery, possession of a deadly weapon during the commission of a felony and conspiracy. In exchange for the guilty plea, prosecutors will drop first-degree murder and other charges. She faces a minimum seven years in prison and up to 77 years at sentencing. Coombes' co-defendant, Dante "First Degree" Dillard, also known as Dante Williams, is scheduled for trial on first-degree murder charges in July.

 

SUSPECT NABBED: A burglary suspect was nabbed by a state trooper Tuesday after he was seen pedaling out of a driveway in Stanton on a stolen bicycle, police said. Troopers responding to a burglary call when they spotted the man, who earlier had been confronted as he attempted to break into a shed. The first incident was reported about 11:22 a.m. Tuesday when troopers were sent to investigate a burglary in progress at a home in the 400 block of Main St. Police spotted the man on a mountain bike leaving the driveway of a home in the 3400 block of South Jane Way. Further investigation determined that he had just taken the bike from a garage on the property and the man was carrying a bag that contained items from the Main Street home. Giles was released on $6,000 unsecured bail.

 

SHOOTING LEADS TO ARREST: A Seaford man was arrested and a Maryland man is being sought after a drive-by shooting about 10:45 p.m. Sunday in the 300 block of E. Poplar St. in Seaford that left two teens wounded, police said. Seaford police charged 24-year-old Samuel Pierre-Louis with two counts of assault, eight counts of reckless endangering, discharging a firearm in city limits, 10 counts of possession of a firearm during a felony and three counts of conspiracy, said agency spokesman Capt. Gary Flood. A warrant has been issued for the arrest of 28-year-old Ronald Maxime, of Federalsburg, on similar charges. Pierre-Louis was committed to Sussex Correctional Institution after failing to post $147,500 bail.

 

SHOOTING VICTIM CHARGED: Dover police have charged a man who was shot Wednesday afternoon, then allegedly failed to cooperate with the investigation. Police responded to a report of a shooting at about 3:45 p.m. in Capitol Green. A 21-year-old man was found inside the Kent County Family Court building with a gunshot wound to his lower right leg. The victim told police he was shot in the area of River Road and East Water Street and then ran to the court for help. He was taken to Kent General Hospital and admitted in stable condition. Police said there were numerous inconsistencies in the victim's account of the incident. He also refused to help identify the suspect, police said. Upon release from the hospital, the man will be charged with felony hindering prosecution. Anyone with information may call Dover police at 736-7111 or Crime Stoppers at (800) TIP-3333 or through www.tipsubmit.com.

 

ASSAULT IN CLAYMONT: A 27-year-old man was accosted and robbed while walking Wednesday night in Claymont. New Castle County police said the incident occurred about 10:30 p.m. on Elmtree Lane. The victim walked past a dark-colored SUV, and words were exchanged between him and the occupants. Moments later, police said, three men approached the victim from behind and assaulted him. They rifled through his pockets and took his property, police said. Responding officers canvassed the area but were unable to find the assailants. Anyone with information may call the New Castle County Police Department at 395-8110 or Crime Stoppers at (800) TIP-3333. Tips also may be submitted through text at 847411 (TIP411) -- begin your message with NCCPD -- or online at www.nccpd.com

 

 

SUSPECT'S SKETCH RELEASED: Police have released a sketch of a suspect in a Yorklyn-area burglary that took place Monday in the 1000 block of Sharpless Road. He was described as thin, 5 feet 8 inches to 6 feet tall, with wavy hair. New Castle County police, responding to a report of a burglary just after 3 p.m., learned two men had entered the house, taken property and fled, Cpl. John Weglarz Sr. said. Anyone with information can contact Detective E. Welch at 395-8110, give tips at www.nccpd.com or www.tipsubmit.com, send a text starting with NCCPD to TIP411 or call Delaware Crime Stoppers, (800) TIP-3333.

 

ALLEGED BURGLAR CALLS 911: A man was charged in a deli break-in near Wilmington after he was found inside, drinking bottled water and injured by glass from the shattered front door, Delaware State Police Master Cpl. Jeffrey Hale said. Police were sent to Maiale Hand Crafted Specialty Sausage Deli and Salumeria in the 2800 block of Lancaster Ave., after a 911 caller said he broke into the deli and was still there, he said. David A. Chapman, 26, of Wilmington, was charged with third-degree burglary, theft and criminal mischief after the incident at 2:30 a.m. Thursday, Hale said. He was sent to Young Correctional Institution for lack of $4,000 secured bail, Hale said.

 

SHOT IN FOOT: A 22-year-old Laurel woman was wounded in the foot Thursday night when gunfire erupted at a Seaford apartment complex. Officers found the woman when they responded to a report of shots fired at Chandler Heights II apartments on Chandler Street. She was taken to Nanticoke Memorial Hospital for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries, Capt. Gary Flood said. An investigation determined that several young males started arguing and one man pulled out a revolver and shot the woman in the foot, police said. Officers canvassed the area but were unable to find any of the participants. They did recover a revolver found on the ground. Anyone with information is asked to call police at 629-6644 or Delaware Crime Stoppers at (800) TIP-3333.

 

SHOT IN FOOT: A 22-year-old Laurel woman was wounded in the foot Thursday night when gunfire erupted at a Seaford apartment complex. Officers found the woman when they responded to a report of shots fired at Chandler Heights II apartments on Chandler Street. She was taken to Nanticoke Memorial Hospital for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries, Capt. Gary Flood said. An investigation determined that several young males started arguing and one man pulled out a revolver and shot the woman in the foot, police said. Officers canvassed the area but were unable to find any of the participants. They did recover a revolver found on the ground. Anyone with information is asked to call police at 629-6644 or Delaware Crime Stoppers at (800) TIP-3333.

 

ONE WOUNDED IN BEAR: A 20-year-old man was shot Wednesday night at a Bear apartment complex, New Castle County police reported Thursday. The incident happened at about 11:30 p.m. in the first block of Brookedge Court at the Iron Hill Apartments. Police said the man, who was shot in the upper body, was taken to Christiana Hospital by the Christiana Fire Company ambulance. He was listed in stable condition, police said. Anyone with information is asked to call police at 395-8110 or visit www.nccpd.com. Tips may be texted to 847411 (TIP411) starting with "NCCPD." Tips also may be submitted anonymously through Delaware Crime Stoppers, which offers rewards, at (800) TIP-3333 or www.tipsubmit.com.

 

CAR BREAK-INS ARREST: A Bear man was arrested early Thursday after officers found him running from the scene of several car break-ins in the Christiana Meadow community near New Castle. David Ellis, 31, of the first block of Hunting Ridge, was charged with two counts of theft, resisting arrest and loitering, according to New Castle County police. Officers were alerted about 4 a.m. that a suspicious man was in the 200 block of Landau Way and arrived to find out from the caller that a stranger had been in his driveway, standing next to his car. The victim told the officers that moments later, the stranger headed toward Dasher Avenue. The officers found a man matching the stranger's description knocking on the door of a home in the first block of Dasher Ave., police said. The man ran and allegedly ignored officers' orders to stop. Ellis was found hiding behind a garage in the 200 block of Landau Way. Police said he had a book bag containing money allegedly taken from the victim's car and two sports jerseys allegedly taken out of another car in the 300 block of Bear Christiana Road. Ellis was committed to Young Correctional Institution after failing to post $3,001 secured bail.

 

FOUR ROBBED IN STORE: Four people were robbed at gunpoint Wednesday afternoon inside a Mexican grocery store near Newport, state police said. Shortly before 5 p.m., a man armed with a handgun walked into Tienda Mex La Requena at 202 S. Maryland Ave. and confronted a store employee and three customers, said Master Cpl. Jeffrey Hale. He took an undisclosed amount of money, as well as personal property of the three customers, and fled police said. The robber was last seen headed east on Maryland Avenue in a white car. He is described as in his late 20s, about 6 feet tall and 150 pounds. He was dressed in black jeans, a dark-colored hooded jacket and sunglasses. Police are asking anyone with information to call Troop 2 detectives at 834-2630, ext. 6, or Delaware Crime Stoppers at (800) TIP-3333.

 

CHARGES FOR FIRING SHOT: An ongoing feud between two men resulted in the arrest of a Richardson Park man after he fired a rifle at another other man, police said. Charles Foraker, 37, of Glenrich Avenue, was charged Monday with reckless endangering, two counts of aggravated menacing, possession of a firearm during a felony by a person prohibited, possession of a deadly weapon during a felony and by a person prohibited. Foraker is a convicted felon. Shortly before 4 p.m. Monday, officers were called to the intersection of Matthes Avenue and Newport Street in Richardson Park to investigate a report of shots fired, New Castle County Police Cpl. John Weglarz Sr. said. Officers learned that two men who had been involved in a dispute for several days had argued and one had fired a shot at the other. Police said Foraker was arrested when he returned to the area. He was being held at Young Correctional Institution after failing to post $76,000 secured bail.

 

PHARMACY ROBBED: A gunman jumped the pharmacy counter at a Brandywine Hundred drugstore Tuesday night and demanded prescription drugs, police said. The robbery occurred about 7:30 p.m. at the Walgreens at 1601 Naamans Road, Delaware State Police Master Cpl. Jeffrey Hale said. A heavyset man brandishing a handgun confronted an employee, who turned over an undisclosed type and amount of medication. The thief ran to a waiting car, which headed west on Naamans Road. He is described as between 25 to 35 years old, about 225 pounds and 6 feet tall with brown hair. He was wearing a light gray coat, blue T-shirt, dark jeans and black sneakers with a red headband in his hair. Police ask anyone with information to call detectives at 834-2630, ext. 6, or Delaware Crime Stoppers at (800) TIP-3333.

TEEN ROBBED: An 18-year-old man was accosted and robbed by three men while walking to school Tuesday morning in Bellefonte. The incident was reported to New Castle County police Tuesday afternoon, Cpl. John Weglarz Sr. said. The teen said he was approached by three men at Bellefonte and Fairview avenues. One was armed with a sharp object and demanded the victim's property, which the victim handed over. Two of the robbers had their faces concealed, and all were dressed in dark clothing. Anyone with information about the robbery may call New Castle County police at 395-8110 or Crime Stoppers at (800) TIP-3333.

 

GAS STATION ROBBED: A gunman wearing a black ski mask held up an Ogletown gas station early Wednesday, police said. The robbery occurred at about 12:30 a.m. at the Shell gas station at 380 E. Chestnut Hill Road. A 22-year-old employee turned over an undisclosed sum of cash, and the robber fled. The gunman is described as between 25 and 30 years old, about 200 pounds and with blue eyes. He was wearing a blue jacket, blue jeans, tan boots and a baseball cap. Anyone with information is asked to call 834-2630, ext. 6, or Delaware Crime Stoppers at (800) TIP-3333.

 

2 CHARGED IN BREAK-IN: Two Wilmington residents were nabbed by police Tuesday after a break-in at a Homestead Road apartment, south of Wilmington. John Tucker, 21, of the 200 block of N. Van Buren St., was charged with second-degree burglary and conspiracy. A 15-year-old, who lives in the 1300 block of N. Claymont St., was charged with second-degree burglary, conspiracy, resisting arrest and theft, police said. Police said a teen emerged from an apartment window in the 500 block of Homestead Road and ran away. He was captured and found with jewelry, a cellphone and cash. Tucker tried to flee out another window and was nabbed after a short chase, police said, and he was charged and released on $7,500 unsecured bail. The teen was committed to the New Castle County Juvenile Detention Facility after failing to post $5,000 secured bail.

GUNMAN SHOOTS 2: Detectives are investigating a Wednesday shooting at an apartment complex near Laurel that left a man and a woman hospitalized. The incident occurred about 4:30 p.m. in the parking lot of the Carvel Gardens as the two victims were sitting in a car, state police spokesman Master Cpl. Gary Fournier said. A man walked up to the driver's window, pulled out a handgun and shot the man in the back and ankle and then fired multiple times, hitting the Delmar woman in the back. The woman was flown to Christiana Hospital. Her condition was unavailable. The male victim underwent surgery at Nanticoke Hospital. Police ask anyone with information to call Troop 4 detectives at 856-5850, ext. 255, or Delaware Crime Stoppers at (800) TIP-3333.

 

SHOOTING AT APARTMENTS: Members of the Laurel Police Department are investigating a shooting that sent two people to the hospital Wednesday afternoon. The shooting reportedly took place in the 600 block of Wilson Street in Carvel Gardens Apartments. The apartments were recently put under a curfew for nonresidents, running from 10 p.m. through 6 a.m.

 

MAN CHARGED IN ROBBERY: A New Castle man was arrested, and a second man is still at large in connection with a robbery attempt last week at a New Castle-area liquor store. State police said Reginald T. Armstrong Jr., 33, was charged with two counts of attempted robbery and one count of conspiracy. The bungled robbery occurred March 7 at the Collins Park Liquors, 226 New Castle Ave., where two people walked in and demanded money from the two employees. When one worker tried to dial 911, the would-be bandits ran off. Armstrong was identified via the store's surveillance footage. Call in tips of the second suspect at 834-2630, ext. 6, or Crime Stoppers at (800) TIP-3333.

 

GAME TURNS VIOLENT: A pool player was stabbed several times late Tuesday inside a Fox Point eatery after an argument with an opponent escalated into violence, police said. The incident unfolded shortly before midnight at the Shades of Blue Bar and Grill at 3806 Gov. Printz Blvd., said Master Cpl. Jeffrey Hale. During the game, a 31-year-old man got into an argument with an unidentified opponent that turned physical. The victim was hit in the head with a beer bottle and stabbed several times with a sharp object as other patrons joined in the fray, Hale said. The fight spilled outside to the parking lot, where four or five assailants continued to assault the victim. He was driven from the scene to Wilmington Hospital for treatment of his injuries. The incident remains under investigation. Anyone with information on the stabbing is asked to call troopers at 761-6677 or Delaware Crime Stoppers at (800) TIP-3333.

 

WSFS BRANCH ROBBED: Milford police detectives are asking the public's help in identifying a man who held up the WSFS bank branch in the 600 block of N. Du Pont Blvd., at 9:46 a.m. Wednesday. Police have released surveillance video of the incident, in which a would-be customer walked in, brandished a handgun and handed the teller a demand note, said Detective Dwight Young. The teller turned over an undisclosed sum of cash, and the man ran from the bank. He is described as between 20 and 30 years old, about 6 feet tall and near 200 pounds. He was wearing a blue coat, blue jeans and blue ball cap. Anyone with information on his identity is asked to call detectives at 422-8081, or Delaware Crime Stoppers at (800) TIP-3333.

 

TWO ARRESTED AFTER BREAK-IN: Two people were arrested early Tuesday for breaking into a church in New Castle, city police said. The burglary occurred about 1 a.m. at the Immanuel Episcopal Church on East Third Street, said Lt. Adam Brams. Two New Castle police officers patrolling the area heard noises from the church, and found two people hiding near a bush next to one of the church doors.New Castle residents Lamore A. Church, 19, of the 600 block of Frenchtown Road, and Taylor Troxell, 21, of the 900 block of Gray St., had been inside the church stealing food, Brams said. They were each charged with third-degree burglary and theft. Troxell was also charged with offensive touching of a law enforcement officer after police said she punched one of the officers.

 

SHOOTING SUSPECT SOUGHT: Two men were wounded by gunfire early Friday while walking from a Dover nightclub to their car in an adjacent parking lot, police said. At about 1:15 a.m., a 29-year-old man and a 31-year-old man were walking with a group of people from Bubba's Night Club, in the 800 block of N. Du Pont Highway, to the Home Depot parking lot when a man in the parking lot pulled out a gun from a dark-colored SUV and fired about six rounds into the group. One victim was struck in the lower left leg, the other in the right thigh, said agency spokesman Lt. Daniel McKeown. The gunman sped away in the SUV. McKeown said detectives do not know if the wounded men were the intended targets. The gunman is described as about 22 years old, with a thin build, wearing a denim jacket, blue jeans and a green-and-white Seattle Supersonics hat. Anyone with information is asked to call detectives at 736-7111 or Delaware Crime Stoppers at (800) TIP-3333.

 

STORE ROBBED: A man in a ski mask brandishing a silver handgun robbed a convenience store early Friday in Harrington, police said. The robbery occurred about 12:45 a.m. at the Valero store in the 17000 block of S. Du Pont Highway, said agency spokesman Sgt. Earl Brode. The clerk told police that the bandit walked into the store and demanded money. The clerk then turned over about $50 and two cartons of Newport cigarettes and the man ran off. He was last seen running west toward U.S. 13, Brode said. The suspect is 6 feet tall with a thin build and was dressed in dark clothing, a ski mask and gloves. Anyone with information can call Harrington police at 398-4493 or Delaware Crime Stoppers at (800) TIP-3333.

 

TEEN CHARGED IN ROBBERY: A 17-year-old boy was arrested by troopers Wednesday after he was seen running from a Newport deli that had just been robbed, police said. A person pulled a handgun on a clerk at the Penn Bantam Market, in the 400 block of Newport Gap Pike, shortly after 5 p.m., and she handed over cash. Two Newport police officers, unaware a robbery had occurred, saw the teen running from the store and thought it was suspicious. They arrested the teen in the 600 block of Newport Gap Pike and found he had a black handgun and a large amount of cash. He was turned over to state troopers after being linked to the robbery. The teen, whose name is being withheld by The News Journal because of his age, was charged with one count of first-degree robbery and was in New Castle County Juvenile Detention Facility in lieu of $20,000 cash bail.

 

POLICE SEEK BURGLARS: County police detectives are asking for the public's help in identifying two burglars who broke into a New Castle-area home the afternoon of Feb. 27. Detectives obtained surveillance videos of the pair; one entered the residence in the 400 block of Anderson Drive in the Dunleith community, and the other stood outside the home. Anyone with information on the identities of the burglars is asked to call Detective J. Breslin at 395-8110 or Delaware Crime Stoppers at (800) TIP-3333.

 

BOTCHED ROBBERY: Police seek two men who tried to rob employees of Collins Park Liquors, in the 200 block of New Castle Ave., near New Castle, Wednesday night. At 5:35 p.m., the pair approached the store's clerks and demanded cash from both of them, Master Cpl. Jeffrey Hale said. One of the would-be bandits claimed to be armed, but no gun was seen. When the older employee picked up a phone and started calling 911, the two men ran from the store empty-handed. They were last seen running toward the Collins Park development. The suspects were described as 30 to 40 years old, with black hair and brown eyes, and each about 5 feet 9. One man was about 10 pounds heavier than the other. One man wore a black button-jacket, a gray hooded sweatshirt and blue jeans, while the other was dressed in a black hooded sweatshirt, blue jeans and a black-and-red hat. Police are asking anyone with information to call 834-2630, ext. 6, or Delaware Crime Stoppers at (800) TIP-3333.

 

MAN, 83, BEATEN, ROBBED: An 83-year-old man was beaten up and robbed Thursday afternoon in Wilmington. A suspect was arrested shortly afterward, Master Sgt. Donald Bluestein of Wilmington police said. The robbery happened in a CVS parking lot in the 1000 block of Delaware Ave. shortly after 2 p.m. Marsaan Newman, 31, of New Castle, approached the man from behind, hit him in the head and knocked him to the ground, police said. He took property from him and tried to take the man's car. Officers searched the area and found Newman walking along the Van Buren Street bridge. He was arrested and charged with robbery and attempted carjacking. The victim was treated at Wilmington Hospital.

 

BANK ROBBED: Delaware State Police are investigating a bank robbery Monday morning that happened in Fairfax. About 9:40 a.m., a man robbed the Wells Fargo branch in the Fairfax Shopping Center, 2011 Concord Pike, police said. The bank remained closed Monday as detectives continued their investigation. The bank robber's description and details of the crime were not available immediately.

 

PURSE SNATCHED: Police appealed for help from anyone who may have witnessed a purse-snatching in Claymont Sunday morning. The 32-year-old victim, a Claymont resident, was going to get a movie from a video rental machine the 3600 block of Philadelphia Pike about 9:40 a.m., when the man grabbed the bag and fled, said Delaware State Police Master Cpl. Jeffrey Hale. "The suspect was last seen entering a blue Suzuki and fleeing southbound on Philadelphia Pike," he said. The victim was not injured. She told police the purse-snatcher was 25 to 30 years old, about 5 feet 6 inches tall and 195 pounds, wearing a green jacket and blue jeans. Anyone with information can contact the Delaware State Police robbery unit at Troop 2 at 834-2630, ext. 6. Tips also may be sent by text to 274637 (CRIMES), starting with the keyword "DSP," submitted at www.tipsubmit.com or given to Delaware Crime Stoppers at (800) TIP-3333.

 

SHOOTING ARREST: A Pike Creek man was arrested Monday and charged in an Ogletown shooting last month, New Castle County police said. Shawn Madden, 26, was taken into custody at his home in the 100 block Chadd Road off Polly Drummond Hill Road by county police and the U.S. Marshal's Service, police said. Two guns were seized during a search of the home. Madden was charged with three counts of first-degree reckless endangering, possession of a deadly weapon while committing a felony, criminal mischief and discharging a firearm in the area of an occupied dwelling. On Jan. 21, police said, residents on West Stephen Drive in Chestnut Hill Estates heard two men arguing, then reported hearing shots fired. Two occupied homes were hit by the gunfire, but no one was injured. Police did not say how they linked Madden to the incident.

 

DOVER RESTAURANT ROBBED: Two men brandishing a pistol and an assault rifle robbed the Lone Star restaurant at 365 N. Du Pont Highway (U.S. 13) at about 11:45 p.m. Friday, Dover police said. The two robbers, their faces concealed, threatened three employees and forced them to hand over cash before fleeing, police said. Police said one robber was 4 feet 6 or 5 feet 7; the other was about 5 feet 10. Anyone with information is asked to contact Dover police at 736-7111 or Delaware Crime Stoppers at (800) TIP-3333 or at www.tipsubmit.com.

 

DOUGHNUT SHOP ROBBED: An employee of the Dunkin' Donuts at 2462 Pulaski Highway in Glasgow was slightly injured in a robbery at the business at 2:42 a.m. Saturday, state police said. The robber entered the store and placed an order, and when the 36-year-old female employee opened the cash register to complete the transaction, the man jumped over the counter, pushed her out of the way and removed an undisclosed amount of cash before fleeing on foot, police said. The employee was treated on the scene by Emergency Medical Services. The robber is 20 to 25, weighs 130 to 150 pounds and was wearing a green Army jacket and gray sweatpants. Anyone with information can call police at 834-2630, ext. 6, or Crime Stoppers at (800) TIP-3333


SEX OFFENDER SOUGHT: Dover police say they have obtained a warrant for a sex offender who they found failed to register his address with the state Bureau of Identification. The warrant was issued after the Dover police Sex Offender Unit, which was conducting sex-offender verifications, determined that Frank Young was no longer living at his last registered address. Young is a Tier 3 sex offender. Anyone with information about his whereabouts is asked to contact Dover police at 736-7111, Crime Stoppers at (800) TIP-3333 or at www.tipsubmit.com.

 

BANK ROBBED: State police are investigating a robbery at 11:05 a.m. Saturday at PNC Bank at 2203 Kirkwood Highway, west of Elsmere. A man approached a teller and presented a demand note for money, police said. The teller turned over an undisclosed amount of cash and the man fled on foot. No one was injured, police said. The robber is described as a white male, 28 to 33 years old, 5 feet 7 inches to 5 feet 9 inches tall with a thin build. He wore a tank knit hat with a small brim, a tan coat and baggy gray sweatpants, and may have been operating a black Chrysler van, police said. Anyone with information is asked to call police at 834-2630, ext. 6, or Delaware Crime Stoppers at (800) TIP-3333.

 

TEEN CHARGED WITH ROBBERY: A warrant has been issued for a teenager wanted in connection with a credit union robbery Tuesday in Smyrna. The teen was identified as Tyler B. Townsley, 17, of Smyrna, after a surveillance photo was released to the public, town police said. The robbery occurred at about 11:40 a.m. at the Dover Federal Credit Union, 7 W. Glenwood Ave. A male walked into the bank and handed the teller a note asking for money and claiming that he was armed, police said. The teller handed over an undisclosed sum of cash and the robber ran from the bank. Anyone with information on the teen's whereabouts is asked to contact Smyrna police at (302) 653-9217 or Delaware Crime Stoppers at (800) TIP-3333 or www.tipsubmit.com.

 

SHOTS FIRED: A home in the Arbor Place Townhouse community near New Castle was hit by gunfire Tuesday night, but officers could not locate the shooter. No one was inside the house in the 100 block of Parma Avenue when the shots were fired shortly before 8 p.m., New Castle County police said. Witnesses told police the shots were fired in the area of the mailboxes, and officers found a home was damaged in the shooting. Witnesses said a white vehicle was seen speeding down Parma Avenue at the time. Anyone with information on this incident is asked to call 395-8110 or contact Delaware Crime Stoppers at at (800) TIP-3333 or www.tipsub mit.com.

 

OFFICER INJURED IN CHASE: A Capitol Police officer suffered a minor injury Tuesday during the chase and capture of a wanted fugitive in New Castle County. Delaware Department of Safety and Homeland Security spokeswoman Kimberly Chandler said the incident happened at the New Castle County Courthouse, where officers were trying to arrest Brian Barr, 41, of New Castle. Chandler said Barr, who was wanted in Pennsylvania for escaping a work release program, ran when he saw police. During the chase, one officer was injured. He was treated and released at Wilmington Emergency Center. Barr was charged with felony assault of a law enforcement officer and resisting arrest. He was committed to the Howard Young Correctional Institution after failing to post a $20,000 cash bond.

 

LAUNDRY EMPLOYEE ROBBED: An employee at a Greenville laundry was robbed at gunpoint Monday night by a masked bandit, state police said. The robbery occurred about 8:50 p.m. at the Lancaster Laundry, 3604 Lancaster Pike, when a man walked into the business, displayed a handgun and demanded cash from a 62-year-old employee in the office, police said. The employee turned over cash and the gunman left. He was last seen running north on Lancaster Pike. The gunman is 6 feet tall, weighs 190 to 210 pounds and was dressed in a black hooded sweatshirt and blue jeans. Anyone with information is asked to call police at 834-2630, ext. 6, or Delaware Crime Stoppers at (800) TIP-3333.

 

ATTEMPTED ROBBERY: A 32-year West Minquadale man was beaten in a botched robbery inside his garage late Sunday night. New Castle County police are asking for the public's help in finding the three assailants. Police were called to a home in the first block of Stanton Ave. at about 10:15 p.m. A victim told officers that he was sleeping in his garage when three men forced their way in and assaulted him. They demanded money and hit him with an unknown weapon, police said. The victim was able to get free and ran to a neighbor's house to call police. He was treated at Christiana Hospital for minor injuries and released. Two of the attackers were described as being in their 20s. One had dark hair and the other had blonde hair and wore a dark hooded sweatshirt. The third attacker was described as being in his 60s with white hair and a light colored shirt. All three had their faces concealed. Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call 395-8110 or visit www.nccpd.com.


ROBBERY IN LAUNDRY ROOM: A 28-year-old Holly Oak man was arrested for robbing a teenager at knifepoint and holding him for more than an hour at an apartment complex. The incident was reported at 11:11 a.m. Sunday in the first block of Jill Court, at the Holly Oak Manor apartments. The victim told police he was taking a shortcut through the laundry room when he spotted a man, later identified as Ronell Sims, on the floor, New Castle County police Cpl. John Weglarz Sr. said. Sims allegedly stood up brandishing a six-inch knife, wouldn't let the teen leave and then forced him to exchange clothes. He then escorted the teen to his apartment before fleeing. Officers later found Sims walking near East Delaware Avenue and Philadelphia Pike with a knife in his possession. Sims, who lives in the 100 block of Townsend Ave., a few blocks from the apartment complex, was charged Sunday with robbery, kidnapping, offensive touching, burglary and related weapons offenses. Weglarz said Sims is a convicted felon who is prohibited from possessing weapons.

 

ROBBERY PHOTO RELEASED: Smyrna police released a surveillance picture of a man who robbed a credit union Tuesday morning. Police said the man entered the Dover Federal Credit Union, at 7 W. Glenwood Ave., at about 11:45 a.m. and gave a teller a demand note stating he had weapon. The robber fled in an unknown direction after getting an undisclosed amount of money. Police said he wore khaki pants, a black T-shirt and a dark jacket, with sunglasses on his head. Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call 653-9217.

 

MAN ASSAULTED, ROBBED: A 23-year-old New Castle man was assaulted and robbed by two men late Tuesday while walking near New Castle, police said. Shortly before 10 p.m., officers were called to Christiana Hospital to investigate a report of a man being cut during a robbery, New Castle County police Cpl. John Weglarz Sr. said. The victim told officers that two men approached him from behind and cut him with a sharp object while he was walking along Old Churchmans Road in the Christiana Acres community. After taking his money, the men ran off. The victim was driven to Christiana Hospital for his injuries which were not considered life-threatening. Police are asking anyone with information on this incident to call (302) 395-8110 or Delaware Crime Stoppers at (800) TIP-3333.

 

FUGITIVE CAUGHT: A 20-year-old Wilmington man was arrested Tuesday after eluding police for more than a month. New Castle County police and agents from the U.S. Marshal's Fugitive Task Force arrested Dakevis Reed as he was leaving a home in the 700 block of E. 6th Street in Wilmington. Reed, who had a loaded .380-caliber handgun on him, was wanted for two incidents in early December in the Rosegate community, including pointing a gun at a 46-year-old man in the first block of Rose Lane and threatening him, county police spokesman Cpl. John Weglarz said. Reed was charged with multiple weapons offenses and aggravated menacing. He was committed to Young Correctional Institution in Wilmington after failing to post $71,000 secured bond.

 

ATTEMPTED ROBBERY: Two men are being sought by state troopers for trying to rob a pizza store employee in Bear on Monday night. The attempted robbery occurred about 10:20 p.m. at the Little Caesars Pizza at 103 Governors Place, where the 18-year-old employee was standing outside the store, said Master Cpl. Jeffrey Hale. Two masked men -- one possibly armed with a gun -- approached the victim from behind and ordered the employee back into the store. The door was locked, so the employee got the attention of a second employee inside the store to be let in. As the second employee started to open the door, he saw the two masked men and closed the door and yelled. The two would-be bandits then ran off. Anyone with information may call detectives at Troop 2 at 834-2630, ext. 6, or Delaware Crime Stoppers at (800) TIP-3333.

 

ROBBERY SUSPECT SOUGHT: A Brandywine Hundred woman is being sought by police following a strong-arm robbery early Tuesday in the Colonial Heights section of Wilmington. New Castle County police are searching for Jacqueline Jenkins, 27, of the 1400 block of Athens Road in the Green Acres community. Jenkins allegedly gave a 35-year-old woman a ride about midnight to the first block of South Ford Avenue and then stole items from her, said Cpl. John Weglarz Sr. Jenkins then drove off in a small black SUV. Jenkins is described as being about 5-foot-2, 115 pounds, with hazel eyes and brown hair. Police are asking anyone with information about Jenkins' whereabouts to call Officer T. Shears at 573-2800 or 395-8171, or Delaware Crime Stoppers at (800) TIP-3333.

 

TOBACCO STORE ROBBED: Two masked men, one armed with a gun, robbed a Newark tobacco store Monday night. Newark Police said the robbery happened about 7:30 p.m. when two men entered the Suburban Tobacco Store in Suburban Plaza and locked the door behind them. The men then approached the 50-year-old clerk demanding money from the register, police said. They took money and several cigarette cartons before fleeing. The pair was last seen running toward Joy Garden Restaurant. Anyone with information can contact Detective Greg D'Elia at 366-7110 ext. 132 or greg.delia@cj.state.de.us. Texts can be sent to 847411.

 

TWO ROBBERS SOUGHT: Dover police are searching for two men who robbed a pizza delivery driver at gunpoint Sunday. The robbery occurred about 8:45 p.m. in the first block of Forrest Creek Drive in the Hamlet, said police spokesman Capt. Tim Stump. The driver was delivering a food order from Pizza Hut when he was confronted by two men -- one armed with a handgun -- who demanded the food and money. The driver complied, and the two men ran off, Stump said. The bandits are described as being between 16 and 20 years old. One was wearing a red, hooded sweatshirt and black jacket, while the other was dressed in all black.

 

GRANDPARENT SCAM: Newark police are alerting residents that there have been several recent incidents of grandparents being scammed out of money by people claiming to be their grandchildren. The "Grandparent Scam" is a fraud that targets the older population. The telephone caller pretends to be the grandchild of the recipient in order to get money. The caller uses the names of the grandchild and claims there is some sort of emergency where he/she is away from home and needs money -- for bail, car trouble or the hospital. The caller tells the grandparent not to tell his or her parents and instructs the grandparent to wire money immediately. Some victims have been scammed out of thousands of dollars after wiring money to strangers. Anyone receiving such a call should recognize it as a scam and hang up the phone immediately. If you have fallen victim to this scam, call your local police department.

 

MEN SOUGHT IN ROBBERY: State police are searching for three men in their 20s suspected in the Friday night assault and robbery of a Chinese food deliveryman in Rehoboth Beach. About 8:30 p.m., the 40-year-old victim was carrying food from his car to a home on the 37000 block of Johnson Road when a man approached him and directed him to walk toward another home down the street. Two other men then jumped out and the three men began punching the victim, according to police. The suspects rifled through the man's pockets and stole cash and other items from his wallet, police said. Anyone with information may call Troop 4 Major Crimes Unit at 856-5850, ext. 3. Anonymous tips also can be sent via text message to 274637 using the keyword "DSP."

 

WOMAN GRAZED BY BULLET: A 21-year-old woman was in stable condition Saturday after being grazed by a bullet during a late-night shooting on the 1500 block of N. French St., city police said. The woman told police that just after midnight, a male suspect opened fire on a group of people standing at the northeast corner of 15th and French streets north of downtown. As she tried to flee eastbound on 15th Street, the woman was grazed in the right side of her abdomen, police said. The victim was treated for her wound at the Christiana Hospital emergency room and listed in stable condition Saturday afternoon, according to police. Wilmington police had no information about the suspect. Anyone with information may call city detectives at 576-3620 or Delaware Crime Stoppers at (800) 847-3333

 

SHOE STORE ROBBERY: An armed man held up a the clerk of a Fairfax shoe store Thursday night and fled with an undisclosed sum of cash, state police said. The robbery occurred about 7:30 p.m. at Payless Shoes, 2105 Concord Pike, said Master Cpl. Jeffrey Hale. The man entered the store brandishing a handgun and confronted the clerk, demanding money from the register. The clerk complied, and the gunman ran out of the store. He is described as between 20 and 35 years old, about 6 feet tall, 170 to 200 pounds and dressed in a black jacket and khaki pants. Anyone with information may call Troop 2 detectives at 834-2630, ext. 6, or Delaware Crime Stoppers at (800) TIP-3333.

 

MAN SHOT IN SHOULDER: An 18-year-old man was shot in the shoulder Friday afternoon in the area of Fifth and Madison streets, Wilmington police said. Police responded to reports of shots being fired in the area, near the William "Hicks" Anderson Community Center, just before 5 p.m. Police found the victim a few blocks away at Seventh and Washington streets. He was taken to Christiana Hospital, where he was in stable condition Friday evening. Police said they have no suspects at this time. Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Christian Flaherty at 576-3636. Anonymous tips may also be forwarded to law enforcement through Delaware Crime Stoppers at (800) TIP-3333 or online at www.tipsubmit.com.

 

GUNMAN SOUGHT: Police in Laurel are searching for a gunman who held up the clerk and assaulted the assistant manager of the Family Dollar store on Sunday night, police said Friday. The robbery occurred about 6 p.m. at the store on South Central Avenue, Sgt. Derrick Calloway said. The bandit, wearing a ski mask and glasses, confronted the clerk at gunpoint and demanded money. The clerk was unable to open the register and had to call the assistant manager for help. As the assistant manager opened the register, the clerk ran out of the store and had a bystander call 911. Before removing an undisclosed amount of cash from the register and fleeing, the bandit pistol-whipped the assistant manager, Calloway said. The gunman is described as thinly built, about 5 feet 8, and wearing all black clothing. Anyone with information on the robbery is asked to call Laurel Police at 875-2244 or Delaware Crime Stoppers at (800) TIP-3333.

 

WOMAN ROBBED: State police are investigating the robbery of a 22-year-old woman in the Elizabeth Plaza Shopping Center on Pulaski Highway in Bear about 12:05 p.m. Wednesday. Police said the woman was standing next to her vehicle when a man with a knife approached her from behind. The suspect confronted her and demanded her property, which she gave him. The suspect assaulted her before fleeing westbound on foot. She was not injured. The suspect was described as about 5 feet 6 with black hair and a moustache and was wearing a black hooded sweatshirt, black work pants and tan boots. Anyone with information may contact police at 834-2630, ext. 6, or text a tip with the keyword "DSP" and a message to 274637 (CRIMES). Tipsters may also provide information to Delaware Crime Stoppers at (800) TIP-3333 or www.tipsubmit.com.

 

MAN GRABS GIRL'S ARM: An unidentified man grabbed a girl's arm Wednesday night in Claymont as she walked down the street, but she was able to break free. The incident occurred at 6:20 p.m. in the Waterview Apartment complex along Harbor Drive, police said. As the girl walked, the man came up to her and started talking, then grabbed her arm, police said. She ran into an apartment building. The man wore dark clothing and had a chipped front tooth. Anyone with information is asked to call 395-8110 or visit www.nccpd.com. Texts can be sent to 847411 after typing NCCPD and a message.

 

NEW DETAILS ON SHOOTING: New Castle County police released new details Thursday about a shooting last week in Rosegate, south of Wilmington. Police said an unknown male fired shots from an Illinois-registered Infiniti FX35 about 12:30 p.m. Jan. 20. Several shots struck two occupied homes on Thorn Lane. No one was injured. Police later stopped the vehicle in the Wilton area, and three men fled from the vehicle. Anyone with information may contact police at 395-8110 or at www.nccpd.com. Tipsters may send a text 847411 (TIP411), beginning with NCCPD and then the message, or call Crime Stoppers at (800) TIP-3333.


MD., DEL. ROBBERIES LINKED: State police said they have linked the suspect in the Jan. 16 robbery of the Family Dollar store in Claymont to three similar robberies in Maryland. Detectives believe the armed suspect robbed stores in Easton, Md., and Chestertown, Md., on Jan. 11 and in North East, Md., on Jan. 7. The suspect is described as 30 to 35 years old, 6 feet 1 inch to 6 feet 3 inches and weighing 200 to 220 pounds. Anyone with information may contact Delaware State Police at 834-2630, ext. 6, or by texting a tip to 274637 (CRIMES) using the keyword DSP; Maryland State Police at (410) 996-7800; Easton (Md.) Police at (410) 822-1111; or Chestertown (Md.) Police at (410) 778-1800. Tipsters may contact Delaware Crime Stoppers at (800) TIP-3333 or www.tipsubmit.com.

 

EATERY ROBBED: State police are searching for a man they say robbed the Subway in the 3600 block of Concord Pike, Talleyville. The man -- described as 6 feet 1 to 6 feet 3 inches tall, 190-220 pounds with a light complexion and an average build -- fled in an unknown direction. Anyone with information may call state police at 834-2630, ext. 6, or by texting a tip to 274637 (CRIMES) with the word "DSP" at the beginning of your message. Tipsters may also call Crime Stoppers at (800) TIP-3333 or submit a tip through www.tipsubmit.com.

 

BURGLARY CHARGES: New Castle County police announced Monday the arrest of two men who took officers on a chase that started in Pennsylvania and ended in Delaware. One was charged with multiple burglaries. Police said on Jan. 9, officers got a call from officials in Delaware County, Pa., about a vehicle that allegedly had been involved in a burglary and was entering Delaware. County police stopped the vehicle in the 2600 block of Philadelphia Pike and arrested Frederick Steele, 39, and Charles Rust, 43. Steele was charged with a burglary and attempted burglary in Centreville and a burglary near Arden. Rust had an outstanding capias from New Castle County Court of Common Pleas. Steele also allegedly was found with stolen evidence from the burglary in Pennsylvania, and a search warrant of his vehicle and motel room recovered evidence from a separate burglary, and linked him to another burglary Monday, police said. Both men are awaiting extradition to Pennsylvania and have been committed to Young Correctional Institution. Steele's charges also include theft and receiving stolen property. Rust was charged with receiving stolen property.

 

INDECENT EXPOSURE: A 40-year-old Claymont man was arrested Friday for allegedly showing his genitalia to a woman walking on a Newark street. Newark police said the 21-year-old woman told officers she was walking down East Main Street at Academy Street about 5:45 p.m. when a man in a black Mercedes asked for directions and she saw his genitals exposed. She walked away and called police. Officers saw the car on Main Street later that night, stopped the man and questioned him, according to a report. John Krok was charged with indecent exposure and released on $250 unsecured bond.

 

FOUR HURT IN FIGHT: Middletown police said at least four people were injured, one with a severe concussion, after a fight broke out at the Boys & Girls Club early Saturday.The party was hosted by the Thunderguards Motorcycle Club, police said. The incident happened at about 12:20 a.m. at the club, at 14 S. Broad St. Chief Henry Tobin said the four victims, two men and two women whose ages range from 29-37, were attacked by as many as 10 people. Others who attended the event have not cooperated with investigators, police said. One of the victims, a 34-year-old Wilmington man, was knocked out during the attack and is still at Christiana Hospital. Anyone with information is asked to call 376-9950 or email patrick.mullin@cj.state.de.us.


SHEDS, VEHICLES HAVE LOSSES: A power generator, snow blower, digital camera, hunting equipment and other items were stolen from 12 vehicles and sheds in Newark over the weekend. Newark police are investigating the robbery spree, which they said happened Friday into Saturday. In total, $6,000 in equipment was stolen, police said. Police said the vehicles and sheds burglarized were not locked. The incidents happened at locations in the 700 block of Bent Lane, 700 block of Colgate Lane and the 700 block of Harvard Lane. Two vehicles were also burglarized in the 400 block of Radcliffe Drive. Anyone with information about these incidents is asked to call 366-7111.

 

FALSE REPORT ALLEGED: A 26-year-old Smyrna man made up a story about his friend being pistol-whipped and held hostage in a Dover apartment Sunday, Dover police said Monday. The man allegedly admitted to lying to officers. Police said German Pizarro told them he and his friend were outside Liberty Court Apartments at 1289 Walker Road when armed men approached them and forced his friend into a building. Pizarro said he fled and told police that his friend's girlfriend was forced out of the apartment and that her boyfriend was pistol-whipped. Police sent hostage negotiators and learned that no one was inside the apartment. The alleged victim told officers he was not held hostage, and Pizarro allegedly admitted to making up the story. He was charged with falsely reporting an incident and released after posting $200 secured bond.

 

MAN SHOT IN ARM: A 26-year-old man was shot in the arm Saturday night in Wilmington and police are asking for the public's help in finding those responsible. Police said the shooting happened at 11:30 p.m. at Seventh and Jefferson streets. The man told police that he had been shot by a passer-by. He was taken to Wilmington Hospital and listed in stable condition. Anyone with information is asked to call 576-3620.

 

CELLPHONE STORE ROBBED: Police are investigating a robbery at a Bear area cellphone store Saturday night. No one was physically injured. Delaware State Police Cpl. Jeff Hale said a gunman robbed the Metro PCS location at 728 Pulaski Highway around 7:45 p.m. The robber confronted a sales clerk and demanded money, Hale said. The clerk gave him the cash and he fled. The robber was described as 5 feet 10 inches to 6 feet tall and 150-180 pounds. He wore a dark gray hooded sweatshirt, blue jeans, black gloves and a black ski mask. Anyone with information is asked to call 834-2630, ext. 6, or text 274637.

 

TIRES VANDALIZED: Police are warning residents of the Windy Hills community near Newark about a vandal damaging the tires of at least five vehicles Saturday night. New Castle County Police said the cars all were parked on the street. Cpl. John Weglarz said the incidents happened in the 200 block of S. Dillwyn Road, first block of Winnwood Road and the first block of Ferncliff Road. Anyone with information is asked to call 573-2800 or visit www.nccpd.com. Texts can be sent to 847411.

 

 

ATTEMPTED ROBBERY: New Castle County police said they are looking for four men, one armed with a gun, who tried to rob a man Tuesday night in Milltown. The incident happened at about 9:15 p.m. in the first block of Deville Circle, in the Farrand Village apartment complex, police said. The 39-year-old victim told police he had walked past the men after getting off of a bus. Minutes later, one of them, armed with a gun, ran in front of him while the others tried to take his property. They assaulted him before they fled but didn't get anything, police said. The victim was treated at Christiana Hospital for minor injuries. The victim got a good look at only one man, whom he described as 18-25, 5 feet 10 inches and 195 pounds. He wore a black hooded sweatshirt and black pants. Two others wore all black, and one wore a tan jacket. Anyone with information is asked to call 395-8110 or visit www.nccpd.com. Texts can be sent to 847411.


ATTEMPTED ROBBERY CHARGE: A 40-year-old Dover man who tried to rob a store in Canterbury but left empty-handed early Wednesday stood outside it long enough for the police to arrive and arrest him, Delaware State Police said. According to police, Mark McDonald tried to rob the Canterbury Shore Stop at 8953 S. Du Pont Highway (U.S. 13) around 2:10 a.m. He asked a clerk if he could use the phone, and after she let him use it, he demanded her car keys. She refused. He then demanded money from the store's register, but she refused, told him to leave, locked the doors and called police. McDonald was waiting next to the store when they arrived. McDonald was charged with attempted robbery and committed to the Vaughn Correctional Center after failing to post $5,000 unsecured bail.

 

ASSAULT AT KNIFEPOINT: An 18-year-old Newark man was assaulted at knifepoint Monday night by two men who tried unsuccessfully to rob him in the Wellington Woods community in Bear. The robbery attempt happened at about 8:30 p.m., as the man was walking from the Sparrow Run community to the bus stop on Wellington Drive, said Cpl. John Weglarz Sr. As the man approached Hawk Drive, he saw four men in black clothing all headed in his direction -- one of them armed with a knife. Two of the men are described as having facial hair. Two of the four began beating up the victim, who was able to fight them off. The assailants ran off empty-handed, Weglarz said. The victim suffered several cuts during the altercation but refused medical treatment. A police K-9 team was called to the scene to track the suspects but could not locate them. Anyone with any information on the incident is asked to call 395-8110 or Delaware Crime Stoppers at (800) TIP-3333.


STORE ROBBED: A store clerk and a customer were robbed at gunpoint Monday night at a Newark-area tobacco store by two bandits wearing ski masks, police said. The robbery unfolded about 8 p.m. at Country Tobacco at Possum Park Mall, said state police. The men are each described as being between 5 feet 7 inches and 5 feet 10 inches tall and weighing between 170 and 190 pounds. They were both dressed in dark-colored clothing, with one man wearing blue jeans and the other dark-colored pants.

 

BANK ROBBED: Middletown police are looking for a 49-year-old Townsend man who allegedly robbed a local bank Sunday morning. The robbery happened at Citizens Bank inside the Acme market, 460 E. Main St., at about 11:15 a.m. Police said Robert Kelly demanded and received money from a teller, then fled. A bank employee recognized him, police said. Kelly is 5 feet 10 inches and 350 pounds. He has gray hair and blue eyes. Police said he fled in a 2002 tan Chevrolet Venture with Delaware license plate PC173797. Anyone with information is asked to call 376-9950.

 

ROBBERS SOUGHT: Three robbers, at least one with a gun, are wanted for three Saturday robberies near New Castle. New Castle County police became aware of the robberies at 10:15 p.m. when a 23-year-old man reported that three men had approached him at Morehouse Drive and Anderson Drive in Dunleith and demanded money. At 11 p.m., two men reported a robbery in the first block of Briarcliff Drive in Overview Gardens, next to Dunleith. While officers were investigating, a woman told police that two 16-year-old girls were robbed by three men in Surrate Park in Dunleith. Anyone with information is asked to call 395-8110 or visit www.nccpd.com. Texts can be sent to 847411.

 

ATTEMPTED ROBBERY: A 38-year-old Penny Hill man has been arrested in connection with an attempted armed robbery last week near New Castle. Garland Hatcher, of the 200 block of Philadelphia Pike, was charged with first-degree attempted robbery, first-degree burglary, offensive touching, possession of a firearm by a person prohibited and possession of a firearm during a felony, said Cpl. John Weglarz Sr. of New Castle County police. The incident occurred about 10 p.m. Wednesday at a home in the first block of N. Street in Hamilton Park. The victim told officers an acquaintance broke into his house through a front porch window, brandished a handgun and tried to rob him, Weglarz said. Hatcher was later released on $27,750 bail.

 

MOTEL ROBBERY: Two Newark women were arrested Sunday following an early-morning holdup and assault at a Newark motel, police said. Samantha Townsend, 19, of the 800 block of Broadfield Drive, and Barbara Filer-Epps, 20, of the first block of Blue Hen Ridge, were each charged with first-degree robbery, second-degree assault, possession of a weapon during a felony, wearing a disguise during a felony and conspiracy, said Newark police Lt. Mark Farrall. The two women are accused of robbing and assaulting the clerk at the Howard Johnson Inn on South College Avenue with a knife about 4:45 a.m. Sunday. The clerk was treated for his injuries at Christiana Hospital and released. Both women were being held in Baylor Women's Correctional Institution on $65,500 bail each.

 

STRONG-ARM ROBBERY: A Newark man was arrested in connection with a strong-arm robbery Wednesday night in the parking lot of Red Mill Square in Ogletown, state police said. Keith J. Garrett Jr., 22, was charged with first-degree robbery and is being held in the Young Correctional Institution in lieu of $30,000 secured bail. The robbery occurred about 8 p.m. in a parking lot in the1200 block of Capitol Trail, where a 63-year-old man was walking to his car, said Sgt. Paul Shavack. The victim was opening the rear door of his car when he was approached from behind by the bandit, who pushed him to the ground and demanded his money. The victim turned over his wallet to the robber, who was last seen driving off in a maroon car. The victim obtained the registration number on the getaway car and provided it to state troopers. A trooper later spotted the vehicle on Red Mill Road, stopped the car and arrested Garrett, Shavack said.

 

LAUNDROMAT ROBBED: County police are searching for a man who held up a coin-operated laundry last week near Elsmere. Police released surveillance video of the man Thursday and are asking the public's help in identifying him. The man entered the Willow Run Laundry in the 1700 block of W. Gilpin Drive in the Willow Run community in the early morning hours Wednesday while damaging property and stealing items. The burglar is described as having an average build, about 5 feet 11 inches tall and between 180 to 200 pounds. He was dressed in a blue jacket, blue jeans, brown shirt and a black cap. Anyone with information about his identity is asked to call Detective T. Mayer at 395-8110. Tips also may be submitted at ncpd.com or through a text at 847411 (TIP411). Begin your message with NCCPD. Tipsters may also call Crime Stoppers at (800) TIP-3333.

 

BURGLARY AT UD: A 26-year-old Smyrna man was arrested in connection with a New Year's Day break-in on the University of Delaware campus in Dover, police said. Dustin R. Eisenhauer, 26, of the first block of South St., was charged with third-degree burglary, theft and possession of burglary tools, said Dover police spokesman Lt. Daniel McKeown. Police said Eisenhauer's girlfriend is employed by the university and was out of town when the incident occurred on the campus at 69 Transportation Circle. In her absence, Eisenhauer used her key to get into the building and removed laptop computers and other electronic equipment, McKeown said. He was released in lieu of $3,500 unsecured bail.

 

BURGLARY AT UD: A 26-year-old Smyrna man was arrested in connection with a New Year's Day break-in on the University of Delaware campus in Dover, police said. Dustin R. Eisenhauer, 26, of the first block of South St., was charged with third-degree burglary, theft and possession of burglary tools, said Dover police spokesman Lt. Daniel McKeown. Police said Eisenhauer's girlfriend is employed by the university and was out of town when the incident occurred on the campus at 69 Transportation Circle. In her absence, Eisenhauer used her key to get into the building and removed laptop computers and other electronic equipment, McKeown said. He was released in lieu of $3,500 unsecured bail.

 

VAN DRIVER SOUGHT: Police are looking for a man who allegedly tried to lure a 15-year-old girl to his vehicle Wednesday in Newark. Police said the incident happened at 5 p.m. along Wyoming Road near Innovation Way. The girl told police the man approached in the van and asked if she needed a ride. She said no. He returned asking the same question, police said. The vehicle is described as an older black van with a dent on the side door and tinted rear windows. The driver was about 30 with a stocky build and short hair. Anyone with information should contact Detective Nicholas Sansone at 366-7110 ext. 135 or nick.sansone@cj.state.de.us, or text 847411 with 302NPD and a message

 

ARMED ROBBERY: Seaford police are investigating a Monday-afternoon armed robbery at a business in the city. The incident occurred about 12:35 p.m. at the Super Soda Center in the 300 block of Stein Highway, Seaford police Lt. Richard Jamison said. A thin-built man in a dark hooded sweatshirt and black mask confronted the clerk at gunpoint, demanding money. The clerk turned over cash and the gunman left. The bandit was about 5-foot-10 and wore a dark-colored hooded sweatshirt, blue jeans, black gloves and a mask. Anyone with information can call 629-6648 or Delaware Crime Stoppers at (800) TIP-3333.

 

BANK ROBBER SOUGHT: Dover police are searching for a bandit who held up a city bank Monday afternoon with a demand note. The robbery occurred about 1 p.m. at the TD Bank, 758 N. DuPont Highway. The man indicated he was armed and confronted the teller with a demand note, said Capt. Tim Stump. The teller turned over cash and the bandit left. He is described as in his 30s, about 5-foot-8 with a thin build, and wearing a dark blue winter coat, blue jeans and a black knit cap. Anyone with information can call 736-7111 or Delaware Crime Stoppers at (800) TIP-3333.

