Structure Fire in Ocean View, Millville Area

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Fire crews were battling a blaze earlier today at a home in the Ocean View, Millville area. The fire occurred on Piney Point Road in the area of Eagle Pond. Smoke was showing from the attic space. Fire departments that responded include Millville, Bethany, Roxana, Frankford, and Dagsboro. There is no word yet on the…

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Fire Causes $500,000 Damage to Bethany Lakes Home

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A fire Tuesday morning heavily damaged a home in the 31,000-block of May Drive in Bethany Lakes. According to the Delaware State Fire Marshal’s Office, members of the Millville Volunteer Fire Department encountered flames and smoke coming from the single-family home at about 9:30 a.m. The home was occupied at the time, and everyone got…

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Ocean View Man Charged With 7th Offense DUI

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An Ocean View man faces his 7th DUI offense.According to Ocean View Police, officers responded to the parking lot of Royal Farms Friday, July 1st where a man was found passed out at the wheel of a vehicle.Police said an investigation determined that 61-year-old Paul Longacre was under the influence of heroin, and a search…

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Former Bookkeeper Pleads Guilty To Wire Fraud, Tax Evasion

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An Ocean View woman has admitted to charges of wire fraud and tax evasion in a case that federal prosecutors say cost her former employer more than one-million dollars.According to the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Delaware, 55-year-old Joan Donald entered her plea in federal court Wednesday.Donald was a bookkeeper for Dovetail, a…

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Ocean View Murder Suspect Extradited From Md.

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A Hebron man has been extradited to Delaware to face murder charges in connection with the death of a woman in Bethany Crest. According to Delaware State Police, 38-year-old Jason Meredith is being held at SCI on $326,000 cash-only bond. He is charged with murder and other related offenses. State Police also said an autopsy…

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J-1 Visa Holder Charged With Rape In Ocean View

Hamza Mara, photo courtesy Ocean View Police
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A citizen of Guinea in the US on a J-1 Student Visa has been charged with rape in Ocean View. According to Ocean View Police, an investigation into the rape of a 19-year-old woman began in August, and a resident of the same home, Hamza Mara, was identified as a suspect through DNA analysis Police…

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Ocean View Woman Indicted For Wire Fraud, Tax Evasion

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An Ocean View woman has been indicted on charges that she embezzled more than one-million dollars from her employer over a seven-year period, taking advantage of her access to the company’s financial information… and the condition of its elderly owner. According to the U.S. Attorney for the District of Delaware David Weiss, a federal grand…

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Woman Charged With Stealing 96-Year-Old Woman’s Checks

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A Millsboro woman who was hired to clean a 96-year-old woman’s home has been charged with stealing and forging several of her checks. Ocean View Police said the victim notified police about a call she received from her bank regarding suspicious activity. According to police, an investigation determined that 29-year-old Brittany Robinson swiped checks from…

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4th Ambulance Joins Fleet At Millville VFC

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A local volunteer fire company that’s especially busy in the summertime, but also serves the community all year long, now has more capability to do so. The Millville Volunteer Fire Company recently added a 4th ambulance to its fleet. According to Chief Guy Rickards, such an ambulance is ordered and custom-built. The COVID-19 pandemic also…

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Selbyville Man Arrested On Drug Charges

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A Selbyville man faces drug related charges after being pulled over in Ocean View and found to have a suspended license. Ocean View Police say the officer smell marijuana coming from the vehicle. A search, according to police, turned up 115 ounces of marijuana, 126 baggies of heroin, and drug paraphernalia. 22-year-old Joseph Phelan was…

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Man Arrested For Parking Lot Threats

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An Ocean View man has been arrested on charges that he threatened people at gunpoint in the parking lot of a liquor store. Delaware State Police say troopers responded to Banks Wine and Spirits in Millville July 10th. They learned that the driver of a pick-up truck blew the horn at the occupants of an…

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IRSD Middle Schooler Semifinalist in NASA’s “Name the Rover” Contest

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A student from the Southern Delaware School of the Arts has been selected as a semifinalist for the Mars 2020 “Name the Rover” contest being held by NASA.  An essay by Indian River School District middle schooler Hailey Mack of Ocean View, suggested the name “Ingenuity” and her entry was selected as the Delaware middle…

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Fenwick Mutual Assistance Agreement Workshop Postponed to Friday

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This morning’s Mutual Assistance Agreement Workshop at Fenwick Town Hall has been postponed until Friday at 11am.  The agreement is between Fenwick Island, Ocean View and South Bethany to provide police service assistance to South Bethany while the town recruits certified officers for the South Bethany police department.

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Ocean View man wins $25,000 a year for life

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A 59-year-old Ocean View man has won $25,000 a year for life after purchasing a winning LUCKY FOR LIFE® ticket from Wawa in Delmar. The man, who wished to remain anonymous, typically buys $10 worth of LUCKY FOR LIFE® tickets when he plays the Lottery, but on this occasion, he decided to buy $20 worth…

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Sussex County Woman Indicted for Insurance Fraud

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A former Ocean View woman was indicted by a Sussex County Grand Jury this week on two counts of insurance fraud and one count of identity theft.  An investigation by the Delaware Department of Insurance Fraud showed that 59 year old Janet Lane was a passenger in a car that was involved in a crash…

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Two Teens Arrested after Police Chase in Dagsboro

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Two men have been arrested after a chase in the Dagsboro area by Delaware State Police. Troopers say 18 year old Dylan Gordon of Salisbury sped off after they tried to stop him early Sunday morning on Vines Creek Road near Armory Road.  Gordon was eventually stopped north of Thorogood Road, where officers say he…

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