2024 Delaware Ag Week Promises Networking and Latest Innovations

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Delaware’s agricultural industry looks forward to the annual Delaware Ag Week at the Delaware State Fairgrounds in Harrington from January 8 – 11, 2024. Secretary of Agriculture Michael T. Scuse says Ag Week is the largest venue where Delaware farmers, agribusinesses, and subject matter experts can network and learn about the latest innovations and research…

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Harrington Man Arrested on Drug Charges Following Traffic Stop

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Felton Police have arrested a 32-year-old Harrington man following a traffic stop on North DuPont Highway. Throughout the course of the investigation, police found that Jon Albert Cox had a clear plastic bag on the driver’s side door with 4.1 grams of suspected Crystal Methamphetamine. Also, he had no driver’s license and registration was suspended…

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DSP Arrest Burglary Suspect in Harrington Business

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A Houston man has been arrested for burglarizing a Harrington convenience store just after 1:30 Friday morning. Delaware State Police responded to the Summit Mart on Route 14 after multiple alarm activations at the closed business. Upon arrival troopers spotted a broken window and ordered the suspect to exit the business. Police arrested 18 year…

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UPDATE: Bicyclist Identified in Fatal Accident

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Delaware State Police have released the name of the bicyclist who died after getting hit by two vehicles in Harrington, Delaware earlier this week. Police have identified the bicyclist who died as 65-year-old Michael G. Smith of Harrington. Original Story: January 17, 2023/Mari Lou Delaware State Police are investigating a crash Monday evening at Route 13…

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UPDATED: DSP Investigating Deadly Crash on Route 13 in Harrington

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UPDATED – 01/09/23 1:15pm – The Delaware State Police have identified the victim who died in a fatal accident that occurred in Harrington on January 7 as 1 year old Andrew Smith of Denton, Maryland. =============================================================== UPDATED – 01/07/23 4pm – A one year old boy from Denton has died from injuries received in a…

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Mosquito Spraying Today Downstate

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Mosquito spraying will take place during daylight hours today by airplane near Milton and Lewes. There will also be spraying by truck mounted sprayer this evening in and near Rehoboth Beach and Milford and near Houston, Lincoln, Harrington, Greenwood, Bridgeville, Milton, Lewes and Millsboro This spraying will be done to control adult mosquitoes. For notification…

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Crash Involving Car, Truck Claims One Life

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A crash on Route 13 in the Harrington area involving a truck tractor pulling a trailer and a car Wednesday morning claimed the life of a passenger in the car, an 18-year-old Millsboro woman. According to Delaware State Police, the truck was stopped in the left turn lane median crossover on Route 13 northbound Wednesday…

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6 Pounds Of Pot Seized During Drug Arrest

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A traffic stop in Harrington has led to a man’s arrest and seizure of more than six pounds of marijuana and a handgun.According to Harrington Police, 42-year-old Ronnell Vickers of Harrington was operating a vehicle with invalid registration. The smell of marijuana from the vehicle led to a probable-cause search. Police said that search turned…

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Greenwood Fire on Deep Grass Lane Ruled Accidental

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A fire that damaged a shed and spread to a home on Deep Grass Lane in Greenwood has been ruled accidental by the Delaware Fire Marshal. Firefighters from Houston were called Thursday night around 9:20 and found a detached shed fully involved in fire. Crews from Farmington and Harrington helped to battle the 2-alarm blaze.…

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Harrington Woman Charged With 6th DUI Offense

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A Harrington woman is facing her sixth DUI offense following a crash over the weekend on Route 1 in the Milton area. According to Delaware State Police, a car ran off the roadway near Broadkill Road and struck a sign early Saturday morning. The vehicle kept going. Troopers found the damaged vehicle parked at a…

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Harrington Man Arrested For Wife’s Stabbing Death