 

BANK ROBBED: A man robbed a bank branch in Stanton on Tuesday morning and Delaware State Police are asking for the public's help in finding him. Sgt. Paul Shavack said the robbery happened at 10:45 a.m. at the TD Bank at 2035 Limestone Road. Shavack said the man entered the store, handed a demand note to a teller and escaped with cash. He fled in the direction of Kirkwood Highway, Shavack said. No injuries were reported. He is described as 40-50, 5 feet 7 to 5 feet 8 inches and 130 pounds. He wore a tan jacket and blue jeans. Anyone with information is asked to call 834-2630, ext. 6, or text 274637.

 

ATTEMPTED THEFT: A Bear-area man was arrested Friday for allegedly burglarizing a home in his community. New Castle County police said a few weeks ago, Steven Bennett, 28, tried to steal a game system from a home in the first block of Egret Court in Sparrow Run but was confronted by the homeowner. He left empty-handed. Police said evidence linked the crime to Bennett. He was charged with burglary and attempted theft.

 

MAN SOUGHT IN ASSAULT: A 22-year-old Townsend man is wanted by police for allegedly assaulting two men on New Year's Eve, causing a serious head injury to one of the victims. James M. Woznicki Jr. is accused of throwing glass bottles at a vehicle with an open window, striking the face of a 19-year-old Middletown man and kicking a 27-year-old New Castle man in the face during the altercation, according to Delaware State Police. The 19-year-old man was treated at Christiana Hospital and released, while the 27-year-old victim remained in serious condition from head injuries sustained in the assault, police said. On Sunday, state police troopers attempted to arrest Woznicki at a residence on Woznicki fled on foot and remained at large Monday, police said. Anyone with information about Woznicki's whereabouts is asked to contact Delaware State Police Troop 9 at 378-5218, Delaware Crime Stoppers at (800) TIP-3333 or via anonymous text message at 274637 (CRIMES), using the keyword "DSP."

 

STABBING SUSPECT HELD: A 31-year-old Rehoboth Beach man faces charges of first-degree assault and possession of a deadly weapon in connection with the stabbing a Maryland man during a New Year's Eve altercation, Delaware State Police said. Lavar W. Hall was arrested Saturday night after he returned to the scene of a fight on the 19000 block of Norwood St. in Rehoboth that took place the night before. At about 9:20 p.m., police said, Hall and a 19-year-old man from Havre de Grace, Md., began arguing because Hall was upset that the man had pointed an air gun at him during the Friday night scrap. After the argument turned physical, Hall allegedly produced a pocket knife, stabbed the man several times in the upper body and fled, according to police. The victim was treated at Beebe Medical Center for his injuries, police said. Hall was arraigned and jailed at Sussex Correctional Institution after failing to post $20,000 secured bond, police said.

 

ATTEMPTED ROBBERY: A masked gunman pointed a gun at a pizza restaurant employee Friday and tried to rob the store but was thwarted. He fled the scene, and Delaware State Police are asking for the public's help finding him. Police said the incident happened at about 9:45 p.m. outside a Pizza Hut at 1300 Veale Road in Brandywine Hundred. The man pointed a gun at a woman who was standing outside the store's rear door and said something, but she could not understand. He walked past her into the back of the store but stopped and came back out once he saw how many employees were inside, police said. No injuries were reported and nothing was taken. The gunman was described as 20-30, 6 feet to 6 feet 2 inches and 165-180 pounds. His mask was white. Anyone with information is asked to call 834-2630, ext. 6, or text 274637.

 

MAN ROBBED: Wilmington police did not release the name of a man they arrested after he allegedly robbed a man of a cellphone and $2 early Sunday. Police said the robbery happened just before 8 a.m. in the 900 block of N. Adams St. Police said the masked robber hit the 51-year-old victim several times in the face and then took his property. Police said the robber fled on foot but an officer found the suspect a short time later. The victim refused medical treatment for a cut to his lip, police said.

LIQUOR STORE ROBBED: Two men, one armed, robbed a Laurel liquor store of money and cigarettes Friday night, Delaware State Police said. The robbery occurred at 6:45 p.m. at the Red Top Liquor Store in the 3000 block of Sharptown Road, Cpl. Jeff Hale said. The store clerk, who is 76, was not hurt. Descriptions of the robbers weren't available. Police would like anyone with information to call them at 856-5850 or Delaware Crime Stoppers at (800) TIP-3333.

 

ROBBERY ATTEMPT FAILS: A man who said he was armed tried to rob a New Castle-area Wawa early Saturday but left empty-handed after the employee couldn't open the cash register, Delaware State Police said. The man approached the cashier in the store in the 500 block of E. Basin Road at 2:15 a.m., implied he had a weapon and demanded money, Cpl. Jeff Hale said. The would-be robber fled when a second employee came to the front of the store after the cashier had trouble opening the register. No one was injured. Police are looking for a man about 6 feet 2 inches tall with curly black hair. He was wearing blue jeans, a blue and gray shirt, a tan baseball cap, black shoes and a gray jacket with a yellow insignia. Police would like anyone with information about the man to call them at 834-2630, ext. 6, or Delaware Crime Stoppers at (800) TIP-3333.

 

PURSE STOLEN: A man stole a woman's purse in a Wawa parking lot near New Castle early Saturday, Delaware State Police said. The 44-year-old victim was walking to the store in the 1500 block of N. Du Pont Highway at 1:20 a.m. with her 9-year-old daughter when a man approached, grabbed her purse and ran toward the Hampton Walk Apartments, Cpl. Jeff Hale said. No one was injured. Police are searching for a man about 6 feet 1, about 200 pounds, with black hair and brown eyes. He was wearing black pants and a gray hooded sweatshirt. Police would like anyone with information to call them at 834-2630, ext. 6, of Delaware Crime Stoppers at (800) TIP-3333.

 

BANK ROBBED: Smyrna police are asking the public's help in identifying a man who robbed a Smyrna bank Thursday afternoon. The robbery occurred at about 1 p.m. at Dover Federal Credit Union at 7 W. Glenwood Ave., where a man handed the teller a note, said Smyrna Police Lt. Norman Wood. The note demanded money and threatened to shoot the teller if she set off an alarm. No weapon was seen, Wood said. The teller handed over an undisclosed sum of cash and the bandit ran out. The man was dressed in a gray hooded sweatshirt with the hood up and had on gray gloves with blue fingertips. Call police at 653-9217 or Delaware Crime Stoppers at (800) TIP-3333 with information.

Sussex County

TWO INTRUDERS SOUGHT: Two armed men fled empty-handed early Friday after bursting into a Millsboro-area home and trying to rob the sleeping occupant, police said. Troopers are now searching for a tall man and a short man -- one armed with a shotgun. The incident occurred about 3:30 a.m. at a home in the 26000 block of Mt. Joy Road, where two intruders forced their way in and confronted a 51-year-old man in the living room and started fighting with the victim, state police Master Cpl. Jeffrey Hale said. The pair then left the home empty-handed. They were last seen driving off in a dark-colored sedan, Hale said. The victim refused medical treatment for his injuries.

 

MAN INJURED DURING ROBBERY: A 48-year-old Rehoboth Beach man was hospitalized after being thrown from a moving car early Friday during a robbery, police said. The incident happened shortly before 3 a.m. when the man stopped at the Wawa at Del. 1 and Del. 24 to get gas before realizing he didn't have any money, said state police Master Cpl. Jeffrey Hale. The man asked two other men there if they could drive him home to the first block of Colonial Lane in the Colonial East development to get his money, and they agreed. After obtaining the money, he got back inside the pair's car and one of the men started assaulting him, Hale said. The assailant took the victim's money, pushed him out of the moving car and drove off. The victim was taken to Beebe Medical Center, where he was treated for injuries that were not life-threatening, Hale said.


MD. MAN SHOT IN PARKING LOT: A 23-year-old Maryland man was shot in the lower leg about 8 p.m. Thursday in a parking lot at Kimbrough Court in Seaford's Chandler Heights section, said police Lt. Richard Jamison. He was taken to Nanticoke Hospital in stable condition. The victim was walking across the parking lot when he was shot by a stranger, Jamison said.

 

MAN SHOT IN HEAD: A man in his 20s was critically injured Friday evening after being shot in the head, authorities said. Emergency crews, responding to the 2600 block of Bowers St. for a report of shots being fired shortly after 5 p.m., found a man lying on the ground in the rear of houses along the west side of the block. New Castle County paramedics treated the man's gunshot wound to the head as he was taken to Christiana Hospital. He was admitted to the hospital in critical condition, paramedic Cpl. Peter T. Small said. Wilmington police had few details Friday night, but they were investigating. Anyone with information regarding the shooting should contact police or Crime Stoppers at (800) TIP-3333 or online at www.tipsubmit.com. Callers may remain anonymous.

 

MAN STABBED: A man in his 40s was seriously injured Friday night after being stabbed in the chest, New Castle County paramedic Cpl. Peter T. Small said. The incident happened about 8 p.m. in the 500 block of Eighth St. Paramedics treated the man before taking him to Christiana Hospital in stable condition, Small said. Wilmington police were investigating Friday night.

 

MAN FACES BURGLARY CHARGE: A 25-year-old man was charged with burglary after police found him in an office complex Friday morning holding a duffel bag filled with toothbrushes, mouthwash, toothpaste and spare change. Wilmington police were called about 10 a.m. to the 1700 block of Lovering Ave, by residents concerned about a suspicious-acting man walking in the parking lots of closed businesses and disappearing from view. When an officer arrived, residents directed him to the complex, where he soon arrested Christopher Owens. Owens was charged with third-degree burglary and theft under $1,500.


MEN SOUGHT IN ROBBERY: State police released surveillance photos Friday of a suspect in Tuesday's armed robbery near Elsmere. The robbery happened about 1:40 p.m. at Metro PCS/Loans Till Payday at 101 N. Maryland Ave., in Richardson Park, police said. Two men entered the store, one armed with a handgun and the other armed with a shotgun, and confronted three employees. They demanded money. The employees complied, and the suspects fled on foot east on Maryland Avenue. Anyone with information about the robbery may contact troopers at 834-2630, ext. 6, or contact Delaware Crime Stoppers at (800) TIP-3333, www.tipsubmit.com or by text to 274637 (CRIMES) using the keyword "DSP."

 

SHOOTING VICTIM CRITICAL: A Marshallton man was in critical condition after being shot during a home invasion Thursday night. The 20-year-old and his 18-year-old brother were in the home at about 8:45 p.m. when an unknown suspect armed with a handgun entered the house in the 2000 block of Jackson Ave. A struggle ensued, and the man was shot in the upper body, and the suspect fled, New Castle County police said. The victim was taken by county paramedics to Christiana Hospital, where he was admitted in critical condition. The suspect is described as 5 feet 10 inches and 190 pounds. He was wearing a blue sweatshirt and blue jeans, and his face was partially concealed. Those with information may call the New Castle County Police Department at 395-8110 or visit www.nccpd.com. Text tips can be sent to 847411 (TIP411). Begin your message with NCCPD, and then type your message. Tipsters may call Crime Stoppers at (800) TIP-3333.

 

THEFT THWARTED: A homeowner thwarted a thief who was stealing scrap metal out of his driveway in Rogers Manor near New Castle Thursday morning, New Castle County police said Friday. Police said the 53-year-old victim came home shortly before 11 a.m. to find a white pickup backed into his driveway and a man -- later identified as Dustin Ritchie, 27, of the 100 block of Edgewood Road in New Castle -- taking scrap metal from the side of his garage. The homeowner pulled his vehicle behind the truck and called 911. Police arrested Ritchie and later learned he also allegedly had taken scrap metal and an air-conditioning unit from his neighbor's yard earlier that day. Police charged Ritchie with two counts of theft and two counts of criminal trespassing. He was arraigned and released on $2,500 unsecured bond.

 

BOY CHARGED IN ROBBERY: A 13-year-old boy has been charged with robbing an older teen at knifepoint in Bear. The robbery happened just after 3 p.m. in the Vinings at Christiana apartment complex. A 16-year-old boy got off the school bus when the younger boy came out from behind a wall, showed the knife as he grabbed the older boy and demanded his property, police said. The victim handed over his cellphone, and the robber fled. Police said they later arrested the boy at his home in the 1000 block of Vinings Way. He was charged with robbery, possession of a deadly weapon during a felony and terroristic threatening. He was committed to New Castle County Juvenile Detention Center.

 

MAN ARRESTED IN BURGLARIES: A 31-year-old Newark man was arrested Tuesday in Middletown in connection with three store burglaries. Surveillance video captured his image during one of them, Middletown police said, and he was linked to the other two. Shortly before 7 a.m. Saturday, they went to Tequila's Restaurant at 431 E. Main St. for a reported burglary. Glass was smashed open, and the cash register had been pried open. A few minutes later, an alarm sounded at the Goodwill Store at 801 N. Broad St. Police found the front window smashed out and the safe moved. The Super Cuts business at 436 E. Main St. also reported a robbery early in the day, and surveillance video captured Bryan Roberts in the act. Roberts was linked to the other two burglaries and was committed to Young Correctional Institution.

 

MAN ATTACKED, ROBBED: Three men attacked a 49-year-old man late Wednesday as he walked his dog near New Castle. Police said the three men beat him on the head and leg and rifled through his pockets. The robbery occurred shortly after 11:40 p.m. along Wilton Boulevard. Paramedics took him to Christiana Hospital. Police used K-9s to search the area but didn't find the men. Anyone with information about the robbery is asked to call 395-8110

 

MAN SHOT IN HEAD: A 20 year-old man was shot in Marshallton Thursday night. New Castle County Paramedics said they transported the man, who had been shot in the head, around 8:45 p.m. from the 2000 block of Jackson Ave. to Christiana Hospital. Paramedics said he was listed in critical condition. New Castle County police are investigating the incident. No further information was available.

 

SUSPECT SOUGHT: New Castle County police have arrested a 16-year-old boy and are seeking a 19-year-old man who allegedly tried to burglarize a home in the Rutherford community east of Newark. Police said the pair was trying to kick in a basement window in the first block of E. Rutherford Drive about 10:45 a.m. Wednesday but took off when an alarm was activated. The boy was arrested a few blocks away. The 16-year-old, of the 100 block of Minquadale Blvd. in Minquadale, was charged with attempted burglary, conspiracy and criminal mischief. He was released on $11,000 unsecured bond. Investigators also linked 19-year-old Aaron Veasey, of the 100 block of W. Rutherford Drive, to the attempted break-in and have warrants for his arrest. Call Senior Cpl. Craig Browning at 573-2800 or 395-8171, visit www.nccpd.com or text a tip starting with NCCPD to 847411 with information.

 

WOMAN SHOT: A woman was shot multiple times early Thursday in the Hilltop section of Wilmington, city police said. The victim, in her 20s, was found on the sidewalk in the 800 block of W. Seventh St. when officers responded about 1:30 a.m. She was taken by ambulance to Christiana Hospital and was listed in stable condition with injuries not considered to be life-threatening, police said. Anyone with information may call Detective Martin Lenhardt at 576-3668. Tips also may be submitted anonymously through Delaware Crime Stoppers, which offers rewards, at (800) TIP-3333 or www.tipsubmit.com.

 

SEXUAL ASSAULT: A 32-year-old New Castle-area man was charged with sexually assaulting a woman while brandishing a steak knife, police said. Jenail Brown of the 100 block of Alston Court in the Eagle Glen community is accused of assaulting the 25-year-old woman early Saturday, said New Castle County Police Cpl. John Weglarz Sr. No other details were provided. Brown was charged with rape in the first degree and a weapons offense and committed to Young Correctional Institution on $50,000 secured bond.

 

ATTEMPTED ROBBERY: A Hockessin-area man reported that six men -- one armed with a handgun -- tried to rob him at about 7:40 p.m. Friday while he was walking at the intersection of Songsmith Drive and Carvel Lane near the Stone Mill Townhouses, police said. The 33-year-old victim approached police who were investigating a car crash at Songsmith Drive and Del. 7, said New Castle County Police Cpl. John Weglarz Sr. He said he was walking home and was approached by two men who were soon joined by four others who demanded money, Weglarz said. The victim noticed police lights in the distance and started running toward them. Officers and a police dog were unable to track the suspects. One of the suspects is 20-30 years old, about 5 feet 6 inches tall and was wearing a black jacket, blue jeans and a black hat. The other is about 6 feet tall with facial hair and was wearing a black T-shirt, blue jeans and black boots. Descriptions of the other suspects were not available. Call police at 395-8110 or Delaware Crime Stoppers at (800) TIP-3333 with information.

 

MAN SHOT: A 19-year-old New Castle-area man was shot in the upper body at about 12:40 p.m. Saturday while walking near the intersection of Parma Avenue and Briarcliff Drive in the Overlook Gardens community, police said. The victim was heading home when he was approached by a man who shot several rounds from a handgun before fleeing, said New Castle County Police Cpl. John Weglarz Sr. The victim was taken to Christiana Hospital with injuries that are not life-threatening. A police K-9 team was unable to track the assailant, he said. The suspect is about 5 feet 10 inches tall, weighs 160-190 pounds and was wearing a black jacket, blue jeans and baseball cap. Call police at 395-8110 or Delaware Crime Stoppers at (800) TIP-3333 with information.

 

SHOTS FIRED: Shots were fired toward a 28-year-old Lincoln man at about 9:30 p.m. Friday while he sat in his vehicle outside Court Wine & Liquors in the 400 block of S. Du Pont Highway in Dover, police said. The assailants approached from behind and one of them fired at the vehicle, striking it several times, said Dover police Lt. Benton Counselman. Both suspects ran in an unknown direction. The victim was not injured. Call police at 736-7111 or Delaware Crime Stoppers at (800) TIP-3333 with information.

 

HOUSES, VEHICLE SHOT: Six houses and a vehicle were damaged in a shooting Wednesday night in the Rosegate community near New Castle. No one was injured in the incident that occurred shortly after 5 p.m. in the 100 block of Thorn Lane, said Cpl. John Weglarz Sr. of New Castle County police. Officers found numerous shell casings in the road. Three of the homes were in the first block of Thorn Lane, as well as a vehicle in the driveway of one home, and another three homes were in the 100 block of Thorn Lane. Several of the homes were occupied. Call police at 395-8110 or Delaware Crime Stoppers at (800) TIP-3333 with information.

 

MAN HELD AFTER STABBING: A Millsboro man was arrested early Thursday for allegedly stabbing an acquaintance, state police said. James L. Street Jr., 48, of the 28000 block of Layton Davis Road, was charged with assault and three other offenses, said police Master Cpl. Jeffrey Hale. Street and a 45-year-old Millsboro man were drinking at Street's home when an argument broke out. Street allegedly pulled out a pocket knife and stabbed and punched the victim numerous times. The victim was able to run to a neighbor's house, where the resident called 911. He was taken to Beebe Medical Center with injuries that are not believed to be life-threatening. Street was committed to Sussex Correctional Institution in lieu of $12,000. secured bail.

 

PURSE SNATCHER SOUGHT: A 51-year-old woman was robbed in the parking lot of a McDonald's near New Castle, state police reported Wednesday. The incident happened about 3:30 p.m. Tuesday in the 3000 block of New Castle Ave. The woman had left her car when a man approached asking for gas money. She refused and walked toward the restaurant, but the man came up from behind and grabbed her purse, which contained money and other property. They struggled, and he forcibly removed it, Sgt. Paul Shavack said. The man fled on foot toward West Avenue. The woman was not injured, Shavack said. The robber was described as 20-30 years old, 5 feet 10 inches to 6 feet tall, 150-160 pounds and thin. He was wearing a black hooded sweatshirt and dark pants. Call police at 834-2630, ext. 6, or text tips to 274637 (CRIMES) using the keyword "DSP." Tips also may be submitted anonymously through Delaware Crime Stoppers, which offers rewards, at (800) TIP-3333.

 

ROBBERY AT GUNPOINT: New Castle County police are searching for two men who allegedly approached two people parked in a Bear trailer park and robbed them at gunpoint. Police responded to Ingram Street in the Glasgow Court Trailer Park just before 8 p.m. Saturday. A 19-year-old Maryland man and a 21-year-old man from Newark were parked, listening to music, when they were approached by the suspects, police said. One suspect brandished a handgun, while the other took the victims' property, said police. The suspects fled on foot.

 

ROBBERY AT GUNPOINT: Dover police are searching for a man in his early 20s suspected of robbing a person at gunpoint Friday afternoon at the Country Club Apartments. The suspect approached the victim on the side of the K Building of the apartment complex and demanded money at gunpoint, police said. The suspect took money from the victim's purse and fled on foot, according to police. He was described as 20-23 years old, about 6 feet 1 inch tall and about 230-240 pounds. He was last seen wearing a gray hoodie and gray sweatpants. Anyone with information about the crime is asked to call Dover police at 736-7111 or Delaware Crime Stoppers at (800) TIP-3333.

 

BURGLARY: Dover police are investigating the Friday night burglary of a residence in the 100 block of Spruance Road. At about 8 p.m., the homeowner returned, saw someone inside her home and called 911, Dover police said. The suspect fled the house before officers arrived, but police said the home had been ransacked and electronic equipment was taken. Anyone with information on the burglary is asked to call the Dover Police Department at 736-7111

WEAPONS CHARGE: A 25-year-old New Castle man was arrested Friday and charged with a felony weapons violation after police pulled him over for having tinted windows and discovered a loaded handgun. Dennis Coit, of the 100 block of Katrina Circle, was traveling northbound on Del. 9 at about 8:40 p.m. when he was stopped by New Castle County police in a parking lot at West Avenue. When officers approached his Mercury Marquis, Coit appeared nervous and started fumbling around, police said. Officers found a fully loaded black Ruger 9 mm handgun on the driver's side floor board and an additional magazine in the trunk, according to police. Coit was charged with carrying a concealed deadly weapon, driving while suspended, failure to have proof of insurance and operating a vehicle with improper window tint. He was released on $8,500 unsecured bond.

 

TEEN CHARGED IN ROBBERIES: A 16-year-old boy was arrested in connection with three food robberies that took place at vacant residences, New Castle County police said. The robberies of delivery workers occurred twice Friday at Garfield Park and once in Forest Knoll. The Friday afternoon robberies occurred within an hour of each other. In two of the incidents, a food delivery driver arrived at a residence but was confronted by a boy who displayed a handgun and demanded money. Police later searched the boy's home and discovered a starter pistol hidden in his bedroom. The teenager was charged with robbery in the first degree and two counts of attempted robbery in the first degree. He was committed to New Castle County Juvenile Detention Center in lieu of $75,000 secured bail.

 

MAN'S BODY FOUND: State police are investigating the death of a man whose body was found Thursday morning along Kirkwood Highway in Milltown. The body of the man, fully clothed and about 70 to 75 years old, was found around 5:40 a.m. in a grassy area just east of the entrance to All Saints Cemetery, 6001 Kirkwood Highway, spokesman Sgt. Paul Shavack said. A passer-by discovered the body, which has been turned over to the state Medical Examiner's Office for an autopsy. Anyone with information may call police at 834-2630, ext. 204. Tips may be texted to 274637 (CRIMES) using the keyword "DSP." Tips also may be submitted anonymously through Delaware Crime Stoppers, which offers rewards, at (800) TIP-3333 or www.tipsubmit.com.

 

BANK ROBBED: The Citizens Bank in Kirkwood Plaza in Milltown was robbed at noon Thursday, state police said. The man showed tellers a handgun and gave them a note demanding money, Sgt. Paul Shavack said. The tellers gave them a bag of money containing a dye pack, which exploded as the man ran. The dye got onto the money and the robber. Police have asked anyone with information about the robbery to call them at 834-2630, ext. 6, or Delaware Crime Stoppers at (800) TIP-3333. Tips can also be submitted at www.tipsubmit.com.

 

DELIVERYMAN ROBBED: A pizza deliveryman was robbed at gunpoint in Dover on Wednesday evening, police reported Thursday. The incident happened about 6:45 p.m. Wednesday in the first block of Village Drive in the Hamlet community. Three men wearing gray hooded sweatshirts took off on foot after taking the deliveryman's money and the pizza he was about to deliver, police said. Police are asking anyone with information to call 736-7111. Tips also may be submitted anonymously through Delaware Crime Stoppers, which offers rewards, at (800) TIP-3333 or at www.tipsubmit.com.

 

HOME-INVASION CHARGES: A 20-year-old Camden man has been charged in connection with a home invasion about 11 p.m. Wednesday in the 900 block of Wilson Drive, Dover police reported Thursday. Police said Charles Frazier, of the 100 block of Vining Run, allegedly kicked in the front door of a home while he was armed with a handgun and threatened to shoot multiple people inside. He fled but was apprehended a short time later at his home. He was charged with burglary, aggravated menacing, terroristic threatening, endangering the welfare of a child and possession of a firearm during commission of a felony and by a person prohibited. Frazier was being held at Vaughn Correctional Center in lieu of $442,600 secured bond.

 

BREAK-IN WARNING: Police are reminding residents in the Pike Creek and Hockessin areas to secure windows and doors to their homes following a spate of break-ins. In the past two months, detectives have investigated numerous daytime burglaries in those communities, said Cpl. John Weglarz Sr. Residents are urged to report any suspicious cars or people in the neighborhoods to police at 573-2800. If you are a victim of a burglary, call 911 to report it.

 

KNIFE THREAT, DRUGS: A 26-year-old Smyrna man was arrested for allegedly threatening a restaurant employee with a knife, Smyrna police said. Officers arrested Deshaun Huckaby Nov. 23 and charged him with aggravated menacing, weapons and drug offenses and terroristic threatening. Police said they were first called to Mom's Pizza, in the 300 block of N. Main St., shortly before 11:30 a.m. for a report of a man threatening an employee with a knife. He fled, but officers caught him. Huckaby had 67 grams of marijuana on him, police said. He was committed to Vaughn Correctional Center after failing to post $17,250 secured bond.

 

SHOOTING: Delaware State Police are investigating a Wednesday night shooting in the parking lot of a restaurant in Glasgow. The shooting happened about 6 p.m. outside the Burger King in the Four Seasons Shopping Center off Del. 896, police said. One victim was transported to Christiana Hospital by private vehicle. His injuries were not considered life-threatening.

 

MAN ASSAULTED, ROBBED: Three men in dark hooded sweatshirts -- two of them toting guns -- assaulted and robbed a man about 6:30 p.m. Tuesday in the parking lot of the McDonald's at 101 S. Du Pont Highway at Hares Corner, state police Sgt. Paul Shavack said. The 25-year-old victim was getting out of his car when the robbers forced him to the ground and beat him in the head with their handguns. The assailants continued to kick and punch the victim before rifling through his pockets and taking his wallet and other personal property, Shavack said. The robbers ran through the parking lot and disappeared. The victim suffered minor injuries. Call police at 834-2630, ext. 6, or Delaware Crime Stoppers at (800) TIP-3333 with information.

 

RAPE SUSPECT HELD: A Maryland man wanted by Elkton police on rape charges was arrested Tuesday in Delaware City, police said. Andrew Stadelmam, 46, of Elkton, was being sought on second-degree rape and 18 counts of sexual abuse of a juvenile girl. Delaware City Police Chief Daniel Tjaden said officers were tipped that Stadelmam was living in the area. Stadelmam was arrested about 7 p.m. in a shed in the first block of Washington Ave., Tjaden said. He was committed to Young Correctional Institution and was awaiting extradition to Maryland.

 

ROBBERY FAILS: A man with a dark cloth covering his face attempted to rob a clerk Tuesday night at the Salem Center Wawa at 1605 Pulaski Highway near Bear, state police said. The man put his hand under his sweatshirt, implying he was armed, and demanded money. The clerk refused, and the would-be robber ran out empty handed. He is 18 to 25, about 5 foot 10 and 170 pounds. He was wearing a dark hooded sweatshirt and sweatpants. Call police at 834-2630, ext. 6, or Delaware Crime Stoppers at (800) TIP-3333 with information.

 

POLICE CHASE: A driver of a stolen vehicle led police on a chase throughout New Castle County Thursday night. Delaware State Police Sgt. Paul Shavack said police took a man into custody after he crashed into another vehicle along northbound U.S. 13 in front of the New Castle County Safety Building on the 3600 block of No. DuPont Highway. Shavack said Wilmington Police tried to stop the driver on Northeast Boulevard in the city, but he fled to Claymont and then back south. Eventually the driver blew out two tires and crashed into another vehicle before he was taken into custody, Shavack said. The crash caused neck and back injuries to two people in the other vehicle. The chase started at 8:44 p.m. and ended at 9:32 p.m.

 

STABBING: A 31-year-old Port Penn woman was arrested Thursday for allegedly stabbing another woman multiple times in New Castle. Delaware State Police said Joan Faulkner stabbed a woman in her lower body with a three-inch knife after they got into an argument on West Avenue near New Castle Avenue. Faulkner fled the scene after the stabbing, police said. The victim was taken to Christiana Hospital and treated for non-life threatening injuries. Faulkner was found hiding in the bathroom of a McDonald's Restaurant in the 3000 block of New Castle Ave. She was charged with assault and weapons possession and committed to the Delores Baylor Women's Correctional Institution.

 

MAN STABBED: A 21-year-old Wilmington man was stabbed several times early Wednesday during an argument with three women, police said. The incident occurred about 12:30 a.m. in the 2700 block of N. Market St. Officers called to the scene said they found the man with stab wounds to his torso and arm. He was taken to Christiana Hospital and admitted in critical condition, Master Sgt. Steven Barnes said. Barnes said the victim was uncooperative with police. Anyone with information is asked to call Detective Cecilia Ashe at 576-3649 or Delaware Crime Stoppers at (800) TIP-3333.

 

MAN TRIES TO GRAB TEEN: Two men drove past two teenage girls Thursday morning and one tried to grab them from the passenger side of a truck in Bellefonte, New Castle County Police said. The incident took place around 7:20 a.m. on Highland Avenue. Police are looking for two men in a brown or white truck with a brown stripe and a loud muffler. Anyone with information should call 395-8110.

 

STUDENT ASSAULTED: An 18-year-old student at an alternative school in New Castle was attacked Wednesday afternoon by two men in the school parking lot, police said. The incident occurred about 1:15 p.m. in the parking lot of the M.A.P.S. school on Wilmington Road, said Lt. Adam Brams. The victim told officers he was parked in the lot getting ready to walk into the school when two strangers parked next to him. One of the men said he needed to talk to him. The second man began hitting the victim with an object. The victim started honking his horn and yelling for help, scaring off the attackers. They left in a dark-colored vehicle. The victim was taken to Christiana Hospital where he was treated and released. Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 322-9800. Tips also may be submitted anonymously through Delaware Crime Stoppers, which offers rewards, at (800) TIP-3333 or www.tipsubmit.com.

 

CASH REGISTER TAKEN: Two people were arrested Sunday after they allegedly made off with a cash register about 8 p.m. Saturday at the Express Mart in the 700 block of Pulaski Highway in Bear, state police said. The register was taken when a 34-year-old clerk refused to hand over money, said police Cpl. Jeffrey Hale. No one was injured. The robbers were seen leaving in a gray Chevrolet TrailBlazer, which a state trooper stopped Sunday morning because of a traffic violation on Moorehouse Drive in New Castle. Robinson Rivera, 29, of Wilmington, was hiding in the back and Jennifer Stout, 37, of Newark, was driving, Hale said. They were linked to several other convenience-store robberies since Friday and charged with robbery and conspiracy, he said. Rivera was committed to Young Correctional Institution after failing to pay $98,000 cash and $1,000 secured bail. Stout was committed to Baylor Women's Institution after failing to pay $34,000 cash bail.

 

MAN STABBED: A 27-year-old man was stabbed multiple times in the shoulder and abdomen during an apparent robbery Sunday evening in the area of Seventh and Jefferson streets, Wilmington police said. New Castle County paramedics said they got the call at about 6:40 p.m. and transported the man to Christiana Hospital. Police said more information will be released later

 

ARREST IN BANK ROBBERY: A Pennsville, N.J., man identified as being involved in a bank robbery that took place Monday in Delaware was arrested Wednesday at a New Jersey motel, according to Delaware State Police. Ryan W. Anderson, 22, was being held as a fugitive in the Salem County Detention Center pending extradition. Anderson had been sought in the robbery, which took place at 4:30 p.m. Monday at the M&T Bank at 2371 Limestone Road in Milltown. After state police released bank surveillance photos, police in Pennsville notified detectives in Delaware of the man's identity, said Master Cpl. Jeffrey Hale. On Wednesday, detectives from Delaware and New Jersey searched area motels and located Anderson at the American Best Value Inn in Pennsville. Anderson was arrested after a brief foot chase, Hale said. He faces charges of second-degree robbery in Delaware.

LAPTOP STOLEN: A man stole a laptop about 6:30 p.m. Nov. 16 at the hhgregg store in the Brandywine Town Center, 3040 Brandywine Parkway, in Brandywine Hundred, said state police agency spokesman Sgt. Paul Shavack. Store officials notified state police about the theft Wednesday. The man detached a security cable device on a Sony Vaio laptop worth about $1,000 and placed the laptop in a shopping cart before running out. He has been linked to two other laptop thefts that week at an hhgregg store in Deptford, N.J., Shavack said. He is described as in his 40s, about 6 feet tall and weighs 200 pounds to 220 pounds with a blue wind-resistant jacket. Call Master Cpl. Rick Deskis at 761-6677, ext. 324, or Delaware Crime Stoppers at (800) TIP-3333 with information.

BANK ROBBER SOUGHT: A man robbed the M&T Bank at 15 W. Lea Blvd. in Wilmington about 11:15 a.m. Friday, said police Master Sgt. William Schmid. The man, who was dressed in black and wearing a black Phillies cap, walked into the bank and handed the teller a note demanding money with no dye pack. He received an undetermined sum and ran out. He was last seen heading south on Shipley Street, Schmid said. The robber is described as in his 30s, about 5 feet 11 inches tall and weighs about 200 pounds. Call Detective Malcolm Stoddard at 576-3641 or Delaware Crime Stoppers at (800) TIP-3333 with information.

SHOOTER SOUGHT: Delaware State Police are asking for the public's help in finding the person who fired several shots into a Felton home late Tuesday night. Police said four people, including a 2-year-old girl, were inside the home shortly before 11 p.m. when the shots were fired. No one was injured. Police said the shooting happened in the first block of Barrett Court in the Canterbury Crossings community. The 51-year-old homeowner said she was in the living room with her family when five shots were fired. Police found three bullets lodged into a bedroom wall. Anyone with information is asked to call 697-4454.MAN SOUGHT: A man is being sought for trying to get money from another person's account about 5 p.m. Monday at the PNC Bank at 230 E. Main St. in Newark, said police Lt. Mark Farrall. The man presented the teller with a fake New Jersey driver's license in the name of an account holder and tried to withdraw money. The teller recognized the license was fictitious and called police. The man ran out of the bank before police arrived. Call Master Cpl. Fred Nelson at 366-7110, ext. 457, email frederick.nelson@cj.state.de.us, or call Delaware Crime Stoppers at (800) TIP-3333 with information.PIZZA DELIVERYMAN ROBBED: Two men robbed a pizza delivery driver Tuesday night near New Castle, and New Castle County police are asking for the public's help in finding the perpetrators. Cpl. John Weglarz said the robbery happened around 8:45 p.m. outside the Galloway Court Apartments in the 400 block of S. Du Pont Highway. The 23-year-old deliveryman said that after he delivered a pizza, he saw two men leaning on the back of his car, and they approached him and demanded his property. He gave them an undisclosed amount of money. One robber was described as 5 feet 10 inches, about 150-160 pounds. He wore black pants, a black knit hat and a black hooded sweatshirt. The other was 5 feet 4 inches and 110 pounds. He also wore black pants and a black hooded sweatshirt. Anyone with information is asked to call 395-8110. Texts can be sent to 847411

SUSPECT SOUGHT: New Castle County police released a surveillance picture of a man they said stole equipment from the White Clay Sewer Treatment Facility in Stanton. They are asking for the public's help in identifying him. The incident happened in September. Police did not say what equipment was stolen. He was described as 5 feet 10 inches to 6 feet 2 inches and wore a gray hooded sweatshirt with a John Deere logo. He also wore maroon or purple shorts with white stripes on the sides, white sneakers and work gloves. Anyone with information is asked to call 395-8110.

BOY ROBBED IN BEAR: A 17-year-old boy was robbed Monday night in Bear, New Castle County police said. Officers were called to a home in the Glasgow Court Trailer Park around 6:10 p.m. for a robbery report. The boy told police that several robbers approached him at the intersection of Dan Street and Glasgow Drive and that one of them had a gun. One demanded his property while others went through his pockets and took his belongings. Police said the robbers were seen running toward Albert Street near Burbank Street, close to Sparrow Run. Police said the robbers fired several shots at a man who spotted them running but nobody was hit. No injuries were reported. The robbers were wearing dark hooded sweatshirts. Anyone with information is asked to call 395-8110

ROBBERY SUSPECT SOUGHT: New Castle County police are looking for a man who tried to rob another man who was sitting in a car in Greenville Friday night. The incident took place in the rear parking lot of the Greenville Place Apartments complex around 7:45 p.m. The victim, a 32-year-old man, was not injured. He told police he was in a car when the suspect, armed with a gun, approached him and demanded his belongings. When the victim tried to open the car door, the would-be robber ran off, police said. He was described as 18-22, 5 feet 11, with an average build, and his face was covered. He wore dark clothing. Anyone with information is asked to call 395-8110.

TWO ROBBED IN BEAR: Two people in a car early Sunday in Bear were robbed at gunpoint, New Castle County police said. Cpl. John Weglarz said the robbery happened at 6:35 a.m. as a man and woman sat in a parked vehicle on Einstein Drive near Faraday Court. The victims said a man came up to them, brandished a gun and demanded their property. He fled once he got their belongings. He was described as being 30-40, 5 feet 8 and about 160 pounds. His face was concealed and he wore dark clothing. Anyone with information is asked to call 395-8110.

GROCERY STORE ROBBED: Delaware State Police are looking for a man who robbed a New Castle-area grocery store Saturday night while wielding a machete. Sgt. Paul Shavack said the robbery happened at 9 p.m. in the Everest Indian Grocery store on Churchmans Road. The robber was described as about 6 feet, 190-200 pounds. He wore a dark blue shirt, tan pants and a mask covering his face. Anyone with information is asked to call 834-2630.

MAN SHOT: A man whose car was found abandoned and running in a Wilmington street Sunday was in stable condition after being shot in the back, Wilmington police said. The incident took place on the 2900 block of Madison St. at 5:43 p.m., police said. Officers arrived after a report of shots fired. They found the car with no driver. Officers later learned the man had been taken to Wilmington Hospital by personal vehicle. Officers are asking anyone with information on the incident to call 576-3628.

HOME INVADED: Detectives are investigating a late-night home invasion Tuesday at a Seaford-area home. The incident occurred about 10:15 p.m. in the 8000 block of Nylon Ave. The 26-year-old victim told troopers that two armed men wearing disguises entered her home through the front door. One pointed a gun at the woman's head and taped her mouth and hands, said Master Cpl. Gary Fournier of Delaware State Police. The gunmen fled with an undisclosed sum and two cellphones, he said. The woman was not injured. Anyone with information on this robbery is asked to call Detective Steve Kelly at Troop 4 at 856-5850 or Delaware Crime Stoppers at (800) TIP-3333.

TWO HURT IN STABBINGS: Two Wilmington residents were hospitalized Saturday after stabbing each other at a home at 2202 N. Pine St. on the city's northeast side, police said. Witnesses told police a man and woman were arguing in the home when the woman produced an unknown weapon and stabbed the man in the forehead. The man fought back, witnesses told police, by stabbing the woman in the upper chest with an unknown weapon. The man was transported to Wilmington Hospital's emergency room and the woman was taken to Christiana Care's emergency room, according to Wilmington police. An investigation was continuing Saturday night, police said.

GUNS SEIZED IN RIVERSIDE: Wilmington police seized three loaded guns Friday in the Riverside public housing projects and arrested three Delaware men, including one wanted for attempted murder in Chester, Pa. The first arrest was about 11 a.m., when officers, acting on a tip about drug activity, tried to stop a man. He fled, but was stopped near 26th and Claymont streets. Police found a loaded .32-caliber handgun in his pocket, Capt. William R. Browne said. Phil Jones, 20, of the 900 block of N. Pine St., was charged with carrying a concealed deadly weapon and released on $1,000 secured bond. At about 3 p.m., the mobile unit approached a group of men as they walked behind a building, then reappeared, Browne said. Officers stopped the men and searched behind the building, finding a loaded .45-caliber handgun and a loaded .380-caliber handgun. Ricardo Carter, 19, of the 700 block of Peachtree Road in Claymont, was turned over to U.S. Marshals on the attempted-murder and other charges in Chester. Jeremy Selby, 25, of the 100 block of E. 22nd St. in Wilmington, was taken into custody on multiple warrants in Delaware. No one was charged with the two guns, but the investigation is continuing, Browne said.

TWO HURT IN STABBINGS: Two Wilmington residents were hospitalized Saturday after stabbing each other at a home at 2202 N. Pine St. on the city's northeast side, police said. Witnesses told police a man and woman were arguing in the home when the woman produced an unknown weapon and stabbed the man in the forehead. The man fought back, witnesses told police, by stabbing the woman in the upper chest with an unknown weapon. The man was transported to Wilmington Hospital's emergency room and the woman was taken to Christiana Care's emergency room, according to Wilmington police. An investigation was continuing Saturday night, police said.

ROBBERS SOUGHT: Two bandits robbed a 23-year-old Newark man about 6:25 p.m. Monday as he was walking through the parking lot of the Glendale Plaza Shopping Center on U.S. 40 in Bear, said state police Master Cpl. Jeffrey Hale. The victim was approached from behind by two men who went through his pockets, took a cellphone and cash and threw him to the ground before running off, Hale said. The injured man refused medical treatment. The first suspect is muscular, with a beard, 20 to 25 years old, about 6 feet 2 inches tall and 200 pounds with a black or gray-hooded sweatshirt and black pants. The second also was 20 to 25 years old, about 5 feet 9 inches, 180 pounds with black hair and brown eyes. He wore a black shirt, pants and knit cap. Call police at 834-2730, ext. 6, or Crime Stoppers at (800) TIP-3333 with information.

SHOTS FIRED AT HOUSE: Gunshots were fired about 7 p.m. Monday at a house in the Breezewood development east of Newark, New Castle County police said. Several shell casings were found in the first block of Windy Court, said Officer Tracey Duffy. She said the home was occupied, but no one was injured. Neighborhood residents described the shooter as wearing all black clothing. Call police at 395-8110 with information. Tips also may be submitted anonymously through Delaware Crime Stoppers, which offers rewards, at (800) TIP-3333 or www.tipsubmit.com.

TUSSLE IN LONG NECK: A 60-year-old Long Neck man was robbed about 9:15 p.m. Tuesday by a stranger who knocked on his door in the 26000 block of Autumn Road and asked if another man was home. When the occupant said there was nobody there by that name, the suspect asked for a light. The homeowner pulled a lighter from his pocket, and a bottle of prescription medicine fell out. The stranger started to wrestle with the homeowner when a woman who apparently accompanied the stranger grabbed the bottle, police said. The suspects were chased by friends of the victim and drove off in a maroon sport utility vehicle, possibly a Chevrolet Trail Blazer or a Chevrolet Tahoe. The victim refused medical treatment. Call Detective Timothy Shockley at Troop 4 at 856-5850 or Delaware Crime Stoppers at (800) TIP-3333 with information

WOMAN HURT AFTER SHOOTING: Wilmington police reported Tuesday that a 29-year-old woman was shot and wounded late Sunday. The incident occurred about 10:30 p.m. in the 3000 block of North Madison Street, said Master Sgt. Raymond Wyatt. The victim was taken to Wilmington Hospital by private vehicle for treatment of a gunshot wound to the leg. She was a passenger in a car when an unidentified shooter started firing at the car and a bullet struck her, Wyatt said. The victim was reported in stable condition, Wyatt said. The shooting is the 72nd reported in the city this year, 18 of which have been fatal.

MAN SHOT: Two people were taken to hospitals late Tuesday after a shooting in the Ninth Ward area of Wilmington near the location of another shooting Sunday night. City police said the latest shooting occurred about 9:45 p.m. when someone opened fire on an SUV with three people sitting insde in the 3000 block of N. Madison St. A 23-year-old man in the vehicle was taken to Christiana Hospital with a graze wound to the head. He was treated and released. A 20-year-old woman occupant was struck by fragments of glass from the windshield. She was treated at Wilmington Hospital for minor facial cuts and released, police said. A third person in the vehicle was not injured. Police blocked the intersection of 30th and Madison streets with crime-scene tape and took photos of the SUV with the shattered windshield . Its front wheel had been removed. Lt. Stephen Misetic said police had no motive for the shooting. Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Gary Tabor at (302) 576-3661. Tips also may be submitted anonymously through Crime Stoppers, which offers rewards, at (800) TIP-3333.

MAN SOUGHT: An arrest warrant has been issued for a Newark-area man linked to an attempted sexual attack Sunday night, Newark police said. Marvin M. Holmes, 43, who uses the names Nico, Rick and Mar, is known to frequent Elkton Road in Newark, said police Lt. Mark Farrall. He is wanted on charges of attempted rape and strangulation stemming from an incident Sunday night near James F. Hall Trail in Phillips Park where police say he tried to sexually assault a woman. The woman, who is new to the area, walked to the 7-Eleven on Elkton Road and couldn't figure out how to return home. Holmes allegedly offered help but took her to a trail where he attempted to remove her clothes, police said. She escaped and called police.

MOTEL EMPLOYEE ROBBED: An elderly employee of a motel near New Castle was robbed late Monday while walking through the parking lot of the business, state police said. The incident occurred about 9 p.m. at the Super Lodge Motel at 1213 West Ave., Master Cpl. Jeffrey Hale said. The 72-year-old employee was confronted by a man in a black-hooded sweatshirt who demanded his money. The victim refused and was forced to the ground by the robber, who then took the victim's wallet from his pants pockets. The robber was described as between 20 and 25 years old, about 6 feet tall and about 160 pounds. Anyone with information on the robbery is asked to call 834-2630, ext. 6, or Crime Stoppers at (800) TIP-3333

FIREARMS, MONEY STOLEN: Firearms and cash were taken from a home in the 1000 block of White Oak Road in White Oak Condos, Dover police said. It happened between 8 p.m. Wednesday and 10 a.m. Thursday, when entry was made through a rear sliding-glass door. Call police at 736-7111 or Delaware Crime Stoppers at (800) TIP-3333 with information.

SLAYING ARREST: Wilmington police have made an arrest in the slaying of a 26-year-old man on Easter Sunday. Victor Simpkins, 22, of Wilmington, was indicted on a first-degree murder charge Monday in connection with the death of William Williams. He was found April 24 on the sidewalk in the 300 block of E. 23rd St., shot in the upper torso. He died at Christiana Hospital. Lt. Matt Kurten said Simpkins also was indicted on firearm possession charges. Simpkins already was in prison on weapons charges when he was indicted in the slaying after a seven-month investigation by Detective Martin Lenhardt, Kurten said.

FATAL SHOOTING: Wilmington police were investigating a fatal shooting just before 9 p.m. Friday in the Madison Townhouses at North Madison Street and Third Avenue. Police confirmed a man was shot in the head while in one of the homes, but they did not have any other details as of press time. Police were searching for a gold Crown Victoria that fled the scene.

WEAPONS CHARGES: A 23-year-old Dover man was arrested Thursday when he was found with a .357 Magnum revolver following a foot chase with police, Dover police Lt. Daniel McKeown said. It happened about 11:45 p.m. Isaac W. Montague tried to flee and dropped the weapon when officers approached him about loitering in the 400 block of River Road, McKeown said. Montague was charged with carrying a concealed deadly weapon and two other offenses and committed to Vaughn Correctional Center on $5,550 secured bond.

MAN ASSAULTED: A 55-year-old New Castle-area man was slashed in the face late Wednesday by two strangers in the Dunleith community who jumped out of a car and assaulted him, police said. It happened about 9:30 p.m. in the 400 block of Anderson Drive, said police Cpl. John Weglarz Sr. The victim was taken to Christiana Hospital, where he received sutures for a significant facial wound. He was walking in the development when he saw a dark-colored four-door sedan driving toward him, and two men get out. They're between 16 and 21 years old, thin, about 6 feet tall and were wearing black T-shirts and dark-colored baggy jeans. Call police at 395-8110 or Delaware Crime Stoppers at (800) TIP-3333 with information.

ATTEMPTED ROBBERY: A man escaped empty-handed Wednesday night when he tried to rob a 63-year-old clerk at a Little Heaven liquor store, state police said. The incident occurred about 7:40 p.m. at JC Liquor Mart, 7615 Bay Road, where a masked man feigning to be armed confronted the store clerk and demanded money, Sgt. Paul Shavack said. The would-be robber, who was wearing an army camouflage-style hooded coat, placed his hand inside his coat, implying he was armed. No gun was seen. The clerk tried to punch the man, who ran south on Bay Road and got into a white compact car. Call detectives at 697-4454, ext. 0, or Delaware Crime Stoppers at (800) TIP-3333 with information.

MAN SHOT 4 TIMES: A man was shot four times in the chest Wednesday night in Wilmington. Wilmington Police Lt. Sherrie Tull said officers received a call at 7:47 p.m. for shots fired in the 200 block of N. Madison Street. When police arrived, officers found the wounded man in his car, Tull said. According to a report, he was shot through the car window. The victim was taken to Christiana Hospital, where he was listed in stable condition Wednesday night. Anyone with information is asked to call Detective Shane Sowden at 576-3620

MAN SHOT, CAR STOLEN: After a 27-year-old man was shot several times Thursday night while sitting in his car west of New Castle, the gunman drove off in the victim's car, police said. Three men, between 17 and 21 and dressed in dark hooded sweatshirts and jeans, are being sought by police. The incident occurred at about 8:45 p.m. in the first block of Freedom Trail in Saddlebrook Townhouses. The victim had driven to the area and was parked along the road when three males approached and shots were fired, said police Officer Sakinah Slayton. The victim was wounded in the lower part of his body and driven to Christiana Hospital by a friend. His injuries were not life-threatening, Slayton said. Call New Castle County police at 395-8110 or Delaware Crime Stoppers at (800) TIP-3333 with information.

SHOTS FIRED: Police called to investigate a report about shots being fired Wednesday night in the Brookside Park community in the Newark area arrested a man on unrelated charges. At about 7 p.m., officers found several shell casings, which apparently had been fired at an occupied house on Chaucer Drive. Officers canvassed the neighborhood and encountered an armed man who allegedly gave them a fake name. Marcel Johnson, 22, of the first block of Chaucer Drive, is on probation and was wanted on four outstanding capiases by the New Castle County Court of Common Pleas. Johnson was charged with possession of a firearm by a person prohibited and several other charges. He was committed to Young Correctional Institution on $28,750 secured bail in addition to $1,115 cash bail on the outstanding warrants. No one was arrested in the gunfire investigation. Call New Castle County police at 395-8110 or Delaware Crime Stoppers at (800) TIP-3333 with information

ASSAULT, ROBBERY: Two roommates were assaulted and robbed early Friday in a home invasion in Dover. Police say two men entered a house at about 1:30 a.m. in the 300 block of N. Governors Ave. through an unlocked front door. The robbers, who had hooded sweatshirts over their heads, confronted the 26-year-old and 37-year-old men, assaulted them and ran off with an undisclosed amount of cash, as well as an XBox and DVD player. Both items were later found outside. One victim suffered a head cut and the other suffered a broken jaw and contusions. The robbers are both 20-25 years old, about 6 feet tall and were wearing gray hooded sweatshirts and blue jeans. Call Dover police at 736-7111 or Delaware Crime Stoppers at (800) TIP-3333 with information.

MAN ROBBED: A 27-year-old Ogletown man was accosted and robbed about 4:15 p.m. Friday while sitting on a stairway inside the Salem Village apartments, police said. It happened in the 500 block of Oakdale Road. The victim was approached by a 15- to 17-year-old boy, said New Castle County police Cpl. John Weglarz Sr. Several officers and a canine team were unable to find the teen, who is thin and was wearing a dark, hooded sweatshirt and dark jeans. Call police at 395-8110 or Delaware Crime Stoppers at (800) TIP-3333. with information

ROBBER SOUGHT: Delaware State Police released surveillance pictures of a man they said pushed an 82-year-old man to the ground in a McDonald's restaurant in Bear. The incident happened at 6 p.m. on Oct. 28 as the man was waiting for his food order at the McDonald's on the 1400 block of Governor's Place. He felt a hand inside his pocket. The victim tried to pull away, but the robber pushed him to the ground, took his money and fled. Police said the suspect fled from the restaurant on a black, 10-speed bicycle. He is described as 35-40 years old, 5 feet 9 inches to 6 feet tall and about 230 to 250 pounds. He wore a light gray hooded sweatshirt, black shirt and white or light gray pants. The victim was taken to Christiana Hospital, where he was treated for minor injuries. Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call 834-2630, ext. 6, or text information to 274637

MAN INJURED BY JAMMED GUN: A 53-year-old Bear man shot himself in the hand Tuesday afternoon while trying to eject a round jammed in his gun's chamber, police said. The incident occurred shortly after 1 p.m. at a home in the 100 block of S. Patrice Drive in the Glasgow Court Trailer Park, said New Castle County police Cpl. John Weglarz Sr. When officers and paramedics arrived, they found the victim standing outside his home with a gunshot wound to the hand. He was taken to Christiana Hospital, Weglarz said. Police determined that the victim took a .45-caliber Smith & Wesson handgun from a gun safe and went into the living room with it, where he noticed that a round was jammed in the chamber. The victim tried to eject the round and accidentally discharged the weapon, Weglarz said.

ASSAULT ON OFFICER: A 22-year-old Milford man was charged Tuesday with trying to remove a firearm from a police officer. Milford police went to the 400 block of Truitt Ave. on a call for a disorderly group about to fight. Once there, officers saw Raylond J. Parker yelling profanities and tried to arrest him. As Parker and the officer walked to the patrol car, police said, Parker knocked an officer to the ground and then tried to remove the officer's firearm from his holster. After a struggle, Parker was subdued. Parker continued to be disorderly while in custody at Milford Police Department and when he was being taken to Sussex Correctional Institution, police said. On the way to jail, Parker continuously banged his head on the steel cage in the back seat of the officer's vehicle, according to the report. Parker suffered a cuts to his forehead and needed medical treatment. Other charges Parker faces include assault, intentionally injuring a law enforcement officer and resisting arrest.

