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November 5, 2010 | By Allison Steele, Inquirer Staff Writer
Delaware State Police are investigating the death of a man who collapsed after being Tasered by police. The 40-year-old man, who has not been identified, died early Thursday after Delaware troopers used a Taser to subdue him while he was fighting with a woman in the middle of Wilmington's Market Street, police said. Two troopers suffered minor injuries while struggling with the man before he was Tasered, police said. Just after 12:01 a.m. Thursday, a trooper responded to a call of a man and woman fighting in the 1000 block of South Market Street, according to a statement state police released Thursday.
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July 11, 1998 | By Angela Galloway, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
Investigators are looking into whether afterbirth found outside a hospital in West Chester matches the newborn baby discovered on June 28, some 45 miles away in a metal trash basket at a Delaware car wash. A placenta and attached umbilical cord were discovered in an outdoor trash compactor at Chester County Hospital about 6:30 a.m. June 29 - less than 24 hours after the baby's body was found at a car wash in Smyrna, Del., said Rodger Rothenberger, chief Chester County coroner. Rothenberger's office gave the afterbirth to the Delaware state medical examiner's office on June 29 for DNA testing to determine whether it matches the abandoned baby, he said.
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May 20, 2011 | Inquirer Staff Report
Delaware State Police have issued an alert for a possibly suicidal 30-year-old woman last seen in Newark on Wednesday. They said Jill Ellen McGonigal suffers from a bipolar disorder and anxiety and is not currently taking her medications. She was last seen about 2:30 p.m. Wednesday driving a silver 2000 Chevrolet Cavalier with Delaware registration 472813 in the area of Kirkwood Highway and Possum Park Road in Newark, police said. She is 5-feet-6, weighs 115 lbs., and has a thin build.
NEWS
May 31, 2011
NEWARK, Del. - A Newark teenager died and another teen was hospitalized in serious condition after two dirt bikes collided Monday afternoon, according to Delaware State Police. Cody J. Kegelman, 14, was pronounced dead at Christiana Hospital, where he was taken after the 1:15 p.m. crash on a dirt access road about a quarter mile east of Delaware Route 72, state police said in a news release. Authorities say Kegelman was traveling west while Nicholas Schrader, 16, of Newark, was traveling east on the same access road.
NEWS
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
NEWS
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.
NEWS
May 31, 2011
NEW CASTLE, Del. - Police in Delaware say a bull rider was killed when he was thrown from the animal during a rodeo and then stepped on. Delaware State Police said in a news release Monday that Leonel Trejo, 40, an experienced rider, was participating in the rodeo Sunday. When he was thrown from the bull after about a minute of riding it, the animal stepped on his chest. Trejo was pronounced dead at a local hospital. - AP
NEWS
November 26, 2011
WILMINGTON - A suspect in a bank robbery this week has been arrested in Salem County, N.J., Delaware State Police said Friday. Troopers have obtained a warrant charging Ryan W. Anderson, 22, of Pennsville, N.J., with robbery. Anderson was arrested Wednesday in Pennsville after officers there recognized him from surveillance photos taken at M&T Bank in Wilmington, police said. The bank had been robbed Monday by a man who gave a teller note demanding money. - AP
NEWS
October 1, 2011
A Delaware County man was killed Friday when his box truck crashed into the rear of a tractor-trailer stopped in traffic on I-495 in Wilmington, Delaware state police said. Edwin Trill Jr., 32, of Ridley Park, died at Christiana Hospital. Troopers say Trill's truck crashed into the rear of a tractor-trailer operated by Alvin Flaud, 59, of Honey Brook. Flaud's vehicle was pushed into a tractor-trailer driven by Bryan Colon, 68, of Washington, N.C. Flaud was treated at Christiana Hospital.
NEWS
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.
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June 17, 2013 | Associated Press
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.
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April 24, 2013 | By Mari A. Schaefer, Inquirer Staff Writer
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.
NEWS
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.
NEWS
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
NEWS
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.
NEWS
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.
NEWS
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.
NEWS
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.
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August 9, 2012 | By Sam Wood, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
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.
NEWS
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.
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