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A Harrington man is charged with the murder of his wife. According to Delaware State Police, 69-year-old Richard Nelson called Kent County Emergency Operations Sunday and said he had killed his wife and dog. A Harrington Police officer responded to the residence on East Lucky Estates Drive and found the victim deceased in a pool…

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Harrington Woman Killed In Crash On Route 13

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A 47-year-old Harrington woman has died as a result of injuries suffered in a crash on Route 13 southbound near Paradise Alley Road. Delaware State Police said shortly before 1:30 Monday afternoon, the car started to veer off the west edge of the roadway. The driver tried to regain control, but the vehicle started to…

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Lincoln Man Arrested On Drug-Weapon Charges

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A Lincoln man faces weapon-and-drug related charges following an attempt to serve him with a warrant. Delaware State Police said troopers visited a camper along Gun and Rod Club Road near Harrington and saw a man in a vehicle matching the description of who they were looking for. A smell of marijuana led to an…

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Sudden Storms Drench Parts Of Delmarva

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Sudden storms and downpours drench isolated portions of Delmarva. Portions of western Kent Count received two-and-a-half to more than four inches of rainfall Monday afternoon. In Harrington alone, firefighters and first responders responded to downed trees, water trapping drivers in their vehicles, or water coming into residences. Vivid lightning and torrential downpours also impacted portions…

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Man Tased Following Police Pursuit

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A Kent County man is facing DUI and numerous other offenses following a pursuit with police in Harrington. An officer tried to stop a driver for a traffic violation on South DuPont Highway over the weekend. According to Harrington Police, the driver kept going and ignored the officer’s sirens and lights. The man got out…

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Man Arrested For Assault Of Woman In Bridgeville

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A Harrington man is charged with assaulting a female acquaintance in the presence of two children. According to Delaware State Police, the incident occurred Monday evening in Bridgeville. The woman needed hospital treatment for serious injuries. State Police learned that 32-year-old Charles Moore of Harrington could be at a home in Milton. Moore was found…

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Downstate Corporate Secretary Pleads Guilty to Willfully Failing to Pay Over $930,000 in Payroll Taxes Withheld from Employees

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David C. Weiss, U.S. Attorney for the District of Delaware, announced that a Harrington, Delaware woman pleaded guilty today to intentionally failing to pay employment taxes on behalf of a local business.  U.S. District Court Judge Leonard P. Stark accepted the plea. According to court documents, Sara Collins, 49, served as the Corporate Secretary of…

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84-Year-Old Man Assaulted During Home Invasion

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An 84-year-old man was assaulted and robbed during a home invasion in Harrington. Delaware State Police said the man answered a knock at his front door on Milford-Harrington Highway Tuesday shortly before 1:00 p.m. The suspect forced the door open, shoved the man to the floor and kicked him. The suspect stole the man’s wallet…

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Downstate Mosquito Spraying this Evening

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Weather permitting; the Delaware Mosquito Control Section plans the following insecticide application(s) during the evening hours on Tuesday, July 20, 2021: Application of Anvil 10+10 (Sumithrin/PBO) with a truck-mounted sprayer to control adult mosquitoes in the following areas: In and near Harrington, Milford, Millsboro, and Selbyville. And near Dagsboro, Felton, Frankford, Greenwood, Lewes, Lincoln, and Milton. For notification purposes,…

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Driver Charged, Stolen Gun Recovered

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A traffic stop has led to a man’s arrest and the discovery of a stolen gun. Harrington Police said a Milford man was pulled over on Route 14 for a violation, and the smell of marijuana led to an investigation. A 9-millimeter handgun was found under the driver’s seat. Police said that weapon was reported…

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Backing the Blue, One Stripe At a Time

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An informal group of volunteers, known as the Blue Line Bandits, started showing its appreciation to Delaware police last month. The group’s mission, says John “Plunger” Peterson, one of its four founding members, is to “hit” every law enforcement agency in the state with some sort of blue lines in visual support of the police. Police…

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