WOMAN INJURED BY GUNFIRE: A 43-year-old woman was wounded in the foot Monday night as she was standing on a street in Dover, police said. The incident occurred about 9:45 p.m. in the area of Reed Street west of New Street. The victim reported that she was standing on the street when a white sport utility vehicle drove past her and she heard four or five gunshots, police Capt. Tim Stump said. The woman sought treatment at Kent General Hospital. Police have no suspects. Call police at 736-7111 or Delaware Crime Stoppers at (800) TIP-3333 with information.

MAN SHOOTS SELF IN LEG: A 36-year-old Frankford man was hospitalized Monday after a pistol he was handling discharged and wounded him in the leg, state police said. The incident occurred about 8:45 a.m. in the 30000 block of Thorogoods Road north of Dagsboro, said Master Cpl. Jeffrey Hale. When troopers arrived, a woman said she was awakened by the sound of the man screaming in pain. The woman found the man lying on the floor with a gunshot wound to his leg. The man told her that his gun had gone off, Hale said. He was taken to Nanticoke Memorial Hospital in Seaford and admitted with an injury that is not considered life-threatening, Hale said. The victim picked up a .22-caliber Beretta handgun from under his bed, where the weapon was kept at night, and while holding the gun he bumped his thigh, causing it to discharge a round into his knee, Hale said.

TEEN GIRL ROBBED: New Castle County police are looking for two men who allegedly robbed a 15-year-old girl Sunday night near Wilmington. Police said shortly before 10:30 p.m., officers were called to a Wilmington home for a report of a robbery. The girl told officers she was walking in the 700 block of Phillips Road when two men approached her from behind. One grabbed her while the other went through her pockets, police said. They fled toward Marion Avenue. Officers arrived with a K-9 police dog to comb the area but did not find the robbers. Anyone with information is asked to call 395-8110.

TEEN ROBBED: New Castle County police are looking for a group of men involved in the robbery of a 15-year-old Claymont teen Sunday night. Police said the teen was walking in the 400 block of Pennsylvania Ave. with friends just after 8 p.m. when they were accosted by several men and robbed. The boy tried to run away but two of the men grabbed him and hit him. One of the men was armed with a handgun, according to a report. The boy suffered non-life-threatening injuries. Officers arrived with a police dog but could not find the suspects. The 15-year-old did not provide police with a description of the suspects. Anyone with information is asked to call the New Castle County Police Department at 395-8110.

STRONG-ARM ROBBERY: A strong-arm robbery was reported by a patron of a fast-food restaurant Friday at Governor's Place in Bear. Police said a Virginia man was waiting for his order inside the McDonald's at about 6 p.m. when he felt someone's hand in his pants pocket. The man attempted to pull away, but police said the suspect -- described as a male, 5 feet 9 inches tall, 230-250 pounds, with black hair and wearing a white or light gray hooded sweatshirt -- pushed the victim to the floor, removed money from his pocket and fled. Police said the suspect was last seen riding a black 10-speed bike headed west through the parking lot. The victim was treated for minor injuries. Call police at 834-2630, ext. 6, or Delaware Crime Stoppers at (800) TIP-3333 with information.

MAN ROBBED: A 20-year-old man who was sitting on the steps of his home in the Penrose community near Wilmington told police he was robbed Friday night by a group of men in their 20s, one of whom was armed, said New Castle County police Cpl. John Weglarz. The victim told police he was assaulted and the men demanded money and property, which the victim turned over. The assailants fled toward Wilmington, police said. The victim's injuries were not life-threatening. Call 395-8110 or visit www.nccpd.com with information. Anonymous tips also may be provided through Delaware Crime Stoppers at (800) TIP-3333

WOMAN ROBBED AT MALL: Police are looking for a man who robbed a 72-year-old woman in the parking lot of the Concord Mall in Brandywine Hundred on Wednesday. The incident happened about 2 p.m. in the 4700 block of Concord Pike in the parking lot of the Barnes & Noble bookstore, Delaware State Police said. According to a report, the woman had just placed items in the backseat of the car and closed the door when she was suddenly approached by a man who had just gotten out of a nearby sedan. He grabbed her purse from her shoulder, knocked her down and fled in a tan, medium-sized sedan with Pennsylvania license plates. The woman had minor cuts and bruises but declined medical treatment, police said. The man is described as 30 to 40 years old, 5 feet 9 inches to 5 feet 11 inches and about 165 pounds with an average build. He wore dark pants, a light-colored jacket and a baseball cap, police said. Anyone with information is asked to call Troop 2 at 834-2630, ext. 6.

ROBBERS SOUGHT: Delaware State Police are asking for the public's help in finding two men who robbed a 75-year-old man on the athletic track outside George Read Middle School near New Castle. The robbery happened Oct. 17 shortly before 8:30 p.m. in the 300 block of East Basin Road. Police said two men were seen leaving the area after the robbery in a silver sedan. Police said the car looked like a newer model Hyundai. Anyone with information is asked to call 834-2630, ext 6. Texts can be sent to 274637.

PURSE STOLEN: Police are looking for a man who threw a 65-year-old woman to the ground in the parking lot of a Newport-area eatery Tuesday night and stole her purse. Sgt. Paul Shavack said the robbery happened at 8 p.m. in the parking lot of the Newport Restaurant, 601 W. Newport Pike. According to a report, the man approached the woman as she walked to her car, threw her to the ground and wrestled her for her purse, causing her to sustain several cuts, Shavack said. The robber wore all black clothing. No further description was available. Anyone with information is asked to call 834-2630, ext. 6. Texts can be sent to 274637.

ATTEMPTED BANK ROBBERIES: A man dressed in a dark ski cap and a fake beard attempted to rob two banks in Brandywine Hundred on Monday afternoon, Delaware State Police said. Sgt. Paul Shavack said the man first walked into the Wells Fargo Bank at 2024 Naamans Road at about 2:45 p.m. and handed the teller a note demanding money, but the teller did not comply. He tried the same thing at the WSFS Bank at 4401 Concord Pike at 2:55 p.m. Again, he approached a teller with a note. The WSFS teller complied and the robber escaped, Shavack said. He fled toward the back of the Concord Square Shopping Center. He is described as 25-35 and 5 feet 9 inches to 6 feet 1 inch. He weighed 150-170 pounds and wore a green army jacket and blue jeans, police said. Anyone with information is asked to call 834-2630, ext. 6, or text 274637.

STABBED: A 39-year-old Edgemoor man was recovering after being stabbed in the torso early Monday morning, New Castle County police said. The stabbing happened shortly before 5:30 a.m. in the first block of Paladin Drive in the Paladin Club Condominiums, according to a report. A man told police he was walking to his car in a detached garage when a man approached and stabbed him. He was taken to Christiana Hospital, where he was being treated. The attacker was described as 6 feet tall, weighing 250 pounds. He wore a dark hooded sweatshirt and his face was concealed, police said. Anyone with information is asked to call 395-8110 or visit www.nccpd.com. Texts can be sent to 847411.

THEFT ARRESTS: Two 18-year-old men were arrested Sunday morning after New Castle County police found evidence that they had allegedly stolen property from several vehicles in the Minquadale area. Cpl. John Weglarz said that shortly before 6 a.m., police got a tip about two suspicious men looking into vehicles in the first block of Lewes Street, and were sitting inside a truck. Both men were gone by the time police arrived, but a K-9 officer named Quattro tracked the men to a home in the 100 block of E. Hazeldell Ave., police said. Stolen goods, including a car radio, a bottle of perfume, sunglasses, a set of keys and a radar detector, were found inside the home, according to a report. Police later found out that vehicles had been burglarized in the first block of Lewes Street, the 100 block of E. Hazeldell Ave., the 900 block of E. Hazeldell and the 700 block of Wildel Ave., and were able to tie Brandon Haslan and Christopher Davis to the incidents. They were charged with attempted theft, conspiracy, theft, criminal mischief and other offenses. Haslan was released, but Davis was committed to Young Correctional Institution after failing to post $1,800 secured bond.

ROBBERY SUSPECT SOUGHT: Newark police are looking for a man who snatched a woman's purse as she talked on her cellphone Friday night. Police said the incident happened at 9:18 p.m. along North College Avenue near Ray Street. A 20-year-old University of Delaware student told police a man approached her from behind, pulled the purse from her wrist and ran toward Ray Street. The suspect was described as wearing a black leather jacket, black pants and a black cap. Anyone with information can call Detective Mike Szep at 366-7110, ext. 136, or write to Michael.Szep@cj.state.de.us.

THREAT AGAINST JUDGE: A 31-year-old Newark man was arrested by Delaware Capitol Police for making a threat against a judge at the New Castle County Courthouse. Police charged Timothy Collins, of Newark, with terroristic threatening after a witness told police that Collins said he wanted to run over the judge overseeing his criminal case and see her die in pain, court papers say. Court documents allege that Collins was overheard saying 9/11 would be nothing compared to what would happen if his children were taken from him. Collins was held on $2,000 cash bond and committed to Young Correctional Institution.SHOTS STRIKE TOWN HOUSE: A town home in Christiana was struck by gunfire early Monday, New Castle County police reported. The incident happened about 12:15 a.m. in the 2400 block of Olden Avenue in Christiana Village. No one was reported injured, police said. Anyone with information is asked to call police at 395-8110 or go to www.nccpd.com.

INTRUDER SHOT: A burglar was shot in the leg as he attempted to steal from a shed at the Murray Manor Trailer Park near Stanton around 6 a.m. Saturday, police said. David Lance, 31, of the 2200 block of Glen Avon Road in Penn Drew Manor, fled the scene on foot, but a police K-9 found him hiding in wooded area nearby, police said. New Castle County police charged him with burglary, criminal mischief and felony theft. After treatment at Christiana Hospital, he was jailed at Young Correctional Institution after failing to post $2,200 secured bond. Police said they won't charge the 71-year-old man who shot Lance with a handgun when he found Lance in his shed.

 

RUNNER ACCOSTED: An elderly runner was accosted at gunpoint by two men as he ran on an athletic track Monday night behind a New Castle-area school, police said. The incident occurred about 8:20 p.m. while the 75-year-old man was running on the unlit track behind George Read Middle School, said state police Sgt. Paul Shavack. Two men approached the victim from behind -- one armed with a gun -- and demanded his property. The victim began to run away, and the gunman fired several shots in his direction. The would-be thieves ran off empty-handed. Shavack said the victim was injured when he fell while running away. He was taken to Christiana Hospital, where he was treated for facial injuries. Police are urging the public to be alert to their surroundings, walk in pairs and avoid congregating or walking through dark or unlit areas. Anyone with information is asked to call the Troop 2 robbery unit at 834-2630, ext. 6, or Delaware Crime Stoppers at (800) TIP-3333.

 

HOME INVASION: Two men were robbed Monday night when a man burst into a town house in Bear, police said. The incident occurred about 8 p.m. in the 100 block of Whitburn Place in Newtown Green, said New Castle County police Cpl. John Weglarz Sr. A 21-year-old resident and his 22-year-old friend told officers that an intruder banged on the door and forced his way into the home, threatened and robbed them of cash, and then ran off. Officers and a police K-9 team searched the area but failed to locate the robber. He was described as between 22 and 25 years old, about 5 feet, 7 inches tall and weighing about 160 pounds, with light brown hair and wearing a maroon tank top, blue jeans and a gray baseball cap. Police are asking anyone with information about this crime to call 395-8110 or Delaware Crime Stoppers at (800) TIP-3333.

 

MOTEL ROBBERY, BEATING: Three New Hampshire men were robbed and beaten while playing cards early Saturday in a motel near Stanton, state police said. It happened about 1:45 a.m. at the Days Inn in the 900 block of Churchmans Road when three men got in through a slightly opened door, said police Sgt. Paul G. Shavack. One of the robbers pulled a handgun and began hitting all three victims in the upper body while demanding money. The assailants took an undisclosed amount of cash and fled on foot. The 49-year-old victim was taken to Christiana Hospital with multiple serious injuries. The other victims, ages 40 and 52, suffered facial injuries but declined medical treatment. Call police at 834-2630 or Delaware Crime Stoppers at (800) TIP-3333 with information.

 

MAN SHOT: A 28-year-old man was shot in the ankle Sunday afternoon in Wilmington. Wilmington police said the incident happened shortly before 3:30 p.m. near Seventh and Washington streets. By the time police arrived, the victim had walked to Eighth and Tatnall streets, and told police that he was walking when he was shot in the right ankle. He was taken to Christiana Hospital and was listed in stable condition. No suspect information is available, police said. Anyone with information is asked to call Detective Shane Sowden at 576-3606.

 

MAN ROBBED, ASSAULTED: A 23-year-old man was robbed and assaulted when he tried to buy marijuana early Saturday, state police said. It happened about 1:10 a.m. when the victim got into an older model minivan in a parking lot near the Wawa at Salem Center in the 1600 block of Pulaski Highway in Bear, said police Sgt. Paul. G. Shavack. Four or five men in the minivan demanded cash from the victim, assaulted him and removed his pants and shoes before throwing him out, he said. The victim suffered facial injuries but declined medical treatment. The minivan fled in an unknown direction. The suspects are 20 to 25 years old and 5 feet 6 inches to 5 feet 10 inches tall. One was armed with a handgun. Call police at 834-2630 or Delaware Crime Stoppers at (800) TIP-3333 with information.

 

ROBBERY ARREST: A 22-year-old New Castle man was arrested Friday night and charged with robbing a restaurant south of New Castle, state police said. Devon Daniels is accused of entering the King Garden Restaurant in the 1500 block of Beaverbrook Plaza about 8:40 p.m. and confronting a 51-year-old employee, said police Sgt. Paul G. Shavack. Daniels pressed the barrel of what turned out to be a BB gun to the victim's abdomen and demanded money, Shavack said. The victim complied, and the robber fled. Troopers and a police dog tracked Daniels to the Pine Valley Apartments in the 500 block of S. Du Pont Highway and arrested him, Shavack said. Daniels was charged with robbery and committed to Young Correctional Institution on $6,000 secured bond

 

WOMAN ROBBED: A 23-year-old woman was robbed at gunpoint by two men Friday morning near Dover, state police said Saturday. It happened about 10 a.m. when the victim was walking through a parking lot toward Tia's Grocery Store in the 3800 block of N. Du Pont Highway, said police Sgt. Paul G. Shavack. The robbers got out of a red Jeep, displayed their handguns and demanded money. The victim gave them an undisclosed amount and other belongings, Shavack said. She was not injured. The robbers drove south on Du Pont Highway. They are both 5 feet 6 inches to 5 feet 10 inches tall and weigh 160 to 180 pounds. One was wearing a brown-green jacket, blue jeans, a black knit hat and sunglasses. The other was wearing light blue jeans, a brown-green jacket, a black knit hat and sunglasses. Call police at 697-4454 or Delaware Crime Stoppers at (800) TIP-3333 with information.

 

MAN WANTED IN BURGLARY: A warrant has been issued for the arrest of a New Castle-area man who has been linked to a burglary Wednesday at an apartment complex. New Castle County police are searching for Tony Clark, 29, of the 100 block of Donhaven Drive in Garfield Park, on burglary and related charges. The burglary was reported just after 4 p.m. in the 1500 block of New Jersey Ave. at the Hampton Walk Apartments. Investigators linked Clark and a second accomplice to the crime, said Cpl. John Weglarz Sr. Anyone with information on Clark's whereabouts is asked to call 395-8171 or Delaware Crime Stoppers at (800) TIP-3333.

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WOMAN ASSAULTED: Wilmington police said Friday they are investigating the sexual assault of a woman in the 1400 block of Linden Street. Police said the assault happened about 2 p.m. Monday. Police said the suspect is in his 20s, 5-9 to 5-10, with a muscular build and a scruffy beard. He was wearing a blue, hooded sweatshirt and blue jeans at the time of the incident. Police said the man may frequent the U.S. 40 area in Bear.

 

ASSAULT RIFLE CHARGES: Dover police say a 29-year-old man who allegedly pulled an assault rifle during a fight outside Dover Downs Hotel & Casino last month has been arrested. Phillip Francis, of the 800 block of Woodcrest Drive in Dover, was charged with carrying a concealed deadly weapon and two other offenses. Police say the fight about 3:25 a.m. on Sept. 18 was captured on security video and Francis was observed removing an AK-47 from a vehicle and concealing it under a jacket. Francis was arrested at his home Wednesday. Police said they seized 7.1 grams of marijuana. The AK-47 was not recovered. Francis was released after posting $4,500 secured bond.

 

BURGLARS FLEE: Police say two men burglarized one business at the Dover Mall in Dover around 5:15 a.m. on Wednesday and tried to get into a second before fleeing. The burglary occurred at the Relax Zone massage and spa business. Dover police then found two men hiding beneath a tractor-trailer at the Macy's loading dock before they escaped on foot. Police said the men took money and electronic equipment but left the merchandise when they fled. The men, dressed in black, also tried to enter Macy's through the loading dock doors, police said.

 

MAN WANTED IN BURGLARY: Warrants have been issued for the arrest of a Pike Creek man wanted in connection with a burglary and other crimes last month. Michael Sullivan, 32, of the 5400 block of Pinehurst Drive, is being sought on a Sept. 19 burglary in the first block of Leader Drive, said New Castle County police Cpl. John Weglarz Sr. A second man, who has not yet been identified, is also being sought. Weglarz said Sullivan is wanted for violating his probation, and is being sought by state police on theft charges. He is known to frequent Community Plaza Shopping Center and the Stanton area, Weglarz said. Call Detective E. Welch at 395-8110 or Delaware Crime Stoppers at (800) TIP-3333 with information.

 

PIZZA DELIVERYMAN ROBBED: A pizza deliveryman was robbed late Tuesday while making a delivery in the Glen Eagle Village Apartments near Christiana, police said. It happened shortly before midnight in the first block of Sandalwood Drive, where he was approached by a man with his face hidden as he was walking to his car. The 52-year-old victim told officers he tried to run, but the robber grabbed him and demanded cash. The victim handed over an undisclosed sum and the robber ran off. Officers checked the surrounding area but could not find the thief. He is described as 6 feet tall and 210 pounds with a muscular build. He was dressed in dark clothing. Call police at 395-8110 or Delaware Crime Stoppers at (800) TIP-3333 with information.

 

STUDENTS ROBBED: Newark police are investigating an early-morning robbery Wednesday of two University of Delaware students. The robbery occurred about 1:30 a.m. on New London Road near Ray Street as the students were walking on the sidewalk, said Newark police Lt. Mark Farrall. The pair was approached by two strangers who hit both of the victims in the face before stealing their backpacks, containing computers and educational materials. The two thieves then ran across New London Road and jumped into an older white Chevrolet four-door sedan, Farrall said. The car took off north on New London Road with two other occupants inside. The victims, a 20-year-old and an 18-year-old, refused medical treatment for facial injuries. Police are asking anyone with information on the robbery to call Detective Greg D'Elia at 366-7110, ext. 132, or Delaware Crime Stoppers at (800) TIP-3333.

 

DOMESTIC ASSAULT: A Dobbinsville man was arrested Tuesday night after assaulting his wife and dragging her on the ground by the hood of her sweatshirt, New Castle city police said. Jacob S. Caudell, 27, of the 700 block of Center St., also threw his 3-year-old child inside the house during the 5:15 p.m. domestic dispute, police said. Caudell was charged with two counts of offensive touching and two counts of endangering the welfare of a child. He was released on $3,000 unsecured bond pending a court hearing. Police said his 30-year-old wife did not require medical treatment

MAN ROBBED: A New Castle-area man was robbed Tuesday night while walking to his apartment, police said. It happened about 6:40 p.m. at the Cavalier Country Club complex, where officers were called to investigate the strong-arm robbery, said New Castle police Cpl. John Weglarz Sr. The 28-year-old victim told officers he was walking home when he was accosted by a stranger who knocked him to the ground while another man stole his personal property. The victim suffered minor injuries but refused treatment. Officers searched the apartment complex as well as the Christiana Mall park-and-ride lot but could not locate the two assailants. Call police at 395-8110 or Delaware Crime Stoppers at (800) TIP-3333 with information.

 

SHOOTING AT HOME: Delaware State Police are investigating an early Friday shooting at a home in Laurel. According to a report, residents of a home on 32000 block of Dogwood Lane called to report a burglary around 2:35 a.m. When police arrived, however, officers discovered there was no burglary, but the family's car, which was in the driveway, had been shot at. Officers also discovered a shot had been fired into the home. It traveled through a laundry room and was lodged in a bedroom wall, police said. No one was injured but detectives are asking anyone with information to contact Troop 4 at 856-5850.

 

TEEN ARRESTED IN BURGLARY: A 16-year-old boy was arrested Tuesday in connection with two burglaries last week at a Dover convenience store. The teen, who lives in the 900 block of E. Division St., was charged with two counts of burglary and five other offenses, said police Capt. Tim Stump. The burglaries occurred last Monday and Tuesday at the Depot convenience store at 595 Forest St. Stump said a large rock was thrown through the front door and the teen stole cigarettes and tobacco products. The teen was released to the custody of his parent pending a hearing in Family Court.

 

MAN SHOT MULTIPLE TIMES: A 23-year-old Wilmington man was shot several times in the city Tuesday night, police reported. The victim told police he was in the 500 block of W. 24th St. before 11 p.m. when he heard gunshots and realized he had been wounded. A friend drove him to Wilmington Hospital and he was later transferred to Christiana Hospital, where he was in stable condition, Lt. Stephen Misetic said. He said there is no information on suspects but asked anyone with information to call Detective Phil McLaughlin at 676-3667. Tips also may be made anonymously through Delaware Crime Stoppers at (800) TIP-3333 or www.tipsubmit.com.

 

MAN SHOT: A 38-year-old man was shot once in the chest Wednesday night and Wilmington police are looking for the shooter. The incident happened around 7:30 p.m. in the Northeast section near 23rd and Lamotte streets, but officers said they believe the man was shot at 23rd and Carter streets. Police said the man was being uncooperative and initially gave officers an incorrect name. He was admitted to Christiana Hospital, where he was listed in stable condition

WEAPONS STOLEN: Two armed men forced their way into a Dover-area home early Wednesday, confronted the two occupants and fled with several weapons and other personal property, state police said. It happened about 5:15 a.m., when the two gunmen forced their way into the home in the 4600 block of Pearsons Corner Road, said police Master Cpl. Jeffrey Hale. The occupants were a 60-year-old man and 58-year-old woman. The male victim fought with one of the intruders. The male victim, who was slightly injured, refused medical treatment. Call police at 741-2800 or Delaware Crime Stoppers at (800) TIP-3333 with information.


MAN SHOT TO DEATH: Wilmington police reported the city's 16th homicide of the year Sunday. Just after 2:30 a.m., officers responded to the corner of East 17th and North Thatcher streets, after a report of a body on the sidewalk. They discovered the body of a man who had been shot several times. New Castle County Paramedics pronounced him dead at the scene. Last year at the same time, Wilmington had 17 homicides. Police are asking anyone with information to call Detective Cecilia Ashe at 576-3649.

 

JAILED ON WEAPON CHARGE: Delaware State Police arrested a Maryland woman after she confronted her husband with a gun during a domestic fight in Georgetown Saturday. Police were called about 4:30 p.m. to the Sports at the Beach Complex, in the 22000 block of Lewes-Georgetown Highway, after complaints of a domestic fight involving a gun. Merri Wagner, 42, of Salisbury, a security guard for Sports at the Beach, got into a fight with her husband in a room at the complex and pointed a semiautomatic handgun at her husband, police said. The husband grabbed Wagner by the arm, trying to get the gun away from her, and the gun went off, according to a report. No one was injured but Wagner was charged with aggravated menacing and possession of a deadly weapon during the commission of a felony. She was arraigned at JP Court 3 and committed to the Sussex Correctional Institution after failing to post $7,000 bail.

 

CHARGED IN BURGLARY: A 33-year-old Wilmington man was arrested by New Castle County police after he allegedly burglarized a home Friday afternoon. Police said Larry Piers allegedly burglarized a home in the 100 block OF Rothwell Drive in the Glen Burnie Estates near Newport. The homeowner saw him as he left her house and she immediately called police, according to a report. Responding officers were told that a man matching the burglar's description was spotted near the 100 block of Main St. in Stanton. Officers found Piers walking in the parking lot of a car dealership. He was charged with attempted theft, burglary, robbery and related offenses. He was committed to Young Correctional Institution after failing to post $10,650 secured bail.

 

NO UPDATES IN SHOOTING: New Castle County police had no developments to report Saturday as they continued to investigate the shooting of a 15-year-old New Castle boy Friday night. The shooting was reported just after 9 p.m. in the 100 block of Whitburn Place at Newtown Village, off Del. 7 in Bear. When police arrived, the boy was on his way to Christiana Hospital for a gunshot wound to his foot, an injury not believed to be life-threatening. County police Cpl. John Weglarz said he was treated and released. Police searched unsuccessfully for the suspect with a canine team, then canvassed the area and conducted interviews. The vehicle of a nearby resident was damaged in the shooting. Call police at 395-8110 or Delaware Crime Stoppers at (800) TIP-3333 with information.

 

GUNS SEIZED: Two Wilmington police officers investigated three recent incidents that involved the seizure of three handguns, said police Master Sgt. Donald Bluestein. The first happened Sept. 18, when officers Paul Ciber and Justin Cannon responded to a complaint about a street robbery. During their search of a home, they found a .22-caliber revolver. In the second incident, on Sept. 26, they went to the 200 block of E. 35th St. for a complaint about shots being fired. They found two suspects matching a description provided by dispatchers and recovered .38-caliber rounds of ammunition and a .38-caliber revolver, Bluestein said. The third incident happened Sept. 28, when Ciber and Cannon received information about an armed person. A suspect was located, and a loaded .40-caliber handgun was found in his vehicle.

 

GUN, PROBATION CHARGES: A 32-year-old probationer was arrested Tuesday night after Safe Street officers searched his house and recovered a .38-caliber handgun. Dawone L. Walker, of the 900 block of Janvier Court in Middletown, was charged with possession of a firearm by a person prohibited. Walker, who was on probation for drug-related offenses, was at home when the officers showed up for a search at about 7:40 p.m. He was arrested and charged with the firearm offense and committed to Young Correctional Institution in lieu of $1,000 unsecured bail and on the probation-violation charges.

 

7-ELEVEN ROBBED: Two masked men held up a 21-year-old clerk about 1:45 a.m. Thursday at the 7-Eleven at 2510 Kirkwood Highway near Elsmere, said state police Sgt. Paul Shavack. One of the men pulled out a handgun and pointed it at the clerk, demanding money, cigarettes and cigars, Shavack said. The clerk complied, and the two ran out. They are described as between 20 and 30 years old, Shavack said. The gunman was about 5 feet 11 inches tall and 180 pounds and was wearing a long-sleeved black T-shirt, black shorts and a black baseball cap. The second robber has a large build, is about 6 feet tall and weighs 225 pounds. He was dressed in a white hooded sweatshirt, black jacket and pants. Call 834-2630, ext. 6, or Delaware Crime Stoppers at (800) TIP-3333 with information.

 

SHOOTING: New Castle County Police are looking for a man who shot a 40-year old Wilmington man near Wilmington late Tuesday. Officers said the victim was shot once in the torso during a robbery attempt shortly after 9:30 p.m. in the 600 block of Robinson Drive.

The victim was taken to Christiana Hospital and was listed in critical condition. Police said the victim was walking down the street when he was approached by a man with a gun who demanded property from him. The man shot the victim once and ran off, police said. The gunman was described as 18-25, 6 feet tall and 180-200 pounds. He wore dark clothing. Anyone with information is asked to call 395-8110 or visit www.nccpd.com. Texts can be sent to 847411.

 

ARMED ROBBERY: A 25-year-old New Castle man was robbed Sunday as he was walking through the parking lot at a New Castle-area shopping center. The incident occurred at about 12:10 p.m. in the parking lot of the Crossroads Shopping Center, said state police spokesman Sgt. Paul Shavack. The victim told police he was approached by a man who got out of a tan Buick LeSabre. The stranger brandished a handgun and demanded cash and personal property from the victim, Shavack said. The gunman then pistol-whipped the victim before driving north on New Castle Avenue, Shavack said. Police ask anyone with information to call 834-2630, ext. 6, or (800) TIP-3333.

 

CONVENIENCE STORE ROBBED: Two masked men held up a convenience store clerk late Sunday in Stanton, police said. The robbery occurred at about 9 p.m. at the Exxon Dash-In at 414 Main St., said Sgt. Paul Shavack. The two men, one armed with a handgun, demanded cash from the clerk behind the counter. The pair ran from the store after receiving an undisclosed sum. They were last seen headed toward Arbor Pointe Apartments. The gunman was described as 6 feet tall, about 175 pounds. The second man was about 5 feet 9, 150 pounds. Police are asking anyone with information to call 834-2630, ext. 6, or (800) TIP-3333.

 

SHOOTING: A woman was critically wounded Sunday in a late-night shooting in the city's Hedgeville section, Wilmington police said. Just before 11 p.m., officers were called to the 100 block of Elm St. to investigate reports of gunfire. They found a woman in her 20s lying on the sidewalk suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. The victim was treated on the scene by county paramedics and taken to Christiana Hospital, where she underwent surgery. Police have said her injuries are life-threatening. Police are asking anyone with information on the incident to call Detective Gary Tabor at 576-3661 or Delaware Crime Stoppers at (800-TIP-3333) or online at www.tipsubmit.com.

 

MAN INJURED IN DRIVE-BY SHOOTING: A drive-by shooting late Saturday in Dover injured a 57-year-old man inside his house, police said Monday. No arrests have been made in the incident, which occurred at about 11:30 p.m. in the 200 block of Bradley Road.  Called to the scene to investigate reports of numerous shots fired, officers found that several rounds had hit the outside of the house and traveled through the wall, said Dover police spokesman Capt. Tim Stump. One hit the occupant in the back, he said. Stump said the injury was superficial and the victim was treated at Kent General Hospital.  Two other adults and two children were also inside when the gunfire occurred but were not injured, Stump said. Police suspect the shooting was the result of a confrontation arising from a vehicle collision 40 minutes earlier in front of the house, Stump said. Police are asking anyone with information to call 736-7111 or Delaware Crime Stoppers at 800-TIP-3333.

 

BOY ATTACKED: A 15-year-old from Bear was cut on the arm Tuesday night during an attempted robbery. New Castle County police are asking for the public's help in finding the two teenage boys who did it. Officers were called about 10:45 p.m. to Christiana Hospital, where the boy told them two people tried to rob him while he walked close to Smalleys Dam Road near Victoria Boulevard. They approached him from behind, grabbed him and sifted through his pockets, he said. He was cut once during the attempted robbery but they didn't get any of his property, police said. Both of the suspects were described as being 6 feet to 6 feet 2 inches, weighing 210-230 pounds. Anyone with information is asked to call 395-8110. Texts can be sent to 847411.

 

BANK ROBBED: Delaware State Police released a picture of a man they said was responsible for robbing a bank in Bear late Wednesday morning. Police issued a warrant for the arrest of Thomas Lenoir Jr., 32, of Newark following an 11:52 a.m. robbery at the WSFS Bank in the Fox Run Shopping Center. Police said a man displayed a demand note to a teller saying he had a bomb. The teller gave the robber an undisclosed amount of money and the robber fled. No bomb was left behind and the teller was not injured, police said. Police later identified Lenoir as the suspect. Lenoir is 6 feet, 2 inches, 180 pounds. He has blonde hair and blue eyes and multiple tattoos on his neck, arms and right leg. He was last seen wearing a black T-shirt with writing on it and a blue and red Phillies baseball cap. Anyone with information is asked to call 834-2630 ext. 236 or text DSP and a tip to 274637.

 

GUNMAN SOUGHT: State police are asking for the public's help in identifying a gunman who robbed a Claymont convenience store last month. The incident occurred about 4 a.m. Aug. 25 at the Wawa Food Market in the 300 block of Ridge Road, said agency spokesman Jeffrey Hale. The man being sought pointed a handgun at a 29-year-old male employee and demanded money. The gunman ran west out of the store. Anyone with information on the man's identity is asked to call Troop 2 detectives at 834-2630, ext. 6, or Delaware Crime Stoppers at (800) TIP-3333.

 

ROBBERY SUSPECT SOUGHT: Detectives are asking for the public's help in identifying the robber of a Brandywine Hundred convenience store last month. The robbery occurred about 10 p.m. Aug. 18 at the Exxon gas station in the 800 block of Foulk Road. A man demanded money from a 16-year-old store clerk, said Master Sgt. Jeffrey Hale. Although the robber implied that he had a weapon, he said, none was seen. The clerk gave an undisclosed sum to the robber, who was last seen walking toward Wilson Road. The robber is described as 19 to 22 years old and about 5 feet 8 inches tall. He was wearing blue jeans and a dark hooded sweatshirt wrapped around his neck and face. Anyone with information on his identity is asked to call Troop 2 detectives at 834-2630, ext. 6, or Delaware Crime Stoppers at (800) TIP-3333.

 

DELIVERY TRUCK ROBBED: State police are looking for a man who robbed a delivery truck driver along Governor Printz Boulevard near Claymont on Tuesday morning. According to a report, the truck driver and his passenger were inside the truck in the rear parking lot of the Hi-Way Inn in the 3800 block of Governor Printz Blvd. about 10:10 a.m. They were approached by a man, 30-35, who opened the door and brandished a handgun. He then reached inside the truck, took cash from them and fled. The men described him as 5 feet 9 inches tall with a large build and brown eyes. The armed man was wearing a black hooded sweatshirt and blue jeans, officers said. Police ask anyone who may have information to contact Troop 1, Penny Hill, at 761-6677, ext. 0.

 

MOTORIST STABBED: A 40-year-old motorist was stabbed in Dover on Sunday after getting into an argument with a pedestrian. The incident occurred about 5:30 p.m. in the area of Reese Street in Simon Circle, when a man yelled at a motorist to slow down, Dover police spokesman Tim Stump said. The driver stopped and started talking to the man, who spit in his face, Stump said. The driver got out of his car and an altercation ensued between the two men, he said. During the fight, the pedestrian pulled out a knifed and stabbed the driver numerous times. The motorist was taken to Kent General Hospital in stable condition with a collapsed lung. Police are asking the public for help in finding the assailant. He is described as a tall, thin man in his early 20s. He was wearing a LeBron James jersey, tan pants, a baseball hat and sunglasses. Anyone with information is asked to call police at 736-7111 or Delaware Crime Stoppers at (800) TIP-3333.

 

MAN SHOT MULTIPLE TIMES: Wilmington Police arrested a man they said is responsible for shooting another man multiple times Wednesday. The shooting happened shortly after 4 p.m. in the 1300 block of N. Walnut Street. A 46-year-old man had been shot multiple times in the legs, police said. Officers interviewed witnesses and learned the 46-year-old had argued twice Wednesday with James Smith, 39, of the 900 block of Clifford Brown Walk. Smith was arrested and charged with assault and weapons offenses. His bail information was not released. The victim was taken to Christiana Hospital and listed in critical condition.

 

ROBBERY: New Castle County police are investigating a robbery late Sunday at William Penn Village Apartments near New Castle. Police said two men approached a 22-year-old man after he left a convenience store at about 11:10 p.m. on West University Avenue. The suspects displayed what the victim believed was a handgun and led him to a courtyard off Windmill Lane. The suspects rifled through the man's pockets and took an undisclosed amount of cash before fleeing. A police dog was unable to locate the suspects. Police did not provide a detailed description of the men. Anyone with information about the robbery may contact police by calling 395-8110, going to www.nccpd.com or texting 847411 (TIP411) with "NCCPD" and a message. Tipsters may also call Crime Stoppers at (800) TIP-3333.

 

ONE DEAD IN STABBING: Wilmington police are investigating a fatal incident Monday evening involving a 28-year-old man and a 17-year-old boy who stabbed each other. One of the victims later died, said John Rago, communications director for Mayor James Baker. Wilmington police officials could not be reached late Monday to clarify which person died or other details about the incident. At about 7:30 p.m., police were called to the 300 block of E. 13th St. and found the man had suffered multiple stab wounds to his torso and was in cardiac arrest, according to New Castle County Emergency Medical Services spokesman Cpl. Peter Small. The teenager suffered stab wounds to the back, he said. Paramedics took both victims to Christiana Hospital, where the man was admitted in critical condition and the teen was admitted in serious condition, Small said

 

HOME INVASION: Two intruders forced their way into an East Goshen Township home late Friday and attacked and shot at the homeowner. Westtown-East Goshen Region police are investigating the robbery that occurred about 11:30 p.m. at a home in the 1300 block of Valley Drive. Police said the intruders forced their way into the home as the residents were bringing in groceries. The armed man fired twice at the male victim, wounding him in the hand. The intruders fled with money, a set of car keys, a duffel bag and a gaming system, police said. Call (610) 696-5100 with information.

 

BURGLAR SOUGHT: A gold exchange business near Newport was burglarized two weeks ago, and state police are asking for the public's help in identifying the burglar. The break-in occurred about 5:20 a.m. Aug. 14 at Bobby Martin's Gold Exchange at 639 W. Newport Pike, state police Master Cpl. Jeffrey Hale said. A man used a brick to smash out a window and, once inside, stole cash from the safe. Anyone with information is asked to call 834-2630, ext. 236, or (800) TIP-3333.

 

WEAPONS, DRUG CHARGES: A 20-year-old Newark man was arrested early Monday on gun and drug charges after a New Castle police officer investigated a suspicious car in Battery Park. Emmitt D. Richardson, of the first block of Martell St., was a passenger in the parked car when found about 9 p.m. by Officer Keith Dempsey. The driver, Dennis C. Lugano, 20, of the 200 block of Aspen Drive in Newark, was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of marijuana. A search of the vehicle uncovered a loaded stolen .380 pistol, assorted drug paraphernalia and 14 grams of marijuana, Lt. Adam Brams said. Richardson was charged with theft of a firearm, possession of a firearm during a felony, possession with intent to deliver marijuana, carrying a concealed deadly weapon and possession of drug paraphernalia.

 

7-ELEVEN ROBBED: A convenience store clerk was robbed at gunpoint late Monday near Elsmere. State police are investigating the armed robbery that occurred about 10:45 p.m. at the 7-Eleven at 2510 Kirkwood Highway, Master Cpl. Jeffrey Hale said. The gunman entered the store, brandished a black handgun and confronted the clerk. He demanded money and was given an undisclosed amount. He is described as in his 20s, about 6 feet tall, 160 pounds with black hair and brown eyes. He was last seen wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt with white stripes and black jeans.

 

MURDER CHARGE: A 38-year-old man Bear man has been charged with killing his wife early Saturday. According to a report from New Castle County police, Craig Ferrara, of the 600 block of White Rock Road in the Village of Woodbridge Townhouses, had been arguing with his wife for several days. Police were called to the house about 1:15 a.m. after a report of a gunfire. When they arrived, officers found 44-year-old Susan Ferrara dead in a rear bedroom. She died from a single gunshot wound to the head, police said. Craig Ferrara was still in the house and was arrested. He was charged with first-degree murder and a weapons charge.

 

GUNMEN ROB HOME: Several gunmen robbed a home in the Collins Park community near New Castle early Sunday morning. New Castle County police are asking for the public's help in finding them. Police said the incident happened shortly before 3:20 a.m. in a home in the 200 block of Single Ave. Five men, most armed with guns, forced their way inside when a 21-year-old man answered the door, police said. Three other adults were asleep inside when the homeowner, a 50-year-old man, confronted the robbers, who fled. Police responded with a K-9 but were unable to find them. The robbers are described as 18-27 and all around 6 feet. Anyone with information is asked to call 395-8110 or visit www.nccpd.com. Texts can be sent to 847411.

 

POLICE IMPERSONATOR: A 56-year-old Pennsylvania man was accosted Monday by a man who impersonated a police officer, Delaware State Police said. The incident happened at 6 p.m. along Foulk Road near U.S. 202 near Fairfax, according to a report. The victim's vehicle was almost hit from behind by a man driving a green Kia hatchback. When the victim stopped at a red light, the Kia driver got out of the car in what looked to be a police uniform and yelled and cursed at him. The impersonator demanded the victim's driver's license and asked him to follow him to the police station, according to a report. Police said the victim followed the man at first but lost sight of him near the Christiana Mall exit off I-95 south. He went home and called police. The police impersonator was described as being 35-40, 5 feet 10 inches to 6 feet and 180-200 pounds. He had blond hair and wore dark blue pants and a light blue shirt with dark lapels. Police are asking anyone with information to call 761-6677, ext. 0, or text DSP and a tip to 274637.

 

STORE BURGLARIZED: Officials are looking for two men and a woman who burglarized a Milford convenience store Sunday and stole tobacco products, Milford police said. According to a report, the trio escaped with an undisclosed amount of goods from the Country Farm Store on southeast Front Street. Police responded to a burglar alarm at 3:45 a.m at the store and saw that the front door had been damaged. Witnesses told police they saw a man enter the store. He then escaped with a man in a woman in a dark-colored early 1980s General Motors pickup  police said. Anyone with information is asked to call 422-8081.

 

MANSLAUGHTER CHARGES: A 43-year-old Bowers Beach man was charged with manslaughter Thursday in the death of a man he fought with in Dover in May. Dover police arrested Daniel Paolini, of Cross Lane, in connection with the death of Steven Axelroth, 53, also of Bowers Beach. Police said the altercation between the two men, who were acquaintances, happened May 27 in the parking lot of Windswept Copies at 251 N. Du Pont Highway in Dover. Axelroth was found unresponsive in his home June 3 and was pronounced dead shortly afterward at BayHealth Medical Center. An autopsy by the state Medical Examiner's Office found suspicious injuries, which Dover police determined had been suffered during the fight with Paolini, police said. Paolini was being held at Vaughn Correctional Center in lieu of $10,000 secured bond.

 

BANK ROBBER: State police are seeking the public's help in identifying a man they said robbed a Mill Creek bank and two others in Pennsylvania. The man robbed an M&T Bank branch in Fawn Grove, Pa., on July 19; a Citizen's Bank branch in West Lampeter, Pa., on July 27; and a Wilmington Trust branch in Pike Creek on Aug. 12. Detectives said in each robbery, the man entered the bank and brandished a handgun. He then confronted a teller and demanded cash. After receiving money, he would flee on foot, police said. There have been no injuries in the robberies. Anyone with information should call Pennsylvania State Police at (717) 428-1011, West Lampeter Detective Jere Schuler at (717) 464-3731 or Delaware State Police Detective David Myers at 834-2630, ext. 254.

 

GAS STATION ROBBED: A man robbed a teenage clerk at a Brandywine Hundred gas station Thursday night, state police said Friday. The robber, about 19 to 22 years old, implied he had a gun but didn't show one when he demanded money at the Exxon station at 800 Foulk Road about 10 p.m. The clerk, who was not injured, handed over cash and the man fled toward Wilson Road. The robber was described as 5 feet 6 to 5 feet 8 with an average build. He was wearing blue jeans and a dark hooded sweatshirt with the hood covering his face. Police ask anyone with information to call 834-2630, ext. 6, or text, starting with "DSP" to 274637 (CRIMES).

 

WAWA ROBBED: A 42-year-old Laurel-area man was arrested early Tuesday after robbing a Dover convenience store clerk at gunpoint, police said. Bryant Briggs, of the 400 block of Collins Lane, was charged with first-degree robbery, various weapons offenses and spitting on a police officer, Dover Police Capt. Tim Stump said. Briggs is accused of entering the Wawa Food Market at 290 S. Du Pont Highway about 2:15 a.m., brandishing a handgun and demanding money. After the clerk handed over an undisclosed sum, Briggs ran toward the Capitol Green development, Stump said. As officers were arresting him, Briggs spat on one of them, Stump said. He is being held in Vaughn Correctional Center after failing to post $60,500 bail.

 

OFFICER ATTACKED: A 19-year-old man sprayed a police officer in the face with pepper spray Wednesday morning when the officer tried to take him into custody for smoking

marijuana, Newark police said. The incident happened just before 10 a.m. in the 200 block of E. Delaware Ave., according to a report. Police got a tip that Justin Miro, of St. Georges, was smoking marijuana. Police approached Miro to take him into custody, but Miro sprayed one officer and attempted to spray a second before trying to ride away on a bicycle, officers said. Police said they used a stun gun on him as he started to ride away. Police found synthetic marijuana on him, drug paraphernalia, a stolen wallet, an iPod and a GPS. One officer was treated and released for a minor eye injury at Christiana Hospital. Miro was charged with weapons offenses, resisting arrest, criminal mischief and multiple other crimes. He was committed to Howard Young Correctional Institution after failing to post $26,250 bail

 

BURGLARY CHARGES: A 34-year-old Clayton man was arrested Tuesday after he broke into a Dover home and stole the resident's credit card, keys and car, police said. John C. Boyles Jr., of the 1400 block of Hollets Circle, was charged with burglary, theft and theft of a motor vehicle, Dover police Capt. Tim Stump said. Between 5 p.m. and 6:15 p.m., Boyles allegedly walked into an unlocked home in the first block of Riverside Road and took a credit card and set of keys. He then went into the garage and stole the Pontiac G6, Stump said. He was later stopped by state police near Clayton Delaney and Saltere roads west of Clayton and arrested. Boyles is being held in Vaughn Correctional Center in lieu of $19,000 secured bail.

 

ATTEMPTED ROBBERY: A 21-year-old Newark man was arrested Wednesday afternoon after police said he tried to rob another man with a BB gun. Newark police said the incident happened around 12:15 p.m. in the first block of E. Main St. Police got a tip about a man armed with a gun on the street. Police said Michael Berwick saw an acquaintance walking and told him he wanted to show him something in a nearby alley. Once in the alley, Berwick pulled out the fake gun and demanded the victim's belongings, according to a report. The victim fought him off and Berwick ran, police said. He initially ignored a police call to stop and tossed the gun into a trash can. Berwick eventually stopped and was arrested. He was charged with attempted robbery, weapons offenses, resisting arrest and aggravated menacing. Berwick was committed to Howard Young Correctional Institution after failing to post $26,500 secured bail. The victim was not injured.

 

DELIVERYMAN ASSAULTED: A food deliveryman was assaulted and robbed late Tuesday in Wilmington by a group of males, police said. The robbery occurred about 10:40 p.m. in the 500 block of W. 26th St., city police Lt. Carolyn Henry said. The victim told police he was making a delivery when he was rushed by seven males who beat him in the face and head until he lost consciousness. When the victim regained consciousness, he found his money and personal property along with the food order gone. Anyone with information is asked to call detectives at 576-3620 or Delaware Crime Stoppers at (800) TIP-3333.

 

MAN SHOT: Detectives are investigating a Tuesday night shooting in Wilmington that sent a man to the hospital. The victim told police he was shot when he answered the front door of his home in the 300 block of W. 31st St., said Lt. Carol Henry. Wilmington police met the victim at Wilmington Hospital about 10 p.m. Henry did not release details on the location of the wound or the victim's condition. Anyone with information is asked to call investigators at 576-3620 or Delaware Crime Stoppers at (800) TIP-3333.

 

WEAPONS, DRUG CHARGES FOR TEEN: A 15-year-old Wilmington boy was caught with a loaded gun and crack cocaine Wednesday night, city police said. Around 9 p.m., three officers were near the 800 block of N. Kirkwood St. when they saw a youth who was wanted for probation violation out of Family Court. They tried to stop him but he ran to the 800 block of N. Spruce St., where they caught him, police said. The officers searched him and found a loaded .25-caliber gun with a round in the chamber. Police said he also had four ounces of crack cocaine. The teen was charged with multiple weapons offenses, drug offenses and other crimes. He was committed to the Juvenile Detention Center after failing to post $59,000 secured bail.

 

SHOOTING LEADS TO ARRESTS: Two people are in custody after a shooting Monday in Christiana. New Castle County Police said Ruben Torres, 18, and Joshua Burgos, 21, robbed a home in the 1800 block of Lowland Way. The homeowner, Jasmine Carter,19, shot Torres during the robbery. Police said Burgos drove Torres to Christiana Hospital. Carter's home had drugs and guns inside it, police said. Torres will be charged after his release from the hospital. Burgos was committed to Young Correctional Institution after failing to post $63,000 secured bond. Carter was charged with endangering the welfare of a child and drug and weapons possession.

 

WOMAN WITH GUN ARRESTED: A 23-year-old woman was arrested for having a loaded .380-caliber handgun during a vehicle check by the Checkpoint Strikeforce that ran from 10 p.m. Friday to 2 a.m. Saturday on Del. 141 northbound at Del. 4. She was charged with carrying a concealed deadly weapon and possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia, said Chief Michael Capriglione of Newport police, the strikeforce commander. He also said 380 vehicles passed through the checkpoint. Arrested were 12 people for driving under the influence, six wanted people, eight on drug charges and 47 on minor traffic violations

 

ROBBER WANTED: A 32-year-old Dover man is wanted for allegedly assaulting and robbing an acquaintance about 7:30 a.m. Saturday in building D of the Liberty Court Apartments off Walker Road, police said. Phillip Nelson knocked on the victim's door and asked to use the phone, said Dover police Lt. Alan Rachko. After he was let in, Nelson stole the victim's cash and cellphone and fled, Rachko said. The victim was treated at Kent General Hospital. A warrant charges Nelson with robbery and assault. Call police at 736-7111 or 911 with information.

 

MAN ASSAULTED: A 33-year-old Dover man is being sought for allegedly hitting another man in the head and knocking him unconscious, state police said. Deshaun J. Harris is accused of hitting the victim about 7 p.m. Tuesday during an altercation at Rodney Village Apartments on Webb Lane near Dover, said police Master Cpl. Jeffrey Hale. The victim was taken to Kent General Hospital and then to Christiana Hospital with serious head injuries. Harris is 5 feet 6 and weighs 140 pounds. A warrant charges him with first-degree assault. Call Detective David Chorlton at 287-7507 or Delaware Crime Stoppers at (800) TIP-3333 with information.

RESTAURANT ROBBED: Two men with bandannas covering their faces held up a clerk at a Subway restaurant in Dover late Thursday, police said. It happened about 10 p.m. at the restaurant at 991 Forrest St. The two thieves brandished handguns and demanded money, Dover police Lt. Daniel McKeown said. They took an unknown sum of cash from the register and safe and ran out. Call police at 736-7111 or Delaware Crime Stoppers at (800) TIP-3333 with information.

 

CHARGED IN ROBBERY: Delaware State Police have charged a 35-year-old Dover man with robbery for allegedly holding up a cabdriver in Camden. Police said the robbery happened July 10 shortly before 10:30 p.m. A 39-year-old woman was in a cab at the Valero gas station in the 1600 block of S. Du Pont Highway when she was approached by a man who implied he had a gun and demanded money. She was not hurt, and gave police a description of the robber. Police learned the identity of Roger Barlow Jr. and arrested him Thursday. He was charged with robbery and released on $20,000 unsecured bond.

 

SHOOTER SURRENDERS: A 17-year-old Dover youth wanted in connection with a July shooting near Dover turned himself into Delaware State Police Thursday. Police charged him with assault, conspiracy, burglary and weapons possession in connection with an incident in which three people were shot July 26 in the 100 block of Presidents Drive. None were killed. Police are still looking for two other men, Mark Tolson, 18, and Morris Savage, 18, both of Dover. The 17-year-old was committed to the Stevenson Detention Center after failing to post $55,000 secured bond.

 

THREE BEAT MAN: Three masked men -- two toting clubs and one brandishing a handgun -- burst into a Bowers Beach home early Saturday and assaulted a 50-year-old Bear man, police said. It happened about 1:30 a.m. in the 100 block of Bayshore Drive, said state police Cpl. Bruce Harris. The trio demanded money from the occupant and beat him, before running off with an undisclosed amount of cash. Another occupant who was asleep in another room was not injured. The victim was treated at Kent General Hospital for minor injuries and released. Call police at 741-2814 or Delaware Crime Stoppers at (800) TIP-3333 with information.

 

SUSPECT CLEARED: A 21-year-old man wanted in a triple shooting last week in Dover is no longer a suspect in the case, state police said Tuesday. George W. Brinkley was cleared of any participation in the July 26 shooting that left three wounded -- one critically -- inside a home in the Capitol Park community. Following an investigation, police have issued warrants instead for the arrests of Morris E. Savage, 18, and a 17-year-old juvenile, both of Dover, in addition to 18-year-old Mark Tolson, who is still being sought. One man, Brandon D. McDonald, 22, of State Circle near Dover, was arrested last week by Dover police. McDonald faces charges of two counts of first-degree assault, second-degree assault, burglary, possession of a firearm during a felony and conspiracy. He is being held in the Vaughn Correctional Center in lieu of $180,500 secured bail. Anyone with information about Tolson's and Savage's whereabouts is asked to call 741-2810 or Delaware Crime Stoppers at (800)TIP-3333.

 

CLERK ROBBED: A clerk at a Chinese restaurant in Dover was robbed at gunpoint late Saturday by two men with bandannas covering their faces. It happened shortly after 10 p.m. at the Panda Garden at 105 S. DuPont Highway, Dover police Capt. Tim Stump said. One of the men had a handgun and demanded money. The clerk turned over an undisclosed amount and the pair ran toward East Loockerman Street. Call police at 736-7111 or Delaware Crime Stoppers at (800) TIP-3333 with information.

 

ROBBERS SOUGHT: A 15-year-old Newark-area boy was robbed early Sunday morning, and New Castle County Police are asking for the public's help in finding the two perpetrators. Police said the boy was robbed shortly before 1 a.m. as he stood near an apartment building in the 2700 block of Stone Place. The boy told police that two armed robbers approached him and demanded his property. He gave it to them and they fled, police said. A K-9 was brought to the scene to search for the robbers but did not find them. One robber was described as being in his teens or early 20s and was 6 feet tall. He weighed 170 pounds and wore dark clothing. The second robber also wore dark clothing. Anyone with information is asked to call 395-8110 or visit www.nccpd.com.

