2023 Saw Fewer Deadly Crashes in Delaware

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DelDOT officials report there were fewer fatal crashes on Delaware roads in 2023 than in 2022. There were 137 fatalities last year, compared to 164 in 2022 and the numbers are lower across the board – a 13% reduction in pedestrian fatalities, 29% reduction in bicycle deaths and a 32% reduction in motorcycle fatalities. While…

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UPDATED: Pedestrian Who Died after Crash on Route 113 in Georgetown Identified

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UPDATED–1-10-24–1:00 p.m. –The Delaware State Police have identified 39-year-old Sonya Briddell of Georgetown as the woman who died in the fatal crash that occurred Monday evening in Georgetown. The Delaware State Police Troop 7 Collision Reconstruction Unit continues to investigate this incident. UPDATED – 11am – Delaware State Police are investigating a crash that left a 39…

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Milton Man Charged in Shooting Incident in Felton

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A Milton man was arrested after a shooting Sunday morning in Felton. Delaware State Police were called to Green Stinger Sports Bar around 1:30 Sunday morning for a shooting in the parking lot and police were told the suspect was in the parking lot pointing a gun at people. Police located the man, identified as…

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Traffic Stop Leads to 5th Offense DUI Arrest

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A computer check on a vehicle registration Saturday night came back as a fictitious tag. Delaware State Police stopped a truck on DuPont Boulevard in Frankford just after 10:30pm and contacted the driver – 47 year old Casey Whitman of Frankford and a 55 year old woman under a blanket in the backseat. While speaking…

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Millsboro Man Arrested on Felony Drug Charges

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A Millsboro man has been arrested on felony drug charges after a traffic stop south of Georgetown. Delaware State Police spotted a driver turn from South Bedford Street onto northbound Dupont Boulevard without signaling. Detectives contacted the driver, a 31 year old from Lewes and the passenger, 44 year old Anthony Hitchens of Millsboro. The…

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Laurel Woman Charged with Hate Crime

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A Laurel woman has been arrested for a hate crime and related charges by Delaware State Police. Police were called to Taco Chabelita in Laurel Saturday afternoon around 1 for a disorderly incident the night before. An investigation showed that around 7pm Friday night a Laurel woman, later identified as 21 year old Aiyanna Winstead,…

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Chase in Kent County Leads to DUI Arrest

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A Hartly man was arrested after a chase that occurred in Dover Thursday afternoon. Delaware State Police on patrol Thursday just before 4pm saw an Expedition drive through a red light while southbound on Bay Road at President Drive. After turning onto Lafferty Lane the trooper initiated a traffic stop, but the driver of the…

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One Hospitalized after Head-on Collision Near Greenwood

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A two vehicle crash on Owens Road east of Greenwood sent one man to the hospital Saturday night. Delaware State Police were called for a crash just before 7pm and say a pickup was northbound and a Focus was southbound on Owens Road south of Wolf Road when they collided head on. The investigation has…

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Arrest in Bridgeville Homicide

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Delaware State Police have made an arrest in a homicide last month in Bridgeville. Police arrested 23 year old Ian’Tae Albury of Bridgeville in the death of 26 year old Dequan Lake, who was found November 25th along Mill Park Drive with a gunshot wound to the upper body. Lake died at a nearby hospital.…

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Laurel Woman Arrested on Charges of Felony Assault

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A Laurel woman has been arrested for felony assault after a domestic incident Thursday morning in Seaford. Police were called to North Street around 10:30 Thursday morning and police learned 42-year-old Tracy Wagner of Laurel went to her ex-boyfriend’s home after being instructed by troopers the night before that she was not permitted on the…

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Millsboro Man Arrested on Felony Gun and Drug Charges

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Delaware State Police have arrested a 38-year-old Millsboro man following a DUI investigation on Saturday evening in Millsboro. Police say Bradley Schneider was arrested on felony guns and drug charges. The arrested happened after a traffic stop in the area of Indian Mission Road and John J. Williams Highway due to multiple violations that endangered the…

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Crash Leads to Arrest for DUI & Weapons Offenses

