UPDATED: Dewey Beach PD Looking for Assault Suspect


UPDATED #2 – 8/21/22 11:15pm

After a post to Facebook, Dewey Beach police were able to quickly identify this man wanted in an assault reported around 1:30 a.m. this past Friday, but he has not yet been arrested.

Sgt. Clifford Dempsey, police spokesman, says this man approached a group of four males who had been fighting along Coastal Highway near Bellevue Street. He allegedly punched one of them and then fled.

Sgt. Dempsey says the man seemed to have no connection whatsoever with the four men and does not know why he intervened.

The 19-year-old victim was taken to the hospital with serious injuries including several facial fractures, a swollen eye and a brain injury. He was later flown to another trauma center where he is expected to be released hopefully soon but will potentially have to cope with a lasting brain injury.


UPDATED – 8/20/22 7:15am – Dewey Beach Police have identified the suspect. No further information is known.


Dewey Beach Police need your help to identify a suspect.

Police say around 1:30 Friday morning a fight between several people occurred on the ocean side of Coastal Highway between Bellevue Street and Dagsworthy Avenue. The suspect struck a victim causing several broken bones to the face and a brain injury. The victim is stable at Christiana Care.

Police ask if you have video or pictures of the incident or can identify the suspect, contact Dewey Beach Police – 302-227-1110 or Crime Stoppers – 800-TIP-3333.