 

SUSPECT IN PARK THEFTS HELD: A 41-year-old New Castle man was arrested Friday in connection with a rash of car break-ins during the past two months at New Castle County state parks. William D. Pierce was charged with 11 counts of unlawful use of a credit card, six counts each of third-degree burglary and theft, and five counts of criminal mischief, said Chief Wayne Kline, of Delaware's state park enforcement. State park rangers investigated a series of vehicle break-ins over the past two months at Bellevue, Brandywine Creek and Alapocas Run parks. Rangers tracked the use of credit cards taken in these break-ins to various gas stations in the areas near the parks. Investigators then used surveillance photos and videos from the parks and businesses to link Pierce to the thefts. Pierce is being held in the Young Correctional Institution after failing to post $11,500 secured bail.

 

CARJACKERS FOILED: A pair of would-be carjackers had to hoof it when they realized they couldn't drive a stick-shift, state police said. A 39-year-old woman was walking to her car shortly after 7 p.m. Thursday in the parking lot of the Greystone Plaza at 637 W. Newport Pike, Newport, when a man approached her from behind, punched her in the back of the head and ordered her to turn over her car keys, Master Cpl. Jeffrey Hale said. The woman complied, but after the man and his accomplice jumped into her vehicle, the driver realized he didn't know how to drive a car with a manual transmission, Hale said. The duo then left the car and ran off toward Newport. Police are still searching for the pair. One was dressed in black, and the other was wearing a blue-and-white striped polo shirt and blue jeans. Police are asking anyone with information on the incident to call Troop 2 detectives at 834-2630, ext. 6, or Delaware Crime Stoppers at (800) TIP-3333.

 

ROBBER SOUGHT: Delaware State Police are looking for a man who robbed a check-cashing business near New Castle Thursday afternoon. Police said the man entered the Check N Go store at 1509 Beaver Brook Plaza at 1:40 p.m. He displayed a gun to a 23-year-old clerk, but she was not hurt, police said. He took some money and escaped toward Llangollen Green. The robber was described as 25-30 and 5 feet 10 inches to 6 feet tall. He wore a red, short-sleeved button-up shirt, blue khaki shorts and a New York Yankees baseball cap. He also wore sunglasses. Anyone with information is asked call 834-2630, ext. 250

 

SHOOTER ARRESTED: A Dover man wanted in a Tuesday night shooting in Dover that left three people injured was arrested Wednesday afternoon by Dover police. Two others are still being sought. Brandon D. McDonald, 22, of State Circle near Dover, was arrested about 1:30 p.m. Wednesday by Dover police in the 100 block of Harmony Lane inside the city limits and was turned over to state police. He was charged with multiple counts of assault, burglary, possession of a firearm during a felony and conspiracy. State police said three people were wounded when the trio walked into a home on Presidents Drive in Capitol Park shortly before 9 p.m. and started firing. Two men -- ages 21 and 36 -- and a 15-year-old boy were wounded by the gunfire. The 21-year-old victim was flown to Christiana Hospital, where he was listed in stable condition Thursday. The 36-year-old Magnolia man was taken to Kent General Hospital and is believed to be in stable condition, and the teenager was treated and released. Still being sought are Mark Tolson, 18, of South Governors Boulevard, Dover, and George W. Brinkley, 21, of Presidents Drive near Dover. Police say there may be others involved in the incident. McDonald was being held in Vaughn Correctional Center in lieu of $180,500 secured bail.

 

SHOT FIRED: A man accused of firing a gun into a Wilmington-area apartment Monday night was arrested by New Castle County police. Officials are still looking for a second suspect. New Castle County police said around 9:15 p.m., officers responded to the 600 block of Robinson Lane for a reported shooting. Police said two men approached the victim and chased him to a nearby apartment. Edgar Sanchez, 24, fired a shot into an apartment, but no one was injured, police said. He and his accomplice fled, but Sanchez was later caught and charged with with reckless endangering, weapons offenses and conspiracy. He was committed to the Young Correctional Institution after failing to post $63,000 cash bail.

 

MOTEL ROBBED: Delaware State Police said a gun-toting robber jumped over a counter at a New Castle-area motel early Wednesday morning and demanded money from a clerk. He did it shortly before 4 a.m., police said. Officers said the robbery happened at the Budget Motor Lodge, 140 S. Du Pont Highway. He took money from the 54-year-old clerk and left. She was not injured during the incident. Police said the robber was 20-30, 5 feet 11 inches and weighed about 160 pounds. He wore a gray hooded sweatshirt and thick, black-rimmed glasses. For more information, call 834-2630 ext. 6

 

BURGLAR ENCOUNTERED: A Bear-area family arrived home late Saturday and found an unpleasant surprise at home: a burglar. New Castle County police said the burglar escaped after he was physically confronted by one of the residents around 11 p.m. The home is in the 100 block of E. Plover Drive in the Sparrow Run community. The man who fought the burglar saw the house had been ransacked, police said. He alerted his family and minutes later two family members screamed when they found the man in their kitchen. The resident fought with the burglar, who fled shortly after, police said. No injuries were reported. Police said the burglar dropped several stolen items but escaped with others. A police K-9 tried to track the burglar but he got away. He is described as having long wavy hair and cargo pants, police said. Anyone with information is asked to call 395-8110.

 

VENDOR THREATENED: A 20-year-old Bear man was arrested Saturday night for allegedly threatening a vendor with a knife at the New Castle Farmers Market. Kenneth L. Malandrino, of Victoria Boulevard, was charged with aggravated menacing, possession of a deadly weapon during a felony and terroristic threatening, said New Castle City police Lt. Adam Brams. The incident unfolded shortly before midnight outside the farmers market. The 43-year-old vendor told officers he saw a man looking around a table that had its tarp removed. When the vendor spoke to him, the man charged with a 12-inch serrated knife in his hand, police said. Malandrino took off on his bicycle, with the victim following in his car calling 911, Brams said. When officers arrived, they found Malandrino in the area of the Dunkin Donuts at the U.S. 13-U.S. 40 split, where they arrested him. Officers found the knife in a trash can in the parking lot. Malandrino was committed to the Young Correctional Institution after failing to post $30,500 secured bail.

 

ROBBER ARRESTED: A 46-year-old Millsboro man was arrested Monday in connection with a weekend robbery at Marvel's Produce in Millville. Stephen F. Banks was charged with first-degree robbery, aggravated menacing and possession of a deadly weapon during a felony, state police spokesman Cpl. Bruce Harris said. Banks is accused of stealing a metal can containing cash Saturday afternoon from one of the wagons at the produce stand on Atlantic Avenue. Two employees, sitting in a car nearby, spotted the theft and chased Banks into a cornfield. A male employee caught up with Banks, who threw the metal container at him. Banks swung a hammer at the man before fleeing in a white Chevrolet pickup truck. He was identified from the truck's registration. Banks is being held in the Sussex Correctional Institution in lieu of $80,000 cash bail.

 

HOME INVASION: Police are investigating a Sunday morning home invasion in the Jefferson Farms development near New Castle. Three men forced their way into a home at gunpoint and assaulted one of the victims before robbing the home, New Castle County police said. The robbery, at 12:30 a.m., happened in the unit block of Lunenburg Drive, where a 27-year-old woman said she was in her living room as three masked men entered her home, assaulted her 23-year-old boyfriend, then fled. The man was taken to Christiana Hospital, where he was treated for non-life threatening injuries. Police searched the area, but did not find the suspects, who were allegedly armed with handguns. Two were described as 5 feet 8 inches to 6 feet tall. One may weigh 150 to 170 pounds and the other 200 to 220 pounds. Anyone with information is asked to call police at 395-8110.

 

DRUG, WEAPONS CHARGES: Two men were charged with a variety of drug and weapons offenses in Wilmington Saturday, after city officers allegedly saw them engaging in a drug deal. Wilmington police officers Robert Fox and Ian Lundell were investigating an alleged drug transaction near Maryland Avenue and Du Pont Road when they approached and searched Wallace Sanchez, 31, and 30-year-old David Johnson. Officers said they found a loaded Taurus 'Judge' revolver and ammunition in Johnson's waistband. He also had 6.7 grams of crack cocaine, 20 Ecstasy pills, and four small baggies of marijuana, police said. No bail information is available for Sanchez and Johnson.

 

ROBBERY AND SHOOTOUT: Delaware State Police are looking for five suspects who fired several shots during an early Saturday morning robbery at a Smyrna hotel. A 52-year-old victim was carrying the evening's proceeds while exiting the Fairways Inn, 4167 S. Du Pont Highway, around 2 a.m. when one of the suspects confronted him and started firing a gun, police said. The victim dropped the money, ran behind parked cars and began firing back. The four other male suspects then opened fire as the other robber picked up the money, and all five ran northbound on U.S. 13, police said. The bullets hit two cars occupied by two other people, but police said neither was injured. Police ask anyone with information about the incident to call 697-4454 or (800) TIP-3333 or text keyword "DSP" plus your message to 274637 (CRIMES).

 

SHOOTING SUSPECT SOUGHT: Wilmington police say they have a suspect in the shooting death of a 22-year-old man on July 3 at Ninth and Kirkwood streets. Detectives have a warrant charging Sirron Benson, 20, with first-degree murder and possession of a firearm during a felony in connection with the death of Braheem Curtis. Benson, of the 500 block of E. Ninth St., is 5 feet 8 inches and 171 pounds. He should be considered dangerous, Master Sgt. Paul Reutter said Friday. Anyone with information is asked to call Detective Malcolm Stoddard at 576-3641. Tips also may be submitted anonymously through Crime Stoppers, which offers rewards, at (800) TIP-3333 or www.tipsubmit.com.

 

MAN ASSAULTED: A man found unconscious outside a Dover home after being assaulted was later flown to Christiana Hospital with head injuries, police said Friday. Officers found the 50-year-old lying partially in the roadway on the 200 block of Cecil St. at about 7:45 p.m. Thursday, said Dover Capt. Tim Stump. He was listed in critical but stable condition, Stump said. Anyone with information about the assault is asked to contact Dover police at 736-7111 or Crime Stoppers at (800) TIP-3333 or www.tipsubmit.com.

 

MAN STABBED: A man was stabbed early Thursday in Wilmington during a robbery attempt, police said. It happened at Fifth and North Van Buren streets at about 3:30 a.m., said Wilmington police spokeswoman Sherrie Tull. The victim told police he had been standing with an acquaintance when two men approached and tried to rob him. When he refused to give up his property, the men struck him in the face with a bottle and stabbed him in his back and buttocks, Tull said. The victim was taken to an area hospital in stable condition. Anyone with information may contact Delaware Crime Stoppers at (800) TIP-3333 or www.tipsubmit.com.

 

ARMED STORE ROBBERY: A clerk at the 7-Eleven in the 2100 block of Foulk Road in Brandywine Hundred was held up at gunpoint about 10:50 p.m. Wednesday. The robber demanded cash from the 43-year-old clerk, who handed over an undisclosed amount. The robber fled to a car in the parking lot that was last seen heading out on Grubb Road, state police Master Cpl. Jeffrey Hale said. The robber was dressed in black and wearing a ski mask. Call police at 834-2630, ext. 6, or Delaware Crime Stoppers at (800) TIP-3333 with information.

 

MOTEL ROBBED: A clerk at a New Castle-area motel was robbed at gunpoint early Tuesday by two men -- one disguised in a blue bandana. The robbery occurred about 4:15 a.m. at the Budget Motor Lodge at 140 S. Du Pont Highway, police said. The two men walked into the motel and confronted the 54-year-old clerk with a handgun, demanding money. The clerk gave the bandits an undisclosed sum of cash and the pair ran out of the motel. Anyone with information is asked to call 834-2630, ext. 6 or Delaware Crime Stoppers at (800)TIP-3333.

 

ROBBER'S PHOTO RELEASED: A gun-wielding bank robber held up a Pike Creek bank Wednesday morning and fled with an unknown amount of money, Delaware state police said. Officers released pictures of the robber so the public can help catch him. Police said the robbery happened at the PNC Bank at 5325 Limestone Road at 9:15 a.m. Three employees and three customers were inside at the time, police said. The armed robber ordered them all to the ground and demanded cash from the tellers. He fled through the back of the building. Anyone with information is asked to call 834-2630 ext. 6 or 214.

 

BURGLARY ATTEMPT: Two teenagers were charged with attempted burglary Tuesday morning after they tried to break into the home of a 29-year-old man south of Georgetown, state police said. Benjamin A. Steward, 19, of Millsboro, and a 17-year-old Georgetown girl were arrested when they were about to leave the home in the first block of Marcella St. in the Fish Hook mobile-home park, said Cpl. Bruce Harris. Police were alerted by a 911 caller. There were pry marks left by Steward's chisel, which was still in his possession, on the home's rear door, Harris said. Steward was being held in Sussex Correctional Institution on $9,500 secured bond, and the 17-year-old was released after posting $11,000 secured bond, Harris said

 

FOOD MART ROBBED: The Shell Food Mart in Airport Plaza was robbed about 1:25 a.m. Monday, said New Castle police Lt. Adam Brams. The clerk told officers he saw a man peer through the front door and walk toward U.S. 13. A few minutes later, the man returned and began walking around the aisles. He approached the clerk, implied he was armed and demanded money, Brams said. The clerk handed over an undisclosed sum and the bandit ran out. Call police at 322-9800 or Delaware Crime Stoppers at (800) TIP-3333 with information.

 

DRUGS, WEAPONS CHARGES: A 25-year-old convicted felon was arrested Sunday morning near New Castle when New Castle County police searched his car and found marijuana and a .22-caliber semi-automatic handgun, they said. Alander Willis, 25, of Sparrow Run in Bear, was sitting in his car for more than an hour in the community of Ashton Condominiums acting suspiciously, and a concerned citizen called police, said Cpl. John Weglarz. A small amount of marijuana and .22-caliber ammunition and a .22-caliber semi-automatic handgun were found in the vehicle. The serial number of the gun had been scratched off, police said. Willis also had $578 in suspected drug money on him, Weglarz said. He was arrested and committed to Young Correctional Institution after failing to post $10,750 cash bail.

 

WOMAN INJURED BY SHOPLIFTER: A 61-year-old woman was taken to Christiana Hospital with minor injuries Sunday when a shoplifter fleeing BJ's Wholesale Club on Du Pont Highway struck her with his vehicle, New Castle police reported. The male left the store about 7:15 p.m., carrying a 26-inch television set without paying for it, and was chased into the parking lot by two employees, police said. He fled in a white Mazda with out-of-state tags, striking the woman and a vehicle in the parking lot.

 

ROBBERY, ASSAULT ARRESTS: Two Newark men were arrested Saturday after they robbed and assaulted a 19-year-old male acquaintance with a box cutter near New Castle, police said. Nicholas Arciola, 22, and Charles Villafane, 44, met the victim Friday night at the Wawa on U.S. 13, entered his vehicle and drove to a parking lot in the 1600 block of New Jersey Ave., where they allegedly took the victim's wallet and removed cash. They began to punch the victim and Arciola held the victim's arms to his sides while Villafane assaulted him with a box cutter, said New Castle County police Cpl. John Weglarz. Both fled on foot. The victim was taken to Christiana Hospital, where he was treated and released. Arciola and Villafane were charged with robbery and other offenses and committed to Young Correctional Institution. Arciola failed to post $19,000 cash bail. Villafane failed to post $80,000 cash bail.

 

BANK ROBBER SOUGHT: A man who robbed the PNC Bank in the 2200 block of Kirkwood Highway near Elsmere Thursday afternoon is being sought by Delaware State Police. The suspect gave the teller a note demanding cash, officers said. She gave it to him, and he fled with an undisclosed amount of money, police said. He was described as between the ages of 25 and 35 with a medium build. Anyone with information is asked to contact Delaware State Police at 834-2630.

 

MAN ROBBED: A 45-year-old man at Lancaster Court Apartments near Wilmington reported a robbery Saturday night, New Castle County police said. The victim told police he was approached by three unknown men who knocked him to the ground. The attackers took cash and other undisclosed property. Call police at 395-8110 or Delaware Crime Stoppers at (800) TIP-3333.

 

STORE ROBBERY: Three customers were robbed at gunpoint about 4:15 p.m. Monday at the City Market in the 2400 block of N. Market St., Wilmington police said. Two bandits brandishing handguns ordered the customers to the ground and took their money and unspecified property, said police Master Sgt. Donald Bluestein. They fled in an unknown direction. One suspect is 5 feet 9 inches to 5 feet 11 inches tall and weighs 170 to 180 pounds. He was wearing a blue short-sleeve shirt and denim shorts and had a bandanna on his face. The other was wearing blue shorts with white stripes and had a towel covering his face. Call police at 576-3620 or Delaware Crime Stoppers at (800) TIP-3333 with information.

 

MAN STABBED: A man reported he was stabbed about 5:40 p.m. Monday while walking in the 700 block of Jefferson St., Wilmington police said. When officers arrived, they were told the victim was walking to Wilmington Hospital, said Master Sgt. Donald Bluestein. He told officers the assailant approached from behind and stabbed him in the left and right lower back. No other informatrion was available. Call police at 576-3620 or Delaware Crime Stoppers at (800) TIP-3333 with information.

 

POPEYE'S ROBBED: The Popeye's restaurant at 2511 Northeast Blvd. was robbed of $2,500 Sunday afternoon, Wilmington police said. A man placed a black bag on the counter and said there was a bomb in it. He also showed a black handgun and threatened a manager, according to police. The robber was accompanied by two others. The robbers forced open a cash register and removed the money, according to police. They were last seen running on E. 26th St. A police dog was unable to track them. The man who claimed to have a bomb is 25 to 35 years old, 5 feet 7 inches to 5 feet 10 inches tall and 230 to 250 pounds. He was wearing a black baseball cap, sunglasses, a black shirt and blue shorts. The second robber is 17 to 20 years old, 5-feet-4 to 5-feet-7 and 140 to 150 pounds. He was wearing sunglasses, a red Cincinnati Reds ball cap, a white tank top and blue jeans. The third man is 20 to 25 years old, 5-feet-7 to 5-feet-10 and 140 to 150 pounds. He was wearing a multicolored shirt.

 

KNIFE SHOWN IN THEFT: A man tried to restrain a thief trying to take a laptop computer from his vehicle in Newark but backed off when the suspect pulled out a folding knife and swung it at him, Newark police said. The incident happened about 2:50 p.m. Wednesday in the rear parking lot at 108 E. Main St. The 29-year-old victim, who was not injured, was delivering maintenance supplies to an apartment building and had briefly left his vehicle. The thief fled toward East Main Street. He is described as about 5 feet 8 inches tall, unshaven and with a short brown crew cut. He was wearing a blue tank top, light blue jean shorts, tan high-top work boots and had a silver chain draped between the front and rear pockets of his shorts. He also had white earphones in his ears. Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Greg D'Elia at 366-7110, ext. 132, email to greg.delia@cj.state.de.us. An anonymous text message may be sent by texting 302NPD and the message to TIP411. Information also may be sent anonymously to Crime Stoppers, which offers rewards, at (800) TIP-3333 or www.tipsubmit.com.

MAN SHOT: A 21-year-old man was shot in the upper body Wednesday in Bear, New Castle County police said. He drove to the first block of Lexington Drive to meet a friend and was approached by two males, one armed with a handgun, said Officer Sakinah Slayton. The gunman demanded money and shot the victim. A family member drove the victim to Christiana Hospital. Both robbers were wearing dark hooded sweatshirts. Call police at 395-8110 or Delaware Crime Stoppers at (800) TIP-3333 with information.

 

BOY ROBBED AT GUNPOINT: A 15-year-old boy was robbed at gunpoint shortly before 11 p.m. Monday in a field at Eisenberg Elementary School opposite Landers Lane in the New Castle area, said state police Sgt. Paul Shavack. The victim was cutting through the school property on his way to a convenience store when he was tackled from behind by a man in his 30s to 40s. The assailant held the victim down and pulled out some type of handgun and demanded his property, Shavack said. The victim complied and the bandit ran off. The suspect is described as about 6 feet tall, 185 pounds and was dressed in dark clothing and a dark baseball cap. Call police 834-2630 or Delaware Crime Stoppers at (800) TIP-3333 with information.

 

SHOOTING INJURES MAN: Wilmington police are investigating a Wednesday shooting that left a man wounded. The shooting occurred about 2:45 p.m. near 24th and Tatnall streets. Officers arrived to find a 33-year-old New Castle man wounded in the right foot, said Master Sgt. Steven Barnes. The victim told officers that he was in the park at 24th and Tatnall streets when an unknown man began shooting. The victim was hit once in the foot and a 2006 Toyota Tundra headed north in the 2400 block of Tatnall St. was hit in the passenger door. The gunshot victim was taken to Christiana Hospital for treatment. The victim was unable to provide a description of the gunman. Anyone with information is asked to call Detective Ron Mullin at 576-3634.

 

BANK ROBBED: Delaware state police are looking for the man who robbed the Citizens Bank inside of the Acme on Centerville Road in Prices Corner on Tuesday. The suspect, described as between 20-25, handed the teller at note about 1:50 p.m. demanding money. The teller turned over an undisclosed amount of money and the suspect fled. As he left, a dye pack that was with the money exploded, causing him to drop the cash, police said. The suspect is about 5 feet, 8 inches with a thin to medium build. He was wearing a gray or brown hooded sweat shirt, and a red, white and blue baseball hat. Anyone with information is asked to call the robbery detectives at Troop 2 at 834-2630 ext. 6.

 

PIZZA SHOP BURGLARIZED: An intruder broke into a Seaford pizza shop early Tuesday morning and stole one of the cash registers, police said. The burglary occurred about 2:51 a.m. at Sal's Pizza, at 1018 W. Stein Highway, said police Capt. Gary Flood. An officer making checks of businesses noticed a glass door broken out on the west side of the shop. Additional officers were called in to investigate but no intruder was found. Call police at 629-6644 or Delaware Crime Stoppers at (800) TIP-3333 with information.

 

TEENS ARRESTED IN BURGLARY: New Castle County police arrested three teenagers and are looking for a fourth person involved in a botched burglary Saturday night in Bear. An off-duty detective caught the alleged burglars in the act, according to a report. Shortly after 10 p.m., a witness told Detective Daniel Rogers about a suspicious SUV that entered the Estates of Red Lion community. Rogers saw two people get out of the truck, open a garage door on Delilah Drive near Samson Court, go inside and take a red and black mini motorcycle. The two youths, ages 14 and 16, were brothers, police said. Rogers told the pair to stop after they left the home. The 14-year-old stopped but his brother ran. Minutes later, the SUV reappeared with two teenagers inside and Rogers stopped it. The three teens were taken into custody and charged with burglary, theft of a motor vehicle and conspiracy. They were released to their guardians and the bike was returned to the owner, police said.

 

DMV ALTERCATION, ARREST: A 63-year-old Smyrna man was arrested Friday after he allegedly hit a woman in the face during an argument at the Dover Division of Motor Vehicles. Capitol police said Robert Stone hit the woman and then grabbed her arm. Officers said Stone lives with the woman he was arguing with and called her a thief while they both waited inside the DMV. Court papers said that he was caught on camera poking her in the face and then grabbing her arm. Stone was charged with offensive touching, disorderly conduct and felony noncompliance. He was committed to James Vaughn Correctional Center after failing to post $2,000 secured bond.

 

EARLY MORNING SHOOTING: Wilmington police are investigating an early Sunday morning shooting near 26th Street and Northeast Boulevard. Officers said the shooting took place just after midnight. The victim was taken to Christiana Hospital and is in critical but stable condition. Anyone with information is asked to call Detective Scott Chaffin at 576-3628

 

ROBBERY SUSPECTS SOUGHT: Delaware State Police are asking for the public's help in finding two masked gunmen who allegedly robbed a Dover-area grocery store late Saturday. Police said the pair entered Tia's Grocery Store at 3847 N. Du Pont Highway shortly before 10 p.m. They demanded money from a female employee. One of the bandits went behind the sales counter and took a box of money. Then both men fled. The employee was not physically hurt, officers said. The first robber is described as 5 feet 10 inches to 6 feet 2 inches, weighing about 180 pounds. He wore a brown jacket, white sneakers and a black mask. The second robber is described as 5 feet 8 inches to 6 feet tall and weighing between 160 and180 pounds. He wore a black hooded sweatshirt, long yellow shorts, black sneakers and a black mask. Anyone with information is asked to call 697-4454, ext. 0.

 

CHARGES AFTER SEARCH: A 58-year-old Georgia man was arrested Friday on drug and weapons charges after he was seen with a handgun at the I-95 Service Area near Newark, state police said. A witness saw William A. Slugg of Albany take a handgun out of his trunk and place it in the waistband of his pants at about 8:50 a.m., said police Master Cpl. Jeffrey Hale. When Slugg came out of the Welcome Center, he was searched by troopers who found a loaded .22-caliber handgun and a marijuana pipe in his pants, Hale said. They also found a .45-caliber semiautomatic handgun in Slugg's trunk and a bag containing more than 18 grams of marijuana in the car, he said. Though Slugg had a permit to carry a concealed weapon in Georgia, it was not valid in Delaware. Slugg was charged with possession of marijuana and two weapons offenses and released after posting $1,500 bail.

 

WOMEN ROBBED: Two women walking home from work Thursday night were assaulted and robbed by two assailants who attacked them from behind near Rehoboth Beach. It happened about 11:40 p.m. on eastbound Rehoboth Avenue east of Church Street, said state police Cpl. Bruce Harris. The women, both from Rehoboth Beach, were hit on the head, causing them to fall to the ground. The assailants took their purses, which contained their cellphones and an undisclosed amount of cash, and ran off. The two victims were taken to Beebe Medical Center with bruises and scrapes. The 19-year-old victim also was treated for a fractured cheekbone and was released. The assailants were described as 18 to 20 years old, about 5 feet 8 inches and about 160 pounds. Call police at 856-5850, ext 218, or Delaware Crime Stoppers at (800) TIP-3333 with information.

 

RESTAURANT ROBBED: The Great Wall Restaurant on Stein Highway was broken into about 6:30 a.m. Friday, said Seaford police Lt. Richard Jamison. An undisclosed amount of cash was taken. Call Seaford police at 629-6644 or Delaware Crime Stoppers at (800) TIP-3333 with information.

 

HOME INVASION: Two masked men entered a Christiana-area home early Thursday morning armed with a gun they pointed at one of two children sleeping on the sofa. New Castle County police said the home invasion happened shortly after 2 a.m. in the first block of Marlborough Court. The two children, ages 8 and 11, were asleep on a sofa when the men entered. One of the men pointed the gun at one of the children, and the second child screamed. A man rushed to the room, and the robbers hit him over the head with a gun and robbed him. Police later arrived with a K-9 to locate the robbers but were unable to find them. One of the robbers was described as thin, 5 feet 8 inches to 5 feet 10 inches and wore a red and black cap, jeans and tan boots.The second robber was described as heavy-set and 5 feet 8 inches to 5 feet 10 inches. Anyone with information is asked to call 395-8110 or visit www.nccpd.com.

 

ATTEMPTED ROBBERY: A man was assaulted during an apparent robbery try that ended in gunfire about 10 p.m. Tuesday near U.S. 202 and North Van Buren Street, said Wilmington police Master Sgt. Thomas Ragonese. Officers found seven .22-caliber bullet casings in the street and a parked vehicle that had been hit by gunfire with its gas tank leaking. The victim told officers that bandits were trying to rob him and his friends, and he was hit in the head and knocked to the ground. Another victim told officers that as he was fleeing, he heard gunshots being fired in his direction. Call detectives at 576-3620 or Delaware Crime Stoppers at (800) TIP-3333 with information.

 

ARREST IN PORCH ATTACK: Delaware state police have made one arrest and are seeking a second suspect in an attack on a 66-year-old man on the porch of his home. The incident happened about 8:25 p.m. Monday in the 800 block of N. Du Pont Road near Elsmere. The victim told troopers he was sitting on his porch when the two men complained they were overcharged at the nearby Charles Liquors store. One man, later identified by police as 23-year-old Freddie Moore of Wilmington, allegedly punched the victim in the face and pushed him over the porch railing, causing him to fall three feet to the ground. The attacker and his companion fled, police said. Troopers arrested Moore, who was charged with assault and conspiracy and released on $27,000 cash bail. The second suspect is 5 feet 8 inches to 5 feet, 11 inches tall, 140 to 170 pounds, with a thin build, short black hair and a full beard. He was wearing a red striped shirt and jeans, officers said. Anyone with information is asked to call investigators at 633-5000, ext. 0.

 

ROBBERY OUTSIDE ATM: A man and woman who were leaning against a car talking in a bank parking lot in Dover late Tuesday were robbed at gunpoint by two masked men, police said. It happened about 11:25 p.m. outside the Wells Fargo ATM at 137 S. Bradford St., Dover police Lt. Daniel McKeown said. The victims, both in their 20s, were approached by the robbers, who were armed with handguns and wearing ski masks, he said. As one threatened to shoot the victims, the other took the woman's purse. They ran north. No one was injured. The robbers were described as being in their late teens or early 20s, 5 feet 7 inches to 5 feet 10 inches tall and were wearing black T-shirts and blue jeans. Call Dover police at 736-7111 or Delaware Crime Stoppers at 800-TIP-3333 with information

 

CHRISTIANA LANDING SHOOTING: A 22-year-old man was shot in Bear Thursday morning. A car in the area where the shooting took place also was hit by gunfire, police said. New Castle County police said the shooting was reported just before 11:30 a.m. in the first block of Stephanie Drive, in the community of Christiana Landing. Police recovered shell casings and saw that a vehicle was hit but did not find the man who had been shot. They later got a call that he had been taken to Christiana Hospital by a family member. He was treated for a shot to the upper body and released. Police said two men were seen running south on West Beaver Court after the shooting. One wore a black shirt. The other wore a white shirt, officers said. Police ask anyone with information to call 395-8110

 

ARMED ASSAULT: Police are looking for a 34-year-old Middletown man wanted for allegedly assaulting a man in Hamilton Park near Wilmington on Monday. New Castle County police said shortly before 3 p.m., Fernando Sierra, 34, approached a parked car in the first block of South Street with a gun. Police said a man and woman, both 19, and their 1-year-old child were sitting in the car when Sierra approached them. Police said Sierra was an acquaintance of the woman. Officers said Sierra assaulted the man and then fled in a light blue Toyota Camry with Delaware license plate 994443. The 19-year-old man suffered minor injuries to his head. Anyone with information is asked to call police at 395-8110.

 

TWO HURT IN HOME INVASION: County police are investigating a home invasion and armed robbery early Friday on Wilmington's outskirts that left two men hospitalized. The assault occurred about 3 a.m. in the unit block of E. 44th St., when two masked men with handguns burst in while a group of men played cards. The attackers beat two men, cutting a 21-year-old victim's face and knocking a 19-year-old unconscious. The robbers ransacked the house and took an undisclosed amount of cash and property before fleeing, police said. Anyone with information is urged to contact county police at 395-8110 or through www.nccpd.com.

 

BUSINESS ROBBED: A man with a gun and a female accomplice robbed an employee of a check-cashing business Friday at Tri-State Mall in Claymont as she was reporting to work. It happened about 7:50 a.m. at United Check Cashing, 401 Naamans Road. The 56-year-old woman was accosted by a woman and man, who held a silver handgun and ordered her to open the business and, once inside, the safe. She complied, state police said, and the man removed an undisclosed amount of cash and fled. The woman he was with stood outside the store. He was last seen entering a white car of unknown make and model operated by his partner. The victim was not injured, police said. The man was described as 20 to 25 years old, 6 feet to 6 feet 3, and wearing a dark hooded sweatshirt, dark baseball cap and dark pants. His accomplice was in her late teens, 5 feet 2 to 5 feet 4, and wearing light-colored clothing. Anyone with information may contact state police at 834-2630, ext. 6.

MOTEL RUCKUS ARREST: A 20-year-old New Castle woman was arrested Saturday morning near Holloway Terrace after a loud altercation, police said. Delaware State Police said troopers went to the Super Lodge Motel at 1213 West Ave. for an unrelated menacing complaint shortly after 6 a.m. Teiera Rider approached, demanding to be taken to jail, police said. She refused to calm down and spat at and kicked them. She was charged with resisting arrest, offensive touching of an officer and other offenses. Police said she had a 2010 warrant for spitting on a Wilmington police officer. Rider was in Baylor Women's Correctional Institution on $3,600 secured bond.

 

COUPLE ATTACKED: Dover police are looking for a New Jersey man who allegedly broke into his ex-wife's home Saturday, waited for her and her boyfriend, and then assaulted them. Officers said the incident happened in the 1000 block of S. Little Creek Road. The woman and her boyfriend returned from work to find Jorge Arellano, 32, inside. Police said he strangled the woman and attacked her boyfriend with a wall ornament, causing a deep cut. Two children were present, officers said, and Arellano fled. The man and woman were treated at Kent General Hospital and released. Arellano faces burglary, assault, criminal mischief and other charges. Anyone with information is asked to call 736-7111.

 

PIZZA HUT ROBBED: State police are looking for the man who robbed a Pizza Hut in the 1300 block of Veale Road in Brandywine Hundred late Friday. Police said the robber came in a back door about 11:10 p.m. and pointed a black and silver handgun at a 24-year-old female worker. The robber demanded money from the cash registers and the safe, and the worker gave him an undisclosed amount. A 42-year-old male employee was able to flee and call 911 from a nearby business. The robber ran out the front door. Anyone with information may contact police at 834-2630, ext. 6, by texting "DSP" plus a message to 274637 (CRIMES), by calling Delaware Crime Stoppers at (800) TIP-3333 or by going to www.tipsubmit.com.

 

GAS STATION ROBBED: State police are looking for the man who robbed a Valero gas station at 4235 Du Pont Highway near Townsend early Saturday. Police said the man entered the store about 12:05 a.m. and pointed a short rifle at the 25-year-old male clerk. The robber demanded money and cigarettes, which the clerk gave him. The robber fled on foot and was last seen heading north on Del. 71. Anyone with information may contact police by calling 834-2630, ext. 6, by texting "DSP" plus a message to 274637 (CRIMES), by calling Delaware Crime Stoppers at (800) TIP-3333 or by going to www.tipsubmit.com.

 

WALLET STOLEN: Two men are being sought for picking a wallet from the pants pocket of an 85-year-old man Tuesday at a grocery store near Prices Corner. It happened about 3 p.m. when the victim was pushing his shopping cart toward the exit of the Acme in the 1300 block of Centerville Road, said state police Master Cpl. Jeffrey Hale. The victim said a man blocked the door as he looked for change on the ground. Another man was close behind the victim. One suspect left the store while the other went back in, Hale said. A short time later, the victim noticed his wallet was missing. Call police at 633-5000, ext. 0, or Delaware Crime Stoppers at (800) TIP-3333 with information.

 

BURGLARY ARREST: A 33-year-old man was arrested Friday after burglarizing a home west of Millsboro, state police said. It happened about 5 p.m. when residents of the 30000 block of Conaway Road flagged down a passing trooper to report a suspicious red Ford parked on a nearby dirt road, said police Master Cpl. Jeffrey Hale. When the trooper approached, the vehicle pulled away but was later stopped. The trooper took David A. Honeycutt of Millsboro into custody after he was seen trying to hide jewelry and money under a seat, Hale said. Honeycutt is accused of entering an unoccupied house through an unsecured rear window. He was charged with burglary and three other offenses. He also was linked to an attempted burglary about 4:30 p.m. Friday at a home in the 24000 block of Shortly Road, where he tried to pry open a window and door, Hale said. He was committed to Sussex Correctional Institution on $13,050 bail for both incidents.

 

ROBBERY FAKED: One man was arrested and two other people are being sought in a faked robbery of a cash advance business near Rehoboth Beach on Thursday, state police said. Olin J. Vickers, 35, was arrested and Tiffani A. Dunn, 30, and Robert A.J. White, 45, all of Millsboro, are accused in the robbery of the Cash Advance in the 19000 block of Coastal Highway, said police Cpl. Jeffrey Hale. Dunn is an employee of the business and told police that Vickers punched her in the head while she was outside smoking a cigarette and took an undisclosed amount of money from the cash register, Hale said. Troopers found Vickers at the Red Mill Inn north of Lewes and recovered the stolen cash. They also learned that Vickers, Dunn and White conspired to fake the robbery and split the proceeds, Hale said. Vickers was charged with theft and two other offenses and committed to Sussex Correctional Institution on $6,000 secured bail. Warrants were issued charging Dunn and White with theft and two other offenses.

 

ARMED ROBBERY: Two men, one dressed in a Spider-Man face mask, robbed an Elsmere-area convenience store early Thursday, state police said. One of them also had a gun when the robbery happened at 12:45 a.m. at the 7-Eleven, 2510 Kirkwood Highway, officers said. Police said the masked man with the gun demanded money while his accomplice stood watch. They fled on foot toward Elizabeth Avenue. A store clerk was not injured. One robber was described as 5 feet 8 and 150 pounds. He wore a Spider-Man mask, black clothing and black gloves. The other was 6 feet 1 and 150 pounds. He wore all black, including a black mask, officers said. Anyone with information is asked to call 834-2630.

 

ROBBER SOUGHT: State police are asking for help identifying a man who robbed a Glasgow convenience store Saturday and tried to rob it again Sunday. The first incident happened about 2:05 a.m. at the 7-Eleven in the 100 block of Four Seasons Parkway when the robber pulled a handgun and demanded money and cigarettes, said police Master Cpl. Jeffrey Hale. After the 46-year-old clerk handed over an undisclosed amount of both, the man ran west. The clerk was not hurt. The same man tried to rob the same store about 4 a.m. Sunday but couldn't get in because the doors were locked, Hale said. He fled east on foot toward Del. 896. He is 5 feet 10 inches to 6 feet tall with an average build. He was last seen wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt and had a white cloth covering the top of his head and face and a white cloth covering his arms and hands. Call police at 834-2630 ext. 6

 

CARJACKING ARREST: An 18-year-old Wilmington man has been charged with carjacking three vehicles earlier this month: two in the city and one in Penny Hill. After he became a suspect in the May 14 carjacking of a 34-year-old woman in the Pebble Hills apartment complex, police searched Kevin Jackson's home in the 2000 block of West St. Jackson was arrested as he tried to flee out the back door. Further investigations by Wilmington and New Castle County police linked Jackson to two carjackings on Monday, one in the 3600 block of N. Market St., Wilmington, the other near the intersection of Parkway Avenue and Philadelphia Pike in Penny Hill. In the county incident, police are searching for two other men who were accompanying him. Call Detective Matthew Hall at 576-3638

 

WOMEN ROBBED: Three women were robbed early Saturday while visiting a residence in the 2000 block of Porter Road in Bear, state police said. It happened about 12:05 a.m. when the women -- ages 30, 40 and 55 -- were approached by a man who demanded their purses. He took personal property and fled. The bandit is 30 to 40 years old, 5 feet 7 to 5 feet 9, 250 to 275 pounds and was wearing a white T-shirt and blue jeans. Call police at 834-2630 or Delaware Crime Stoppers at (800) TIP-3333 with information.

 

WOMAN SHOT: Wilmington detectives are investigating the third shooting involving a female victim in four days, police said. Officers were called to the the 800 block of W. Sixth St. at about 1 a.m., where they found evidence of a shooting, police said. About 45 minutes later, Wilmington Hospital reported a 26-year-old woman had sought treatment there for a gunshot wound. The victim told officers that she was walking west in the 900 block of W. Sixth St. crossing over I-95 when she heard gunfire and felt a burning sensation in her foot, police said. The victim was treated at the hospital and released. Over the weekend, two women were wounded by errant gunfire in separate incidents, police said.

 

BANK ROBBED: Police nabbed a woman Monday shortly after she ran from a downtown Wilmington bank heist carrying cash with a dye pack tucked inside a white plastic bag, city police said Tuesday. The robbery occurred about 10:45 a.m. at the Artisans' Bank at Ninth and Tatnall streets. Melanie Lynn Pagan, 32, of the 100 block of S. Jackson St., was charged with first-degree robbery, resisting arrest, possession of a firearm during a felony and carrying a concealed deadly weapon, said Master Sgt. John O'Connor.

 

ICE CREAM SHOP ROBBED: Two clerks at a Stanton area ice cream parlor were robbed a gunpoint Monday night, police said. The robbery took place at about 9:45 p.m. at La Guerrense Ice Cream, at 2307 W. Newport Pike, said police, who gave the following description of events: The bandit walked into the store wielding a black handgun and demanded cash from the register. The two female clerks, ages 14 and 24, handed over the cash and the suspect ran out of the store, running on Cypress Drive. The bandit, dressed in dark clothing and wearing a black ski mask, has blonde hair and green eyes, and is about 5 feet 11 inches tall and about 20 to 25 years old. Anyone with information should call detectives at Troop 2 at 834-2630, ext. 6, or Delaware Crime Stoppers at (800) TIP-3333.

 

CABDRIVER ROBBED: For the second time in three days, a Dover cabdriver was robbed at gunpoint, police said. The incident occurred about 12:30 a.m. Tuesday after a City Cab driver was dispatched to pick up a customer at the Towne Point Apartments, police said. The suspect is described as in his mid-20s, about 6-foot-4, medium build, and dressed in a black-and-white hooded sweatshirt with white stripes and jeans.

 

MAN ROBBED: Two robbers, one armed with a gun, robbed a 61-year-old Hartly man late Monday night. Delaware State Police said the incident happened around 10:50 p.m. in a home in the 1500 block of Halltown Road, west of Dover. The man told police he heard a knock at his door. He answered and one man put a handgun to his neck and forced him into the home. A second man was with him. They took money and a cell phone, police said, and fled in an unknown direction. One was described as 20 to 30 years old, about 6 feet, 2 inches with a black hat, coat and pants. He weighed 150-165 pounds. The second robber was described as around 5 feet, 10 inches, 230-240 pounds and also wore dark clothing. The victim was not physically harmed. Call 741-2802 with information.

 

ASSAILANTS SOUGHT: New Castle County police are searching for five men who assaulted and robbed a couple at gunpoint Saturday night. The robbery occurred about 10:15 p.m. in the 100 block of Yale Road, between Newport and Wilming- ton, said Officer John Weglarz Sr. A 23-year-old woman and a 35-year-old man were standing in front of a home when they were confronted by five men, one armed with a handgun, he said. The woman was hit in the face with an unknown object and the men rifled through her pockets and removed property, Weglarz said. The men tried unsuccessfully to rob the man before fleeing. All five were wearing dark pants and dark-hooded sweatshirts. Anyone with information is asked to call police at (302) 395-8110 or Delaware Crime Stoppers (800) TIP-3333.

 

HOME INVASION: An elderly couple were robbed at knifepoint Monday afternoon when a bandit entered their Wilmington home, city police said. The robbery occurred about 12:25 p.m. in the 1000 block of S. Broom Street, said Lt. Stephen Misetic. The 75-year-old victim told officers an intruder entered the rear door of his home and confronted him and his wife. The robber then put a knife to the elderly man and rifled through the pockets of his pants for money and removed a large sum, Misetic said. The robber ran from the rear of the couple's home onto St. Elizabeth Street. The victims were unharmed. The bandit is described as in his mid-20s and dressed all in black. His face was covered. Anyone with information on the crime is asked to call detectives at (302) 576-3620 or Delaware Crime Stoppers at (800) TIP-3333.

 

CARNIVAL VIOLENCE: State police investigated four incidents of violence that broke out Saturday night at the St. Helena Parish carnival at 602 Philadelphia Pike in Bellefonte. Troopers investigated an assault, a fight and an incident of tear gas being sprayed into a crowd, state police said. An 18-year-old man who was kicked to the ground and assaulted sought treatment at A.I. duPont Hospital for Children and was held overnight with multiple injuries. A 13-year-old girl was arrested on charges of terroristic threatening and disorderly conduct in the tear gas incident.

 

HOME INVASION: A green-eyed man armed with a stun gun robbed a Harrington woman in her home early Saturday, town police said. The home invasion robbery occurred about 1:05 a.m. in the first block of High St., Sgt. Earl Brode said. The intruder was dressed in a black hooded sweatshirt, gloves and a white bandanna covering his face. After breaking into the home, the intruder demanded property from the woman before fleeing, Brode said. Police are asking anyone with information on this crime to call 398-4493 or Delaware Crime Stoppers at (800) TIP-3333.

 

SHOTS FIRED AT VEHICLE : Wilmington police are investigating shots fired at a vehicle Saturday night. Police said they received the call about the incident at 7:30 p.m. in the 800 block of N. Monroe St. Police found a car there had been hit once. Anyone with information is asked to call police at 576-3620.

 

BURGLARY: Greenwood police are asking the public's help in identifying a vehicle used in a burglary last month. It happened between 3 and 5:30 a.m. April 26 in the 200 block of Hamilton St., where a rear door was forced open, police said. Several power tools, including a DeWalt chop saw, an 18 volt Makita cordless drill, air nail and staple guns and Craftsman drills were taken. Electrical wiring was taken from the attic. The vehicle -- believed to be a late 1990s Cadillac DeVille -- was captured on surveillance video. It has an identifiable marker light on the left rear corner panel. Call police at 349-4822 or Delaware Crime Stoppers at (800) TIP-3333 with information.

 

ATTEMPTED ROBBERY: A 20-year-old Harrington man was held for police at a Milford drugstore by witnesses who said they saw him attempt to rob a man. Milford police said Arnell Casson Jr. tried to rob a 63-year-old in the parking lot of the Pill Box Pharmacy in the 100 block of Aerenson Drive after the man got a prescription filled for oxycodone. They struggled and several witnesses grabbed Casson and held him, police said. Casson was charged with attempted robbery and wearing a disguise during the commission of a felony. He was committed to Sussex Correctional Institution after failing to post $33,000 secured bail.

 

 

ARREST IN SHOOTING: A New Castle-area man was arrested Monday in a shooting Friday night in Wilmington, police said. Shelton Moore, 20, of the 100 block of Pilgrim Road, was charged with first-degree assault and possession of a deadly weapon during a felony, said Wilmington police Master Sgt. John O'Connor. The shooting occurred about 8:35 p.m. in the 1000 block of Read St. The victim was driven to St. Francis Hospital for treatment of "multiple gunshot wounds to the groin," O'Connor said. He was later transferred to Christiana Hospital. Bail information was not immediately available for Moore.

 

WEAPONS CHARGES: A 20-year-old Ellendale man was arrested after being found Saturday with two firearms, state police said. About 3 p.m., police were called to North Berry Bramble Falls Drive in Millsboro because of suspected drug activity, said police Cpl. Bruce W. Harris. Officers approached a car with several people inside and got permission to search it. Jesse Drummond Jr. had a .45-caliber handgun and a .22-caliber pistol, Harris said. Drummond was charged with possession of a destructive weapon and other offenses and sent to Sussex Correctional Institution on $19,000 cash bail.

 

STOP LEADS TO CHARGES: A 22-year-old New Castle man was found with drugs and a weapon during a traffic stop, police said. It happened about 9 p.m. Saturday when New Castle County police Officer Eric Selhorst saw a car speeding on Appleby Road near Bear. When Selhorst approached, the driver, Glenn Williams-Hamilton, appeared nervous, police said. Williams-Hamilton was taken from the vehicle and police found almost three ounces of marijuana, two digital scales and a 9mm handgun, they said. He was charged with weapons and drug offenses and speeding and released on $41,500 unsecured bond.

 

ATTEMPTED ROBBERY: Three suspects assaulted and tried to rob a 37-year-old man Friday afternoon in the Glasgow Court Trailer Park, police said. It happened about 4:45 p.m., when the trio approached the victim at the intersection of South Oxford and South Belltown drives, said New Castle County police Officer John Weglarz Sr. The suspects asked for change and began assaulting the victim when he reached into his pocket. One of the suspects tried to reach into the victim's pocket while he fought back, Weglarz said. When a witness started yelling, the three fled empty-handed toward U.S. 40. The first suspect is 18 to 20 years old, 6 feet tall and weighs about 230 pounds. He was wearing blue jean shorts and a white T-shirt. The second is 18 to 20 years old, 5 feet 10 inches tall and weighs about 160 pounds. He was wearing blue jean shorts. The third is 18 to 20 years old, 6 feet tall and weighs about 150 pounds. Call police at 395-8110 or Delaware Crime Stoppers at (800) TIP-3333 with information.

 

DELIVERYMAN ROBBED: A 23-year-old pizza deliveryman was punched in the face and robbed late Friday in Dover, police said. It happened about 10:05 p.m. in front of a home in the 1400 block of Woodmill Drive, said Dover police Lt. Robert Scott. The victim had just made a delivery when he was confronted by two men who fled into the Woodmill apartment complex after the robbery, he said. One of the men is 18 to 25 years old, about 6 feet 1 inch tall and thin with short hair. He was wearing a red T-shirt. The other is 18 to 25 years old, about 5 feet 9 inches tall and thin with short hair. He was wearing a white T-shirt. Call police at 736-7111 or Delaware Crime Stoppers at (800) TIP-3333 with information.

 

WOMAN SHOT: A 22-year-old woman was shot about 4:10 p.m. Thursday while walking on New Castle Avenue just south of East Water Street in Capitol Green, Dover police said. The victim told police she heard gunshots, started to run but realized she had been wounded just above her right ankle, said police Lt. Daniel McKeown. Though the victim did not see who shot her, a witness reported seeing two males struggling in the north Sussex Avenue alleyway. It appeared that one of the men was pistol-whipping the other, the witness told police. The victim was treated at Kent General Hospital. Call police at 736-7111 or Delaware Crime Stoppers at (800) TIP-3333 with information.

 

SALON BURGLARIZED: Dover police are searching for the person who threw a rock through the front window of a hair salon before stealing a bag filled with cash. R.L. Ewing Hair in the 500 block of N. Du Pont Highway was burglarized around 11:20 p.m. Thursday, police said. The thief pried open a drawer to reveal the bag containing an undisclosed sum of money. After also swiping a purse off a sale display, the person fled, police said. Anyone with information is asked to call Dover police at 736-7111.

 

JUVENILE ROBBED: A 17-year-old boy was arrested Friday for pulling a juvenile out of a car and trying to rob him, New Castle County police said Sunday. Officers were called to the Wilmington Manor community about 11:05 p.m. and were told the juvenile was sitting in a vehicle with a friend on Jay Drive at the entrance to Chelsea Manor parkland, said Officer John Weglarz Sr. Another car approached and two people got out. One of them demanded drugs and money from the victim. When the victim said he had neither, the 17-year-old pulled him out of the car and rifled his pockets before punching him and fleeing empty-handed, Weglarz said. He was arrested after a witness told officers that a vehicle carrying the suspect was driving by the victim's house. He was charged with attempted robbery and two other offenses and committed to the New Castle County Detention Center on $25,250 cash bail.

 

MAN SHOT: A 26-year-old Dover man was wounded by gunfire Wednesday night during a struggle in his home with a robber. Dover police said the robbery was drug-related. The shooting occurred about 9:20 p.m. at a home in the 200 block of Loockerman St. During the altercation, the victim was shot in the elbow. The intruder was described as about 16 to 18 years old, about 5 feet 11 inches tall, with short braids and a black sweatshirt. Police are asking anyone with information to call 736-7111 or Delaware Crime Stoppers at (800) TIP-3333.

 

WARRANT ISSUED: A warrant has been issued for the arrest of a homeless man linked to a residential burglary in Newark early this month. Newark police are searching for 30-year-old Lawrence M. Laber III on charges of burglary and theft over $1,500 in the break-in at a Wrangler Road home, said Lt. Mark Farrall. The victims were away during the first week of April and discovered their home had been burglarized when they returned. Twenty-five Spanish porcelain figurines worth about $5,000, sterling-silver dinnerware and an antique train valued at $8,000 were taken. Detectives have not been able to locate Laber, who is known to frequent the Newark and Brookside areas. Farrall said he had been seen in an older-model green Chevrolet Malibu with Delaware temporary tags. Police are asking anyone with information on Laber's whereabouts or the whereabouts of the stolen property to call Detective Michael Watson at 366-7110, ext. 133, or Delaware Crime Stoppers at (800) TIP-3333.

 

ATTEMPTED BREAK-IN: A 36-year-old Smyrna woman was arrested Thursday for attempting to break into a liquor store, police said. Angela D. Greenwood was charged with attempted burglary, criminal mischief under $1,000 and possession of burglary tools, state police spokesman Cpl. Bruce Harris said. Greenwood also was being sought on a warrant from Kent County Superior Court for theft and violating her probation. The incident occurred about 2:30 a.m. at the Spruance City Liquor store in the 600 block of Smyrna-Clayton Blvd., where officers were called to investigate a tripped burglar alarm. Clayton officers arrived first and spotted a woman walking toward her car. They detained her until troopers arrived. Greenwood allegedly used a hammer to shatter the window in an unsuccessful attempt to get into the store. Damage to the window was estimated at $1,000. Greenwood was taken to Troop 3 in Camden and charged. She was being held in Baylor Women's Correctional Institution after failing to post $1,250 bail.

 

ROBBERY ARREST: A Wilmington man was arrested Tuesday afternoon for robbing a bank near Newark. Delaware State Police said David Matthews Jr., 38, walked into the Wells Fargo Bank at 2624 Old Capitol Trail at 2:30 p.m. and handed a note to a teller. He threatened to harm her with a gun but didn't display one. Police said Matthews fled with an unknown amount of money but was caught with it in his sock 20 minutes later along Old Harmony Road near Capitol Trail. He was taken to the bank branch and positively identified as the robber. Matthews was charged with robbery. His bail information was not released.