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A Bridgeville man on a moped was arrested after a crash in the area of Gravel Hill and Webb Roads near Milton Friday night around 7. Delaware State Police say a Georgetown Police officer detained 33 year old Michael Lewis when he tried to leave the scene of the crash. A trooper observed signs of…

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Juvenile Charged after Assault at Lake Forest HS

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A 14 year old student from Lake Forest High School turned herself in to Delaware State Police after an assault at the school on Tuesday, December 19. Police say the teen went into a classroom and assaulted another 14 year old student punching her and stomping on the victim’s head. The suspect was detained by…

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Traffic Stop in Felton Leads to Weapon Charges

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A traffic stop in Felton Thursday morning led to the arrest of a Dover man on weapons charges. Members of the Kent County Governor’s Task Force spotted an Accord with a Delaware temporary tag with an equipment violation. Detectives contacted the driver and front passenger. The passenger, 30 year old Anthony Ford of Dover, was…

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Federalsburg Man Charged in Harrington Burglary

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A Federalsburg man has been arrested for a burglary in Harrington Thursday evening around 7:20. Delaware State Police were called to Genesis Lane and located the suspect, 20 year old Mcy Mondestin, in the home. He was arrested without incident. Police learned that Mondestin broke into the home while the victim slept, but she woke…

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DSP Arrest Salisbury Man for DUI & other Charges Near Bridgeville

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Delaware State Police arrested a Salisbury man after a traffic stop near Bridgeville around 10:30am on December 19. Troopers patrolling the Mill Park Drive area saw a Jetta driving towards them on the wrong side of the road. The troopers avoided a crash and then activated their emergency equipment, but the Jetta failed to stop.…

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Traffic Stop Leads to Drug Charges for Seaford Woman

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A Seaford woman has been arrested on drug charges. On Wednesday, December 13th the Sussex County Governor’s Task Force was on patrol in Laurel and spotted a white Explorer turn onto 4th Street without signaling. The car was stopped at 6th Street and the driver, 35 year old Katie Dilworth of Seaford was contacted. Detectives…

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Pedestrian Struck Near Smyrna

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UPDATED – 9:10am – Delaware State Police have identified 25-year-old Jakyrah Wayman of Smyrna as the pedestrian killed in a fatal crash on Saturday evening. ======================================================== ORIGINAL STORY – Delaware State Police are investigating a crash that resulted in a pedestrian struck by a vehicle. Police say a DSP Tahoe was northbound on South Dupont…

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UPDATED: Crash Near Milton Leaves 1 Dead and 2 Injured

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UPDATED – 12/17/23 – Delaware State Police have identified 47-year-old Terrance Perry of Bridgeville as the man who died in a fatal crash on Friday afternoon. =========================================================== ORIGINAL STORY – 12/16/23 – Delaware State Police are investigating a crash around 1:30 Friday afternoon in the Milton area. Police say a pickup truck was eastbound on…

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Tractor Trailer Crashes on Route 113 near Frankford

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A tractor trailer crash Tuesday night left a Maryland man dead. Delaware State Police tell the Talk of Delmarva that a tractor trailer loaded with grain was southbound on Route 113 in the area of Parker Road near Frankford when the truck went into the center median causing the driver to lose control of the…

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Ocean View Man Charged with 3rd DUI & Drug Offenses

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An Ocean View man was arrested Friday morning in Rehoboth Beach on felony DUI and drug-related charges. A Delaware State Police trooper on patrol around 1am spotted a van parked for an extended period of time at the Wawa on Veterans Way and checked on the driver who appeared to be asleep in the driver’s…

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Dover Man Charged in Dover-area Burglary

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A Dover man has been arrested for a burglary early Monday morning at the Valero on South Governors Avenue. Delaware State Police were called for a burglary alarm and found broken glass from the front door. Reviewing surveillance video they saw a white man use his hand to create an opening to unlock the door…

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UPDATED: Seaford Crash Leaves 1 Driver Dead

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UPDATED – 12/05/23 – Delaware State Police have identified 74-year-old Anna Cannon of Seaford as the woman who died in a fatal crash that occurred Sunday afternoon in Seaford. ======================================================= ORIGINAL STORY – 12/04/23 – A Seaford woman is dead after a crash Sunday afternoon in the area of Route 13 and Middleford Road. Delaware…

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