June 17, 2013 |
NEW CASTLE, Del. - A cattle truck traveling on I-495 in Delaware overturned on Saturday afternoon, setting two or three cows loose along the roadway, state police said. The accident happened shortly after 2 p.m. on the ramp from I-495 northbound to Terminal Avenue at the Port of Wilmington. Two or three cows escaped and walked onto I-495, Delaware State Police spokesman Cpl. John Day said. No people were injured. Day said he didn't know how many cows were in the truck or if any of them were injured.
April 24, 2013 |
A Chester man wanted in the fatal shooting of a man and the critical wounding of a woman who was sitting inside her home watching television was arrested Tuesday morning, officials said. Naim T. Williams, 18, was picked up by U.S. marshals and Delaware state police shortly after 6 a.m., according to police, who have not yet disclosed where he was found. A warrant was issued for Williams after Thursday's shooting charging him with murder, aggravated assault, and illegally carrying a weapon as a convict.
March 23, 2013
DOVER, Del. - Delaware state police have charged five teenagers in the carjacking and kidnapping of an 89-year-old Lincoln woman. Margaret E. Smith was locked in the trunk of her car for almost two days before being dumped at a cemetery east of Seaford, where she was found Wednesday morning wandering around the graves, police said. Police spotted Smith's car in Bridgeville later that day and took the five juveniles into custody. Investigators determined Smith's ordeal began after two girls approached her at a Milford convenience store and asked for a ride.
February 27, 2013
WILMINGTON - An 89-year-old woman was punched and robbed as she loaded groceries into her car at a supermarket parking lot, Delaware state police said. It happened about 7:15 p.m. Monday at the Pathmark on Lancaster Pike. A man ran up to the woman and punched her in the head, knocking her to the ground, police said. The robber took the woman's waist pack, which contained money and credit cards, from the front seat of her car and fled. The woman was treated at a local hospital. - AP
February 11, 2013
DOVER, Del. - Delaware State Police said they seized a large amount of heroin from a drug-distribution operation outside a Wendy's restaurant in Dover. A multiagency investigation Friday evening centered on drugs being distributed from a van in the restaurant parking lot on North DuPont Highway, police said. Jamar Tate, 31, of Wilmington, was charged with drug offenses after he was found with 650 bags of heroin in his pants, police said. Detectives also found 130 bags of heroin in the van's center console that police said Tate had just sold to Colby Hopkins, 24, of Milton, who was also charged with drug offenses.
October 31, 2012
NEWARK, Del. - Delaware state police have arrested a man they say robbed one store and burglarized another a few hours apart. Theodore Johnson, 30, of Newark, has been charged with robbery, burglary, and other offenses. He is being held on $10,752 secured bond. Police said Johnson walked into a 7-Eleven about 4:20 a.m. Monday, implied he was armed, and demanded money from a clerk. He fled with an undisclosed amount of cash and merchandise, police said. About three hours later, authorities said, Johnson threw a rock through a window of a Dunkin' Donuts store, removed cash, and ran away.
October 2, 2012
Man, 82, arrested in fatal shooting * Ingersoll Street near 25th A 51-year-old man is dead and an 82-year-old man is in police custody after a shooting in North Philadelphia Monday, police said. Just after 5 p.m., the elderly suspect and the victim were involved in an argument - which police believe was over a woman - when the older man shot the victim in the mouth, cops said. The man was pronounced dead at the scene by medics at 6:15 p.m. Neighbors looked on Monday night as police searched for evidence near the man's body, which lay beneath a white sheet in a grassy, trash-strewn lot on 25th Street.
August 9, 2012
A Delaware couple were arrested Tuesday after authorities learned they were using a method of discipline that the father called "waterboarding," Delaware state police said. Melvin Morse, 58, and his wife Pauline, 40, of Georgetown, were charged with four felony counts of endangering the welfare of children. According to police, authorities interviewed the couple's 11-year-old daughter Monday about an alleged assault by her father. During the interview, the girl said her father had punished her by what he called "waterboarding" - holding her face under a running faucet, causing water to flood up her nose and run over her face, police said.
August 9, 2012 |
A Delaware pediatrician was arrested yesterday after authorities learned he was using a form of torture, banned in the United States, to discipline his daughter. Dr. Melvin Morse, 58, and his wife Pauline, 40 were charged with four felony counts of endangering the welfare of a child. According to Delaware State Police, the couple's 11-year-old daughter was taken to a Child Advocacy Center on Aug. 6 for an interview about an alleged previous assault by her father. During the course of the interview, the girl said her father had punished her by what he called "waterboarding.
July 17, 2012
A Delaware man was in custody Monday on charges that he attempted to rob an Amish couple riding home from Sunday services in their horse-drawn buggy. Delaware State Police said Mark A. Carter, 45, of Smyrna, pulled his car in front of the buggy about 12:20 p.m. Sunday, pointed a gun, and demanded cash from the couple. The couple had none, and Carter drove away, state police said. The couple gave state police the car's license-plate number, and when a trooper stopped Carter, he found a handgun and two guitars reported stolen from a Smyrna apartment, state police said.