 

GUN CHARGES: A passenger was arrested Monday after a Harrington motorcycle officer stopped a car and officers found a loaded gun inside the vehicle, police said. The incident occurred about 2 p.m. on U.S. 13, just south of Del. 14 when officers stopped the car because the driver was talking on his cellphone. After issuing the driver, who was not identified, a summons for the cellphone offense, officers were given permission to search his car, Sgt. Earl Brode said. Officers found a loaded 9-mm handgun in the glove compartment, he said. The passenger, Vincent W. Wilken, 28, of Virginia Beach, Va., was charged with carrying a concealed deadly weapon and released on $5,000 unsecured bail.

 

RESIDENT ROBBED: A resident of Radnor Woods in Claymont was robbed by a man who demanded money as she walked to her home about 9:20 p.m. Sunday, police said. Officer First Class John Weglarz Sr., county police spokesman, said the 28-year-old victim, of the 100 block of Compass Drive, turned over cash, the robber pushed her to the ground and drove toward Honeywell Drive in a black pickup truck. The robber was described as 40 to 50 years old, about 5 feet 11 inches tall, with an average build, black shirt and blue jeans. Police ask anyone with tips to call 395-8110, visit www.nccpd.com or text TIP411, starting messages with NCCPD. Tips also may be provided at www.tipsubmit.com or to Delaware Crime Stoppers at (800) TIP-3333.

 

WOMAN STABBED: A 31-year-old Milford woman has been charged with repeatedly stabbing another woman with a knife during an argument. The incident happened Sunday in a home in the 800 block of Warner Road, said Milford police Detective Kathy Getek. Kimberly J. Currie was charged with assault and possession of a deadly weapon during commission of a felony. She was released on $20,000 unsecured bond. The 27-year-old victim was admitted to Milford Memorial Hospital in stable condition for treatment of multiple injuries

 

CARS SHOT: New Castle County police are looking for four unknown vandals who damaged about 10 vehicles in the Claymont area by shooting their windows with a BB gun. Police believe the vandalism started Thursday around 9:34 p.m. Witnesses reported the vandals were riding in a dark green four-door Honda. Anyone with information is asked to call New Castle County police at 395-8171 or Delaware Crime Stoppers at (800) TIP-3333

 

MEN ASSAULTED: Two men were assaulted and one of them robbed outside a home in Belvedere Monday night. Shortly after 11:30 p.m., New Castle County police said two men approached a 41- and a 36-year-old man in the 100 block of Lloyd Street and attacked them. Both men suffered facial injuries and one was robbed. Both victims were treated at Christiana Hospital.Police said witnesses identified one of their attackers as Timothy Thomas, 21, of the 100 block of Lloyd St. in Belvedere. Warrants have been filed for his arrest, police said. He was last seen driving a blue 1991 Grand Marquis with Delaware license plate 732265. Anyone with information is asked to call 395-8110.

 

73-YEAR-OLD ASSAULTED: A 73-year-old Wilmington man was assaulted Sunday night just outside the city limits. The incident occurred at about 7:30 p.m. near South Maryland Avenue and Broom Street, state police said. The victim was walking to the store along Maryland Avenue when he passed a group of six to eight young men. He said he was hit from behind and fell to the ground. The men ran off. The victim was taken to Wilmington Hospital and treated for a cut to the back of his head. Police are asking anyone who witnessed the attack to call Troop 6 detectives at (302) 633-5000 or Delaware Crime Stoppers at (800) TIP-3333.

 

DOOR-TO-DOOR ARREST: A door-to-door magazine saleswoman was arrested Saturday for stealing prescription medication while using the bathroom at a Newark home. Chelsea Kunupp, 19, of Wake, Va., was charged with obtaining a controlled substance by theft and soliciting without a permit, said Lt. Mark Farrall, spokesman for the Newark Police Department. The incident occurred Saturday when Kunupp, who sells magazines for Atlantic Circulation, of York, Pa., was at the Christina Mill Apartments complex selling subscriptions. At one home on her stop, she asked the customer if she could use the bathroom, Farrall said. After Kunupp left, the homeowner discovered his prescription medication missing. Officers found Kunupp in the area and arrested her when she was found with the victim's drugs. She also didn't have a permit to sell door to door. Farrall said the city of Newark requires that door-to-door sales people have a permit on them. Police, meanwhile, discourage residents from letting anyone they don't know into their homes.

 

YOUTHS ARRESTED: Two boys, ages 12 and 14, have been charged in the attempted armed robbery of three youngsters who were walking home from their bus stop in Bear last week, police said Saturday. The victims -- two 12-year-olds and one 10-year-old -- were accosted on a path between Auckland and Kelston drives at Briargate Townhomes, New Castle County police Officer John Weglarz Sr. said. The younger of the two suspects is from the first block of Foxton Drive in Amberfield, and the older is from the first block of Three Rivers Drive in Wellington Woods, Weglarz said. The victims were not injured, but the youngest was pushed to the ground and hit, and all three were threatened with a handgun, which detectives recovered, Weglarz said. Each boy was charged with three counts of attempted first-degree robbery, two counts of offensive touching and two counts of conspiracy, he said. Arraigned and released on $42,500 unsecured bail each, they were ordered to have no contact with each other or the victims.

 

MAN SOUGHT IN ASSAULT: Harrington police said they are looking for a Dover man who assaulted a woman over the weekend at her home. A warrant was issued for Joshua B. Wilson, 26, of the 1100 block of S. Little Creek Road, on charges of second-degree assault, strangulation, unlawful imprisonment and criminal trespassing, Harrington Sgt. Earl Brode said. The incident occurred Saturday at a home in the 100 block of W. Milby St. in Harrington, where officers were called to investigate an assault. The victim told officers Wilson was waiting at her home while she was out and when she returned, he started choking and beating her. The victim was taken to Kent General Hospital for treatment of facial injuries. Police are asking anyone with information on Wilson's whereabouts to call 398-4493 or Delaware Crime Stoppers at (800) TIP-3333.

 

MAN ROBBED: A 74-year-old Dover-area man was robbed outside his apartment Sunday night, Delaware State Police said. The robbery happened at 11:40 p.m. in a hallway at the Premier Village Apartments on Generals Way. The robber held a knife to the victim's neck as he tried to enter his apartment after returning from the store, officers said. He took an undisclosed amount of money and fled the building, police said. The victim was not injured. Police said the robber was described as being 18-30, 5 feet 8 inches to 5 feet 10 inches and 185 pounds. He wore a mask. Call 741-2802 or text 274637 with information.

 

PARKING LOT ROBBERY: New Castle County detectives are investigating a robbery at a Milltown apartment complex last week during which a 24-year-old man was shot, police said. The crime occurred about 10 p.m. Friday at the Heritage Court Apartments, Officer John Weglarz Sr. said. The victim was treated at Christiana Hospital and released. Police said the victim was shot and robbed in the parking lot of the complex by a bearded man who ran away afterward. Anyone with information is asked to call Detective Orzechowski at 395-8110

 

FEMALE ROBBERS SOUGHT: Dover police are asking the public's help in identifying two women involved in a robbery and assault earlier this month behind W.T. Smithers. Police released surveillance photos of the women Monday. Dover police spokesman Lt. Alan Rachko said the two women attacked another woman March 18 as she stood talking to a friend on State Street Alley. The victim was talking on the phone when the pair approached from behind, punched her and told her to give up her purse, Rachko said. The victim refused but the assailants took the purse anyway. Two witnesses who saw the incident chased the women until they dropped the purse. The robbers, however, had removed the victim's cellphone, keys and money before dropping the purse. The first woman is described as having a large build, 5 feet 8 inches tall and between 23 and 33 years old. The second woman is described as thin and about 5 feet 7 inches. Anyone with information on the identities of these women is asked to call investigators at 736-7111

 

GIRL ASSAULTED: A 12-year-old girl reported to police that a man grabbed her from behind and tried to sexually assault her Wednesday afternoon after she got off a school bus in Bear, police said. The victim was not injured in the attack that happened about 3 p.m. in the 700 block of S. Silversmith Lane in the Christiana Green Townhouse community, said New Castle County police Officer John Weglarz Sr. The girl fought off the attacker, who ran toward Old Baltimore Pike. She ran to a neighbor's house for help and called police from the complex's rental office. Call police at 395-8110

 

DRUG, GUN CHARGES: A Delaware man and two Virginia men were arrested Saturday after they were caught with drugs and guns east of Bridgeville, Delaware State Police said. Troopers said they pulled over the trio's car shortly before 7:30 p.m. on U.S. 13 because Breon Scarborough, 20, of Pungoteague, Va., was talking on a cellphone while driving. According to a report, one of the troopers smelled marijuana as he approached the car. Troopers also found a .40-caliber handgun in the waistband of passenger Jaquan Leonard, 19, of Delmar, and a .380-caliber handgun under the passenger seat where Tevin Scarborough, 20, also of Pungoteague, was sitting. Police also found ammunition, a digital scale and more than three grams of marijuana. All were charged with weapons and drug offenses and committed to Sussex Correctional Institution. Leonard's and Tevin Scarborough's bail was set at $6,000. Breon Scarborough's was set at $4,000.

 

SHOOTING INVESTIGATED: Wilmington police are investigating the shooting of an 18-year-old man Sunday afternoon. The shooting happened shortly after 5:30 p.m. in the first block of E. 24th Street, but officers could not get more information because the victim, shot in the abdomen, was uncooperative. He was taken to Christiana Hospital and listed in critical but stable condition. Anyone with information is asked to call Detective Phil McLaughlin at 576-3667.

 

WOMAN ASSAULTED: A 22-year-old Millsboro man punched his ex-girlfriend in the face Saturday morning and dragged her from her car by the hair, Delaware State Police said. The incident happened shortly before 10:30 a.m., when the 21-year-old Lincoln woman was sitting in her car on Crescent Shore Drive in Lincoln and Darrell White Jr. approached, officers said. According to a report, the two started arguing, White punched the woman in the face, grabbed her hair and pulled out of the car while it was in reverse. She was hit by the car and suffered an injury to her hip, police said. White fled but later turned himself in. The woman was treated at Milford Memorial Hospital. White was charged with assault and reckless endangering. He was released after posting $7,000 secured bail.

 

ROBBERY CHARGES: A Wilmington man who was jailed for a recent bank robbery was charged Friday with two additional holdups, state police said. Lamotte S. Chandler, 50, of Springer Street, was charged with holding up the Artisans Bank in the 1700 block of Marsh Road near Bellefonte on Nov. 24, 2010, and Jan. 17, said police Cpl. Jeffrey Hale. He already was being held in Young Correctional Institution on charges that he robbed the WSFS Bank on Delaware Avenue in Wilmington on March 19, Hale said. Chandler was charged with two additional counts of first-degree robbery and two other offenses. His bail was increased by $95,000

 

DELPARK ROBBERY ARREST: State police charged a 21-year-old man with robbing two women earlier this week at Delaware Park Casino in Stanton. Scott D. Smagala Jr., of the 100 block of Maple Ave. near Newport, became a suspect when a detective reviewing surveillance video recognized him as a suspect in a 2007 robbery, police said. Officers stopped his vehicle Wednesday at Kirkwood Highway and Limestone Road and took him into custody.

 

DRUG ARREST: A 27-year-old New Castle-area man was arrested on drug and weapons charges Thursday, police said. Officers found 20 grams of marijuana, 5.6 grams of crack cocaine, eight clonazepam anti-anxiety pills and a stolen, loaded .40-caliber Glock semiautomatic pistol at the home of Julius P. Lawrence in the 100 block of Rose Lane. Lawrence was taken to Young Correctional Institution after failing to post $40,000 bail.

 

RAPE CHARGE: A New Castle-area man was charged with raping a Wilmington woman in the city last summer, police said. Orlando Goode, 52, was arrested Thursday by Wilmington officers just outside city limits. Goode pulled a phone cord from the wall to prevent the 51-year-old woman from calling police during the attack at a home in the 4300 block of Miller Road, police said. She reported it on Aug. 7. Goode is charged with rape, assault and malicious interference with emergency communications. He was taken to Young Correctional Institution after failing to post $35,500 bail.

 

ROBBERY, SHOOTING: A 21-year-old man who was shot in Bear on Saturday said he was also robbed, New Castle County police said. Officers said they were called to Christiana Hospital shortly after 10 p.m. after a man was taken there by a family member. He told police a man shot him and took his property. The shooting happened in the Wellington Woods area, according to a report. The shooter wore light-colored clothing, police said. Anyone with information is asked to call 395-8110 or text 847411.

 

BOY CUT: Larissa Wright, 20, of Garfield Park near New Castle was charged with felony assault and other offenses after allegedly trying to cut a teenage boy as he tried to stop her swinging a knife at him. Police say they argued after she found him asleep Thursday in the living room of her home in the first block of Halcyon Drive, New Castle County Police Officer John Weglarz Sr. said. Wright also punched a wall and shattered a window before leaving the home and returning with a large kitchen knife that she swung at the boy, Weglarz said. His left hand was cut "when he attempted to block her swing," he said. Wright, who fled the home, was found in the area, taken to Christiana Hospital and treated for a minor injury, then taken to police headquarters, Weglarz said. She also was charged with endangering the welfare of a child beause a younger child was in the home at the time of the incident, he said. After failing to post $16,500 secured bail, she was committed to Baylor Women's Correctional Institution.

 

MAN SHOT: New Castle County police are investigating a Saturday night shooting in Wellington Woods, Bear, that seriously injured an unidentified man, Officer John Weglarz Sr. said. Shot in the head shortly before 10:30 p.m., the man was taken to Christiana Hospital, Weglarz said. His condition was not available. No other information was available late Saturday, Weglarz said.

 

MAN ROBBED: A 24-year-old man was robbed at gunpoint Saturday morning when he left his Bear home to go to work, police said. It happened about 7:05 a.m. when the victim was approached from behind in the Sparrow Run community by two men who demanded money, said New Castle County police Officer John Weglarz Sr. After a brief struggle, one of the bandits pulled a handgun and the victim handed over an undisclosed amount of cash, he said. The thieves -- both of whom had their faces concealed -- fled toward Kemper Drive. The victim was not injured. One of the bandits is 5 feet 9, weighs 250-285 pounds and was wearing black clothing. The other is 5 feet 9, weighs 170 pounds and was wearing dark pants and a gray sweatshirt. Call police at 395-8110 or Delaware Crime Stoppers at (800) TIP-3333 with information.

 

SUSPECT SEARCH: State police, dog units and a helicopter team were searching north of Smyrna Saturday night for a man who robbed a gas-station convenience store. Sgt. Paul Shavack said a man of average build demanded cash from a clerk at the Valero at U.S. 13 and Joe Goldsborough Road, implied he had a weapon and took an undisclosed amount of cash before running away. The robbery was reported at 7:07 p.m., he said. A description of the robber was not immediately available, Shavack said.

 

ASSAULT, ROBBERY: Police asked Saturday for tips in an attempted robbery and assault reported at 10:25 p.m. Friday at Hampton Walk Apartments near New Castle. A 34-year-old told police he had just gotten home from a store and was accosted in his vehicle in the 1600 block of New Jersey Ave. by two men with handguns who demanded money and assaulted him before they ran toward Carvel Avenue empty-handed, New Castle County Police Officer John Weglarz Sr. said. The victim was admitted to Christiana Hospital for observation after suffering head and facial injuries, Weglarz said, but his condition was unavailable. He said one robber was about 23 years old, 5 feet 6 inches tall and about 150 pounds with shoulder-length hair. The other was about 21, 6 feet 4 inches tall, about 180 pounds, cleanshaven with short hair and wearing all black clothing, he said. Tipsters may call 395-8110, visit www.nccpd.com, text TIP411 with messages starting with NCCPD, or call Delaware Crime Stoppers at (800) TIP-3333.

 

ARRESTED ON GUN CHARGES: A 23-year-old man was arrested during a traffic stop early Tuesday and charged with having a loaded handgun under the driver's seat, New Castle County police said. Andrew Dixon, of Georgetown Manor apartments in the 200 block of Christiana Road near New Castle, was charged with possession of a firearm by a person prohibited, carrying a concealed deadly weapon, possession of a weapon with an obliterated serial number, possession of a non-narcotic Schedule I controlled substance and failure to have a registration plate light. Spokeswoman Officer Tracey Duffy said the traffic stop occurred about 2:10 a.m. in the vicinity of East Newport Pike, where officers stopped Dixon's orange Chevrolet Cavalier for an equipment violation. The officer saw marijuana residue, asked Dixon to get out and searched the vehicle, Duffy said. He found a loaded 7.65 mm pistol, Duffy said, with the serial number removed.Dixon was committed to Young Correctional Institution after failing to post $7,600 secured bail.

 

ARREST IN ASSAULT, ROBBERY: A 34-year-old Delaware City woman was charged with robbing and assaulting an 83-year-old woman, police said Tuesday. Kelly Mcvey, of the 300 block of Jefferson Street, was arrested in connection with the Feb. 21 robbery and assault of a senior citizen, New Castle County detectives said. Mcvey was charged with attempted robbery and wearing a disguise during the commission of a felony. She was arraigned and committed to the Baylor Women's Correctional Institute in lieu of $11,000 secured bail.

 

WSFS ROBBED: State police are searching for a man they say robbed two tellers at gunpoint Saturday at a WSFS Bank branch in Pike Creek. The robber, who was captured wearing sunglasses in security camera photographs, made off with an undisclosed amount of money. Police said the man entered the branch in the 4000 block of Limestone Road about 9:50 a.m. and approached the two tellers displaying a large black handgun. He demanded and received cash from the two tellers, who were not injured, police said. Anyone with information should contact Delaware State Police at 834-2630, ext. 6. Delaware Crime Stoppers also accepts anonymous tips at (800) TIP-3333.

 

HOME INVASION: Warrants have been issued for the arrest of a Lewes man in connection with a home invasion robbery last week in Rehoboth Beach. State police said 31-year-old William J. Maichle Jr. is being sought on charges of first-degree robbery, first-degree burglary and criminal mischief in the incident about 9:15 p.m. Saturday at a home in the 100 block of Beachfield Drive. During the home invasion, the suspect forced his way into the 81-year-old victim's home and sprayed something in his eyes before removing the victim's wallet from his pants' pocket, Sgt. Paul Shavack said. Maichle was linked to the robbery during an investigation. Police are asking anyone with information on the whereabouts of Maichle to call 911, detectives at 856-5850, ext. 206, or Delaware Crime Stoppers at (800) TIP-3333.

 

MAN STABBED: A 40-year-old Wilmington man was stabbed in the back Tuesday night near the Adams Four Shopping Center, police said. Wilmington police are looking for a woman who ran off after the 8:10 p.m. stabbing at Fourth and Adams streets. The victim was taken to Christiana Hospital and was reported in stable condition Wednesday. The victim told police that an unidentified woman confronted him at the shopping center and, without provocation, plunged a knife in his back before she ran off. Police are asking anyone with information on the incident to call Detective Kimberly Pfaff at 576-3643 or detectives at 576-3620 or Delaware Crime Stoppers at (800)TIP-3333.

 

HOME INVASION: State police are searching for two men involved in a Sunday night home-invasion robbery in Greenwood. Troopers who responded to a home on Woodyard Road about 9:15 p.m. found the front door forced open. Inside, they found a woman who had been tied up. She was asleep when two men in their 30s wearing masks broke into the house, State police Sgt. Paul Shavack said. The men demanded money from the woman after they tied her up. She complied, and the pair ran away with an undisclosed amount. After the assailants fled, police said, the woman activated an alarm button inside the home to call for help. Delaware State Police are asking anyone with information about this incident to call detectives at 697-4454, or Delaware Crime Stoppers at (800) TIP-3333.

 

WEAPON, DRUG CHARGES: A 27-year-old city man was arrested Saturday night after allegedly tossing away a gun while being chased by officers who used a taser to stop him. Kevin Jackson, of the 200 block of N. Franklin St., faces charges of possession of a deadly weapon during a felony, carrying a concealed deadly weapon, possession of a firearm in a school zone, possession of PCP and possession of PCP in a school zone, violation of probation and resisting arrest, Master Sgt. Mark Christopher said. The incident unfolded about 7:24 p.m. in the area of Fifth and Franklin streets, where a crowd had gathered. Jackson tried to separate himself from the crowd and was ordered by officers to stop, Christopher said. Jackson ignored the order and ran from the officers, discarding a .45-caliber handgun as he ran. An officer tasered Jackson and he fell to the ground, hitting his head on the pavement. Jackson was taken to Christiana Hospital for treatment and remains there in stable condition.

 

MAN ROBBED: A 40-year-old man was assaulted and robbed Thursday night while walking in the Alban Park area west of Wilmington, police said. New Castle County police are investigating the incident, which occurred shortly before 8 p.m. near Alban Drive and Bonwood Road, agency spokesman Officer John Weglarz Sr. said. Arriving officers were told by the victim that three men who dressed in black and concealed their faces confronted him. One of the men brandished a knife, and the other two pushed him to the ground and rifled through his pockets. After the trio got the cash, they ran off, Weglarz said. Police are asking anyone with information on the incident to call 395-8110 or Delaware Crime Stoppers at (800) TIP-3333.

 

MAN SOUGHT: New Castle County police are asking the public to be on the lookout for a man they say attempted to lure a teen inside his vehicle. The incident took place Friday morning in the Garfield Park community near New Castle, when a man driving an older-model brown pickup truck approached a teen walking on Lind Avenue near Chesterfield Drive. The teen fled after the man attempted to get him to enter the truck. Police said the suspect is between 30 and 40 years old, is 5 feet 8 and cleanshaven with short hair. Police ask those with tips to call 395-8110, visit www.nccpd.com or text TIP411.

 

SENIOR THWARTS ROBBERY: An 83-year-old woman fought off a would-be robber Monday morning, New Castle County police said. Shortly before 7:30 a.m., a woman with her face concealed accosted the 83-year-old as she was getting out of her car in the first block of Herbert Drive. The would-be robber grabbed her purse, but the woman wouldn't let go and fought off the assailant, who fled. The suspect is described as about 30 years old, 5 feet 5 and 130 pounds. She wore all black and left the scene in a white sedan. Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 395-8110.

 

ALLEGED BURGLAR NABBED: A Wilmington-area man allegedly broke into another man's car, stole items from it and threatened him with a screwdriver Monday night. New Castle County police said the incident happened shortly after 10 p.m. on the first block of Halcyon Drive in the Garfield Park community near New Castle. Police said the man whose car was burglarized went to warm up the vehicle for his wife when he saw Thomas Alston looking through the glove compartment. Alston tried to flee after pushing the man, but the car owner was able to tackle him, police said. Officers said the two struggled. A family member arrived to help, knocking away a screwdriver Alston was holding. The two held him down before New Castle city and county police officers arrived. Police found several items from the victim's car on Alston. Police also said they learned that Alston was wanted in North Carolina. He was charged with robbery, aggravated menacing, burglary and related offenses. Alston was committed to Young Correctional Institution after failing to post $73,250 secured bail.

 

MAN ATTACKED: A maintenance man was beaten and robbed Monday night at the Laurel Little League concession stand. The incident happened just after 7:30 p.m. along Woodland Ferry Road. The man arrived at the building to perform maintenance work and saw a light on when he entered. He became suspicious and decided to leave but immediately saw the light turn off and then heard voices. He was then attacked by two people from behind. They took his wallet and laptop. Police are looking for the assailants and ask anyone with information to call 856-5850, ext. 219, or text 274637.

 

WEAPONS, DRUG CHARGES: Police arrested a 29-year-old New Castle-area man Monday after finding him under the illegal possession of a loaded gun and after various drug offenses. New Castle County police said Derek Jewell, of the first block of Memorial Drive, was stopped after an officer saw him talking on a cell phone while driving. Police stopped the Ford Crown Victoria he was driving on New Castle Avenue near Morehouse Drive. Police said an officer smelled marijuana coming from inside the car and saw a box of .38-caliber bullets sticking out from under the driver's seat. Jewell, who is a convicted felon, also was driving with an expired license and a loaded long-barrel Smith & Wesson .38-caliber revolver in the car, police said. Police later searched his motel room and found marijuana there. Jewell was charged with multiple drug and weapons offenses and was committed to Young Correctional Institution. His bail was set at $40,500.

 

MAN SHOT, KILLED: Wilmington police are looking for a suspect who shot and killed a man on North Rodney Street near Lancaster Avenue late Wednesday. The shooting was reported shortly after 9 p.m. Police got calls for shots fired, and a man was found shot at the intersection of Rodney Street and Lancaster Avenue. The man was transported from the scene but later was pronounced dead. Police said he was shot with a large-caliber gun. The man was not identified. Police combed the scene and looked through a bag at the corner of Rodney Street as people watched .

 

BANK ROBBED: Delaware State police are looking for suspect in a Brandywine Hundred bank robbery that happened Thursday afternoon. According to a report, the robber threatened an employee with a gun, got cash and fled. State police said the incident happened just before 2:30 p.m. at the Artisan's Bank at 1706 Marsh Road. The suspect is described as 30-35 and 5 feet 8 inches with a medium build. Police said he wore an olive green jacket, black T-shirt, dark pants and a green baseball cap. Anyone with information is asked to call 834-2630, ext. 6, or text a tip to 274637

 

MAN SHOT: A 21-year-old man was shot in the right leg at about 8:20 p.m. Friday in the 900 block of E. 17th St., Wilmington police said. The victim, who lives in the 1600 block of Bonwood Road in New Castle, told officers he was shot for no reason while looking for something to eat, police said. His description of the incident was inconsistent with witness accounts, they said. He provided no other details and was taken to Christiana Hospital in stable condition. Call police at 576-3640 or Delaware Crime Stoppers at (800) TIP-3333 with information.

 

MAN ROBBED: A 22-year-old man was accosted and robbed while sleeping on a couch late Friday near New Castle, police said. It happened at about 11:55 p.m. in the 400 block of Sixth St. in the Holloway Terrace community, said New Castle police Officer John Weglarz Sr. The victim awoke to find three men, who forced him to the floor and took cash and other property from his pockets, he said. They ran out the back door. The victim was not injured. A police dog searched the area, but the scent was lost, Weglarz said. The robbers are between 5 feet 8 inches and 6 feet tall and weigh 140 pounds to 220 pounds. They were wearing black hooded sweatshirts and dark jeans. Call police at 395-8110 or Delaware Crime Stoppers at (800) TIP-3333 with information.

 

TEEN ROBBED AFTER PARTY: A masked gunman robbed a teenager after a melee outside a Newark community center Saturday night, police said Monday. The robbery occurred about 10:25 outside the George Wilson Center at 303 New London Road, said Newark police spokesman Lt. Mark Farrall. The victim, 16, had just left a private party at the center when a fight broke out in the parking lot, and the victim and several other people ran from it, he said. They returned to search for a friend, and as the victim was walking through the parking lot, he was approached by a man who displayed a black semiautomatic pistol, he said. A number of other people then surrounded the teen, and the gunman took his cell phone and fled south on foot on New London Road. The gunman was described as 16 or 17 years old, 5 feet 6 to 5 feet 8, 130 to 150 pounds, with a thin build. Police ask anyone with information to contact Detective Mike Watson at 366-7110, ext. 133, or michael.watson@cj.state.de.us.

 

HOME INVASION: An 83-year-old Angola man fought with a knife-wielding robber who invaded his home Friday night, allowing his wife to run to a nearby residence and call for help. Officers said the man showed up at the house, in the first block of Lakewood Drive, shortly before 7:30 p.m. The man's wife, 73, encountered the intruder when she saw a silver or gray four-door sedan in her driveway. The driver asked for directions, and the woman refused him the use of her phone. She went inside, heard a loud crash, and found the driver inside after he used a rock to break a glass door. He brandished a knife and demanded money. The husband hit him with a cane and the woman tried to call police but the phone lines had been cut. He escaped. He was 6 feet to 6 feet 2 and 185-220 pounds. He was wearing a green long-sleeve shirt, gray pants, dark knit cap and a white T-shirt. Anyone with information is asked to call 856-5850, ext. 222.

 

WOMAN'S CAR STOLEN: An armed man stole a car from a 49-year-old woman in a parking lot in the 800 block of S. Madison St. Monday afternoon. Around 5 p.m., a car drove up behind the woman as she was approached by a man asking for directions. The man drew a pistol and demanded that the victim get out of her car while his accomplice remained in his car, police said. The gunman, who drove away in the woman's car, was described as between 17 and 25 years old and 6 feet tall with a medium build. The second suspect drove a silver Volkswagen Jetta. The victim was not injured, and police found her car, a Chevrolet, two hours later. Anyone with information is asked to call 576-3620.

 

BARBERSHOP ROBBERY: Wilmington police say a 23-year-old Newark man walked into a city barbershop Saturday afternoon and robbed five or six people at gunpoint. Police Capt. Marlyn Dietz said patrolmen Christopher Cain and Richard Verna were called to the Legends Barber Shop in the 900 block of Clifford Brown Walk to investigate the 12:25 p.m. robbery. The robber fled before police arrived, Dietz said, but Cain and Verna searched the area with other officers and saw Rashie T. Harris, of the first block of Cymbal Court in Newark, who fit the description of the robber given to them by victims in the shop. Harris started to run, police said, but was taken into custody after a brief foot chase. Police say Harris had a loaded .38-caliber revolver and the property taken in the robbery. Victims in the shop later identified Harris as the robber, Dietz said. He was booked on several charges of first-degree robbery and possession of a deadly weapon during the commission of a felony.

 

KIDNAPPING ALLEGATION: State police are trying to locate a Dover man who they say forced his way into a home west of Clayton and kidnapped his ex-girlfriend. Joseph B. Callahan, 40, is wanted on charges of second-degree robbery, burglary, offensive touching and criminal mischief, state police spokesman Master Cpl. Jeffrey Hale said. About 12:30 a.m. Tuesday, Callahan allegedly forced his way into a home in the 1900 block of Clayton-Delaney Road, grabbed the 21-year-old woman and forced her into his car parked outside. The 23-year-old homeowner called police, and Callahan drove off with the victim, Hale said. According to police, he then demanded money from the victim. When the woman told him she had none, Callahan drove back to her home and let her out of the car, but before driving off, he smashed a window out of the victim's car, Hale said. Police are asking anyone with information on his whereabouts to call Troop 9 in Odessa at 378-5218

 

MAN SHOT: A 20-year-old Philadelphia man was shot once in the leg early Sunday near New Castle. Delaware State Police said the shooting happened at 1:30 a.m. in the parking lot of the IBEW Union Hall 313, in the 800 block of West Basin Road. Officers said shots were fired after a fight in the parking lot after the man left a party. He was taken to Christiana Hospital by friends and was listed in stable condition. Police are looking for a man described as 18-21 and 5-foot-8 to six feet tall. He was wearing black clothing. Anyone with information is asked to call 834-2630.

 

BARBERSHOP SHOOTING: Wilmington police are investigating a Sunday afternoon shooting in Southbridge. Police said the shooting took place shortly before 2 p.m. inside a barbershop in the 300 block of New Castle Ave. The victim, 39, was shot in the right side of the chest. Police said he was in stable condition at Christiana Hospital after surgery

 

MAN STABBED: Wilmington police are investigating a stabbing at a home in the 700 block of E. 11th St. Sunday night. Officers said a man was stabbed in the shoulder. New Castle County paramedics said he was transported to Christiana Hospital and was listed in serious condition.

 

TWO MORE CITY SHOOTINGS: Two people were shot in Wilmington in unrelated incidents over a 28-hour period Thursday and Friday, raising the city's total to 12 shootings this month, including one homicide. About 5:40 p.m. Thursday in the 400 block of West Fifth St., a person dressed in black tried to rob a 20-year-old man. The two got into an altercation and the victim was shot once in the left ankle. About 9 p.m. Friday, someone was shot in the 300 block of Townsend St. in the Southbridge section of town, but injuries did not appear life-threatening, police said.

 

BANK ROBBED: Two armed robbers herded employees into the drive-through teller area during a robbery Thursday night at a Brandywine Hundred bank. It happened about 7:40 p.m. at the TD Bank at 2502 Marsh Road, said state police Master Cpl. Jeffrey Hale. While one robber forced the employees into the drive-thru area, the other demanded money from a teller, who handed over an undisclosed amount. The two robbers then ran out and fled in an unknown direction, Hale said. No one was injured. Both gunmen were wearing masks and appeared to be between 20 and 35 years old. The first one had a goatee or beard and was dressed in a green and gray striped hooded sweatshirt. The second was wearing a black zip-up hooded sweatshirt and dark pants. Call detectives at 834-2630, ext. 213 or 6, or Delaware Crime Stoppers at (800) TIP-3333 with information.

 

PEDESTRIAN BEATEN, ROBBED: Three men and a woman attacked and robbed a 48-year-old man walking to a convenience store near New Castle early Friday, New Castle County police said. The man told police he was walking on Memorial Drive when the robbers stopped him and one pointed a handgun at him and struck him in the face, county police spokesman Officer John Weglarz Sr. said. The man said he tried to escape but the assailants rifled through his pockets and removed unidentified property and an undisclosed amount of cash. The attackers fled and he ran to the nearby Budget Inn and called police. He was treated at Wilmington Hospital for hand and facial injuries. The suspects, all of whom wore black clothing, were between 25 and 40 years old, and 5 feet 5 to 6 feet 5 tall. Anyone with information is asked to contact county police at 395-8110, visit their website at www.nccpd.com, text a tip to 847411 (TIP411) and begin the message with NCCPD, or call Crime Stoppers at (800) TIP-3333.

ROBBERY SUSPECTS SOUGHT: State police are looking for two men suspected in a robbery Sunday night of a Townsend-area gas station. The robbery occurred about 8:10 p.m. at the Valero/Shore Stop at 4235 S. Du Pont Highway, said state police Master Cpl. Jeffrey Hale. Two men walked into the store -- one with two handguns -- and demanded money from the 18-year-old clerk, Hale said. The second man, who had a handgun, ordered a 16-year-old customer to the floor. The pair ran out of the store after getting an undisclosed amount of money, Hale said. Police are asking anyone with information to call Troop 2 detectives at 834-2630, ext. 6, or Delaware Crime Stoppers at (800) TIP-3333.

 

BANK ROBBED: Newark police said a man robbed the PNC Bank at 230 E. Main St. around 9:15 a.m. Monday. He called and said an explosive device inside the bank would detonate if an undisclosed amount of money wasn't placed outside. The robber took the money and walked east toward Main Street. Police did not find an explosive device. The robber wore a dark jacket and light pants. PNC Bank is offering a $5,000 reward for information leading to his arrest. Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Mike Watson at 366-7110, ext. 133, or michael.watson@cj.state.de.us.

 

STORE ROBBED: An Edgemoor convenience store was robbed at gunpoint Sunday by two men. The robbery occurred about 8:30 p.m. at the 7-Eleven at 4865 Governor Printz Blvd., said state police Master Cpl. Jeffrey Hale. Two masked bandits walked into the store and one approached the clerks and demanded money. The second man acted as lookout. After the clerks handed over an undisclosed amount of cash, the pair ran out the back door, Hale said. Police are asking anyone with information to call Troop 2 at 834-2630, ext. 6, or Delaware Crime Stoppers at (800) TIP-3333.

 

MAN SHOT: A 19-year-old man was shot in Dover Tuesday, but police said he has not cooperated in the investigation. Dover Police said they got a call about shots fired at 8 p.m. on Carolyn Court in Persimmon Park Place. By the time police arrived, everyone involved had left. But a man checked in at the Bayhealth emergency room a short time later with a gunshot wound in his upper back, police said. The man was treated and released from the hospital but would not cooperate, police said. Police ask anyone with information about the shooting to call 736-7111.

 

WOMAN ROBBED: A 19-year-old woman was robbed at gunpoint Monday night while walking home from a Bear convenience store, police said. The robbery occurred about 9:45 p.m. in the vicinity of Burbank and Cadagan streets in the Glasgow Court Trailer Park. The victim told police she was approached from behind by a hooded gunman, said Officer John Weglarz, a New Castle County police spokesman. The gunman then took her purse and ran toward Pulaski Highway. A police K-9 that tracked the robber lost the scent in the parking lot of the Food Lion, Weglarz said. He said the victim was on her way home from the Wawa store at Pulaski Highway and Salem Church Road. The robber is described as between 20 and 25 years old, 6 feet tall and about 180 pounds. Weglarz said he was dressed in a dark, hooded sweatshirt, light-colored jacket, jeans and boots. Police are asking anyone who witnessed the robbery to call 395-8110

 

MAN ASSAULTED, ROBBED: A 20-year-old man was seriously injured when he was assaulted and robbed after walking through the parking lot of a convenience store near New Castle. The robbery occurred about 10:45 p.m. Sunday in the 200 block of Christiana Road, state police spokesman Master Cpl. Jeffrey Hale said. The victim had just left the 7-Eleven at Christiana and Airport roads and was headed to his Georgetown Manor apartment when he was approached from behind by an assailant who knocked him to the ground, beat him and removed his wallet from the pocket of his pants. He ran off southbound across Del. 273. Hale said the victim was treated at the scene by county paramedics and taken to Christiana Hospital in serious condition. The suspect is described as 18 to 25 years old, about 5 feet 9 and 160 pounds with black hair, brown eyes and a scruff of hair on his chin. He was last seen dressed in a dark blue down jacket with fur around the collar, blue jeans and black gloves. Police ask anyone with information on the robbery to call Troop 2 detectives at 834-2630, ext. 6

 

McDONALD'S HELD UP: An armed bandit held up a McDonald's at 815 S. College Ave. about 10:30 p.m. Tuesday, said Newark police Lt. Mark Farrall. The bandit had a long-barreled black revolver and demanded cash from an employee at the register. The employee handed over an undisclosed amount and the bandit ran out. He was last seen getting into an older, dark-colored sedan, possibly with custom rims and tinted windows, and turning right out of the parking lot onto South College Avenue. The rear passenger window of the vehicle had a rain deflector or plastic bag on it. The suspect is in his late 30s or early 40s, with a mustache. He was dressed in black sneakers, black jeans, a blue shirt under a black leather jacket, knit hat, sunglasses and a cloth covering his mouth. Call Detective Michael Watson at 366-7110, ext. 133

 

LIQUOR STORE ROBBERY: New Castle County police have released a surveillance video of four men robbing a Wilmington-area liquor store. The incident happened Jan. 6 shortly before 8:30 p.m. at the Cleland Heights Liquor Store in the 1100 block of South Rodney St. A 65-year-old man and a 58-year-old woman were inside the store when three masked men, one with a gun, entered and demanded money, while another man waited outside, police said. The woman reportedly was behind the register when the gunman, who was wearing a camouflage jacket and face mask, approached. His two companions inside the store wore black jackets and black ski masks, police said. The men fled toward St. Elizabeth High School, police said. Anyone with information is asked to call 395-8110

 

PIZZA HUT ROBBED: Delaware State Police are asking for the public's help in catching a gunman who robbed a Newark-area Pizza Hut restaurant late Saturday night. Officers said the incident happened at 1008 Capitol Trail shortly before 10:45 p.m. The gunman, who wore a scarf over his face, demanded money from a 24-year-old employee, according to a report. The robber took money from the cash register and fled. He is described as 6 feet to 6-feet-2 and 160 to 190 pounds with an average build. Police said he wore a black hooded sweatshirt and blue jeans. Anyone with information is asked to call 834-2630, ext. 6, or Crime Stoppers

 

INJURED DURING ROBBERY: A 17-year-old boy suffered head injuries late Friday when he was assaulted and robbed in a wooded area behind Concord High School in Brandywine Hundred, police said. It happened about 11:30 p.m. when the victim was walking in the area of the school's football field and was approached by a group of suspects, said state police Sgt. Paul G. Shavack. They chased the victim, assaulted him, stole property from his pockets and fled. The victim was taken to Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children in serious condition. Call police at 834-2630, ext. 6, or Delaware Crime Stoppers

 

MAN SHOT: A 30-year-old Wilmington man was shot in the knee about 11:05 p.m. Friday in the 700 block of E. 10th St., police said. Officers were called to 10th and Bennett streets and learned the victim had been taken to Wilmington Hospital in a private vehicle. He was suffering from a single gunshot wound. Few details were available because the victim would not cooperate, but a crime scene was found on East 10th Street, police said. Call Detective Harvist Smallwood at 576-3676 with information.

 

BANK ROBBED: State police are investigating a Stanton bank robbery in which the robber confronted the teller with a club. The robbery was reported at 9:07 a.m. Friday at Fulton Bank, 3812 Kirkwood Highway, said state police spokesman Sgt. Paul Shavack. The robber, dressed in a red, white and dark-colored jacket with a hooded sweatshirt underneath, demanded money from the bank clerk before vaulting the counter when the teller was unable to open the cash drawer. The robber opened the drawer and took an undisclosed amount of cash before running out of the bank. Troopers later found the dye-stained cash a half block away in the 3900 block of Woodhaven Drive, where the robber left it after a dye pack exploded. The street was closed for several hours while detectives processed the scene. Detectives are asking anyone with information on this crime to call Troop 6 detectives at 834-2630, ext. 6

 

PIZZA HUT ROBBED: Delaware State Police are asking for the public's help in catching a gunman who robbed a Newark-area Pizza Hut restaurant late Saturday night. Officers said the incident happened at 1008 Capitol Trail shortly before 10:45 p.m. The gunman, who wore a scarf over his face, demanded money from a 24-year-old employee, according to a report. The robber took money from the cash register and fled. He is described as 6 feet to 6-feet-2 and 160 to 190 pounds with an average build. Police said he wore a black hooded sweatshirt and blue jeans. Anyone with information is asked to call 834-2630, ext. 6, or Crime Stoppers

 

BODY FOUND: Newark police continued their investigation Saturday into Friday's discovery of a man's body at Cherry Island Landfill in Wilmington Friday. A landfill employee saw the body being dumped from a Waste Management trash truck about 10 a.m. Friday. An autopsy ruled the death a homicide. A police investigation found that the truck had made several pickups from trash bins earlier in the day in Newark. Newark police spokesman Gerald J. Bryda said the body was not in the trash bin for a long period of time. The Waste Management truck began trash pickup at 4:20 a.m. Friday. The locations were WSFS Bank in College Square Shopping Center; Newark Library; Gardens of White Chapel on White Chapel Drive; Hudson State Service Center on Ogletown Road; Newark Toyota on Marrows Road; McDonald's, Attila Wings, Newark Emergency Center and Bing's Bakery, all of Main Street; and Goodwill in Newark Shopping Center. Police are looking at all locations for clues and have asked anyone who saw suspicious activity early Friday to call Detective Nicholas Sansone at 366-7110, ext. 135.

 

MAN SHOT AT CLUB: A 62-year-old employee of an under-21 dance club in Laurel was shot in the head just as patrons were getting ready to celebrate the new year Friday night, police said. The man, who lives in Hurlock, Md., was in critical condition at Peninsula Regional Medical Center in Salisbury, Md., Saturday, Delaware State Police Cpl. Jeff Hale said. The shooting took place around 11:30 p.m. in the parking lot of Da' Spot, located at U.S. 13 and Trussum Pond Road. The shot was fired shortly after a large fight had taken place in the parking lot between two groups of people, Hale said. No arrests have been made. Police ask anyone with information about the shooting to call them at 337-1090.

 

GAS STATION ROBBED: A man with a knife robbed the Shore Stop Valero gas station on South Governors Avenue in Dover about 3:20 p.m. Friday, police said. The store's clerk was not injured. A man wearing a black hooded sweatshirt walked into the station at 1491 Governors Ave., displayed a knife to the 19-year-old employee and demanded money, Delaware State Police Cpl. Jeff Hale said. The clerk complied, and the robber escaped on foot. Police ask anyone with information about the crime to call them at 697-4454.

 

MAN SHOT: A 22-year-old city man was shot during an attempted robbery in the 900 block of N. Madison St. in Wilmington's West Center City neighborhood around 5:20 p.m. Friday, police said. He was taken to Wilmington hospital in a private vehicle and was in stable condition. The victim was uncooperative with police when officers arrived to question him, Sgt. Adam Ringle said. Police ask anyone with information about the shooting to call Detective Scott Chaffin at 576-3628.

 

ARREST ON GUN CHARGE: An 18-year-old Chester, Pa., man was arrested early Friday after he allegedly dropped a gun on the ground just feet from a New Castle County police officer at First State Lanes in Penny Hill, authorities said. Police say Saleeh Abdur-Raheem, of the 900 block of Upland St., had a folded jacket that was covering his hands when he walked into the bowling alley at Lea Boulevard and Governor Printz Boulevard around 12:45 a.m., county police spokesman John Weglarz said. The loaded 9mm semiautomatic pistol fell to the ground as he passed an officer who was on the scene in response to a disorderly-conduct complaint, according to Weglarz. Abdur-Raheem was arrested for carrying a concealed deadly weapon and was taken to Young Correctional Institution in Wilmington after failing to post bail

 

MAN ROBBED: A 39-year-old man was robbed at gunpoint Sunday night at his apartment complex, police said. The victim had just parked his car and was getting on the elevator at the Brandywine Hundred Apartments in the 400 block of Foulk Road when two men approached. One man had a handgun and pulled him from the elevator, said New Castle County police spokesman Officer First Class John Weglarz Sr. The robbers fled on foot with the man’s wallet, cell phone and cash. Police ask anyone with information to call police at 395-8110 or visit www.nccpd.com. Tips may be texted to 847411 (TIP411), starting the message with NCCPD. Tips also may be submitted to Delaware Crime Stoppers, which offers rewards, at (800) TIP-3333 or www.tipsubmit.com.

 

STOLEN-CAR ARREST: A 23-year-old New Castle-area man was arrested late Sunday after he tried to run from New Castle County police after being caught driving a stolen car. Officers patrolling the Mill Creek Village apartments around 10:40 p.m. said they saw a suspicious car drive into the complex. A computer search revealed the car had been reported stolen in Wilmington. Police followed it out of the complex and tried to stop it, but the driver fled. Police said the driver, Francisco Carrasco, eventually got out and ran but was caught. Officers said they recovered drugs during the incident. His passenger, Michael Fitzpatrick, 25, of Elsmere was arrested for a warrant issued by New Castle County Family Court. Carrasco was charged with receiving stolen property, resisting arrest, drug offenses and driving with a suspended license. Police said he said he also has a warrant issued by New Castle Court of Common Pleas. He was committed to the Young Correctional Institution after failing to post $2,100 secured bail.

 

BANDIT ROBS STORE: Police are searching for a masked bandit who robbed the T-Mobile store near New Castle over the weekend. According to state police, a man entered the business in the Penn Mart Shopping Center about 5:45 p.m. Saturday. He displayed a black semiautomatic pistol and forced the store's two employees to turn over money from the cash register and the safe. He then forced them into a restroom before fleeing. Hale said the man last was seen heading south across the parking lot. No injuries were reported.

 

ROBBERS SOUGHT: Two men robbed a Brandywine Hundred man Sunday night and used a credit card they stole to purchase gifts at a department store. New Castle County police are asking for the public's help in finding the robbers, and have released pictures of them and the vehicle they used. The robbery occurred around 10 p.m. at the Brandywine Hundred Apartments. A 39-year-old man was walking to an elevator in his complex when two men, one armed with a gun, pulled him from the elevator. They took his wallet, cell phone and money. This week, a stolen credit card was used at a department store and surveillance cameras caught the men who used it. Anyone with information in this case is asked to call 395-8110

 

LOADED GUN FOUND: Elsmere police recovered a loaded handgun Wednesday when they stopped a car for a traffic violation. The driver, Matthew Merchant, 22, of Newark, was charged with possession of a concealed deadly weapon and assorted traffic offenses, Elsmere police Lt. Christopher Workman said. A passenger in the car, identified as Ryhime Mallory, 20, of Wilmington, was cited for underage drinking and possession of alcohol. Workman said Merchant was not licensed to have a concealed weapon. The vehicle was impounded.

 

LIQUOR STORE ALMOST ROBBED: Seaford police are searching for a pair of would-be armed robbers who tried to hold up a liquor store clerk late Tuesday. The attempted robbery occurred about 5:30 p.m. at Sea-Del Liquors on High Street, agency spokesman Lt. Richard Jamison said. Two men disguised in ski masks walked into the store. One brandished a handgun, approached the clerk and demanded money. Jamison said the clerk activated the alarm and the two ran off. No items were reported stolen. The men are described as thinly built and dressed in long-sleeved black shirts. Police are asking anyone with information to call 629-6644

 

LOAN BUSINESS HIT: A gunman robbed a New Castle area loan business late Wednesday morning. Delaware State Police said the robbery happened at 11:10 a.m. at EZ Cash, located at 1411 N. Du Pont Highway. A man dressed in a dark blue, hooded, fleece jacket and sweatpants forced two female employees to the back of the store at gunpoint. He demanded money and fled once he got it. Police said he was 30-35, 5 feet 5 inches and 180 pounds. Anyone with information should call 834-2630 ext. 6

 

PROPERTY THEFT ALERT: Smyrna police are alerting residents to lock their car doors to avoid theft. At this time of year, officers generally respond to an increase in property crimes, police said, and one-quarter of them are due to unlocked vehicles. Police also urge residents to hide personal items and valuables in trunks or take valuables such as GPS systems, laptop computers and cell phones out of their vehicles. Call Smyrna police at 653-9217 to report thefts

 

MAN SHOT AT GROCERY STORE: An unidentified man was shot in Wilmington Tuesday night inside a grocery store at about 6:30 p.m. Wilmington police said the 25-year-old man was in the Richardson Grocery Store, at 900 Vandever Ave., when an unknown person opened the door, spoke to the victim and shot him once in the left thigh. The man was taken to Christiana Hospital, where he was listed in stable condition, police said. The shooter was described as about 6 feet tall and clean-shaven and wore a black hooded sweatshirt. Police ask anyone with information to call Detective Tabor at 576-3620

 

CYCLIST BEATEN, ROBBED: A 58-year-old New Castle man was pulled off his bicycle Friday night by two bandits who assaulted and robbed him, state police said. He was riding along Del. 9 outside New Castle about 9 p.m. when the pair grabbed him from behind, said state police Master Cpl. Jeffrey Hale. After assaulting the victim, they took his wallet from his pants and stole his bicycle before fleeing. The victim was found lying on the road by a passing motorist. He was taken to Christiana Hospital and treated for multiple contusions to the head and face. The bandits are 20 to 23 years old, 5 feet 8 inches tall, 120 pounds and were wearing black clothing. Call police at 834-2630, ext. 6.

 

LIQUOR STORE HOLDUP: An armed bandit held up Westgate Wine and Spirits in the 4100 block of Newport Gap Pike near Elsmere about 8:15 p.m. Friday, state police said. He displayed the weapon to the 45-year-old male clerk from New Castle and demanded money, said police Master Cpl. Jeffrey Hale. When the clerk complied, the bandit left in the direction of Graves Road. The clerk was not injured.

 

ROBBER SOUGHT: State police are asking the public's help in finding a man who robbed a Brandywine Hundred bank Monday. Police said the robber entered Artisan's Bank, 1706 Marsh Road, at 1:30 p.m., and gave a teller a note implying he had a gun. He fled toward Silverside Road, officers said. Police said the robber is 30 to 40, 5 feet 8 inches to 5 feet 10, and 160 to 170 lbs. He wore a black knit cap, gray hooded sweatshirt, a gray scarf, black coat and dark jeans and shoes. Call 834-2630, ext. 6.

 

SHOOTING SUSPECT SOUGHT: Wilmington police are searching for an 18-year-old city man in connection with a weekend shooting and robbery. An arrest warrant has been issued for Leshawn Washington, of the 1300 block of Read St., charging him with assault, robbery and a weapon offense. According to investigators, Washington shot a male victim during a robbery about 6:54 p.m. Saturday at Eighth and Washington streets. The victim suffered several gunshot wounds and was taken to Christiana Hospital in stable condition. Washington may still have a weapon, police said. Anyone with information may call Detective Shane Sowden at 576-3606.

 

SHOT STOPS GETAWAY TRUCK:  An 82-year-old man was not charged after he disabled thieves' getaway truck Friday near Christiana by shooting one of its tires, police said. About 10:35 a.m., his son saw two men steal a generator and other items from the yard of a house his father owns in the 200 block of Chapman Road. The son called police and his father, who does not live at the property. The father fired one round from a revolver-style handgun into a tire on the truck carrying the items. New Castle County police arrived and arrested William G. Rafter, 41, of Clayton, and Mark Sturgill, 30, of Bridgeton, N.J. Charged with felony theft and conspiracy, they were freed on $3,000 unsecured bail.

 

DRUG, WEAPONS RAID: A 19-year-old Houston man was charged with drug and weapons offenses after officers raided his home and found 1.2 pounds of marijuana, state police said. Dustin T. Edge was arrested Thursday at about 12:50 p.m. at his home in the 2900 block of Williamsville Road, state police said. Officers also found $613, drug paraphernalia, a .22-caliber revolver, a 12-gauge slug gun and a rifle.

Edge was committed to Vaughn Correctional Center on $18,500 bail

 

ROBBER HITS GAS STATION: A ski-masked robber got a carton of cigarettes about 10:30 p.m. Tuesday before demanding cash from the 18-year-old clerk at an Exxon station in the 300 block of S. DuPont Highway near New Castle. The robber, last seen walking toward U.S. 13, was described as 6 feet to 6 feet 3 inches tall, 230 to 250 pounds and wearing a black ski mask, jeans and a dark down jacket. Tips may be given to state police detectives at Troop 2, Glasgow at 834-2630, ext. 6, through Crime Stoppers or tipsubmit.com.

 

GUNMAN ROBS DRUGSTORE: A man in a ski mask bought a pack of cigarettes, then showed a semi-automatic gun in his waistband and robbed a clerk about 10 p.m. Tuesday at Happy Harry's in the 4100 block of Stanton-Ogletown Road in Ogletown, Delaware State police said Wednesday. The 19-year-old clerk said he gave an undisclosed sum to the robber, who ordered him to the back of the store before he fled. The robber was described as 30 to 45 years old, 5 feet 9 inches to 6 feet tall, 180 to 200 pounds and wearing a black jacket and shoes, blue jeans and a black wool cap over his ski mask. For tips, call detectives at Troop 2 in Glasgow at 834-2630, ext. 6, Delaware Crime Stoppers at (800) TIP-3333 or visit www.tipsubmit.com.

 

GUNS TAKEN FROM CARS: A black shotgun, .38 caliber handgun and other items were stolen from cars at the Terraces in the Iron Hill neighborhood. New Castle County Police responded to the 400 block of Summerbreeze Drive on Monday morning and learned that two of the four targeted cars were left unlocked Sunday night. Thieves smashed out windows to steal the guns from the other two vehicles, police said. New Castle County Police ask anyone with information on the burglaries to contact the department at 395-8110, or call Delaware Crime Stoppers at (800) TIP-3333.

 

GUNPOINT ROBBERY: A 35-year-old woman was assaulted and robbed at gunpoint Monday night on her way to a store near the East Pointe Apartment complex in Claymont. The woman was walking down an alley leading to Philadelphia Pike shortly after 10 p.m. when two males approached her, New Castle County Police said. One of them displayed a shotgun, and pointed it at the woman before demanding money from her, police said. The woman was hit in the face, and the suspects grabbed her backpack and ran to a red sedan that fled toward Philadelphia Pike. Police described the suspects as two males with thin builds, one was about 6 feet tall and the other was about 5 feet, 6 inches. Both were wearing dark clothing. Police ask that anyone with information about the incident call them at 395-8110 or Delaware Crime Stoppers at (800) TIP-3333.

 

GUNMEN SOUGHT: Police in New Castle asked for tips Wednesday about three robbers who invaded a house in Buttonwood last weekend. The men pushed their way into the Arbutus Avenue home of a mother and daughter about 6:15 p.m. Saturday, demanding to see someone who doesn't live there, Lt. Adam P. Brams said. "One of the suspects pointed a handgun at both of the victims and demanded they give him everything they had," he said. After getting an undisclosed amount of cash, the intruders -- thought to be 19 to 24 years old -- fled in a dark pickup truck, Brams said. He asked anyone with tips to call 322-9800.

 

LIQUOR STORE ROBBED: Police released surveillance photos Wednesday, seeking tips in an armed robbery at Dunkirk Liquors in front of Dunlinden Acres in the Milltown area off Kirkwood Highway. The robber, dressed in black and hiding his face, showed a handgun as he demanded money from the clerk shortly before 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, New Castle County police said. He got an undisclosed amount and fled into the adjoining development. The 26-year-old clerk was not hurt and said the robber was 5 feet 8 inches tall and weighed about 180 pounds. Tipsters may call police at 395-8110, visit www.nccpd.com or text TIP411, beginning messages with NCCPD. Tips also may be given to Delaware Crime Stoppers.

 

PIZZA DELIVERYMAN ROBBED: A man dressed in black robbed a 69-year-old Papa John's deliveryman just before 7 p.m. Tuesday after a delivery in the first block of Revelle St. in the Maple Hill Townhouses near New Castle, New Castle County police said. A K-9 team tracked the robber, who ran down Revelle Street toward Wilton Boulevard, as far as the area of the Walmart on U.S. 40. The victim, who was not hurt, described the robber as 18 to 25 years old, 5 feet 2 inches to 5 feet 6 inches tall and of average build. Police ask anyone with tips to contact them at 395-8110, www.nccpd.com, TIP411 by text message beginning with NCCPD, or Delaware Crime Stoppers.

 

SUPERMARKET BANK ROBBED: Police are seeking tips in a Wednesday robbery at a WSFS Bank in the Claymont Superfresh in the 2100 block of Philadelphia Pike. About 1:10 p.m., a man gave a teller a demand note that implied he had a gun, state police Master Cpl. Jeffrey Hale said. After the teller, a 24-year-old from Glen Mills, Pa., gave him an undisclosed sum, the robber fled, Hale said. He was described as 55 to 60 years old, about 6 feet tall, 200 to 250 pounds, with collar-length braided hair, a tan puffy jacket and dark knit hat. Hale said tips may be given to police at 834-2630, ext. 6, Delaware Crime Stoppers at (800) TIP-3333 or www.tipsubmit.com.

 

CHINESE RESTAURANT HELD UP: Two men, one armed with a handgun, held up a clerk about 12:30 p.m. Tuesday at the New Hong Kong Chinese Carryout Restaurant in the Carpenter Station Plaza at 2617 Carpenter Station Road in Brandywine Hundred, said New Castle County police Officer John Weglarz Sr. After the two men placed an order and the clerk opened the register, one of the men brandished a handgun, reached over the counter and knocked the register to the floor, Weglarz said. They left with an undisclosed amount of cash and ran toward the Brandywine Apartments. Call police at 395-8110 or Delaware Crime Stoppers at (800) TIP-3333 with information.

 

DOLLAR TREE ROBBED: A New Castle-area store was robbed at gunpoint Tuesday by two men who took money from the registers and safe. It happened about 10 p.m. at the Dollar Tree in the Penn Mart Shopping Center, said state police. The two men -- one of whom brandished a handgun -- forced four employees into the office. After being handed the money, they ran out. No one was injured. Police said the gunman was 38 to 45 years old, 6 feet tall and 165 pounds with a long goatee. He was dressed in a blue hooded sweatshirt and blue sweatpants. The second man was 35 to 45 years old, about 5 feet 8 inches and weighed 150 pounds. He wore a striped, hooded sweatshirt. Call police at 834-2630, ext. 6, or Delaware Crime Stoppers at (800) TIP-3333 with information.

 

BELL-RINGERS NAB THIEF: A Wilmington man who snatched six boxes of condoms from a downtown drugstore Wednesday afternoon was quickly nabbed by two police officers who were outside the store ringing the bell for the Salvation Army. Eric Gamble, 43, was being held at Wilmington police headquarters awaiting charges of theft, said Wilmington police Master Sgt. Steven Barnes. It happened about 12:45 p.m. as Capt. Nancy Dietz and Sgt. Amy Rausch were outside the Happy Harry's volunteering with the Salvation Army's Kettle Drive. The store management and Downtown Vision personnel alerted the two officers that a shoplifter had just run out of the store at 839 N. Market Street. Dietz and Rausch, who were in uniform, and the Downtown Visions employee gave chase and captured Gamble in the 300 block of E. Ninth Street.

 

DRUG, WEAPON CHARGES: A 29-year-old Newark-area man was charged with drug and weapon offenses after probation officers visited his home, New Castle County police reported Thursday. Members of the county's Safe Streets Team, which is made up of probation officers and county police, visited Julio Santiago's home in the unit block of Revere Place on Tuesday for an administrative search. During the search, team members found a firearm, ammunition, scales, drug paraphernalia and a small amount of marijuana. Santiago, who is a convicted felon, is prohibited from possessing guns. He was charged with four counts of endangering the welfare of a child, possession of a deadly weapon by a person prohibited, maintaining a dwelling for drugs, possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of marijuana

 

MAN INJURED IN SHOOTING: A 20-year-old Wilmington man was seriously wounded from a gunshot to the abdomen Tuesday afternoon, police said. It happened at about 3:25 p.m., when officers were told by Wilmington Hospital officials that a gunshot victim had arrived by private vehicle, said Wilmington police Master Sgt. Steven Barnes. The victim told police he was walking in the area of 25th and Thatcher streets when he heard several shots and realized he'd been wounded. The victim walked toward his house and was picked up by his girlfriend, who drove him to the hospital, where he underwent surgery, he said. Detectives searched the area but did not find evidence of a shooting. There is no suspect information. Call Detective Malcolm Stoddard at 576-3641 or Delaware Crime Stoppers at (800) TIP-3333 with information.

 

GUNPOINT ROBBERY: A man was robbed at gunpoint about 10:30 p.m. Monday in the vicinity of Carvel Lane and Castle Way in the Stone Mill townhouse community in Bear, New Castle County Police said. The victim told officers he was walking along the sidewalk on the way to Governors Square Shopping Center when two men -- one brandishing a handgun -- confronted him, said police Officer John Weglarz Sr. While one of the bandits held the gun on him, the other rifled through his pockets, taking cigarettes, medication and cash, Weglarz said. The pair ran toward the townhouses. Officers searched but could not find them. Both were wearing black hooded sweatshirts, Weglarz said. Call police at 395-8110, or Delaware Crime Stoppers at (800) TIP-3333 with information.

 

DELIVERYMAN ROBBED: A pizza deliveryman was robbed at gunpoint late Monday in Fox Point by three men who stole his cash and other property as well as the pizza. It happened about 10:50 p.m. in the first block of South Cannon Drive in the Edgemoor Gardens community, said New Castle County Police Officer John Weglarz Sr. said. The victim reported he knocked on a door and got no answer. He was then confronted by three men, one armed with a handgun and pointing it at him. Two of the bandits took the food order while the other man held him at gunpoint. The two bandits got into his car and removed cash and property before all three ran down an alley along South Cannon Drive. All three bandits were wearing black hooded sweatshirts. Two of them were wearing blue jeans while the gunman was dressed in black pants. Call police at 395-8110 or Delaware Crime Stoppers at (800) TIP-3333 with information.

 

LIQUOR STORE ROBBED: Two employees were robbed at gunpoint about 9:05 p.m. Monday by two masked men at American Liquors at 790 N. Old Baltimore Pike in Christiana, said state police Master Cpl. Jeffrey Hale. The two men, one with a shotgun, ordered one of the employees to the floor while the second man rifled his pockets. The pair confronted a 28-year-old woman behind the counter and demanded she open the register. The employee handed over an undisclosed sum and the robbers ran out the rear door. Neither victim was injured. Call detectives at 834-2630, ext. 6 or Delaware Crime Stoppers at (800) TIP-3333 with information.

 

CARJACKING: A Smyrna woman was carjacked at gunpoint after she left work Saturday afternoon by a masked man who escaped with the business's night deposit bag. The incident occurred about 4 p.m. in the first block of E. Glenwood Ave, said Smyrna police spokesman Lt. Norman Wood, who declined to identify the business. The woman had just entered her vehicle when the armed man forced his way in. He then drove a short distance and released the woman unharmed, Wood said. The gunman drove to Clayton, where he abandoned the vehicle on North Bassett Street and took the victim's night deposit bag. He is described as in his late teens or early 20s, wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt, jeans and face mask. Police are asking anyone with information to call Smyrna police at 653-9217 or Delaware Crime Stoppers at (800) TIP-3333.

 

MEN ATTACK BOY: Police are looking for a group of men who beat a 14-year-old Newark boy as he walked home from a school dance Friday night. State police said two friends of the teen ran when they saw a group of six or seven men beat the boy. According to a report, the three youths were returning from a dance at Kirk Middle School around 9 p.m. when they were approached by the group near Del. 4 and Augusta Drive. Police said they asked the victim for money as his two friends fled. He told them he didn't have any, and they punched, kicked and knocked him to the ground, police said. Anyone with information is asked to call 633-5000

 

DRUGSTORE ROBBED: State police are investigating an armed robbery Sunday at a New Castle-area drugstore. The incident occurred about 9:40 p.m. at the Happy Harry's at 287 Christiana Road, Master Cpl. Jeffrey Hale said. A man in his 20s walked to the manager's office, pulled out a handgun and demanded the 45-year-old manager hand over money. The gunman ran out the back door with an undisclosed amount of money. A second man acted as a lookout. The gunman was described as about 5 feet 9 inches and 220 pounds. He was wearing a black jacket and sweatpants, gray knit skull cap and a white T-shirt with a black design on the front. The second man was about 6 feet and 250 pounds. He had black hair cut in a military style. He was dressed in blue jeans, a black jacket and a blue football jersey with a white "94" printed on it. Police are asking anyone with information to call Troop 6 at 834-2630, ext. 6, or Delaware Crime Stoppers at (800) TIP-3333.

 

DELIVERYMAN ROBBED: A pizza deliveryman was beaten and robbed Sunday in Wilmington. The robbery happened about 8:10 p.m. in the Colonial Court Apartments at 1401 Maryland Ave. Police said the 53-year-old Domino's employee was approached from behind by two men who pistol-whipped him in the head in front of the "C" building. The assailants then fled with his cash and two pizzas. The victim suffered multiple cuts to his face and other parts of his head. He was treated at St. Francis Hospital. Police ask anyone with information to call Wilmington detectives at 576-3620 or Delaware Crime Stoppers at (800) TIP-3333.

 

STABBING: A 42-year-old man was stabbed outside a New Castle-area bar Friday night and state police are asking for the public's help in finding the perpetrator. Officers said the man did not report the incident until Saturday. He told officers that he was inside the Kum On Inn at 249 Christiana Road shooting pool when he got into an argument with several people. Around 11 p.m., he was outside smoking a cigarette when someone stabbed him in the right side, he told police, and then he was punched and kicked by several people. Police did not give descriptions of the suspects and did not release an update on the man's condition. Anyone with information is asked to call 834-2630.

 

ONE WOUNDED IN SHOOTING: At least one person was shot in a fight in Wilmington late Saturday night. Wilmington police said officers found 30 shell casings outside a building in the 1500 block of N. French St. shortly before 11:30 p.m. Officers arrived after reports of shots fired in the area and found a large crowd. By then, a gunshot victim had arrived at Wilmington Hospital, according to a report. Two bullets hit condominiums on the south side of Superfine Lane, near 18th and Market streets on the opposite side of the Brandywine, police said. Officers did not issue an update on the victim's condition late Sunday. Anyone with information is asked to call detectives at 576-3620

 

GAS STATION ROBBED: A man armed with a knife robbed a Lewes-area gas station Saturday night and now the Delaware State Police are looking for him. According to a report, the man entered the BP station at Del. 1 and U.S. 9 around 7 p.m. He showed the clerk a knife and demanded money from the cash register, then fled with the loot. No one was injured. Police are asking anyone with information to call 644-5020.

 

SHOT FIRED AT GUARD: One of two youths trying to elude a shoplifting charge fired a handgun at a Christiana Mall security guard Wednesday, police said. No one was injured and Delaware State Police arrested the two a short time later. The shooting occurred shortly after noon Wednesday. Police said a clerk at the Abercrombie & Fitch store heard alarms go off when two youths left the store. The clerk asked to check their bags, but they refused. The clerk followed them through the mall and into the south parking lot, police said. A mall security guard grabbed one of their backpacks and the youth turned and fired a handgun, police said. The two fled, but were spotted by a trooper as they left a wooded area and boarded a DART bus. The officer stopped the bus and arrested Aaron Mills, 18, of New Castle, and a 17-year-old companion. Mills was committed to Young Correctional Institution on $54,000 secured bail.

 

KNIFE ASSAULT: A 33-year-old Middletown man was slashed about 5:35 p.m. Thursday when two men attacked him as he was getting out of his car in the Governors Square II Shopping Center in Bear, said state police Master Cpl. Jeffrey Hale. The two men hit the victim from behind, knocking him to the ground, where both then began assaulting him. One of the assailants pulled a knife and slashed his hand while the other man rifled through his pockets and took money. They ran off through the parking lot. The victim, who suffered a cut, refused medical attention, Hale said. Call detectives at (834-2630, ext. 6, or Delaware Crime Stoppers at (800) TIP-3333 with information

 

HOME INVASION: An armed robber broke into a house in the first block of Gull Turn in the Sparrow Run community in Bear about 1:25 a.m. Thursday, said New Castle County police Officer John Weglarz Sr. One victim told officers he was sitting on the couch when a man with his face concealed entered the home brandishing a shotgun and demanding money. The gunman went to the second floor and demanded money from several other victims. He ordered the eight occupants into a bedroom, then left with cash and electronics, Weglarz said. Officers searched the area but could not find the gunman, who was dressed in black. Call police at 395-8110 or Delaware Crime Stoppers at (800) TIP-3333 with information

 

BANK ROBBED: A robber held up the PNC Bank at 460 W. Main St. about 12:50 p.m. Wednesday, said Middletown Police Chief Henry Tobin. The man handed a demand note to a teller, who gave him the contents of her cash drawer. Although the note implied the man was armed, no weapon was seen, Tobin said. The robber ran out of the bank. A police officer and his dog searched the area but the man got away. He was wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt, blue jeans and tan jacket. He appeared to be in his 20s and had a mustache and beard. Call police at 376-9950 or Delaware Crime Stoppers at (800) TIP-3333 with information.

 

ARREST IN HOME INVASION: One man was arrested and Delaware State Police are looking for two others they said were involved in an October home invasion in Ocean View. On Wednesday, police said they arrested Corey Waters, 25, of Frankford, and charged him with robbery, burglary, weapons offenses and conspiracy. He was committed to Sussex Correctional Institution on $27,000 secured bond. Police said Waters was one of three people who barged into a 46-year-old man's home in the Bayshore Mobile Home Park, beat him and stole prescription drugs. Police said they are also looking for Jamaar Brown, 27, and Tyree Oliver, 19, both of Millsboro. The same charges have been filed for them

 

ROBBERY: A 29-year-old Wilmington man was assaulted and robbed at gunpoint about 11:20 p.m. Tuesday by two men in a parking lot behind Building No. 15 at Lancaster Court Apartments near Elsmere, said New Castle County police Officer John Weglarz Sr.. The victim told officers he was walking to his vehicle when he was approached from behind by two men in their late teens or early 20s who were wearing dark clothing. One pointed a handgun at him and demanded money, while the other began punching him in the face. The assailants ran off toward Lancaster Avenue with his money. Call police at 395-8110 or Delaware Crime Stoppers at (800) TIP-3333.

 

WOMAN SOUGHT: A warrant has been issued for the arrest of a 43-year-old Townsend-area woman in two knife-wielding incidents, police said. Rosheal Ward of the 200 block of Avonbridge Drive is sought on two counts of second-degree assault, two counts of possession of a deadly weapon during a felony and unlawful imprisonment and terroristic threatening, said New Castle County police spokesman Officer John Weglarz Sr. Officers were called Tuesday to Ward's home for a woman reporting that she had been cut in two altercations with her domestic partner, identified as Ward. The victim told officers that she received stitches for her injuries, Weglarz said. Anyone with information is asked to call Detective Edwin Maxwell at 395-8171 or Delaware Crime Stoppers at (800) TIP-3333.

 

MAN ASSAULTED: A 41-year-old Bear-area man was assaulted Tuesday afternoon just as he was about to enter a home. New Castle County police were called to a home in the first block of Killane St. at 4:45 p.m. A man there told them that he was entering the home when an unknown man approached him from behind and put a gun to his head. The victim yelled for help and was hit in the face before the would-be robber ran off. The victim, who did not require medical attention, described his attacker as six feet tall, about 160 pounds, clean-shaven with short hair. He wore a dark hooded sweatshirt, blue jeans and white sneakers, police said. Anyone with information is asked to call 395-8110 or Crime Stoppers at (800) TIP-3333. Online tips can be sent to www.nccpd.com and texts can be forwarded to 847411.

 

18-YEAR-OLD SHOT: Wilmington police followed a speeding car to the Wilmington Hospital late Tuesday night and found that an 18-year-old man inside had been shot. Police said the maroon Chevrolet Malibu was seen in the 2200 block of Washington St. about 10:45 p.m. The 18-year-old victim and his friends had been sitting inside the car in the 300 block of E. Seventh St., they said, when five unknown people came up to the car and shot at them, police said. After driving off, they realized that the victim had been shot in the buttocks, police said. He was transferred to Christiana Hospital, where he was listed in good condition. Anyone with information can call Detective Kevin Backer at 576-3627 or Crime Stoppers at (800) TIP-3333. Online tips can be sent to www.tipsubmit.com.

 

KNIFEPOINT ROBBERIES: A man is wanted in a series of knifepoint robberies along the U.S. 40 corridor in Glasgow and Elkton, Md., as well as in Newark. The robberies date back to Oct. 22 and have been continuing, state police Master Cpl. Jeffrey Hale said. The man is being sought by state police and the Cecil County Sheriff's Office. In most cases, the man entered a business and walked directly behind the sales counter, pulled out a knife and demanded money from the register, Hale said. He has been seen making his getaway on a bicycle. Call police at 834-2630, ext. 218 or 4, Newark police Detective Greg D'Elia at 366-7110, ext. 132, or Delaware Crime Stoppers at (800) TIP-3333 with information.

 

BURGLARY ATTEMPT: New Castle County police chased a would-be burglar through the woods early Tuesday after he tried to break into a pole barn in Glasgow but failed to catch him. No property was taken in the attempted break-in just after midnight in the 3000 block of Frazer Road, where officers were called after a witness scared off a burglar, police Officer John Weglarz Sr. said. The victim reported that an intruder forced his way into her barn and was seen running through a wooded area behind her property. A witness heard a noise coming from inside the barn and a man wearing white sneakers was seen running away, Weglarz said. The victim went back into the house and called police. Moments later, the victim saw a car speeding south on Frazer Road that quickly turned into her neighbor's driveway and then sped onto Denny Road. The car is described as an older model four-door Nissan Altima with tinted windows. The driver was described as a man between 20 and 30 years old and wearing a dark hooded sweatshirt. Police used a K-9 to track the suspect but could not locate him. Call police at 395-8110 or Delaware Crime Stoppers at (800) TIP-3333 with information.

 

GAS STATION HEIST: The clerk at a New Castle-area gas station was robbed Sunday night, state police said. The robber put a handgun to the back of the 29-year-old clerk and demanded money from the register about 8:05 at the Hess gas station at 506 N. Du Pont Highway, said Master Cpl. Jeffrey Hale. The robber, last seen running north on U.S. 13, is described as 22 to 28 years old with a thin build, about 6 feet tall and weighing 180 pounds. He was wearing a dark jacket, dark pants, black boots and a gray scarf that concealed his face. Police ask anyone with information to call 834-2630, ext. 6, or Delaware Crime Stoppers at (800) TIP-3333.

 

SHOTS FIRED: A warrant has been issued for the arrest of a Wilmington man on charges that he fired at three people. Police seek Rahsaun Williams, 21, whose last known address was in the 1200 block of Pearl St. About 2:20 p.m. Sunday, New Castle County police were called to a home in the first block of South Street in the Hamilton Park community near New Castle. The victims said they went to an unoccupied home that they own to clean it up and found their cousin, Williams, living there. He allegedly took out a handgun and fired at them. Call 395-8110 or Delaware Crime Stoppers at (800) TIP-3333.

 

PIZZA MAN ROBBED: Smyrna police are searching for two men who held up a pizza deliveryman Saturday. The incident occurred about 9 p.m. in the 300 block of Greens Branch Lane, police said. Two men, both wearing masks, approached the delivery driver with a gun as he was about to deliver an order. The bandits took a small amount of cash and the food, police said. They were last seen running off in the area of the Glenwood development. Police are asking anyone with information on the armed robbery to call police at 653-9217 or Delaware Crime Stoppers at (800) TIP-3333.

 

MAN BEATEN, ROBBED: A 27-year-old man was robbed and beaten at gunpoint early Saturday when he was walking to his apartment in Alban Park near Newport, police said. It happened about 12:10 a.m. after the victim was dropped off by a friend at the entrance of Hidden Valley Apartments in the 1600 block of Bonwood Road, said New Castle County Police Senior Cpl. Trinidad Navarro. He was approached by three men who ordered him to remove valuables from his pockets. One of the bandits pointed a sawed-off shotgun and another pulled a handgun, Navarro said. The three assaulted the victim and struck him in the head and face with the guns before running off with his wallet and keys. The victim suffered minor injuries. All three bandits were wearing dark clothing. Call police at 395-8110 or Delaware Crime Stoppers at (800) TIP-3333 with information.

 

ATTEMPTED ROBBERY: State police are investigating an attempted robbery at a Dollar General Store in Bear. Just before 10 p.m. Saturday, a man entered the store at 1679 Pulaski Highway and asked to speak with the manager. He then tried to grab the manager's arm and showed him a gun in his waistband, police said. The man was about to grab money but fled. He is described as 5 feet, 7 inches to 5 feet, 10 inches tall and 165 to 175 pounds. He had a beard and wore a blue baseball cap, blue jacket, blue shirt and dark pants. Police said he was 35 to 45. Anyone with information is asked to call 834-2630, ext. 6.

 

MAN SHOT: A 23-year-old Wilmington man was shot early Saturday by armed bandits in the 900 block of Vandever Ave., police said. The victim, who lives in the 800 block of Tatnall St., was with friends about 12:15 a.m. when they were approached by two armed men wearing masks, said city police Lt. Thomas Spell. When the victim started to run away, he was shot in the hip. He was treated at Wilmington Hospital. Call Detective Mackenzie Kirlin at 576-3620 with information.

 

HOME INVADED: New Castle County police are investigating a home-invasion robbery and assault that took place Thursday morning at the Coachman's Manor Apartments near New Castle. The 23-year-old victim told police he was waiting for a friend outside his apartment just before 11 a.m. when he saw an unknown man in the hallway. As the victim headed back into his unit, the man followed and pointed a gun at his head, according to police. A struggle ensued as the suspect ransacked the apartment and fired one shot into the wall, police said. The victim, who suffered a minor hand injury, described his assailant as being about 26 years old, 6 feet 2 inches tall, 180 pounds, with short hair and a thin mustache, police said, and he is believed to have fled the scene in a silver Mercury Grand Marquis. Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call New Castle County police at 395-8127, leave an anonymous tip at www.nccpd.com or call Delaware Crime Stoppers at (800) TIP-3333.

 

WEAPONS CHARGE: State fish and wildlife officers Friday reported the arrest of a Millsboro-area man on weapons charges. Michael J. States, 46, was arrested Oct. 29 and charged with possession of a deadly weapon and ammunition by a person prohibited. He was released on $2,000 unsecured bond. Agency Sgt. Gregory Rhodes said anyone with a felony conviction is prohibited from possessing and using hunting weapons.

 

MAN ROBS DRY CLEANERS: State police are looking for a man who robbed a Newark-area dry cleaning business Wednesday afternoon. Shortly before 1 p.m., police said, the man went to A Plus Cleaners in University Plaza and grabbed a female employee from behind. He demanded cash from the register and fled the store headed south with the loot. The woman was not physically injured. The robber was described as 45 to 50 years old, about 5 feet, 9 inches and 150-170 pounds. He looked scruffy, police said, and wore a dark blue hooded sweatshirt. Anyone with information is asked to call 834-2630, ext. 6, or Crime Stoppers at (800) TIP-3333.

 

MAN ROBS DRY CLEANERS: State police are looking for a man who robbed a Newark-area dry cleaning business Wednesday afternoon. Shortly before 1 p.m., police said, the man went to A Plus Cleaners in University Plaza and grabbed a female employee from behind. He demanded cash from the register and fled the store headed south with the loot. The woman was not physically injured. The robber was described as 45 to 50 years old, about 5 feet, 9 inches and 150-170 pounds. He looked scruffy, police said, and wore a dark blue hooded sweatshirt. Anyone with information is asked to call 834-2630, ext. 6, or Crime Stoppers at (800) TIP-3333.

 

BANK ROBBED: A man claiming he had a bomb robbed the Wachovia Bank branch at 3215 Capitol Trail in Ogletown just before 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, Delaware state police said. Police said the man, wearing a wig and fake beard and mustache, placed a small box with wires hanging from it on the counter and told a teller that it was a bomb he would detonate if she didn't give him money, police said. She complied and the robber picked up the box and fled. No one was physically injured. The robber was described as 30-39 and 5 feet, 8 inches to 5 feet, 11 inches tall with an average build. Anyone with information should call 834-2630 or Crime Stoppers at (800) TIP-3333. Online tips can be sent to www.tip submit.com.

 

SHOTS FIRED: A 24-year-old Bear man was arrested Monday for firing a gun from his apartment balcony, police said. Ryan Fisher, of the 5100 block of Byron Court in the Village of Canterbury apartments, was charged with first-degree reckless endangering, two counts of possession of a firearm during a felony and criminal mischief, said Officer John Weglarz Sr. of the New Castle County police. No one was injured by the gunfire. The incident was reported about 4:30 p.m. when officers were called to the area of Smalleys Dam Road and Taylor Drive. Witnesses said a man was firing shots from a second-floor balcony. Officers found several bullet holes in a tree and a hole in the corner of an apartment building adjacent to the building Fisher lives in, Weglarz said. Fisher was later found carrying a shotgun within the complex and arrested, police said. After being charged, Fisher was released after posting $3,000 secured bail

 

MAN ROBBED AT GUNPOINT: Two gunmen robbed a New Castle man Saturday night as he headed to a grocery store in Penn Acres. New Castle County police said the robbery happened shortly after 11:50 p.m. along Bunker Hill Road in the Penn Acres South development. The 32-year-old man said two robbers approached him from behind and pulled guns on him. They went through his pockets and took his wallet and other property, police said. They were last seen fleeing toward Basin Road. The robbers were described as 19 to 24, 6 feet tall and 140 to 170 pounds. They both wore black hats and dark pants, police said. Anyone with information is asked to call 395-8110.

 

MAN ROBBED AT GUNPOINT: Two gunmen robbed a New Castle man Saturday night as he headed to a grocery store in Penn Acres. New Castle County police said the robbery happened shortly after 11:50 p.m. along Bunker Hill Road in the Penn Acres South development. The 32-year-old man said two robbers approached him from behind and pulled guns on him. They went through his pockets and took his wallet and other property, police said. They were last seen fleeing toward Basin Road. The robbers were described as 19 to 24, 6 feet tall and 140 to 170 pounds. They both wore black hats and dark pants, police said. Anyone with information is asked to call 395-8110.

 

KEYS HELP BURGLAR: A burglar entered a Middletown home using a spare set of keys the homeowner left in a car parked in the driveway, Middletown police said. The burglary took place between 11 p.m. Sunday and 5 a.m. Monday in the first block of Little Circle, in the Legends community, officers said. The burglar took a laptop computer, a digital camera and money. Police said the homeowner's dog barked at 3:30 a.m., attempting to wake him. A neighbor also heard suspicious noises. Officers said a second resident in the same community reported having a car rummaged through about the same time

 

PIZZA SHOP HOLDUP: State troopers are searching for a man who held up the manager of a pizzeria at gunpoint late Saturday in Holly Oak. The man, who was using his shirt to cover his face and toting a long-barreled handgun, walked into Pats Pizza about 10:45 p.m. at the restaurant at 1815 Philadelphia Pike. The gunman demanded to see the shop's manager, who was in the rear of the restaurant, said state police spokesman Master Sgt. Jeffrey Hale. He confronted her at gunpoint, demanding money. Hale said he then took the proceeds from the safe. The suspect ran out the back door with the money. He was last seen walking south on Philadelphia Pike. The manager was not injured. Police are asking anyone with information about this robbery to call Troop 2 detectives at 834-2630, or Delaware Crime Stoppers at (800) TIP-3333.

 

MAN SOUGHT IN SHOOTING: A warrant has been issued for the arrest of a Seaford-area man believed involved in a Sunday night shooting that left a man wounded. State police are looking for Michael J. Hurst, 29, on charges of first-degree assault, possession of a firearm during a felony and firearm possession by a person prohibited, said state police spokesman Cpl. Bruce Harris. The shooting occurred about 10 p.m. inside a 27-year-old Seaford man's pickup truck. The victim, who was shot in the leg, was driven to Nanticoke Memorial Hospital by Hurst, who then left. Detectives are still trying to sort out what happened. Troopers said they learned that Hurst was involved in a domestic argument with his wife. The victim went to Hurst's home to pick him up after the argument and was wounded when Hurst discharged his gun inside the victim's truck. Anyone with information is asked to call Delaware Crime Stoppers at (800) TIP-3333.

 

DRUG, WEAPONS CHARGES: A 27-year-old Dover man was arrested early Sunday after allegedly threatening his girlfriend. Dover police charged Antwon Sudler, of the 1200 block of Walker Road, with aggravated menacing, possession of a firearm during a felony, possession of a firearm and ammunition by a person prohibited, possession of a destructive weapon, possession of a weapon in a safe school zone and marijuana possession within 300 feet of a church and 1,000 feet of a school. Dover policesaid the incident occurred about 3:30 a.m. at a home in the 400 block of E. Water St. where officers were called to investigate a domestic incident. Police said Sudler twice pointed a loaded sawed-off shotgun at his 24-year-old girlfriend following an argument. He then left the house and was stopped on Walker Road by officers, who found Sudler near St. Lutheran School and the Victory Crusade Revival Church with the weapon, ammunition and 3.6 grams of marijuana, police said. He was committed to the Vaughn Correctional Center in lieu of $22,250 secured bail.

 

MAN BEATEN, STABBED: A 27-year-old Selbyville man was beaten and stabbed in the leg in a fight outside a bar early Saturday. Selbyville police said a fight involving more than 150 people broke out about 1 a.m. outside Pomeroy's Tavern, at 38531 Du Pont Boulevard. The man who was stabbed was taken to Atlantic General Hospital in Berlin, Md., where he was listed in serious condition. Police agencies from Delaware and Maryland were called to assist in breaking up the fight. Anyone with information is asked to call 436-5085 or Crime Stoppers at (800) TIP-3333. Online tips can be submitted at www.selbyvillepolice.com or www. tipsubmit.com.

 

MAN SHOT: Wilmington police said a man in his 20s was shot Sunday afternoon. He was last reported in stable condition after being shot several times in the 1300 block of E. 27th St., police said. The shooting happened shortly after 4 p.m. New Castle County paramedics said the man was shot in the abdomen and legs. Police did not have any information on possible suspects. Police ask anyone with information to call detectives at 576-3676 or Delaware Crime Stoppers at (800) TIP-3333. Online tips can be submitted at www.tipsubmit.com.

 

BURGLARY: The Berry Van Lines building in the 600 block of Pear Street in Dover was burglarized about 2:55 a.m. Saturday, police said. The inside was damaged and items were taken, said police Lt. Robert Scott. No other information was available. Call police at 736-7111 or Delaware Crime Stoppers at (800) TIP-3333 with information.

 

WOMAN ATTACKED: A would-be robber attacked an elderly woman outside a Dover child care center but fled after finding nothing in her pockets, police said Friday. The 67-year-old woman was assaulted as she walked to her car outside a preschool in the 400 block of Du Pont Highway shortly before 10:30 p.m. Thursday, Dover police Capt. Tim Stump said. When the attacker, whose face was covered with a black bandanna, demanded money, the woman tried to run, Stump said. But the man pulled her to the ground and went through her pockets, Stump said. Finding nothing, the man fled, he said. The woman, who was not injured, described the man as in his early 30s, about 5 feet 10, about 260 pounds and wearing a tan jacket, he said. Stump said anyone with information is asked to call Dover police at 736-7111.

 

HOME INVASION CHARGES: A 41-year-old Georgetown man and a 35-year-old Ellendale man were charged with a home invasion Wednesday stemming from a September incident. They were already in custody on charges related to another home invasion, police said. Delaware State Police said Larry Vincent and Eugene Donald Jr. matched the description of two men who kicked down a door in the early morning hours of Sept. 24 inside of a home in the 20000 block of DuPont Highway in Georgetown. In that case, a 43-year-old woman was in a back bedroom when she heard a loud bang. Her roommate, a 63-year-old man, was asleep in the living room when the door was kicked in. Victims told police that the pair demanded money and that Donald held the man at gunpoint while Vincent searched the home. Police said the pair got scared by an unknown car light outside and fled. Police later learned that the pair were arrested by Georgetown Police for a home invasion on Sept. 27. They were charged with robbery, burglary, weapons offenses and related charges. Both were committed to the Sussex Correctional Institution. Vincent's secured bond was $39,000 and Donald's was $40,000.

 

EX-RELATIVE CHARGED IN THEFT: A former relative has been charged with burglary and theft of a handgun from a New Castle resident's home, police said Wednesday. The arrest of Deryk Santos, 23, of Cottage Circle in Laurel culminated a two-month investigation of the August burglary on Clark Street, Lt. Adam P. Brams of the New Castle Police Department said. The investigation gradually developed Santos as a suspect and Santos was arrested Oct. 6 by Capitol Police, Brams said. The announcement of his arrest was delayed by the ongoing investigation, he said. "Unfortunately, we didn't recover the gun," Brams said. Santos was related by marriage to the since-divorced homeowner, he said. The .45-caliber handgun was the only item reported stolen in the burglary. Santos, charged with burglary and theft of a firearm, was released on $6,000 unsecured bail.

 

ARREST IN SLAYING: A 22-year-old Wilmington man was charged Wednesday with the murder of another city man in January. Wilmington police said witnesses and evidence pointed them to Lamar Stewart of the 2000 block of Washington St. Stewart was charged with fatally shooting Dedrick Lenoir on Jan. 27 in the area of 24th and Market streets. Stewart was arrested inside of a home in the 300 block of W. 30th St. without incident. He was charged with murder, conspiracy and weapons offenses, and committed to Young Correctional Institution without bail. Police said the investigation is continuing. At the time of the slaying, police said they were looking for two suspects. Anyone with information in this case is asked to call Detective Gary Tabor at 576-3661.

 

WEAPONS CHARGES FILED: A routine traffic stop in Dover led to a city resident's arrest on weapons charges, police said Tuesday. About midnight Monday, Brandon James, 20, was stopped on Barrister Place and found to have a loaded 9 mm handgun under the driver's seat, Capt. Tim Stump said. A sawed-off shotgun later was found in the trunk, he said. James was charged with carrying a concealed deadly weapon and possession of a destructive weapon, Stump said. James was committed to Vaughn Correctional Center near Smyrna, lacking $8,000 secured bail.

 

CARS STOLEN FROM GARAGE: Police are investigating a burglary early Monday in the first block of Arbor Drive in Dover in which thieves entered a home through its garage and stole two cars, Capt. Tim Stump said. "There was no forced entry but there was a garage door opener in a vehicle in the driveway," Stump said. The thieves took the keys to a beige 2001 Toyota Camry with Delaware license number 165824 and a silver 2001 Honda CRV with Delaware license number 37519 and drove them away. Call Dover police at 736-7111 with information

 

MAN SHOT IN LEG: A shooting late Monday night left a 22-year-old city man hospitalized with a leg wound. Shortly before 11 p.m., officers responding to a shooting report found the victim in the 300 block of E. Fifth St., Master Sgt. Steven H. Barnes said. The man told police he was walking through the parking lot of Compton Towers when three or four men tried to rob him. He said he refused to turn over his property and one of them shot him, Barnes said, and the robbers took his wallet and fled. Police ask anyone with information to call Detective Michael Gifford at 576-3640.

 

MAN ATTACKED AT HOME: A 29-year-old was beaten in front of his home in the 100 block of S. Maryland Ave. near Wilmington by a man who knocked out his top front teeth, state police said. About 9:30 p.m. Sunday, the attacker approached, calling the resident's nickname, so he walked over thinking he knew him, police said. They said the attacker may have used brass knuckles. The assailant was described as 25 to 30 years old, 5 feet 9 inches to 5 feet 11 inches tall and 150 to 170 pounds with short blond hair. Police ask anyone with information to call Troop 6 at Prices Corner, at 633-5000.

 

CABDRIVER ROBBED: Police are looking for four people who robbed a taxi driver early Monday in Newark. Newark police said that around 12:15 a.m., the group asked the taxi driver for directions. They were in a car with Maryland license plates parked in the 400 block of Kinross Drive. They drove away and returned, and this time one of the passengers pointed a gun at the cabdriver and demanded money. Officers are looking for three men and a woman, all described as 18 to 25. The man who pointed the gun was about 5 feet 7 and 180 pounds, police said. The car was an older-model dark blue sedan. Anyone with information is asked to call Detective Michael Watson at 366-7110, ext. 133, or michael.watson@cj.state.de.us.

 

VICTIM'S NAME UNKNOWN: Police said Monday they have not identified a man who was stabbed to death Saturday night in an apartment in the 2800 block of N. Tatnall St. The 53-year-old victim had identification cards with different names, Master Sgt. Steven H. Barnes said, "and we don't know which name is right." The victim and his girlfriend were arguing when she grabbed a knife and stabbed him in the throat and left thigh, he said. Joanne Howard, 56, was charged with murder and other crimes. The victim's name will be released after his identity is confirmed and his family is notified, Barnes said. The killing is the fourth stabbing death in the city this year, bringing the 2010 total number of homicides to 23, with 19 fatal shootings. Wilmington has had 104 shootings this year.

 

CASH, CIGARETTES STOLEN: Three teens or young men in masks and black hooded sweatshirts robbed a Felton convenience store at gunpoint early Monday, police say. About 1:45 a.m., the robbers -- described as 17 or 18 years old -- hit the Canterbury Shore Stop at 8955 S. Du Pont Highway, state police Cpl. Bruce W. Harris said. One had a handgun, another a shotgun, as they ordered a clerk to turn over cash and cigarettes, Harris said. After the clerk complied, they ran east toward Irish Hill Road, he said. Anyone with tips may call investigators at Troop 3, Camden, 697-2104, ext. 8, or Delaware Crime Stoppers at (800) TIP-3333. Harris, who said tips may be anonymous, said information also is taken at www.tipsubmit.com.

 

WOMAN RAPED: A 31-year-old woman looking to buy drugs was sexually assaulted at 6:15 a.m. Tuesday in the area of 11th and Spruce Streets at Kirkwood Street Park. The woman told police she went up to two men looking to buy drugs, but they grabbed her and sexually assaulted her. She fled and reported the incident to police. She was taken to Christiana Hospital, where she was treated for injuries and listed in good condition. The suspects were described as being in their 20s, 5 feet 7 and 150 pounds. Anyone with information is asked to call Detective Ronald Mullin at 576-3634 or Crimestoppers at (800) TIP-3333. Online tips can be sent to www.tipsubmit.com.

 

PLAYGROUND ASSAULT: Dover police say three men attacked a 19-year-old Friday as he sat on a playground bench. Officers said the man was attacked in the playground of Dover East Mobile Home Park around 9 p.m. One man tried to grab his laptop, but he fought him off and two others started punching him. During the fight, one of them took the victim's cell phone. They all ran toward Barrister Place. Officers searched the area but did not find the men.

 

ROAD-RAGE CHARGES: A 24-year-old man from Port St. Lucie, Fla., was charged with aggravated menacing after allegedly threatening two people during a road-rage incident Saturday night in New Castle. The incident began about 8:30 p.m. in the 900 block of N. Du Pont Highway when a 42-year-old Wilmington driver made a lane change in front of a vehicle driven by the suspect, Daniel Hilliard, police said. Hilliard became upset, honked his horn and tailgated the victim before pulling alongside him and brandishing a black handgun at the victim and his 31-year-old passenger, police said. The victim forced Hilliard to the right shoulder of the road and tried to confront him, but Hilliard fled. The victim followed Hilliard and called 911. Both Hilliard and the victim were stopped by troopers in a Wawa parking lot on East Basin Road. Troopers searched Hilliard's vehicle and found a Glock semiautomatic handgun, police said. He was charged with two counts of aggravated menacing and released after posting $400 cash bail.

 

CHARGED IN SWORD THREAT: A man who was angered when a neighbor's car struck his was arrested Tuesday for waving a large sword at two women and screaming, "Come on, let's get it on," Middletown police said. It happened in the 600 block of Warren Drive, when a 20-year-old woman backed out of her driveway and hit a vehicle owned by Jeffery Buchanan, 46, who lives in the same block, said Police Chief Henry Tobin. Damage to the car was minor and no charges were filed against the victim. Buchanan came out of his home and began arguing with the driver and a passenger, Tobin said. After several minutes, he went back into his home and returned brandishing a sword. After threatening the women, Buchanan returned to his yard and began striking a tree with the sword, Tobin said. Buchanan was charged with two counts of aggravated menacing and committed to the Vaughn Correctional Institution on $3,000 secured bail.

 

TEENS ASSAULTED, ROBBED: Two teenage boys were assaulted Wednesday evening during a knife-point robbery near Prices Corner, police said. The victims told New Castle County police they were walking home when a small dark car passed them at Tanager Drive and Toucan Road about 9:15 p.m., said police Officer John Weglarz. The car made a U-turn, stopped in front of the teens and three men jumped out. One was armed with a knife. Weglarz said one of the assailants punched one victim in the face and stole his property, while the other victim was punched twice in the head before the trio ran back to their car and drove off on Toucan Road. Call police at 395-8110 or Delaware Crime Stoppers at (800) TIP-3333 with information.

 

CUSTOMER ASSAULTED: A customer was assaulted about 9 p.m. Tuesday when two gunmen held up the LaCabana Restaurant at 1956 Maryland Ave. near Newport, said state police Cpl. Jeffrey Hale. The bandits with bandannas covering their faces confronted a 27-year-old employee and demanded she open the cash register. The woman handed over an undisclosed amount of cash. The second bandit accosted the 21-year-old customer, rifling through his pants pockets for money, which he didn't find, Hale said. The gunman assaulted the customer and threatened him with a gun. The two then ran out. The victim suffered an abrasion to his face but declined medical treatment, Hale said. Call detectives at 834-2630, ext. 6, or Delaware Crime Stoppers at (800) TIP-3333 with information.

 

PAIR OF BURGLARIES: Dover police are investigating two burglaries that were reported Friday. The first happened between 5 p.m. Aug. 29 and 10:20 a.m. Friday when a rear window was broken at a home in the 600 block of N. Governors Ave., police Lt. Daniel McKeown said. Televisions and other electronic equipment were taken. The second happened between 10 and 10:20 a.m. Friday when an air conditioner was removed from a home in the first block of Stevenson Drive, he said. An undetermined amount of money was taken. Call police at 736-7111 with information.

 

MAN SHOT: A Dover man was in stable condition after being shot in the chest and right knee Friday, police said. It happened about 10:20 p.m. in the common area of Building 992 of Whatcoat Apartments, police Lt. Daniel McKeown said. After the shooting, five males were seen fleeing the scene. The victim was taken by a friend to Kent General Hospital, where he underwent surgery, McKeown said. Call police at 736-7111 with information.

 

BANK ROBBED: A robber got away with an undisclosed amount of money Friday when he held up a Hockessin bank, state police said. It happened about 6:25 p.m. at the WSFS branch in the 7400 block of Lancaster Pike, police Sgt. Walter Newton said. The bandit is about 25 years old, 5 feet 6 to 5 feet 7 and 150 to 170 pounds. He has a thin, neatly trimmed beard and was wearing a dark T-shirt and multicolored hat. Call Delaware Crime Stoppers at (800) TIP-3333 with information.

 

RAPE AND ROBBERY: New Castle County police are investigating a rape and possibly related robbery in Brandywine Hundred on Tuesday night. Officer First Class John Wegarz Sr. said the rape occurred about 8:45 p.m. in the 800 block of Peachtree Road. The robbery of a pizza delivery person was reported a half hour later in the 700 block, he said.

 

INTRUDER FOUND IN BED: Newark police say a North Chapel Street woman awoke to find a strange man asleep in her bed. The woman screamed and the intruder quickly fled about 5:30 a.m. Thursday, said Newark police Capt. John J. Potts. Potts said the man entered the home through an unlocked door. He was described as clean-shaven, about 5 feet, 11 inches tall, with thin build and unkempt hair. Call Detective Michael Watson at 366-7110, ext. 133, with information. Anonymous messages may be sent by texting 302NPD and the message to TIP411, or to Delaware Crime Stoppers at (800) TIP-3333.

 

ROBBED AT GUNPOINT: A woman was robbed at gunpoint late Tuesday while carrying the day's proceeds from a New Castle-area business to her car, police said. It happened about 10 p.m. when the victim was carrying the proceeds in her purse in the parking lot of the Penn Mart Shopping Center on Del. 141 at U.S. 13, said state police Cpl. Jeffrey Hale. The bandit demanded cash and reached into the victim's car and stole her purse, he said. When he walked away, the victim told a co-worker and a witness in a nearby car that she had been robbed. The witness began chasing the bandit through the parking lot with his vehicle, but he got away and was last seen in the nearby Pennwood community, Hale said. He is 18 to 25, 5-feet-7 to 6-feet tall with an average build. He was wearing a white T-shirt, tan shorts and white sneakers. Call police at 834-2630 ext. 6, or Delaware Crime Stoppers at (800) TIP-3333 with information.

 

BOY CHARGED IN BANK ROBBERY: A 15-year-old boy was charged Friday with robbing a bank near Bellevue. According to state police, the boy approached a bank teller at a WSFS branch located inside the Super Fresh Grocery Store at 2105 Philadelphia Pike Wednesday afternoon. The boy then handed the teller a note demanding cash, police said. The teller complied with the note, handing over an undisclosed amount of money to the boy who then fled. The boy's photograph was recognized by a state trooper from a prior shoplifting investigation. The child was arrested at his Claymont home and charged with first-degree robbery and committed to the New Castle County Juvenile Detention Center in Greenville. The boy's name was not released because of his age.

 

TWO MEN ROBBED: Two New Castle-area men were robbed Saturday night as they walked to a grocery store near New Castle. The incident happened shortly after 9:30 p.m. when two men on bikes accosted the pair and demanded money, New Castle County police said. The 19- and 22-year-old victims told police they first saw the men riding BMX bikes on Chaddwyck Boulevard as they headed to Food Lion. The two bike riders asked the victims for money and drugs, but they ignored them and walked away. Police said the robbers confronted the men at the intersection of East Sussex Place and Chaddwyck Boulevard and grabbed them by their shirts. The robbers insinuated that they had a gun and took money and identification cards from the pair. One assailant was described as 6 feet 3 inches with no facial hair and wearing a black hooded sweatshirt with blue jeans. The second man was described as 5-foot-8, and witnesses said he was also wearing a black hooded sweatshirt with blue jeans. Anyone with information is asked to call 395-8110.

 

PHARMACY ROBBED: State police are looking for a 25- to 30-year-old man they say used a shotgun to threaten three employees at the Happy Harry's drugstore on Pulaski Highway in Bear and rob the store of narcotics before fleeing early Thursday. The man, described as about 6 feet tall, walks with a limp and was last seen wearing gray-and-orange Nike sneakers, black pants, a trench coat, a black bandanna, black sunglasses and black military-style gloves, according to a police report. At about 5 a.m., the robber confronted a security guard outside the store and chased him inside, where the guard drew his handgun, police said. The robber ordered the guard to drop his weapon and took him to the back of the store, where he forced a second employee to give him the contents of the pharmacy safe and an undisclosed amount of narcotics. Police said he fled the store with the drugs, shotgun and the guard's handgun. Behind the store, he is said to have confronted another employee with the gun before leaving in a dark blue or black Ford Mustang. There were no injuries. Police ask anyone with information to call investigators at 834-2630, ext. 6.

 

PHARMACY ROBBED: A Newark pharmacy was robbed of prescription drugs by two men, including one who brandished a gun, police said Friday. According to police, two men entered the Rite Aid at 263 Elkton Road about 1:25 p.m. While one of the men stayed near the front of the store, the other walked toward the back, where he lingered near the pharmacy counter until there were no customers. The second man then approached the counter, displayed a black pistol-type handgun and handed the pharmacy tech a plastic bag and note that stated he was armed and wanted the safe opened, police said. The note requested medications, which the pharmacy tech gave him. Police said both men then sprinted out of the store. No one was injured during the robbery.

 

SUB SHOP BURGLARIZED: State police on Wednesday asked for the public's help in finding a Newark-area burglar who drives a distinctive getaway car, a late 1980s or early '90s Camaro that has a black convertible top and one headlight out. Cpl. Jeffrey Hale said a witness saw the burglar and his car after a Subway restaurant at 1450 Capitol Trail was burglarized and an undisclosed amount of cash stolen about 11:45 p.m. on Saturday. The burglar, wearing a black, long-sleeved shirt and gloves, smashed the store's front door, went inside and emptied the cash box behind the sales counter before running out the back door. Call investigators at Troop 2, Glasgow, at 834-2630, ext. 211, or Delaware Crime Stoppers at (800) TIP-3333. Information also may be given online at www.tipsubmit.com.

 

GUN SEIZED: A Laurel, Md., man was arrested during a traffic stop near New Castle for having a loaded .45-caliber pistol, Delaware River and Bay Authority police said Friday. When Jason L. Clarit, 31, was stopped for speeding on southbound I-295 near U.S. 13 about 11:30 a.m. Thursday, authority police said, the officer found his name was not on the rented car's lease agreement and contacted Avis, which asked for the vehicle to be towed. During the inventory before towing, the officer found a loaded Glock and two loaded ammo magazines in the trunk, police said. Clarit was charged with carrying a concealed deadly weapon and released on $8,000 unsecured bail.

 

ROBBER PHOTOGRAPHED: State police released surveillance photos of a man who robbed the TD Bank at 1001 Songsmith Drive at Governor's Square, Bear, shortly before 11 a.m. Friday. The robber -- described as in his late 30s or early 40s, with an average build and 5 feet, 9 inches to 6 feet tall -- handed a teller a note demanding cash and implied he was armed, Cpl. Jeffrey Hale said. The teller, a 19-year-old from Wilmington, complied and the robber fled with an undisclosed amount of cash, Hale said. A dye pack stashed in the cash exploded as he ran to the rear of the building, he said. The robber was wearing a black T-shirt and baseball cap, dark jeans and sunglasses. Call investigators at 834-2630, ext. 6, or Delaware Crime Stoppers at (800) TIP-3333 with information. Tips also may be given online at www.tipsubmit.com.

 

SHOOTING CHARGES: An 18-year-old man was charged in a July 18 shooting in the Timber Farms neighborhood in Christiana that left a 20-year-old man critically wounded. Warren May, of the first block of Baylis St. in the Maple Hill Townhouses west of New Castle, was charged Wednesday with first-degree assault and possession of a firearm during a felony. New Castle County police Officer John Weglarz Sr. said detectives arrested May in the first block of Revelle St. after first checking for him at his home. May is accused of being the gunman in an early-morning shooting on Timberwood Boulevard at Arrowwood Lane. The victim was found bleeding from a gunshot wound to the head, Weglarz said. He remains in Christiana Hospital in critical condition. May is in Young Correctional Institution on $150,000 cash bail.

 

BOY SHOT, BYSTANDER INJURED: A 16-year-old boy and a 19-year-old woman were injured early Thursday after gunfire erupted in the Christiana Bypass area. Emergency crews were called to two incidents at about 12:45 a.m. in the area of the Christiana Bypass and Old Baltimore Pike, said county paramedic Cpl. Peter Small. The first incident involved someone firing shots into a vehicle, Small said. A 16-year-old boy inside was taken to Christiana Hospital with a head injury. It was unclear if the teenager had been wounded by glass fragments, bullet fragments or the actual bullet, Small said. He was admitted in stable condition. In the same area, paramedics attended to a 19-year-old woman who had been struck by a vehicle, Small said. Paramedics said she was a bystander in the area at the time of the shooting. She also was taken to Christiana Hospital in stable condition with injuries to her head and arm, Small said.

 

SHOOTING DURING ROBBERY: A 26-year-old man has been charged with shooting a woman during an attempted robbery Sunday in the parking lot of a New Castle area convenience store. Shaun Mitchell of New Castle was charged with attempted first-degree robbery and two other offenses in the incident that happened 1 a.m. at the 7-Eleven in the Community Plaza Shopping Center at 287 Christiana Road, said state police Cpl. Jeffrey Hale. Mitchell approached the 21-year-old, who was sitting in a car, and demanded her property. When she ignored him, he fired one shot from a small handgun, striking her in the lower leg, Hale said. Mitchell was arrested without incident at about 4 p.m. Monday in the parking lot of the Community Plaza Shopping Center and is being held in Young Correctional Institution on $150,000 cash bond.

 

ARMED HOLDUP: Two masked bandits -- one armed with a gun -- held up the Cheswold Shore Stop, 761 Main St., east of Cheswold about 12:50 a.m. Wednesday. They confronted the clerk, who handed over an undisclosed amount of cash along with three cartons of Newport cigarettes, said state police Cpl. Bruce Harris. Troopers assisted by Dover officers and a police K-9 tracked the pair to the Blanton Mobile Home Park a half-mile away. The bandits were not located, although three men were briefly detained, Harris said. Call detectives at 697-2104, ext. 312, or Delaware Crime Stoppers at (800) TIP-3333 with information.

 

FIREARM CHARGE: Keith L. Dickerson, 34, of Wilmington was charged with possession of a firearm by a person prohibited and five other offenses after he tossed away a gun during a traffic stop about 10:40 a.m. Tuesday at 36th and Market streets just outside Wilmington, said state police Cpl. Jeffrey Hale said. A trooper on North Market Street spotted him driving without a seat belt. After the trooper stopped his car, Dickerson ran off and tossed something over a fence, Hale said. The trooper found a loaded .25-caliber handgun on the other side of the fence. Dickerson was sent to Young Correctional Institution on $5,000 bail.

 

STRONG-ARM ROBBERY: A 26-year-old Angola man who is accused in a strong-arm robbery near Rehoboth Beach surrendered to state police Wednesday. Brock A. Charles of Ashwood Drive was charged with second-degree robbery and released on $3,000 bail. Charles is accused of pushing a 21-year-old woman off her bicycle about 1:30 a.m. Tuesday behind the Happy Harry's at 18993 Munchy Branch Road and stealing her backpack, said Cpl. Bruce Harris. The victim saw him get on a gray Harley-Davidson motorcycle and drive off. She got his license plate number and gave it to state police.

 

DEPOSIT BAG SWIPED: Police are asking for help from the public identifying a robber who grabbed a deposit bag about 9:30 p.m. July 24 from a woman at Community Plaza Shopping Center at Christiana Road (Del. 273) and Appleby Road near New Castle. The robber was described as 25 to 30 years old, 5 feet, 11 inches to 6 feet 1 inch tall with a thin build, wearing a black T-shirt over a long-sleeved white shirt, dark work pants and white sneakers, Delaware State Police Cpl. Jeffrey Hale said. The robber also had a white towel or T-shirt wrapped around his head when he grabbed the deposit bag from the victim near a Wilmington Trust branch and ran toward Appleby Road, he said. To offer tips, call Detective Christian Brown at the Criminal Investigative Unit, Troop 2, Glasgow, 834-2630, ext. 213; or Delaware Crime Stoppers at (800) TIP-3333.

 

NAIL SALON ROBBED: A bandit made off with an undisclosed amount of cash about 4 p.m. Friday after robbing The Nail Salon in the 700 block of Pulaski Highway in Bear, state police said. He demanded cash from three workers and three patrons who ran to the back of the salon, said police Cpl. Jeffrey Hale. The bandit took money from the cash register and ran toward the back of the business. No one was injured. Call police at 834-2630, ext. 6, or Delaware Crime Stoppers at (800) TIP-3333 with information.

 

MAN ROBBED: A 23-year-old man was robbed Monday night near Claymont. The incident happened in the 300 block of Clayton Avenue at 9:45 p.m. Four men approached the man, and one of them produced a gun and demanded his cell phone. The man ran down Clayton Avenue and was chased and tackled when he got to Harrison Avenue. They searched his pockets and took money and his phone. The assailants wore dark-colored hooded sweatshirts. Anyone with information is asked to call 395-8110 or Crime Stoppers at (800) TIP-3333. Online tips can be sent to www.nccpd.com and texts can be sent to 847411.

 

RAPE SUSPECT WANTED: A warrant has been issued for the arrest of a Wilmington man wanted for raping a minor, city police said Friday. Richard C. Hunt, 31, whose last known address was in the 300 block of Compton Court, was not there when detectives went there with a search warrant, said police Master Sgt. John O'Connor. Hunt is being sought on three counts of first-degree rape stemming from a July 23 incident. O'Connor said they involved a juvenile acquaintance of Hunt's. Call Detective Donna DiClemente at 576-3651 or Delaware Crime Stoppers at (800) TIP-3333 with information. If anyone sees Hunt, call 911, police said.

 

LIQUOR STORE ROBBERY: A 25-year-old Newark man who stole a $66 bottle of vodka from a New Castle liquor store and assaulted a clerk was tackled and held for police by the store's owner and several bystanders, police said. It happened about 5 p.m. Monday at New Castle Spirits in the River Plaza on the Ferry Cut-off, said New Castle City police Lt. Adam Brams. Officers found several people holding Steven E. Cardwell on the ground, Brams said. One person suffered minor injuries. Cardwell, of the 300 block of E. Main St., was charged with first-degree robbery and two other offenses and was being held in Young Correctional Institution on $2,775 secured bond.

 

ARMED ROBBERY: A 29-year-old man was robbed late Monday by four men, one of whom had a gun, police said. It happened about 11 p.m. in the 700 block of Robinson Lane near Wilmington. The victim told officers he was walking from a friend's home when he was surrounded at the Maryland Park Apartments. The victim said one of the men, who weighed about 300 pounds, pointed at a handgun in his waistband while the three other men -- described as shirtless, between 25 and 30 and clean-shaven -- rifled through the victim's pockets. They stole cash, cigarettes, keys and a baseball cap before running off.

 

SHOOTING: Wilmington police are investigating a late-night shooting Monday that left a city man hospitalized. It happened about 11:51 p.m. in the 300 block of E. 23rd St. The 33-year-old victim, who was found on a front porch, told officers he was walking in the first block of E. 23rd St. when he was confronted by an armed bandit demanding money. The victim began to run, said police Master Sgt. Paul Reutter. The gunman fired a shot in his direction, wounding him in the upper left leg. The victim ran to a relative's house three blocks away and called police. He was treated by paramedics and taken to Christiana Hospital in stable condition. Call Detective Martin Lenhardt at 576-3668 or Delaware Crime Stoppers at (800) TIP-3333 with information.

 

MAN SHOT AT PARTY: Officers say a 20-year-old man was shot in the head early Sunday morning at a party in the Timber Farms community in Christiana and he called police to tell them. New Castle County police said the incident happened shortly after 1 a.m. outside a home in the 600 block of Timber Wood Blvd.. More than 100 people were at a party when a fight broke out and shots were fired, according to police. The man who was shot called police and was taken to Christiana Hospital, where he was listed in critical condition. Police have interviewed more than 30 people but said they have not found the shooter. Anyone with information is asked to call 395-8110.

 

BANK ROBBERY ARREST: A 19-year-old Milton man was arrested Tuesday for allegedly robbing a bank on Monday. Christopher M. Rivera was charged with robbery and a weapon offense following a robbery at the Wilmington Trust branch on West Market Street in Georgetown. Rivera was caught at 3:15 p.m. after leading police on a chase from Milton into Georgetown. He was committed to Sussex Correctional Institution, but police did not release bail information.

 

RAPE SUSPECT RETURNED: Delaware State Police have arrested a Rehoboth Beach man who allegedly raped a Pennsylvania woman at his home. The woman reported waking up without her clothes in the home of Murat Demirbozan on June 20. Demirbozan, 34, was caught by U.S. Marshals in Burlington County, N.J., on July 14. He was returned to Delaware on Tuesday and charged with two counts of first-degree rape. He was committed to Sussex Correctional Institution after failing to post $90,000 secured bail

 

5-YEAR-OLD ROBBED: A 16-year-old Wilmington boy was arrested Saturday for knocking a 5-year-old boy off his bike and stealing it, according to New Castle County police. Witnesses saw the teen ride off on the bike about 2:50 p.m. in the 400 block of Homestead Road in Canby Park, said police Senior Cpl. Trinidad Navarro. The teen, who lives in the 1400 block of Maryland Ave., was found riding it near the Canby Park Shopping Center. He told police he found it in Wilmington's Browntown neighborhood, Navarro said. The teen was charged with robbery.

 

ATTEMPTED ROBBERY: A man is being sought for getting into a struggle Saturday with a 61-year-old woman who refused to hand over money and her car keys, New Castle County Police said. It happened about 11 a.m. when the woman was walking from her car to a Happy Harry's in the Brookside Shopping Center near Newark, said police Senior Cpl. Trinidad Navarro. The man approached the woman and asked for money and became combative when she refused. He then tried to grab her car keys and the victim resisted. Two female bystanders helped the victim fend off the assailant, who fled on a bicycle toward Brookside Road, Navarro said. He is about 30, has a beard and was wearing a light brown baseball cap, brown shirt and khaki shorts. Call police at 395-8110 or Delaware Crime Stoppers at (800) TIP-3333 with information.

 

SOUGHT IN SHOOTING: Wilmington police are looking for an 18-year-old Wilmington man wanted in connection with a shooting after they arrested a 17-year-old believed to be his accomplice. The 18-year-old, Raymere Broomer of 4306 Miller Road, was identified as a suspect in a July 7 shooting that left two injured, police said. The 17-year-old, whom Wilmington police did not identify, was transferred to Family Court for arraignment. The two are believed by police to have taken part in a shooting in the 2900 block of Bowers St. that injured a 43-year-old and a 17-year-old, police said. Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Hall at 576-3638 or call Crime Stoppers anonymously at (800) TIP-3333 or go online at www.tipsubmit.com.

 

DELIVERYMAN ROBBED: A 26-year-old pizza deliveryman was assaulted and robbed late Thursday after making a delivery near New Castle. The robbery occurred about midnight as the Papa John's employee was walking back to his car after making a delivery in the first block of Kathy Court in the Cedar Point Townhouses, New Castle County Police Officer Tracey Duffy said. The victim was approached by a man who assaulted him and ordered him to the ground while a second man rifled through his pockets for cash. They then ran off toward Old Forge Road. The victim returned to Papa John's in the 500 block of E. Basin Road and called police. An officer with a K-9 returned to the scene and tracked the robbers to the Hampton Green neighborhood but failed to find them. Police are asking anyone with information on the incident to call 395-8110 or Delaware Crime Stoppers at (800)TIP-3333.

 

KIDNAPPING CHARGE: Kidnapping and attempted robbery are among the charges filed against a man who claimed he was just joking after he grabbed a customer in a store near Newport, held a knife to her throat and demanded money, police said. Michael W. Coleman Jr., 31, of Osborne Road in Rosemont near Wilmington was charged with first-degree attempted robbery, second-degree kidnapping, possession of a deadly weapon by a prohibited person and possession of a deadly weapon during the commission of a felony, Delaware State Police Cpl. Bruce W. Harris said Sunday. Coleman was committed to Young Correctional Institution in Wilmington after failing to post $20,000 cash bail, he said. The 51-year-old victim told police as she waited in line to pay for merchandise shortly after 11:30 a.m. Saturday at a Quick Mart in the 100 block of N. Maryland Ave., he attacked her from behind, put her in a headlock, held a knife to her neck and shouted, “This is a robbery, give me all your money,” Harris said. The two struggled and the woman freed herself, he said. State police, who arrested Coleman near the store, said he also was sought by New Castle County police in a separate incident. No details of that matter were available Sunday.

 

PIZZA WORKER ROBBED: Police in Dover are investigating the armed robbery Tuesday of a Domino's Pizza employee who was carrying the night deposit bag from the shop at 261 N. Du Pont Highway, Capt. Tim Stump said. Two men believed to be 19 to 25 years old, wearing hooded sweatshirts and bandannas covering their faces, accosted the woman in the parking lot about 12:10 a.m., showed a black, semiautomatic handgun and forcibly took her purse, which contained the deposit bag, he said. The men -- both thin, one about 5 feet 9 inches, the other slightly taller -- then fled toward Whiteoak Road, Stump said. He asked anyone with information to call the Dover Police Department at 736-7111.

 

SHOTS FIRED IN ROBBERY: Two men fired a gun during a holdup about 6:30 a.m. Monday at the Cumberland Farms at 698 Naamans Road in the Claymont area, said state police Cpl. Jeffrey Hale. One of the bandits used a small handgun to confront the 54-year-old clerk and demanded cash from the store's safe. When the clerk told the pair she did not have a key to the safe, the armed man fired a shot at the floor near her, Hale said. The clerk handed over an undisclosed amount from the register and the bandits ran out. They were last seen heading toward Peachtree Road. The armed man was about 6 feet tall, 25 to 30 years old with light facial hair. He was dressed in a white T-shirt, dark jeans and sunglasses. The second suspect was about 5 feet 8, had a goatee and was dressed in a white T-shirt, shorts, dark sneakers, sunglasses and a baseball cap. Call Detective Christian Brown at 834-2630, ext 195, or Delaware Crime Stoppers at (800) TIP-3333 with information.

 

ROBBERY SUSPECT CAUGHT: A 37-year-old Newark man was arrested late Friday after threatening workers with a box cutter during a robbery at a Milltown Rite Aid, state police said. Shuron J. Johnson was seen about 10:55 p.m. walking toward the drugstore in the 4600 block of Kirkwood Highway, police said. Johnson brandished the box cutter and told them to stay away before running toward St. James Church Road. He was found with two flash drives and 16 bottles of body wash, police said. Johnson was charged with robbery and four other offenses and committed to Young Correctional Institution on $2,500 bail.

 

HOME INVASION: State police are seeking the public's help in a home invasion in Lincoln on Wednesday. Police were called around 2 a.m. to the 18000 block of Sherman Ave. Five men, ages 21 to 34, reported that around 1:30 a.m. Wednesday, three people entered their home while they were sleeping. Police said the intruders went from room to room demanding money, drugs and cell phones. They then tied their victims' hands together with duct tape. One man was armed with a knife and hit one victim in the head with the handle. He then head-butted another victim, police said. One of the male intruders is 5 feet 6 inches tall and 175 pounds. He wore a white sleeveless T-shirt, white sneakers and long black shorts with a yellow band around them. The second man was 6 feet tall and 180 pounds. He wore gloves, a white hat and an orange T-shirt. The female intruder was about 5 feet 4, 110 to 130 pounds and wore blue shorts, a white T-shirt and white sneakers. Police ask anyone with information to call Delaware Crime Stoppers at (800) TIP-3333 or visit www.tipsubmit.com.

 

BURGLARY, GUN CHARGES: A Smyrna man was arrested Wednesday after he frightened residents of Liberty Court Apartments in Dover by having a .45-caliber handgun in his waistband. Floyd Bolling, 24, of 206 N. Main St., was arrested after he left the apartment and hid the gun in a nearby bush. Bolling was charged with second-degree burglary and possession of a firearm during a felony and sent to Vaughn Correctional Center near Smyrna in default of bond.

 

BURGLARY IN DOVER: Dover police are looking for those who burglarized a rental business over the weekend. Police said between 7 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m. Sunday, the Dover Rent-All at 35 Commerce Way was broken into. Burglars forced their way into the manager's office, took a floor safe and caused $400 in damage. The thieves took about $9,300 from a safe, police said.

 

STORE BURGLARIZED: Delaware State Police are asking for the public's help in finding a couple who burglarized a Dover-area business June 29. Police said the incident happened just before 4 a.m. at Super Soda Center at 1272 S. Governors Avenue. The burglars threw a cinder block through a window, removed 90 packs of Marlboro and Newport cigarettes and damaged a motor oil display, according to a report. The man is described as between 5 feet 10 and 6 feet 2 and 190 to 200 pounds. No description of the woman was given. Anyone with information is asked to call 697-4454, ext. 628.

 

PIZZA DELIVERY MAN ROBBED & CARJACKED:  A pizza deliveryman was robbed and carjacked at gunpoint while making a delivery early Sunday near Newark, police said. The incident happened about 2:25 a.m. in the first block of Wenark Drive, said Senior Cpl. Trinidad Navarro, a New Castle County police spokesman. The 20-year-old victim told officers he was making a delivery to an apartment complex when he was held up by two men armed with a sawed-off shotgun. The victim said he was walking up the stairs of the apartment complex when he was encountered by two men sitting outside, Navarro said. The men told the deliveryman that they had ordered the pizza and tried to conceal their faces. Then they pulled out the shotgun, stole the pizza and cash, and got into the victim's metallic blue truck and sped off. The registration on the truck, which has Pennsylvania tags, is YYM9916, Navarro said. The robbers were described as tall, 18 to 25 years old and unshaven. One was thin and the other had a heavier build. They were both wearing dark hooded sweatshirts.

 

MAN SHOT IN ROBBERY TRY: Elsmere police say a 20-year-old man was shot once in the stomach during a botched robbery in Elsmere early Sunday. Lt. Christopher Workman said the victim and a friend were leaving the Elsmere Skating Rink when the incident happened around 2:30 a.m. Workman said two men walked up to the victim and a friend. They tried to take a chain from the victim and shot him when he refused to give it to them. They fled after the shooting. New Castle County Paramedics said the man was taken to Christiana Hospital in critical condition. Elsmere police are investigating.

 

MAN INJURED IN SHOOTING: A 25-year-old man was shot several times Sunday as he spoke to a friend on the 400 block of W. 30th St. in Wilmington. City police said the shooting happened just before 6 p.m. Officers arrived at the scene and found 12 bullet casings and marijuana nearby, but no victim. Officers went to Wilmington Hospital and found the man who had been shot. He told police he was talking to a friend when a man walked toward him with a handgun. He ran and the man shot him, hitting him in the leg, arm and buttocks. He was taken to the hospital and was listed in stable condition, according to a report. Police said the gunman, who wore black, fled on foot. Anyone with information is asked to call Detective Kim Donohue at 576-3643.

 

HOME INVASION: A 21-year-old man suffered minor injuries during an armed robbery at his home at 1:50 a.m. Thursday on Dillards Road south of Seaford, state police Cpl. Jeffrey Hale said. The victim answered a knock at his door, and two men with handguns forced their way in, ordered the victim to the floor and demanded money, Hale said. The victim told the men he didn't have any money, and one of the men threatened to shoot him. They took money from the victim's pocket and struck him in the forehead before fleeing, he said. The first man is about 25 years old, bald, and was wearing a dark shirt. He had a silver semiautomatic handgun. The second was wearing a dark skull cap and black shirt. He had a black semiautomatic handgun. Call police at 337-1090 or Delaware Crime Stoppers at (800) TIP-3333 with information.

 

UD STUDENT FOLLOWED: University of Delaware police are advising caution after a female student was followed from the Pearson Hall computer lab to her car in a nearby parking lot Wednesday around 2 p.m. After noticing the man following her motions in the lab and then in the parking lot, she approached a woman in the lot who accompanied her to her car. She described the man as 5 feet 8 inches tall and 30-40 years old with short, dark hair and a muscular build. Police ask anyone with information to contact them at 831-2222.

 

CARJACKING ATTEMPT: An 18-year-old woman was injured during a carjacking attempt about 2:40 a.m. Tuesday in the 100 block of Elliot Street in the Whispering Pines Townhouses in Ogletown, said New Castle County police Senior Cpl. Trinidad Navarro. The victim told police she was parking her car outside a friend's home when a man with a broken glass bottle got into the passenger side and demanded that she drive off, he said. When she put the car in drive, it lurched forward and struck a nearby parked car. She suffered a minor neck injury, Navarro said. The assailant tried to pull the woman out of the car but was unsuccessful and ran off in an unknown direction. He is 5-foot-10 and heavy with short or no hair. Call county police at 395-8110 or Delaware Crime Stoppers at (800) TIP-3333 with information

 

ROBBERY AT KNIFEPOINT: A knife-wielding bandit robbed a Wilmington drugstore Monday night. The robbery occurred about 7:21 p.m. at the Rite Aid Pharmacy at 800 W. Fourth St., police spokesman Master Sgt. Steven Barnes said. A store clerk told officers a man came into the store brandishing a knife, walked behind the counter and held it to the clerk's neck, nicking it. The bandit then tried unsuccessfully to open the cash register and ended up smashing it on the floor to get cash before fleeing. The robber was described as 18 to 24 years old, with a dark complexion, nervous traits and a feminine voice. He was dressed in a gray muscle shirt and dark jean shorts. Police ask anyone with information to call 576-3620 or 911.

 

MAN CHARGED IN ROBBERY: A Pennsylvania man was arrested for stealing an electronic item from a New Castle-area store and assaulting an employee who tried to stop him, New Castle City police said. Waymond E. Wright III, 37, of Philadelphia, was charged with second-degree robbery in the 5 p.m. Sunday incident at BJ's Wholesale store in Airport Plaza on U.S. 13, police Lt. Adam Brams said. The employee told officers that Wright threw him to the ground and fled in a car that was found to be stolen, Brams said. Wright was identified through video surveillance and witness statements.  Wright was apprehended by the New Castle County Sheriff's Department after attempting to flee the courthouse on unrelated charges. He was then turned over to New Castle City. He is being held in the Young Correctional Institution on $14,000 bail.

 

SHOOTING AT DINER: Georgetown police are investigating an early morning shooting Sunday that occurred in the parking lot of the Harvest Diner. The incident occurred about 2 a.m. at the diner at 224 N. Du Pont Highway, said agency spokesman Lt. Lawrence Grose. The shooting stemmed from an earlier confrontation at another location that night. The unidentified gunman approached the victim in the parking lot and shot him in the chest and the leg, Grose said. He was last seen running east of the Harvest Diner. The victim was taken to Beebe Medical Center in Lewes and later transferred to Christiana Hospital. He was listed in stable condition Monday.

 

BANK ROBBERY: A Citizens Bank inside an Acme in the Fox Run Shopping Center in Bear was robbed Saturday afternoon, state police said. About 1:05 p.m., the bandit gave the teller a note demanding cash, said police Cpl. Jeffrey Hale. The teller handed over an undisclosed amount, which the bandit put into a plastic bag before running out, he said. He is 38 to 45 years old, 6 feet to 6 feet 2 inches tall and heavy. He was wearing a gray wig with a ponytail and a dark blue shirt. Call Detective Corey Godek at 834-2630, ext. 214, with information.

 

MAN STABBED: A 50-year-old Millsboro man was charged with with first-degree assault and seven other offenses Tuesday after stabbing another man during a fight about 10:15 p.m. in the 37000 block of Jasper Lane in the Millsboro area, police said. Police said Gary Gordon was arguing with an older man about a traffic incident and at one point went to his fishing boat and retrieved two filet knives. A third man placed himself between the combatants and was stabbed in the leg. He was take to Beebe Hospital where he underwent emergency surgery. Gordon is being held in the Sussex Correctional Institution in lieu of $51,750 bail.

 

STABBING INJURES TWO: Two men ended up the hospital after one of them stabbed the other in a shopping center in Dewey Beach Saturday morning. Dewey Beach police said Richard Smith III, 22, of Lewes, got into a fight with a 43-year-old man in front of the Ocean Winds Shopping Plaza shortly before 2 a.m. Witnesses and the victim told police Smith punched and stabbed the man in the arm and cut his finger. Smith, who fled, cut himself in the process. Police found him a block away and tried to take him into custody, but he resisted. He was subdued and taken to Beebe Medical Center. Both men were treated and released. Smith was charged with assault, aggravated menacing, resisting arrest and weapons offenses. He was taken to Sussex Correctional Institution after failing to post $29,000 bail.

 

ROBBERY AT DELPARK: Two armed men held up a 56-year-old man who was sitting in a van in the parking lot of Delaware Park, state police said. It happened shortly after 2 a.m. Monday, said state police Senior Cpl. Jeff Whitmarsh. The victim told police he was waiting for a friend when two men with handguns demanded his wallet. The victim, who was not injured, turned over his wallet and the pair drove off in a light-colored sedan, he said. The bandits are 20 to 25 years old, 6 feet tall, unshaven and thin. Surveillance video partially captured the robbery, but it is not yet available, Whitmarsh said. Call police at 834-2630, ext. 6, or Delaware Crime Stoppers at (800) TIP-3333 with information.

 

GUNSHOTS REPORTED: State police are continuing an investigation into gunshots reported early Sunday in the parking lot of the Delaware Elite Dance Company at 13 Parkway Circle near New Castle. Troopers were sent there about 1:30 a.m. to investigate a disorderly crowd. When they arrived, the crowd started to disperse, police Senior Cpl. Jeff Whitmarsh said. At that point, shots were fired into the air. No one was hit. Call Delaware Crime Stoppers at (800) TIP-3333 with any information.

 

HOME INVASION: Middletown police are asking for the public's help in finding a man and woman responsible for robbing a man in his home June 1, officers said. According to a report, Devon Hall, 24, of the first block of Glenway Ave. in Smyrna, and another man knocked on the door of a home on Anderson Street shortly after 10 p.m. The resident, who knows Hall, told police that Hall and a man wearing dark clothing forced their way into his home, held him and took $900 from him. Anyone with information is asked to call 376-9950 or 911.

 

GUN SHOWN TO WOMAN: A woman who stopped to get gas early Sunday got a scare when a man flashed a gun at her near Greenville. Police said the incident happened at 1:30 a.m. when the woman, who police said is in her 50s, stopped at a gas station on Concord Pike, then drove south on Del. 141. As she crossed the Tyler McConnell Bridge, a pickup truck behind her flashed its lights. Believing it was a cop or a good Samaritan, she pulled to the side and the pickup driver got out, came up to her car and told her to roll her window down. Police say she rolled it down a little and he showed her a gun. She then sped off and called police. Police ask anyone with information to call 834-2630, ext. 5, or Delaware Crime Stoppers at (800) TIP-3333. Online tips can be sent to www.tipsubmit.com. Police, who released a sketch of the man, said there was no indication that this was an attempted abduction, and his description does not match the one for the rapists being sought in Wilmington and Stanton. He was described as having blonde hair, standing 5 feet 9, inches tall with a medium build and a full beard. He appeared to be about 30.

 

GROCERY ROBBER SOUGHT: A grocery store near Newport was robbed Friday by a bandit who claimed to be armed, police said. He handed a demand note to a worker at El Gallito y El Munero in the 100 block of N. Maryland Ave. and told her he had a gun, said state police Senior Cpl. Jeff Whitmarsh. She handed over an undisclosed amount of cash, and the bandit ran west onto Matthes Avenue. He is in his mid-20s to early 30s, 5 feet 8 to 5 feet 9 and thin. He was wearing a long white T-shirt, dark jeans, white tennis shoes and sunglasses. He also has a long goatee and a tattoo on his left forearm. Call police at 834-2630, ext. 6, or Delaware Crime Stoppers at (800) TIP-3333.

 

BAR SHOOTING: Police in Laurel are looking for the person who shot a 26-year-old man in the leg Sunday morning. The incident happened about 1 a.m. outside the Tavern by the Marina on West Sixth Street. The victim told police he was involved in an argument and was shot. Anyone with information is asked to call 875-2244.

 

MAN SHOT: New Castle County police found an 18-year-old man suffering from a gunshot wound to his buttocks early Friday after receiving several calls of a possible gunshot in the area of the first block of Oakmont Drive near Newport. The victim said he was walking home when he was shot from behind. He said he did not see any suspicious people or vehicles. He was taken to Christiana Hospital, where he was treated for an injury that was not life-threatening. Contact New Castle County Detective Timothy Argoe at 395-8110 or Delaware Crime Stoppers at (800) TIP-3333 with information.

 

ROBBERY SUSPECT SOUGHT: A 26-year-old New Castle man, already sought for stealing two diamond rings from a pair of jewelry stores this week, allegedly stole a third Friday, police said. At about 3:30 p.m., John W. Wiseman grabbed a diamond ring from a 63-year-old female clerk at the Michael Gallagher Jewelry store in the Fox Run Shopping Center in Bear, state police spokesman Sgt. Walter Newton said. Wiseman, of the first block of Morris Road, ran to the rear of the shopping center and got into the passenger side of a small red car with a spoiler, Newton said. Warrants have been issued for Wiseman's arrest in this case, and in similar robberies Thursday at Minster's Jewelers in Newark and Saturday at Harris Jewelers in the Concord Mall, where he took a ring valued at $5,000, police said. Police said those with information on Wiseman's whereabouts can call 834-2620, 366-7111 or Delaware Crime Stoppers at (800) TIP-3333.

 

ABDUCTOR SOUGHT: State police believe a man is responsible for two abductions Wednesday and Saturday in which two women were sexually assaulted. The women were approached at gunpoint in a parking lot near Del. 7 and Churchmans Road in Stanton. The man forced the women to drive him to undisclosed locations and sexually assaulted them. The suspect is about 40 years old, 5 feet 7 and 160 pounds. He has brown hair and a mustache. Anyone with information is asked to call 834-2630, ext. 205 or ext. 218.

 

WOMAN SHOT: A 35-year-old woman was shot in the ankle early Sunday morning in Wilmington. Police are investigating the shooting, which happened shortly before 2 a.m. at 23rd and Lamotte streets. The woman told police she was outside when two men started arguing and one of them began shooting at the other. She was struck once in the left ankle. The woman was taken to Christiana Hospital, where she was listed in stable condition. Anyone with information is asked to call Detective Martin Lenhardt at 576-3668 or 576-3620.

 

WOMAN BEATEN, ASSAULTED: A 20-year-old woman was beaten and sexually assaulted in Wilmington early Sunday, city police said. The womanwas walking in the 600 block of S. Franklin St. at 6 a.m. when a man approached her from behind. He chased her into Kosciuszko Park, where he knocked her down, punched her and sexually assaulted her. Her attacker was described as 5 feet 4 to 5 feet 8 with a muscular build and short, curly hair. Police ask anyone with information to call Detective Malcolm Stoddard at 576-3641 or 576-3620.

 

MAN PISTOL-WHIPPED: A 23-year-old man was pistol-whipped and robbed of his bicycle Wednesday afternoon by three assailants near New Castle, police said. It happened about 4 p.m. in the 3000 block of New Castle Ave., state police Senior Cpl. Jeff Whitmarsh said. The victim told troopers he was in a parking lot when he was pistol-whipped by a stranger and then assaulted by another person. A third person took off with the his maroon-and-white Cannondale bike, Whitmarsh said. The victim, who was knocked unconscious and could not supply police with descriptions, was also robbed of $4 in cash. Call Delaware Crime Stoppers at (800) TIP-3333 with information.

 

PHARMACY ROBBED: Delaware State Police are looking for a man who robbed a Pike Creek pharmacy this week. A man with a black handgun entered the Rite Aid Pharmacy at the Polly Drummond Shopping Center shortly after 11 a.m. Tuesday. He approached the counter and demanded the pain medication Oxycontin, then fled in an unknown direction, state police said. No one was hurt. Police said they do not know whether the man also is responsible for Oxycontin robberies at other pharmacies in recent weeks. The robber was 24-30, weighed 120-130 pounds and stood 5 feet 6 to 5 feet 7. He had light brown hair and a thin goatee. He also wore a baseball cap, sunglasses, cargo shorts, and black and gray sneakers. Anyone with information is asked to call police at (302) 834-2630, ext. 6, or Crime Stoppers at (800) TIP-3333. Online tips can be sent to www.tipsubmit.com.

 

MAN SHOT: New Castle County police found an 18-year-old man suffering from a gunshot wound to his buttocks early Friday after receiving several calls of a possible gunshot in the area of the first block of Oakmont Drive near Newport. The victim said he was walking home when he was shot from behind. He said he did not see any suspicious people or vehicles. He was taken to Christiana Hospital, where he was treated for an injury that was not life-threatening. Contact New Castle County Detective Timothy Argoe at 395-8110 or Delaware Crime Stoppers at (800) TIP-3333 with information.

 

TEEN CHARGED IN HOLDUP: An 18-year-old Smyrna man was arrested for stealing a woman's purse at gunpoint Sunday night. Dover police said the incident happened just after 10 p.m. in the parking lot of Dover Downs, when Matthew Zimmerman, of the 100 block of York Drive, displayed a handgun and demanded money from the victim. He then fled with the purse to the movie theater near the Dover Mall, where security officers spotted him. He was later arrested by Dover police. Zimmerman was charged with robbery and possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony. He was committed to Vaughn Correctional Center near Smyrna after failing to post $40,000 secured bond.

 

7-ELEVEN ROBBED: State troopers are searching for a man who held up a New Castle area convenience store over the weekend. The robbery occurred at 5:42 p.m. Sunday at the 7-Eleven at 284 Christiana Road. The store clerk was conducting an inventory of tobacco products in the back of the store when he was approached by a man who implied that he was armed, said state police Senior Cpl. Jeff Whitmarsh. The bandit then grabbed three cartons of cigarettes from the clerk's hands and ran out of the store. He last was seen heading toward Georgetown Manor Apartments, Whitmarsh said. The clerk described the bandit as being about 6 feet, 3 inches tall and weighing about 190 pounds. He was dressed in a black T-shirt with a gray undershirt, dark blue jean shorts and black sneakers. Police are asking anyone with information on the suspect's identity to call 834-2630, ext. 6, or Delaware Crime Stoppers at (800) TIP-3333.

 

ROBBERY, ASSAULT CHARGES: A 19-year-old Georgetown man was charged Friday with shoplifting and assaulting a worker at a Rehoboth Beach Wal-Mart, state police said. Duane Hutton of Simpler Branch Road was spotted about 6 p.m. taking items from several displays and hiding them in his clothing, said police Senior Cpl. Jeff Whitmarsh. When Hutton tried to leave without paying, he was confronted by store workers. He refused to cooperate and struggled with one worker who suffered multiple cuts and scrapes, Whitmarsh said. Hutton was held until troopers arrived and charged with robbery, assault and two other offenses. He was released on $2,500 bail.

 

RAPIST SOUGHT: Police are looking for a man who raped a 24-year-old woman while burglarizing her apartment early Friday near Bellefonte. The woman awoke about 2:20 a.m. to find the man standing over her with a handgun in her home in the Woods Edge apartments in the 1200 block of Terra Hill Drive, said Senior Cpl. Trinidad Navarro of New Castle County police. After pointing the gun at the victim and demanding money, the bandit forced her into another room and sexually assaulted her. He then stole cash and fled, Navarro said. The suspect is in his late 20s, about 6 feet tall and 180 pounds. Call Detective Daniel Rogers at 395-8110 or Delaware Crime Stoppers at (800) TIP-3333 with information.

 

MAN BEATEN, ROBBED: A 50-year-old man was beaten and robbed while walking Thursday night in Wilmington. Police say the Wilmington man was walking on the 100 block of W. 21st St. at 11 p.m. when he was approached by three men. One of the men punched him in the face and he fell. A second, who had a gun, took his money. The victim tried to walk home, but three girls who spotted him called an ambulance. He was treated at Wilmington Hospital for a broken leg and injuries to his face and was listed in stable condition Friday, police said. Police ask anyone with information to call 576-3620.

 

GUN CHARGES: Two Wilmington men were arrested on gun charges Wednesday after police stopped the car they were in for a traffic violation. New Castle County police said they stopped a Nissan Maxima around 9 p.m. after the driver failed to use a turn signal when going from Ashley Place onto Maryland Avenue in Wilmington. An officer who approached on foot smelled marijuana coming from the car and removed two passengers. A loaded .40-caliber handgun was found in the car. Driver Emilio Burgos, 26, of the 500 block of S. Franklin Street and passenger Muhammad Stevens, 25, of the 1700 block of W. Eighth St. were charged with weapons offenses. Burgos was released on $8,000 secured bail, and Stevens was released on $2,000 secured bail.

 

MAN STABBED: An 18-year-old New Castle man stabbed his stepfather with a steak knife Thursday morning after his mother and the man got into an argument, Newark police said. Officers said the incident happened just after 12:30 a.m. in the 800 block of Lehigh Road. The husband and wife were arguing and Christopher M. Orzechowski joined in and fought with his stepfather before stabbing him, police said. The victim was admitted to Christiana Hospital with a puncture wound to the abdomen and an incision to the liver, authorities said. Orzechowski, of the 200 block of Romeo Drive in New Castle, was charged with assault, possession of a deadly weapon during the commission of a felony and two counts of endangering the welfare of a child. Two juveniles were present during the assault. Orzechowski was released on $10,200 bond.

 

PURSE SNATCHED: Delaware State Police are looking for a man who snatched a woman's purse Wednesday night inStanton and another man who acted as his lookout. The incident happened just before midnight in the parking lot of a Wawa at 4601 Ogletown Stanton Road (Del. 4). A 19-year-old woman told police she was approached by two men and that one of them wrestled her purse away while the other acted as a lookout. They fled on foot toward Harmony Road. Police described the man who snatched the purse as 5 feet 5 inches tall with a thin build and brown hair. He wore an orange T-shirt and jean shorts. His companion appeared to be in his early 20s and was 6 feet tall with braided hair. He wore a white T-shirt and shorts. Police ask anyone with information to call 834-2630, ext. 6, or Delaware Crime Stoppers at (800) TIP-3333. Online tips can be sent to www.tipsubmit.com.

 

TEENS SOUGHT IN ROBBERY: Two teenagers are being sought by New Castle County Police in a robbery early Tuesday morning. Police said two 18-year-olds were sitting at a DART bus stop near the Crofton Townhouses near Providence Drive when two males jumped out a white Mercury Grand Marquis and approached them with guns. They fled after taking cash, a cell phone and other items. The car contained four males, but only two got out, the victims said. One of the suspects was described as between 17 and 19 years old, about 6 feet tall and of thin build. He wore a dark blue hooded sweatshirt with white stripes and a black skull cap. The second suspect, also thought to be a teenager, was described as 5 feet, 8 inches tall with a muscular build. He wore a black hooded sweatshirt, black shoes and black pants. Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call police at 395-8110 or Crime Stoppers at (800) TIP-3333. Online tips can be sent to www.nccpd.com or texts can be sent to 847411.

 

SOUGHT IN ROBBERY: A 21-year-old Dover man is wanted for grabbing a woman by the neck and stealing her purse, police said. Charles J. Beck of the 700 block of Fairview Avenue is wanted on robbery and criminal mischief charges in the incident that occurred about 7 p.m. Monday in front of Mr. B's on Del. 8, said Dover police Lt. Tim Stump. Beck used a key to damage a vehicle in the parking lot before taking the victim's purse, Stump said. Call police at 736-7111 with information about Beck's whereabouts.

 

PILLS STOLEN: A 44-year-old woman was tackled in a parking lot outside a Stanton pharmacy by a man who stole a painkiller prescription she had just filled. The robbery happened outside the Stanton Discount Pharmacy at 2006 W. Newport Pike at about 1:50 p.m. Monday, said Delaware State Police Senior Cpl. Jeff Whitmarsh. The woman was approached by a man who tried to grab the oxycodone prescription from her hands, tackled her and took the pills, Whitmarsh said. He then fled toward Del. 4. The woman suffered minor scrapes in the attack. She told police the assailant was in his early to mid-20s and was wearing a white T-shirt and long jean shorts. Anyone with information is asked to contact state police at 834-2630, ext. 6, or Crime Stoppers at (800) TIP-3333.

 

TWO ARRESTED IN ROBBERY: Two teenagers, including a 15-year-old, were arrested Sunday for robbing two men in Newark. Newark officers said the incident happened just before 2 a.m. at the Shell gas station parking lot at 1005 S. College Avenue. Three suspects approached the pair and hit one of the victims in the face with a gun before demanding money, officers said. The trio fled when two New Castle County police officers intervened. Gerald L. Nichols Jr., 18, and a friend, both of Wilmington, were charged with robbery and conspiracy. One suspect got away. The officers found a BB gun that was discarded. Anyone with information on the third suspect can contact Detective Nick Sansone at 366-7110, ext. 135.

 

TWO BURGLARIES, ONE ARREST: County and state police investigating two Claymont-area burglaries early Monday chased down a suspect they say was linked to a pizza shop break-in. Shortly after 1 a.m., state police responded to an alarm at Claymont Fresh Produce at 2407 Philadelphia Pike. As they were on that scene, New Castle County detectives got sent to a burglary at a nearby Pat's Pizza restaurant. Troopers converged there and, with county officers, set up a perimeter around that crime scene, police said. Christopher Toth, 37, of Wilmington was charged with felony burglary, misdemeanor theft and criminal mischief, a misdemeanor. So far, police said, Toth has been "only positively linked to the burglary at Pat's Pizza." Toth was arraigned and committed to the Department of Correction for lack of $20,000 bail. His address and detention facility were not immediately available.

 

ARMED ROBBERY: Four suspects were charged with first-degree robbery Wednesday after they returned to a robbery scene for a dropped cell phone, police said. Charged were Derek Kelly, 22, of the 2400 block of W. Eric Drive in Milltown; Craig Speakman, 23, of the 100 block of Festone Ave., near New Castle; a 17-year-old boy of the first block of Hempsted Drive in Glasgow, and a 17-year-old boy from the 1100 block of King James Court in Bear, New Castle County police said. A 19-year-old man and his 21-year-old girlfriend said they were robbed at gunpoint about 3:15 a.m. near Montgomery Road and Brook Lane near Elsmere. They said four men drove off in a black car and officers searching the area spotted it on Faulkland Road. In the car they found the victims' stolen wallets, and a cell phone the suspects had returned to retrieve, police said.

 

ROBBED OUTSIDE ICE CREAM SHOP: A 51-year-old Newark man told police he was beaten and robbed after he was pulled from his vehicle while trying to buy ice cream for his children. It happened Wednesday about 8:55 p.m. in a parking lot between a gas station and the Dairy Queen in the 300 block of E. Chestnut Hill Road near Newark, state police Senior Cpl. Jeff Whitmarsh said. The man said that as he was preparing to go through the drive-through, a man opened his passenger-side door, and moments later a second man opened his driver's-side door and pulled him out, Whitmarsh said. The victim said he was assaulted and his money and cell phone were taken. He did not require medical attention, Whitmarsh said. The two robbers were between 5 feet, 8 inches and 6 feet tall. One was 200 to 220 pounds, with a large build, and had a scarf covering his face. The other was 170 to 180 pounds, with an average build, and also had his face covered. Call police at 834-2630, ext. 6, or Delaware Crime Stoppers at (800) TIP-3333.

 

BANK ROBBERY: Authorities are asking for the public's help in identifying a man wanted in an armed bank heist Thursday in Millington, Md. It happened about 1:42 p.m. at Peoples Bank at 31905 River Road. The bandit pointed a gun at a teller and demanded money. The teller complied and the gunman ran out. He was last seen running toward River Road (Md. 291). A reward is offered for information leading to his arrest. Call Crime Solvers at (410) 778-4444 or Detective Dennis Hickman of the Kent County Sheriff's Office at (410) 778-2279 with information.

 

ASSAULT, ROBBERY CHARGES: A 47-year-old Rehoboth Beach woman Friday was charged with twice assaulting a store employee after she was caught shoplifting, police said. Mona Sheppard of the West Rehoboth area was seen about 9:12 p.m. using a knife to cut open the packaging to two cell phones in the Walmart at the Rehoboth Mall, state police Senior Cpl. Jeff Whitmarsh said. She put one of the phones in her pants and the other in her bra, he said. When confronted, she assaulted a loss-prevention worker in the store and again outside, Whitmarsh said. Sheppard was charged with robbery and possession of shoplifting tools and committed to Sussex Correctional Institution on $6,136 bail

 

HAPPY HARRY'S ROBBED: An armed bandit held up the Happy Harry's in the 1100 block of Pulaski Highway in Bear about 9:58 p.m. Friday, police said. He presented a cashier with candy to buy, state police Senior Cpl. Jeff Whitmarsh said. When she rang up the sale and opened the register, he pulled a handgun and demanded money. The clerk handed over an undisclosed amount and the thief fled in a boxy-style gray car. The bandit is about 6-feet-4 and thin with short hair. He was wearing a white T-shirt. Call police at 834-2630, ext. 6, or Delaware Crime Stoppers at (800) TIP-3333 with information.

 

MAN SLASHED WITH KNIFE: Delaware State Police are asking for the public's help in finding three men who attacked another man outside a Wawa store near Hares Corner early Saturday. Police said the incident happened at 4:40 a.m. on a corner near the store at 183 Churchmans Road. The 33-year-old victim told police that he was smoking a cigarette when three men approached and told him he was in the wrong neighborhood, calling him a "white boy." The man told police that one of the men slashed his leg with a knife. After the attack the trio ran toward a wooded area along Airport Road. Police are asking anyone with information to call (800) TIP-3333.

 

MAN SHOT: A man in his 30s was shot multiple times in his lower body Sunday night in Wilmington, officials said. New Castle County paramedics said the shooting happened around 9:15 p.m. in the 1200 block of N. Claymont St. The man was transported to Christiana Hospital and was in stable condition.

 

MAN SHOT IN HAND: A 28-year-old man told police he was shot in the hand after waving at a group of people early Saturday. Wilmington police said the incident happened shortly before 1:30 a.m. in the 800 block of N. Adams Street. The victim told police he saw two men sitting on a porch talking with girls. The victim waved at them and the men got upset. One of the men shot him and both fled in a white Cadillac, he told police. He was treated at Christiana Hospital. One of the men is described as 5 feet, 5 inches tall and was last seen wearing a black hooded sweatshirt. The other was described as 5-foot-11 and weighing about 240 pounds. He had a light beard and wore a black hooded sweatshirt. Anyone with information is asked to call Detective Kevin Backer at 576-3627.

 

ALCOHOL, GUN CHARGES: Three people, including a 17-year-old, were arrested early Sunday morning after Dewey Beach police found a driver intoxicated and a passenger in possession of a shotgun. Police stopped the car shortly before 12:30 a.m. along King Charles Avenue near Coastal Highway. Police noticed the car at a green light and saw that it did not move. According to a report, an officer approached the car and suspected the driver, 17, had been drinking, saying he smelled alcohol on his breath. He asked the driver, along with Dustin Taylor, 20, of Milford, and Kurt Lapinsky, 21, of Georgetown, to get out of the car. Police found an unloaded 12-gauge shotgun inside. The 17-year-old was released and is in the custody of a parent after being charged with underage consumption of alcohol. Taylor was charged with weapons offenses. Lapinsky was charged with conspiracy.

 

ROBBERY, BEATING IN DOVER: A person suffered minor injuries in a beating and robbery Monday in Dover, police said. About 10 males punched and kicked the victim at about 1:15 a.m. in the first block of S. Kirkwood St., officers said. Dover Capt. Tim Stump did not provide the victim's age or gender but said the group took the victim's wallet, money and cell phone. Police ask anyone with information to call 736-7111.

 

ABDUCTION ATTEMPT: Delaware State Police are looking for a man driving a white sedan with scratches on it who tried to lure a six-year-old girl into his car Sunday. Police said the incident happened at 5 p.m. along Rhode Island Drive near Dover. The girl was walking home from a friend's house when the man pulled up next to her and offered her $10 to get in his car. She ran back to her friend's home and told her story, officers said. The man is described as 30-50, 5 feet, 8 inches to 5 feet, 11 inches tall and 130-150 pounds. He wore a white T-shirt and white jeans and had shoulder-length brown hair. He was clean-shaven and may have a birthmark on the left side of his chin, police said. Anyone with information is asked to call 697-4454, ext. 231

 

FLAT-SCREEN TV THEFT: Dover police were searching Monday for information regarding a weekend burglary in which a flat-screen television was stolen. The theft happened between 11 p.m. Friday and 1:45 a.m. Saturday in the 400 block of E. Wind Drive. A burglar pried open a rear sliding-glass door. Police ask anyone with information to call 736-7111.

 

TWO SHOT ON CORNER: Two men in their 20s were shot while standing on a corner in Wilmington on Monday afternoon, Wilmington police said. According to a report, the shooting took place at 2:30 p.m. at 25th and Pine streets. The shooter was driving a gray SUV, police said. When officers responded to the scene, the found a 21-year-old man shot in the upper arm. The second victim, a 24-year-old man, later arrived at Wilmington Hospital with a gunshot to his pelvic area. Both men were later transported to Christiana Hospital, where they were treated. Anyone with information is asked to call Detective Michael Gifford at 576-3640.

 

WEAPON, DRUG CHARGES: New Castle County and University of Delaware police arrested a man Saturday who was hiding a gun that resembled a folding knife in his underwear. Officers stopped Keenan R. White, 22, of the 600 block of W. Ninth St. in Wilmington, after he drove through a red light near Salem Church Road near Newark. Police said they saw White reach under his leg. During a search, police found the gun, which they initially thought was a knife. The gun was later found to have been stolen in October. He was charged with possession offenses, receiving a stolen handgun, possessing marijuana and carrying a concealed deadly weapon. He was released after posting $7,500 secured bail

 

GUNPOINT ROBBERY: A Wilmington man who was walking his dog late Tuesday in the city's Highland section was robbed at gunpoint by two men who fled in a light-colored sedan. It happened about 11 p.m. in the area of 17th Street and Riverview Avenue. The 43-year-old victim told police the car with 22-inch chrome wheels drove past him and stopped. Two men who each had a semi-automatic handgun got out and demanded his property. The victim said he handed over money to the bandits who then took off in a Ford Crown Victoria-type vehicle. Call police at 654-5151, Cpl. John Burns at 463-4951, or Delaware Crime Stoppers at (800) TIP-3333 with information.

 

OXYCODONE STOLEN: State police are asking for help in locating a man who stole prescription drugs from another man standing at a Kirkwood Highway bus stop. It happened about 8:40 p.m. Tuesday east of Delaware Park Boulevard in Milltown, said Senior Cpl. Jeff Whitmarsh. When a 28-year-old man took an oxycodone pill that was prescribed to him, a man next to him grabbed the bottle and ran off, Whitmarsh said. The victim lost sight of him near the Heritage Court Apartments. Whitmarsh said witnesses confirmed the account. The suspect is about 5-foot-8, 170 pounds with long, black, braided hair. Call police at 834-2630, ext. 6, or Delaware Crime Stoppers at (800) TIP-3333 with information

 

SHOT FIRED INTO HOME: A gunman Tuesday night fired a shot through the front window of a Milltown home that was occupied by three adults and five children. The bullet lodged in an interior wall and no one was injured. New Castle County police are now searching for a maroon car that was seen speeding past the home. It happened about 9:30 p.m. in the 2300 block of Hammond Place in Kirkwood Gardens, said Senior Cpl. Trinidad Navarro. Officers searched the area for a vehicle but could not find it, he said. Call police at 395-8110 or Delaware Crime Stoppers at (800) TIP-3333 with information.

 

DRUG, GUN CHARGES: A 35-year-old Dover man was arrested Wednesday after police found a gun and drugs in his home. Police issued a search warrant for the home of Frank Cuffee in the 100 block of Pine St., where they recovered a semiautomatic rifle and 24.1 grams of cocaine. Cuffee was charged with multiple drug offenses and possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony. He was released after posting $72,531 secured bond.

 

PHARMACY BURGLARIZED: Milford police are asking the public's help in identifying three burglars who broke into a pharmacy early Thursday and tried to break into another. The first incident occurred about 3 a.m. at the Pill Box Pharmacy at 115 Aerenson Drive, where the trio broke in and stole undisclosed property, Milford police Detective Dwight Young said. Forty minutes later, the burglars turned up at the Bay Pharmacy, 10 S.E. Front St., but could not get into the store. They are possibly driving a silver passenger car. Two of the three are believed to be women. Police ask anyone who is able to identify them to call 422-8081 or Delaware Crime Stoppers at (800) TIP-3333.

 

BURGLARY ARREST: A 32-year-old Newark-area man was arrested Thursday for attempted burglary after his fingerprints were found at the 84-year-old victim's home, police said. The victim about 10:35 p.m. Tuesday was awakened by the sound of someone trying to break into her house in Chestnut Hills Estates near Newark, said New Castle County police Senior Cpl. Trinidad Navarro. When she went to investigate, she found her outside flood lights turned on and a broken window pane. The lights are activated by a switch inside the house. Investigators found fingerprints near the rear window and a green bicycle in the yard that did not belong to the victim. The fingerprints were found to be those of Dallas Porter of the 2900 block of Old Ogletown Road. The bicycle belonged to an acquaintance of his. Porter was charged with attempted burglary and criminal mischief and was taken to Young Correctional Institution on $5,500 bail

 

SHOOTING NEAR DOVER: State police are investigating a shooting near Dover that left a 20-year-old man wounded. The incident occurred about 4:30 p.m. Thursday in the 100 block of S. Governor Blvd. in Capitol Park, where the victim was standing in his driveway talking to an acquaintance, said state police spokesman Sgt. Walter Newton. Across the street, a large group of people were gathered when an altercation broke out and shots were fired. The man standing in his driveway was struck in the back, Newton said. He was taken to Kent General Hospital and later flown to Christiana Hospital. The victim was listed in stable condition Friday. State police are asking anyone with information on this incident to call Delaware Crime Stoppers at (800) TIP-3333

 

MAN ATTACKED WITH ROCK: State police are searching for the assailant who brutally attacked a 54-year-old Sussex County man in front of his home about 1 a.m. Thursday in the 700 block of Sand Court near Bethany Beach. The victim told police he had returned home and was putting the top up on his convertible when a man approached and demanded his wallet. He refused, prompting the thief to pick up a rock and strike him in the head until he passed out, state police spokesman Sgt. Walter Newton said. When the man regained consciousness, he called for help and was taken to Beebe Hospital. He was admitted with a fractured skull, Newton said. Police are asking anyone with information on this attack to call state police detectives at 856-5850, ext. 206, or Delaware Crime Stoppers at (800) TIP-3333.

 

MAN WANTED IN SHOOTING: Warrants have been issued for a Bridgeville man wanted in connection with a Wednesday night shooting in Seaford that left a man hospitalized, police said. Leondre M. Williams, 32, of the 400 block of Elizabeth Cornish Landing, is sought on charges of attempted murder and weapons offenses. Seaford police Lt. Richard Jamison said the incident occurred about 9:30 p.m. in the parking lot of Kimbrough Court in Chandler Heights. Arriving officers found the victim with two gunshot wounds -- to the hip and to the buttocks. He was taken by ambulance to Nanticoke Hospital, where he was listed in stable condition. Police are asking anyone with information about Williams' whereabouts to call 629-6644 or Delaware Crime Stoppers (800) TIP-3333.

 

THREE CHARGED IN ROBBERY: Three people -- two of them juveniles -- were arrested in connection with a strong-arm robbery early Thursday on the University of Delaware campus in Newark. The incident occurred about 3:13 a.m. on the east side of Memorial Hall, where a 19-year-old student was assaulted, knocked to the ground and robbed. The assailants ran off toward South College Avenue after stealing his cell phone and wallet. The student was not injured. University of Delaware police charged Elijah S. Smith, 18, of New Castle, and two juvenile suspects with second-degree robbery, third-degree assault, criminal mischief and conspiracy. Smith was committed to the Young Correctional Institution in lieu of $2,000 bail. The juveniles, whose names were not released because of their ages, are being held in the Camelot Juvenile Facility in lieu of $2,000 secured bail.

 

ROBBED AT LIQUOR STORE: Wilmington police are asking for the public's help in identifying a man who robbed a 62-year-old woman Saturday in a liquor store. The incident happened about 7:25 p.m. at 601 W. Eighth St. The man forcibly took an undisclosed amount of money from the victim as she was trying to make a purchase. He then threw the woman to the floor. She did not require medical treatment, police Master Sgt. Steven Barnes said. The robber is described as about 5 feet 10 inches tall and 215 pounds with a thin mustache and some of his front teeth missing. Police are asking anyone with information to call detectives at 576-3620 or Delaware Crime Stoppers at (800) TIP-3333.

 

ACCIDENTAL SHOOTING: An off-duty paramedic accidentally shot himself in the thigh Thursday afternoon police said. The 25-year-old Newark man, whose name was not released, was driving a Dodge Dakota pickup south on Del. 896 near Glasgow Avenue when he turned to check on his German shepherd and a .38-caliber pistol in his waistband fired once. The bullet lodged near his kneecap, police said. He was flown to Christiana Hospital, where he was in stable condition Thursday.

 

CAMPUS MUGGING: University of Delaware police are investigating the robbery of a 19-year-old student on the Newark campus early Thursday. Police said the incident happened at 3:13 a.m. on the east side of Memorial Hall. The victim said three teenagers knocked him to the ground, took his cell phone and wallet and fled toward South College Avenue. Police ask anyone with information to call 831-2222.

 

ROBBED WAITING FOR BUS: A 20-year-old man waiting for a bus was robbed at gunpoint Wednesday night by two men armed with what appeared to be a BB gun. The incident occurred about 9:30 p.m. in the area of Mendell Place near New Castle. The victim told New Castle County police two young men approached him, one armed with an airsoft gun or BB gun, New Castle County police Senior Cpl. Trinidad Navarro said. The bandits demanded money and started punching and kicking the victim until he relinquished his wallet, laptop and other valuables. The robbers were in their late teens or early 20s and each wearing braids. Police are asking anyone with information to call 395-8110 or (800) TIP-3333.

 

CONVENIENCE STORE ROBBED: A 27-year-old Felton man was arrested Tuesday 12 hours after he allegedly robbed a Middletown convenience store, police said. The armed robbery occurred about 3:20 a.m. Tuesday at the Valero Shore Stop at 38 E. Main St.. Police Chief Henry Tobin said Anthony Byrom walked into the store, and approaching the clerk, pulled up his shirt to display a handgun tucked into his waist. He demanded money and fled with about $70. Police found Byrom several blocks from the robbery scene, where he tried to run from officers, Tobin said. He was charged with first-degree robbery, wearing a disguise during a felony, possession of a firearm during a felony and resisting arrest. Byrom also was wanted by the Department of Correction on a charge of escape after conviction.

 

STONG ARM ROBBERY: A warrant has been issued for a 20-year-old Wilmington-area man who police say dropped his wallet at the scene of an assault and robbery in Greenville. Two others,as yet unidentified, also are sought in the Monday night crime. The incident was reported about 9:40 p.m. in the first block of Mary Ella Drive. When New Castle County police arrived, they found two men bleeding from the head and face. A 32-year-old man was confronted by three assailants in the parking lot of an apartment complex who assaulted him, stealing his wallet and cell phone. When the victim's roommate intervened, he was assaulted. Officers examining the crime scene found a wallet and were able to confirm it belonged to Edwin Diaz-Davila, of the 2700 block of Lancaster Ave. Call Detective Tom Abram at 395-8110 or Delaware Crime Stoppers at (800) TIP-3333 with information. The public can text tips to 847411 and begin the message with NCCPD.

 

CHARGED IN BURGLARY TRY: A 29-year-old Newark man was charged with attempted burglary Sunday. Darrin C. Raetsch was also charged with criminal mischief and other offenses. Police said a group of people were on a roof in the first block of E. Cleveland Ave. around 1:30 a.m. when they saw a man park on College Avenue and observe the area with binoculars. He then tried to break into the home where the group was. Police said they found Raetsch with a hammer, screwdriver, black mask and gloves and a folding knife. A screen had been cut, they said. Raetsch was released on $11,600 unsecured bond.

 

MAN SHOT IN PARK: Wilmington police are investigating a Monday shooting that left one male in Christiana Hospital with a gunshot wound to his buttocks. Wilmington police did not respond to calls from The News Journal about the shooting, which fire board officials said occurred at 6:11 p.m. in Judy Johnson Park at Second and Du Pont streets. A man sitting on his porch in the 200 block of Du Pont St. said he heard women scream and then heard two shots, a brief pause and then two or three more. The neighbor said he suspected something was wrong because 80 to 100 people were in the park, which is unusual for a Monday evening.

 

TEEN SHOT TO DEATH: Wilmington police were on the scene of a fatal shooting late Monday on the 1200 block of W. Third St. The victim, identified only as a male teenager, was shot multiple times in the torso, police said. Officers were called to the scene at 10:20 p.m. When they arrived, they found the victim lying on the sidewalk. He was transported to Christiana Hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 10:41 p.m., police said.

 

CHARGED IN SHOOTING: A 24-year-old Lincoln man was arrested Friday after he fired a shotgun at a man who was standing in the doorway of his house, state police said. After pulling his Jeep up to the victim's house in the 10000 block of Greentop Road, Dennis Hicks got out about 1:40 p.m. and began shooting at the 27-year-old, said police Sgt. Walter Newton. The victim was struck in the torso several times and was treated for minor injuries. A 42-year-old female relative who also was in the doorway was not injured. Hicks fled and his Jeep was found abandoned by Milford police. His shotgun was found in a lake off Cedar Creek Road near Del. 30, Newton said. Hicks was arrested in Georgetown. He was charged with assault and other offenses and was being held on $94,500 bail.

 

HOMEOWNER STRIKES BURGLAR WITH BUTT OF GUN: A 31-year-old Frederica woman has been charged with burglary after a Milford homeowner struck her with the butt of a gun as she was carrying a television from his living room, police reported Wednesday. Two Milford officers as well as the suspect suffered minor injuries when she resisted arrest, police said. The burglary victim was a 64-year-old man in the 1000 block of E 2nd Street. He woke up when he heard suspicious noises in the home, grabbed a .22 caliber rifle and went to investigate. Police said he spotted a woman carrying a flat-screen TV across the living room, told her he was armed and ordered her to put down the set. He then struck her with the butt of the rifle, causing her to drop the set. When she turned to confront him, the resident realized he knew the woman, who fled. The victim then flagged down a patrol car responding to another call. The woman was later identified by police as Rosemary Martz, of the first block of Front Street. She was charged with burglary, theft from a victim over 62, criminal mischief, offensive touching of an officer, possession of burglary tools and resisting arrest with force or violence. Police said they found Martz hiding in the basement of a home in the 900 block of East 3rd Street. She allegedly began fighting with officers when they tried to arrest her, striking one in the face with her elbow. She was subdued and taken to a patrol car but she tried to slide beneath it, police said. Martz was treated at Milford Memorial Hospital for minor scrapes, police said. Two officers also were treated there for minor injuries and released. Lt. Edward A. Huey said Martz was found to be wanted by several courts and police agencies, including charges of theft and unlawful use of a credit card under the alias Rosemary Dotson. Martz was committed to Baylor Women’s Correctional Center near New Castle in lieu of $10,000 secured bail. The burglary case will be heard in Sussex County Court of Common Pleas and the credit card case in Kent County Court of Common Pleas. The burglary occurred March 1, according to a police news release. There was no reason given for the delay in reporting the incident.

 

THREE SHOT OUTSIDE DOVER CLUB: Three people were shot early today when a gunman opened fire on the trio outside the Square Club in Dover. The incident occurred about 1:10 a.m. when an unknown man approached several people outside the nightclub at Reed and Kirkwood streets and opened fire, said Dover police spokesman Lt. Tim Stump. “I think it was fairly close range,” he said. “I don’t think he was randomly shooting into the crowd.” One man was wounded twice in the legs. “Both bullets that hit him broke the bone,” Stump said. The victim was taken to Christiana Hospital where he underwent surgery and was reported in stable condition. The gunman wounded a woman in the arm and another man was also shot in the arm, Stump said. The two victims were taken to Kent General Hospital where they were treated and released. The gunman is described as of light complexion, between 20-25 years old and wearing a black hat and dark jacket. Police are asking anyone with information on his identity is asked to call Dover police

 

MAN SHOT DURING BURGLARY TRY: The incident occurred about 11 p.m. in the 200 block of West 25th Street agency police spokesman Master Sgt. Steve Barnes said. Officers were called to a home in the 2700 block of Washington Street to investigate a person who was shot and found the victim with gunshot wounds to his buttocks. He was treated on the scene by New Castle County paramedics and taken to Christiana Hospital in critical condition. After undergoing surgery, the victim was listed in stable condition today, Barnes said. An investigation revealed that the shooting occurred during an attempted robbery. The victim was only able to describe the assailants as two men dressed in black. On Tuesday night, a 20-year-old man was also shot in the right buttocks after gunfire erupted in the vicinity of Fifth and Monroe streets. The two shootings remain under investigation, Barnes said. Wednesday night’s shooting was the 22nd shooting incident in the city this year, resulting in 24 people being shot, five fatally. Anyone with information on this crime is asked to call Detective Thomas Curley at 576-3625 or Delaware Crime Stoppers at (800) TIP-3333. The incident occurred about 11 p.m. in the 200 block of West 25th Street, agency police spokesman Master Sgt. Steve Barnes said. Officers were called to a home in the 2700 block of Washington Street to investigate a person who was shot and found the victim with gunshot wounds to his buttocks. He was treated on the scene by New Castle County paramedics and taken to Christiana Hospital in critical condition. After undergoing surgery, the victim was listed in stable condition today, Barnes said. An investigation revealed that the shooting occurred during an attempted robbery. The victim was only able to describe the assailants as two men dressed in black. On Tuesday night, a 20-year-old man was also shot in the right buttocks after gunfire erupted in the vicinity of Fifth and Monroe streets. The two shootings remain under investigation, Barnes said. Wednesday night’s shooting was the 22nd shooting incident in the city this year, resulting in 24 people being shot, five fatally.

Anyone with information on this crime is asked to call Detective Thomas Curley at 576-3625 or Delaware Crime Stoppers at (800) TIP-3333.

 

MAN SHOT MULTIPLE TIMES: A 44-year-old man was in critical condition after being shot multiple times in Wilmington on Wednesday night, paramedics reported. The medics responded to the 2700 block of Washington Street at 11:09 p.m. The victim was taken to Christiana Hospital, said paramedics spokesman Cpl. Peter T. Small Wilmington police are investigating the shooting but have released no details

 

PHARMACY ROBBED: Delaware State Police have released surveillance images of a suspect wanted for robbing the Rite Aid Pharmacy at 1602 Capitol Trail in Ogletown shortly before 1 p.m. Saturday. He is described as 25-35 years old and stands 5-foot-6 to 5-foot-8. Police said he weighs 160-180 pounds and wore all black and a baseball cap. He fled the scene in a red pickup truck. Anyone with information in this case is asked to call 834-2630, ext. 6, or Crime Stoppers at (800) TIP-3333.

 

BANK ROBBERY: A lone bandit robbed the Wilmington Trust Bank in the Lantana Square Shopping Center in Hockessin at about 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, and Delaware State Police are investigating whether the same man robbed the same location Jan. 11. On Tuesday, the man, dressed in a black Philadelphia Flyers sweatshirt with an orange-lined hood, black hat and sunglasses, brandished a revolver and ordered customers to the ground. The bandit got cash from tellers and fled into nearby woods, state police Sgt. Walter Newton said. The man is described as 30 to 40 years old and about 6 feet tall. Call detectives at 834-2630, ext. 6, or Delaware Crime Stoppers at (800) TIP-3333 with information

 

BB GUN ARREST: A 17-year-old Christiana youth was arrested Monday after police said he pointed a BB gun at two people in a gas station parking lot near Newark. Delaware State Police responded to the BP gas station at 98 University Plaza after two youths, 18 and 16, reported that the boy pointed the gun at them. One of the boys knew the suspect, police said, and has had run-ins with him before. The juvenile suspect was charged with two counts of aggravated menacing and released on $2,000 unsecured bail

 

TEEN ARRESTED IN ARMED ROBBERY: An 18-year-old Laurel woman was arrested today in connection with a late-night armed robbery two weeks ago at a convenience store in the town. Laurel police charged Iajha Matthews with first-degree robbery and conspiracy in the Feb. 25 gunpoint robbery at the Shore Stop on North Central Ave Matthews is the second of two suspects arrested for the robbery, police said. Last week, Tyshae K. Williams, 19, of Selbyville, was arrested March 2 and charged with first-degree robbery, possession of a firearm during a felony, two counts of aggravated menacing and conspiracy. The pair allegedly burst into the store, one armed with a shotgun, and robbed the clerk of an undisclosed amount of cash, police said.

 

ROBBED ON RIDE HOME: A Dover man and woman were arrested Tuesday after robbing another man who gave the woman a ride home from Dover Downs casino, police said. James Durham, 25, and Shelva Smith, 22, were each charged with robbery and three other offenses. Durham is in Vaughn Correctional Center on $45,000 secured bail while Smith was released on $25,000 secured bail. Dover police Lt. Tim Stump said the victim dropped Smith home about 3 p.m. Monday at the Towne Point Apartments. After the she got out of the car, Durham demanded money and threatened to shoot the victim, Stump said. Durham and Smith were arrested during a traffic stop Tuesday.

 

MAN GRAZED BY BULLET: A 20-year-old Wilmington man was grazed in the head Tuesday night by a bullet as he walked down the street. Wilmington police said the incident happened shortly after 6 p.m. at the intersection of Fifth and Madison streets and the man walked a while before noticing he was hit. No witnesses have come forward in the incident. Police are asking anyone with information to call 576-3620. The man was hospitalized and is in stable condition.

 

WOMEN ASSAULTED IN FRONT OF HOME: New Castle County police say a woman was hit over the head and robbed in front of her home as returned from work. Police say the woman parked her car in front of her home on Troy Ave near Newport, around 2 a.m. today when she was approached by a man pointing a brown paper bag at her, which she believed to contain a gun. Police say he hit her on the head with the object, knocking her down, then fled to a car parked on Rochelle Ave with her purse and other items

 

OFFICE WORKER ROBBED: A bandit struck a worker in the back of the head Friday and made off with cash at a financial company outside Wilmington, state police said. The thief implied he had a gun and demanded cash about 5:45 p.m. at Muncie Insurance and Financial Services in the 4400 block of N. Market St., said police Cpl. Thomas Guarini. When the employee began to comply, the bandit struck him, took cash and ran. The worker did not require medical care. The thief is about 5 feet 8 inches and 180 pounds. Call police at 834-2630, ext. 6 or Delaware Crime Stoppers at (800) TIP-3333 with information.

 

STABBING: A 54-year-old Dover man is charged with stabbing another man during an argument Saturday. Gerald E. Bowers Jr. of the 100 block of N.Queen Street stabbed the 44-year-old victim in the leg about 1:30 a.m. and fled, said Dover police Lt. Robert Scott. He later called police, told them what happened and was arrested. The victim declined medical care. Bowers was charged with assault and another offense and is in Vaughn Correctional Center on $7,500 bail.

 

HOME INVADERS SOUGHT: State police are seeking help finding three men who broke into a Concord Township home about 5:10 p.m. Jan. 17, bound the residents and made off with cash and credit cards. They confronted a female guest with a shotgun in the bedroom of the Ivy Mills Road home, got the male occupant out of the shower and bound their hands and feet with duct tape. The bandits fled in a red Mercury Sable or Ford Taurus and used the credit cards at stores in the tri-state area, said state Trooper John O'Donnell. Call O'Donnell at (484) 840-1039 with information.

 

RADIO SHACK ROBBED: A bandit made off with electronics equipment Friday at the Radio Shack in Prices Corner, state police said. He requested several items about 5:30 p.m. from a clerk in the store in the 3200 block of Kirkwood Hwy, said state police Cpl. Thomas Guarini. When the clerk brought them from the back, the thief grabbed the items and ran. The clerk was not injured. The bandit is unshaven, 20 to 25, about 6 feet, 2 inches and 200 pounds. He was wearing blue jeans and a black jacket.

 

WEAPONS, DRUG CHARGES: A 23-year-old man was taken into custody Wednesday after New Castle County police found him carrying a quarter-ounce of marijuana during a traffic stop. Police stopped a Mazda Protege for failing to signal a turn and failing to stop at a stop sign at 9 p.m. Wednesday. After officers identified the driver and her passenger, Jeffery Radcliffe, of New Castle, Radcliffe was asked to get out of the car. When Radcliffe refused, officers removed him from the car. He was holding a quarter-ounce of marijuana, 30 Xanax pills and $1,435 in suspected drug money. After getting a search warrant, police found guns, more pills, drug paraphernalia and cash in his home. Radcliffe was charged with three counts of possession of a firearm by a person prohibited, two counts of possession with the intent to deliver drugs, maintaining a dwelling for keeping drugs, maintaining a vehicle for keeping drugs, and resisting arrest. He was committed to Young Correctional Institution.

 

ATTEMPTED CAR JACKING INVOLVING KIDS: A 31-year-old Dover man was charged with attempted carjacking and other offenses after he allegedly entered a vehicle with two children inside and was chased out by their mother, police said.  Sylvon Hemingway, of the 100 block of Beth Place, was also charged with two counts of endangering the welfare of a child, two counts of resisting arrest, offensive touching and as a fugitive from Maryland on drug and traffic charges.  He was committed to the Vaughn Correctional Institution in lieu of $6,500 secured bond.The incident happened at about 5 p.m. Sunday outside a Home Depot store on N. DuPont Hwy in Dover, said city police spokesman Lt. Tim Stump. Hemingway allegedly entered the vehicle, in which a 13-year-old and a 1-year-old were seated while their mother ran into the store.  When their mother exited the store and saw Hemingway in the car, she ordered him out, and he complied.  Hemingway allegedly resisted arrest as a nearby police officer, with the assistance of a bystander, took him into custody, and again resisted as he was being placed in a cell at the Dover police department, Stump said.

 

STORE ROBBERY: An armed bandit held up the Shore Stop on S. DuPont Hwy in the Felton area about 12:30 a.m. Tuesday, state police Cpl. Thomas Guarini said. An unshaven man in his 20s took something from the refrigerator before heading to the counter. He pulled what looked like a black semiautomatic handgun, demanded money and ran out. He is about 145 pounds and was wearing a black baseball cap, black and gray hooded sweat shirt with 32 on the upper right and a logo on the upper left, blue jeans and dark shoes. Call detectives at 697-4454, ext. 307 or Delaware Crime Stoppers at (800) TIP-3333 with information.

 

HOME INVASION: Dover police are investigating a home invasion that happened about 9:15 p.m. Wednesday in the first block of Willis Road. A heavily built man in a black ski mask entered the woman's home and demanded money, police Lt. Tim Stump said. She was able to get out and call 911 from a neighbor's house. The bandit ran off with an undisclosed amount of cash.

 

100 BURGLARY COUNTS: Three people, including a juvenile, were charged Tuesday with more than 100 counts of burglary and other offenses stemming from a rash of break-ins in Kent County. Patrick L. Countryman, 21, and Sean N. Cornwell, 18, both of Harrington, and a 16-year-old from Milford were responsible for a five-month burglary spree in Camden and Harrington that lasted through February, police said. The suspects mainly broke into sheds and vehicles, stealing power tools, money, GPS systems, sunglasses, iPods and DVDs. They have been linked to 40 robberies. Countryman and Cornwell were charged with 166 offenses ranging from burglary to theft. Countryman is being held at Vaughn Correction Center in lieu of $180,000 bail. Cornwell is in Sussex Correctional Institution in lieu of $28,000 bail. The 16-year-old, who was in custody on an unrelated incident, was charged with 144 offenses and is in Stevenson House Detention Center.

 

ROBBER SOUGHT: State police released images of a suspect who robbed a Claymont cellular phone store. The robbery happened Feb. 24 at Cricket Wireless at 2815 Philadelphia Pike. About 6:40 p.m. a 16- to- 18-year-old suspect entered the store with his face covered, brandishing a handgun and demanding money. Call 834-2630, ext. 6, or Crime Stoppers at (800) TIP-3333 with information

 

ATTACKED IN HER HOME: The public is being asked to help find attempted-murder suspect Maurice Antonio Handy Jr., 20, after a Seaford-area attack. Handy, known to frequent Dover, Seaford and Federalsburg, Md., allegedly tried to kill a woman about 1:30 a.m. Friday at her home in Mobile Gardens, Seaford, Delaware State Police Senior Cpl. Jeff Whitmarsh said. The 30-year-old victim sought medical treatment at Nanticoke Hospital and told police Handy broke into her house, hit her, tried to strangle her and took the phone when she tried to call 911. She kept screaming and Handy eventually fled. Handy earlier stole credit cards and cash from her, but when he called to apologize, she told him to leave her alone. He also is wanted in other cases on charges of theft and burglary. To offer tips on Handy's whereabouts call 911, Troop 4 at 856-5850, ext. 224, or Crime Stoppers at (800) TIP-3333.

 

BANK ROBBERY: A WSFS Bank in the Dover Mart Shopping Center in the 200 block of S. Du Pont Highway was robbed about 5 p.m. Friday, police said. The bandit handed a teller a note demanding cash and fled with an undisclosed amount, Dover police Lt. Daniel McKeown said. He is in his mid-30s, is 6-feet tall and was wearing a dark gray wool hat, black leather coat, tan pants, black wool gloves and glasses. Call police at 736-7111 or Delaware Crime Stoppers at (800) TIP-3333 with information.

 

TROOPERS FIRE SHOTS DURING ROBBERY: Four men were arrested today following an armed robbery in Hockessin and chase that ended with the suspects’ capture. The incident began about 6:30 a.m. at the Shell gas station at 7441 Lancaster Pike, where one of the bandits fired a gun in the convenience store during a holdup, state police spokesman Senior Cpl. Jeff Whitmarsh said. The bandits drove off in a dark-colored Acura south on Lancaster Pike and were spotted by a state police dispatcher on his way home after finishing up a shift. The off-duty dispatcher called the suspects’ location into on-duty dispatchers, who radioed the information to police patrol units. State and New Castle County officers converged on the area and set up a perimeter. Whitmarsh said a trooper saw the car and trailed it to telegraph road and Old Capitol Trail, where the two cars came to a stop. During this interaction, the trooper fired his gun in the direction of the car, missing the occupants. The car then took off west on Old Capitol Trail and became stuck in the snow at the entrance to Murray Manor I Mobile Home Community, where the foursome bailed out of the car and ran off. They were quickly captured and taken to Troop 2 in Glasgow for questioning, Whitmarsh said. Additional information will be released when charges are filed.

 

79 YEAR OLD WOMEN HURT IN PURSE SNATCHING: A 79-year-old woman was injured Thursday night by a purse snatcher who accosted her inside her apartment building, police said. The incident occurred about 10:15 p.m. at the Village of Windover Apartments in the 100 block of Sandburg Place in Bear. New Castle County police spokesman Senior Cpl. Trinidad Navarro said officers investigating the robbery found the elderly woman suffering from injuries to her legs and back. She was taken to Christiana Hospital to be treated for her injuries. The victim told officers that she had just gotten home and parked near the 400 block of Sandburg Place When she walked up the stairs to her apartment, a man accosted her on the second floor and grabbed her purse, Navarro said. The assailant pulled the victim to the ground, causing her injuries, and then ran off with her purse. Officers searched the area for a stocky man in dark clothing, but were unable to find him. Police are asking anyone with information on this incident to call 395-8110 or Delaware Crime Stoppers at (800) TIP-3333.

  

HOME BURGLARIZED: A 51-year-old Millsboro man was arrested Monday for burglarizing a home east of the town, police said. Bruce E. Revel, of the 26000 block of Old Landing Road, was charged with burglary and two other offenses and released on $3,500 bail. Troopers were called to the 28000 block of Sloop Ave. in the Long Neck area about 12:25 a.m. The resident told police that a two-tone Chevy pickup pulled out of his driveway, said state police Master Sgt. Bruce Harris. Following the pickup a short distance behind, the victim spotted some of his property in its bed. After losing sight of the truck, the victim returned home where he found an air conditioner, lawn mower and copper tubing missing. State troopers later arrested Revel at his home.

 

ROBBERY ARRESTS: Two Wilmington men and a Maryland man have been arrested for a series of robberies in Delaware, police said. The robberies, which date to Jan. 3, were in Bear, Newark, Wilmington, Claymont and New Castle. On Wednesday, a Delaware state trooper saw a man run from a Shell gas station at 3932 Concord Pike near Wilmington shortly before 7:30 p.m. The trooper caught the suspect, Marvin J. Poore, 19, of Wilmington. He was carrying a gun and money, police said. Two other men, Blake R. Marsh, 21, of Wilmington and Jeffrey M. Moore, 22, of Elkton were found later in what police described as a getaway car. They have been linked to 11 robberies. Newark police have charged the suspects for two robberies at a Dunkin' Donuts at 1142 Elkton Road. New Castle County police are investigating. All three were charged with robbery, weapons and conspiracy counts.

 

DEADLY WEAPON CHARGES: A Bear man stopped for a traffic violation Tuesday night was charged with carrying a concealed deadly weapon and other offenses after officers found a loaded handgun in his car. Daniel Brown Jr., 41, of the first block of Lisa Drive, was stopped about 8 p.m. after officers saw his Chevrolet Monte Carlo run a red light near the Iron Hill Apartments. When officers pulled Brown over, they saw drug paraphernalia in his car and found a loaded .357-caliber handgun under a seat, New Castle County Police Senior Cpl. Trinidad Navarro said. Brown is prohibited from owning a weapon because of a previous conviction and was being held in Young Correctional Institution on $20,500

 

HOMEOWNER SHOT DURING HOME INVASION: One resident was shot when armed robbers forced their way into a home north of Greenwood, state police said. The incident happened about 12:20 a.m. Monday in the 23000 block of S. Du Pont Highway (U.S. 13). A 51-year-old woman resident heard a loud noise at the front door and hid while trying to call 911. After the woman hung up, one of the robbers found her and dragged her by the hair to the living room area and tied her up with a phone cord. The robbers then found a 34-year-old man in his bedroom, demanded money and then shot him a number of times in the leg and lower extremities, state police spokesman Cpl. Bruce Harris said. The suspects fled. Police are still trying to determine what was taken from the home. The 34-year-old man was taken to Christiana Hospital in Stanton, where he was listed in stable condition, Harris said. The woman did not require hospitalization. One suspect was described as 5’10” with average build, and wearing a blue jump suit and mask. He carried a handgun. Another was 5’07” with stocky or plump build and also with a handgun. Police said the third robber was a man who waited outside but they had no detailed description. Police asked anyone with information on the robbers to call (302) 697-4454 ext. 313 and 314 or Crime Stoppers at (800) TIP-3333 or www.tipsubmit.com. Callers may remain anonymous.  Harris said investigators do not believe this robbery is related to another home invasion several hours earlier in the Dover area.

 

HOME INVASION: State police were investigating a home invasion outside Dover that left one resident injured about 7:35 p.m. Sunday in the 100 block of S. Governors Blvd. in the Capitol Park area. Two men -- one age 20 and the other 23 -- were at home when they heard a knock on the door. Two men forced their way inside, showed two handguns and demanded money. One struck the 23-year-old with a gun, cutting the left side of his head. The 20-year-old was confronted by the other gunman but was not injured. The robbers escaped with cash, computer game equipment and two cell phones. Both thieves were described as about 5 feet, 7 inches and 150 to 170 pounds. Both wore black clothing, jeans, heavy winter jackets and masks. Call 697-4454 ext. 313 or 314, or Crime Stoppers at (800) TIP-3333 or tipsubmit.com with information. Police do not believe this robbery is connected to a home invasion near Greenwood that occurred several hours later.

 

ARMED ROBBERY AT FRIENDLY'S EMPLOYEES ORDER TO FREEZER An armed robber held up four employees of Friendly’s restaurant at 1115 South College Ave in Newark on Sunday, police said today. At 11:30 p.m., after the restaurant had closed for the night, an employee was transporting trash to an outside trash bin when he was approached by a man who demanded entrance to the restaurant. The suspect was taken into the office, where he ordered all four employees to give him money. He also ordered them to enter and remain in the restaurant’s freezer.  Once they were confident the suspect had left, they let themselves out of the freezer and called police. None were injured. The suspect appeared to be a light-skinned male with an average build. He looked to be between 5-foot-8 and 5-foot-10 with a weight between 160 and 180 pounds. He was wearing dark pants and a black jacket.  The victims include a 21-year-old male, 22-year-old female, a 37-year-old male and a 46-year-old female. None were injured. Anyone with information about this crime is asked to contact Det. Greg D'Elia at 366-7110 ext. 132 or at Greg.Delia@cj.state.de.us. Information can also be anonymously reported to Crime Stoppers at (800) TIP-3333, where a reward may be available. Or text 302NPD and your tip to TIP411 (847411).

 

TEEN CHARGED: Two teens were arrested Friday after breaking into an 80-year-old woman's home, police said. The intruders entered the home in the Meadow community near Delaware Park by cutting a window screen, said Senior Cpl. Trinidad Navarro of New Castle County police. The victim called 911. The boys were charged with burglary and other offenses. Harry Collins, 18, of Wilmington, was released on $4,100 bail. A 17-year-old was being held in the New Castle County Detention Center on $5,600 bail.

 

GAS STATION HOLDUP: A knife-wielding bandit robbed the BP gas station in the 1900 block of Pulaski Highway in Bear about 6:15 p.m. Friday. He had his face covered with a bandanna, demanded cash and fled, said state police Senior Cpl. Jeff Whitmarsh. He is about 6 feet tall and was wearing black jeans with white rear pockets, light-colored shoes and a black hooded sweat shirt. Call police at 834-2630, ext. 6, or Delaware Crime Stoppers at (800) TIP-3333 with information.

 

STRONG-ARM ROBBERY: State police are investigating a Sunday night robbery in the parking lot of a Bear-area shopping center. A 20-year-old man was held up about 6:45 p.m. in the parking lot of the Salem Village Shopping Center after using the ATM machine inside the Wawa Food Market to withdraw money, said state police spokesman Senior Cpl. Jeff Whitmarsh. The victim said he was confronted by three men in hooded sweat shirts who pushed him up against his car, rifled his pockets and took the money, Whitmarsh said. The victim was not injured. The robbers ran toward Christiana High School. Police ask anyone with information on this incident to call detectives at 834-2630, ext. 6, or Delaware Crime Stoppers at (800) TIP-3333.

 

RESTAURANT ROBBED: A clerk at a Claymont-area Chinese restaurant was robbed at gunpoint Sunday night. State police are searching for two men, one armed with a gun. The incident occurred about 5:15 p.m. at the Wah Yuan Restaurant, at 2705 Philadelphia Pike, said Senior Cpl. Jeff Whitmarsh, of the Delaware State Police. Two men with their faces covered walked into the restaurant and demanded money from the clerk. One had a handgun. The clerk handed over an undisclosed amount of cash and the bandits fled. Whitmarsh said no customers were in the restaurant at the time of the holdup. Police are asking anyone with information on the robbery to call Troop 2 detectives at 834-2630, ext. 6, or Delaware Crime Stoppers at (800) TIP-3333.

 

ROBBER HIT BY CAR WHILE FLEEING! State Police are investigating a crash on I-95 early Saturday that killed a 26-year old man who was fleeing a robbery scene on foot. The victim, whose identity has not been released by police, had been involved in a robbery on South Chapel Street near Newark along with two other occupants of the vehicle, police Sgt. Walter Newton said. As the suspects fled, the car got a a flat tire, Newton said, but they continued to drive until abandoning it on the shoulder of the northbound lanes of I-95 just north of Del. 896. The three occupants got out of the vehicle about 2:20 a.m. and crossed the northbound lanes. While crossing the southbound lanes, police said, the 26-year-old was struck by a 1997 Chevrolet Tahoe driven by Marcus A. Burch, 26, of Wilmington. The pedestrian was pronounced dead at the scene. Burch, who has not been charged, was wearing his seat belt.

 

SHOOTING SUSPECT: A New Castle-area man is accused of shooting another man about 9:35 p.m. Friday during an attempted robbery in Collins Park. Anthony Ricchiuti, 19, of the first block of Bunker Hill Road, and another male approached the 19-year-old victim and his friends, said New Castle County police Senior Cpl. Trinidad Navarro. Ricchiuti shot the victim twice before running away empty-handed. The victim underwent surgery for two upper-body wounds at Christiana Hospital. He was in stable condition. Ricchiuti was arrested without incident at his home. The identity of the other suspect is not known. Call Detective Steve Legenstein at 395-8110 or Delaware Crime Stoppers at (800) TIP-3333 with information.

 

WOMAN ROBBED: State police are investigating a robbery that happened outside a home in the 30000 block of Vine St. in Bethel. A 19-year-old woman was getting into her car when she was confronted by a bandit who threatened her and demanded money. He ran after obtaining an undisclosed amount of money. He is described as about 6 feet tall, 175 to 195 pounds and wearing a black hooded sweat shirt and sweat pants and carrying a folding knife. Call Crime Stoppers at (800) TIP-3333 with information.

 

ASSAILANT SOUGHT: New Castle County police are investigating a "possible attempted abduction" of a pregnant woman that took place on New Year's Eve between 7 and 8 p.m. A 20-year-old woman said she was walking on Wellington Drive in the Wellington Woods development south toward U.S. 40 in Bear, Cpl. Trinidad Navarro said. The woman said a light-colored subcompact car drove toward her in the north lane and stopped. The man driving asked if she needed a ride. She continued walking and the man drove away. A short time later, she was grabbed from behind by a man who tried to drag her across the road. When passing cars approached, the man let her go, got into his car and drove away. The woman, who was not hurt, called 911. Call Detective Michael Zielinski at 395-8127 or 395-8110 with information, contact Crime Stoppers at (800) TIP-3333.

 

HOME INVADERS SOUGHT: State police are looking for five men who invaded a Millsboro home Wednesday night. The men knocked on the door of a home on Honeysuckle Knoll around 8:25 p.m. When a 50-year-old woman who was spending the night at the home answered the door, the men pushed her to the ground and rushed inside. One man displayed a handgun and demanded money. The owner of the home, a 59-year-old man who had been sleeping in another room, woke up during the commotion. One of the intruders struck him on the head, then all five fled empty-handed. The male victim was treated at Beebe Medical Center for non-life threatening injuries. Call detectives at 856-5850 or Delaware Crime Stoppers at (800) TIP-3333 with information.

 

WEAPONS CHARGES: For unknown reasons, a 21-year-old Camden-Wyoming man sped up alongside a car driving near Petersburg on Sunday and pointed a handgun out the window at the driver, his fiancee and four young children, state police said. The incident happened shortly before 5 a.m. as a family of six was driving home along Willow Grove Road after spending the Christmas weekend with family in Wilmington. The driver told police that another vehicle came speeding up behind him flashing its lights. After attempting to pass him several times, the man told police that the driver pulled alongside his car, yelled at him and pointed a gun at him and the car's occupants. Police were able to find both cars along the road and arrested Derrick L. Serrano. They found a loaded handgun inside the car he was driving. Serrano was charged with weapons offenses and multiple counts of endangering the welfare of a child and reckless endangering. He was also charged with DUI and failure to have insurance and registration. He was released after family members post $75,000 secured bail.

 

 

DOVER MAN ROBBED: A 60-year-old Dover man was robbed Wednesday in the parking lot of a Home Depot. The victim got out of his car about 7:30 p.m. at the Dover store, said police Lt. Benton Counselman. He was approached from behind by three men, two of whom held the victim while the third stole his wallet. The thieves got into a brown, four-door Chevrolet and drove off on Leipsic Road. The victim was not hurt. The bandits were described as ages 18 to 21, wearing black jackets.

 

TWO INJURED IN HOME INVASION: Wilmington detectives are investigating an early-morning shooting and stabbing Monday that left two women injured. The incident occurred about 1:30 a.m. at a house in the 700 Block of E 6th Street Wilmington police spokesman Master Sgt. Steven Barnes said officers investigating the incident found a 27-year-old woman with a gunshot wound to her abdomen and a 20-year-old woman with a stab wound to her upper right arm. The victims told the officers a stranger burst into the home and made sexual advances toward one of them. When the woman spurned the man's advances, the man walked into the kitchen, got a knife and threw it at one of the women, hitting her in the upper arm. The two women fought with the man, who pulled out a gun and fired the shot that hit the other woman in the abdomen, police said. The women were taken to Christiana Hospital, where the gunshot victim was admitted in stable condition and the second woman was treated for a laceration and released. Police are asking anyone with information to call Detective Tom Curley at 576-3625.

 

MAN SUFFERS CUTS IN ROBBERY: Police said a 23-year-old Wilmington man suffered cuts on his nose, ear and hand after he fought with two robbers early Monday near Stanton. New Castle County police are looking for the two suspects. Police said the incident happened at 3:40 a.m. as the man was headed to his car. Police said the suspects approached him in the Woodfield Apartments at 4641 Patrician Blvd They had a knife and demanded money, police said. During the struggle, the pair hit him with the butt of a 12-inch knife. They took an undisclosed amount of money and fled, police said. Anyone with information is asked to call 395-8110 or visit www.nccpd.com.

 

TEENS CHARGED WITH ROBBERY: Two teenage boys were arrested after they allegedly robbed two people at knifepoint in Middletown. The incident occurred about 2:30 p.m. Saturday in the parking lot of the Super G in the Dove Run Shopping Center. A 21-year-old Bear man and a 17-year-old Middletown girl told police they were in the parking lot when two teens walked up to them wielding a knife and demanding money. The victims complied, and the teens ran off. A K-9 officer spotted two teens near the Willow Grove Mill Development -- not far from the robbery -- where they were arrested. Officers found a large serrated kitchen knife, a concealed black BB gun and money, police said. The suspects are a 16-year-old Middletown boy and a 17-year-old Wilmington boy, both charged with first-degree robbery, possession of a deadly weapon during a felony, aggravated menacing and conspiracy. The 17-year-old also was charged with carrying a concealed deadly instrument. The suspects were committed to the New Castle County Juvenile Detention Center in lieu of bails between $22,500 and $23,000.

HOME BURGLARIZED: Dover police are investigating a burglary in the first block of Village Drive. The incident happened about 11 a.m. Monday, when a man about 6 feet tall damaged a window to get in the home. He fled with electronics and related items. Anyone with information may call Dover police at 736-7111 or Delaware Crime Stoppers at (800) TIP-3333 or www.tipsubmit.com. Tipsters may remain anonymous.

 

GUNSHOT INVESTIGATION: Milton police are asking for the public's help in obtaining any information about shots that were fired early Tuesday at a car on Harbeson Road in Milton. At about 1:30 a.m., Milton police learned that occupants of a dark-colored vehicle shot at a blue Ford Taurus before fleeing. After police arrived at the location, they discovered gunshot damage to the Taurus and cartridges in the area. Anonymous tips can be given by calling 684-8547 or Crime Stoppers at 800-TIP-3333.

 

WOMAN SCARES OFF ROBBER: A 19-year-old man who was scared off by his would-be victim has been charged with trying to rob a 57-year-old woman Saturday, Newark police said. About 9:50 p.m. at the College Square Shopping Center, Brandon McDonough of the first block of Fairfield Road in Claymont drove up to the woman and asked for directions. When she stepped closer to his car, McDonough demanded her purse. When the woman refused, McDonough got out of his car with what appeared to be a rifle, police said. Using her car's key remote, the woman activated her vehicle's emergency alarm, causing McDonough to flee. Using a description provided by the woman, police were able to get an arrest warrant Monday and charged McDonough with first-degree attempted robbery and weapons charges. He is being held at Young Correctional Institution on unrelated charges.

INTRUDER SHOT IN MD HOME:  Baltimore County Police say an intruder has been shot in a Pikesville home. Police say a resident of Saracen Drive returned home around 10:30 p.m. Tuesday to find two intruders there. A struggle ensued and police say that's when police say one of the intruders was shot. The other intruder fled. Police say the injured intruder was taken to Shock Trauma and they are still looking for the second intruder. Investigators are still trying to determine who the gun belonged to and whether the intruders and the resident knew each other.

 

ARMED TEENS TRIED TO CARJACK OFFICER: Pittsburgh police say an armed gang of teenagers tried to carjack an officer who was sitting in her personal vehicle while getting ready to go to work. Officer Caytlin Wood had her engine running Monday afternoon before heading for the 4-to-midnight shift when she saw five teens behaving suspiciously in the Bloomfield neighborhood. She called for backup to investigate. Police say a 14-year-old boy demanded the car while pointing a gun at Wood, who was wearing a sweat shirt over her police uniform. They say the boy ran when Wood stepped out but she caught him a block away. They say backup officers caught the other teens, aged 14 to 17. The juveniles have been charged with robbery of a motor vehicle and criminal conspiracy. The 14-year-old boy has been charged with illegal possession of a firearm.

 

STUDENT ALLEGEDLY HAD GUN: Delaware State Police said charges are pending against a 16-year-old male student at William Penn High School in New Castle after school officials found a gun in his backpack. Officers said a fellow student told a faculty member about seeing the teen with the gun. Administrators and troopers searched the student and his property in the school's main office and found the weapon, according to a report. They later found that it had been stolen. The teen was not arrested but police are investigating.

 

HOME INVASION ON WRONG HOUSE: Four suspects have been arrested in a home-invasion robbery that police said they committed at a mistaken address. Six University of Delaware students -- four male residents and two female guests -- were left bound with duct tape over their mouths in the 1:20 a.m. break-in Nov. 30 in the 500 building of University Courtyard Apartments on Scholar Drive. The suspects are Dustin J. Hults, 20, of the 100 block of Roosevelt Ave., Newport; Michael A. Ortiz, 20, and Joel M. Ortiz, 21, of the 1500 block of Dilworth Road in Willow Run near Elsmere; and Vincent J. Baiocco, 21, of the 2300 block of N. Washington St. in Wilmington, said Lt. Brian Henry, Newark Police Department public information officer. Investigators "confirmed that the defendants were actually targeting another apartment where they believed they would find drugs and/or drug money, but mistakenly entered the victims' apartment," Henry said. He did not reveal which unit the four meant to hit, but said an investigation of that site is continuing. Arrested Saturday at their homes, each is charged with six counts of first-degree robbery, first-degree burglary, weapons offenses and other crimes, Henry said. Failing to post bail, all were committed to Young Correctional Institution in Wilmington, he said. According to police, the robbers -- three with guns, one with a knife -- made noise in a hall until a resident opened the door a bit, then shoved their way into the living room. A guest suffered a bruised eye when the door hit her; no one else was hurt. The intruders searched the place and stole a safe along with other undisclosed belongings but found no drugs, according to police, who said the men -- one using a bandanna to cover his face -- had brought along three backpacks and a pillow case. After they left, reportedly in a silver four-door car parked south of the complex, a resident got loose and called police. When police searched Hults' home, they found some of the stolen property, Henry said. More was found in a search of Michael Ortiz's car, which was used in the getaway, he said. An air gun used in the robbery also was found in Ortiz's car, and investigators determined that the intruders' other guns were air guns or BB guns, Henry said. The same apartment was burglarized when residents were gone for UD's Thanksgiving break, but nothing valuable was taken and items usually stolen in burglaries were left there, Henry said. Detectives are investigating whether the incidents are linked.

 

MAN FIRES GUN AT ROBBERS: A Glasgow-area man was arrested for discharging a firearm in a residential area after several Cobble Creek residents reported predawn gunfire, New Castle County Police Senior Cpl. Trinidad Navarro said today. John Slone, 24, of the 500 block of Cobble Creek Curve told police he shot at two men trying to break into his car shortly after 3 a.m. Sunday, Navarro said.  Police, who found Slone’s small-caliber handgun in a search of his home, found no bullet damage to nearby homes or vehicles, Navarro said.  Slone, arrested without incident, gave officers little description of the men and hospital checks found no reports of injuries in the incident, Navarro said. Discharging a firearm in an occupied residential area is a county code violation, he said, and calling 911 is the right response to crimes in progress.

 

PURSE SNATCHED AT BUS STOP: A woman waiting for a bus near Prices Corner was taunted by two men who stole her purse, state police said Friday. The incident occurred about 7:30 p.m. Thursday at a bus stop on Maryland Avenue at Hillside Avenue, said Cpl. Thomas Guarini. The victim, 50, said the men got angry when she ignored their obnoxious remarks. One tried to grab her purse and she held on, but when the other man also grabbed it, she let go. One of the men was described as 40 to 45 years old, 6 feet 2 to 4 inches tall, about 175 pounds. The other was about 20 to 25, 5 feet 6to 7 inches tall and about 150 pounds. Call Troop 2 in Glasgow at 834-2630 ext. 6 or Delaware Crime Stoppers at (800) TIP-3333 with information.

 

MAN PULLS SHOTGUN: A 28-year-old Middletown man was arrested early Saturday morning near Newark after police said he pulled a shotgun in the parking lot of a local eatery. The incident happened at 12:18 a.m. in the parking lot of the D&H Jamaican Restaurant at 748 E. Chestnut Hill Rd. Police said Jahangyr Patterson had been going in and out of the restaurant, arguing with his 23-year-old ex-girlfriend. Officers said after leaving the restaurant for the last time, Patterson went to his car and got out a shotgun. He pumped the gun's action several times and fled. Police said he turned onto Augusta Drive, crashed into a fence, kept driving and hit two parked cars. He was caught trying to get out of his car and was charged with aggravated menacing, weapons charges, failing to stop for a police officer and several traffic violations, police said. He was committed to the Young Correctional Institution after failing to post $13,000 bail.

 

BASEBALL BAT ASSAULT: Police arrested a man Sunday morning after they found him assaulting another man with a baseball bat. New Castle County police were called to the 300 block of W. Summit Ave. in the Elmhurst community at 3:42 a.m. Officers said they heard a fight inside a home. When they walked in, they saw two men on the ground fighting. Another man was standing over one of them, hitting him in the head and back with a baseball bat. Police ordered the man to drop the bat. The assailant then ran to the back of the home. The man being attacked crawled over to police and collapsed. Police said he suffered a seizure. He also suffered deep cuts and bruises and was taken to Christiana Hospital. Mark Kenney, 27, was charged with first-degree assault and possession of a deadly weapon.

 

ROBBERY AT UD: A University of Delaware dining services manager was robbed of the night's receipts Wednesday when she walked to her van about 11:20 p.m. near the Morris Library, campus police said. The manager was leaving the Bleecker Street Cafe in the library when she was confronted by a man who demanded the money bag. The employee turned over the bag and the man ran. A UD police officer assigned to the library spotted a man matching the thief's description run across South College Avenue to Winslow Road and get into a dark-colored vehicle. Call police at 831-2222 with information

 

SHOTS FIRED IN HOME INVASION ROBBERY IN NEW CASTLE:  Officers investigating a report of shots fired near New Castle early today arrived to find the victims had been robbed by four men during a home-invasion robbery. The incident occurred about 2:40 a.m. in the area of the 100 block of Halcyon Drive, said New Castle County police spokesman Senior Cpl. Trinidad Navarro. An investigation determined that four men forced open a rear door to the residence and forced the home’s occupants into another room. The intruders demanded money and keys before running out of the house with the stolen property. The intruders encountered another victim while fleeing and started chasing him along Halcyon Drive toward New Castle Avenue. Navarro said the intruders fired several gunshots at the victim that hit nearby houses. No one was injured. The armed suspects are described as between 15 and 23 years old and dressed in dark clothing.Police are asking anyone with information on this crime to call Detective Argoe at 395-8110 or Delaware Crime Stoppers at (800) TIP-3333.

 

ASSAILANTS SOUGHT:  New Castle County police said seven suspects assaulted a 32-year-old man in Bear and took his cell phone and cigarettes as he walked home from work Sunday night. New Castle County police are asking for the public's help in finding the group. Police said at 11:30 p.m. the man headed toward Songsmith Drive near Blatty Place when the group approached him. One man punched him in the face, and the others forced him to the ground. He suffered a broken nose and had injuries to his hand and knee. Police said the suspects fled toward Stone Place and the Village of Kent complex. The victim could describe only two of the men. One who was 6 feet tall and wore a dark wool cap, a red Phillies jacket and blue jeans. The other was 5 feet 10 and thin. He wore a black do-rag, black shirt and dark pants, police said. Anyone with information is asked to call 395-8110.

 

ATTEMPTED CAR THEFT: A man with a handgun tried to steal a car while the owner was in it Friday in the parking lot of a Bear-area shopping center, state police said. About 6 p.m., the thief started to open the driver's side door while the driver, a 49-year-old Newark woman, was parked outside the Acme in the Fox Run Shopping Center, said Senior Cpl. Jeff Whitmarsh. The victim pulled the door shut and hit the power locks, he said. The bandit then grabbed the handle of one of the rear doors and demanded that the victim open it. When she refused, he ran toward U.S. 40. He is 30 to 40 years old with a thin mustache and wearing a green hooded sweat shirt. Call 834-2630, ext. 6, or Delaware Crime Stoppers at (800) TIP-3333 with information.

 

SHOPPER ROBBED: A holiday shopper was robbed at gunpoint Friday evening in the parking lot of a Bear shopping center, state police said. The victim was walking about 7:30 p.m. toward the Kmart in the Governors Shopping Center in the 400 block of Governors Place when a black four-door car pulled up beside him, Senior Cpl. Jeff Whitmarsh said. A man in the front passenger seat asked if the victim wanted to buy CDs. When the victim said he did and started walking toward the car, the bandit donned a mask and pulled a handgun. He demanded the victim's purchases and cash and drove off. The victim was not injured. The thief is described as 20 to 30 years old with an average build. Call 834-2630, ext. 6, or Delaware Crime Stoppers at (800) TIP-3333 with information.

 

SHOOTING AT CLUB: State police are investigating a shooting early Thursday at a Wilmington-area nightclub. Troopers were called to the Gold Club, 1031 S. Market St., about 2 a.m. Police said the 25-year-old male victim was an innocent bystander who was at the entrance of the club when he was shot by one of two men who bouncers would not allow into the club. The men began arguing with employees, then one of them pulled a gun and fired. The victim, who had arrived at the club to pick up his girlfriend, was struck in the hip. The two men, described as in their 20s or 30s, fled in a small black four-door vehicle, possibly a Toyota, police said. The victim was admitted to Christiana Hospital with non-life threatening injuries. Call Troop 2 at 834-2630, ext. 207, or Crime Stoppers at (800) TIP-3333 with information.

 

SUSPECTED KIDNAPPING: New Castle County police are trying to find a Wilmington man suspected in a reported kidnapping and assault of an ex-girlfriend early Thursday. Jose Morales, 29, of the 1700 block of W. Fourth St., is also wanted on an outstanding warrant and because he is listed as a suicidal missing person. Morales last was seen wearing orange and yellow glasses, blue jeans, a pink button-down shirt, a black jacket and black shoes. His hair was in a "Mohawk" style. Police ask anyone with information about Morales to call Detective Michael Bradshaw at 395-8110.

TWO INJURED IN BAR FIGHT: A fight that broke out Wednesday at the Equator International Lounge near Newark led to one man being shot and two others stabbed, state police said. Police were called to the bar at 15 Prestbury Square shortly before 1 a.m. for reports of shots fired, Senior Cpl. Jeff Whitmarsh said. By the time troopers arrived, the crowd had dispersed and two injured men had been taken to the hospital. Investigators determined that during the fight, a 41-year-old man was shot in the thigh, finger and wrist; a 27-year-old man was stabbed in the chest; and a 24-year-old man was stabbed in the lower back. No suspects have been identified. The investigation is continuing. Call state police at 834-2630, ext. 208, or Delaware Crime Stoppers at (800) TIP-3333 with information.

 

ROBBERY, WEAPONS CHARGES: A 27-year-old Wilmington man was charged with first-degree robbery for a Nov. 18 incident in Newark, city police said. Jack Warrington is believed to be responsible for robbing a University of Delaware student who was headed to a friend's house on Prospect Avenue early that morning. Police also recovered the suspected Honda Accord used in the robbery. Warrington was also charged with multiple weapons offenses. He is in Young Correctional Institution.