Three People Injured in Two-Vehicle Collision in Rehoboth Area

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Three people are being treated for non-life-threatening injuries after a two-vehicle collision early yesterday morning. Sgt. India Sturgis of the Delaware State Police tells the Talk of Delmarva that a 54-year-old man from Rehoboth Beach was driving a red Ford Escort west on Sea Blossom Boulevard, next to CVS. He attempted to cross over Coastal…

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FREE Parking Returns Saturday in Downtown Rehoboth!

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Friday, September 15, was the last day visitors had to pay for parking or display a parking permit for the 2023 season in Rehoboth Beach. It’s free parking until the 2024 parking season starts on May 15. Businesses are anxiously awaiting you! The Rehoboth Beach Patrol will have some lifeguards on duty through Sunday, September…

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Troubling Dolphin Deaths

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Suzanne Thurman of the MERR Institute says her organization has investigated five dolphin deaths in the past few days. Four were calves and one was a sub-adult. Rehoboth Beach Patrol guards found this one around 7 a.m. off Queen Street on Saturday. Photo courtesy Capt. Jeffrey Giles, Rehoboth Beach Patrol The others were found at Broadkill, Lewes, Cape…

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Preventing Scooter Crashes on Coastal Highway Shoulder

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Last Sunday’s motor scooter (moped) crash on the shoulder of Coastal Highway at Church Street outside of Rehoboth was indeed similar to the previous ones. Sr. Cpl. Jason Hatchell, state police spokesman, says the 18-year-old male rider was headed north along the shoulder approaching Church Street as this Mitsubishi Eclipse was turning across from the…

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This is Why Louisiana Environmentalists Have Arrived in Rehoboth

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A group of environmental activists came to the Rehoboth Beach Bandstand early Tuesday afternoon to express their concerns regarding the fossil fuel industry which is proposing to build new liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminals along the Louisiana coast. “We have traveled over 1500 miles to be here for a very, very important reason and that…

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Rehoboth Police Search for Prolific Graffiti Suspect(s)

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Rehoboth Beach police officers have been investigating a widespread graffiti attack that was discovered early last week. What is troubling about this attack is how prolific it was. The vandal or vandals struck a few downtown businesses, some inside and others outside. They also tagged trash cans, parking meter pay stations, benches, street signs, and…

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Pilot Program Adds Open Captions to Movie-Going Experience

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An agreement has been reached between Delaware lawmakers, advocates and Delaware movie theater operators. This agreement will increase access at theaters for people who are deaf or hard-of-hearing throughout the state. The Memorandum of understanding outlines a year-long pilot program where theaters will offer regular showings of first-run movies using open captions on the screen.…

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Suspected Homeless Man Found Dead in Church Cemetery

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A suspected homeless man was found dead in the cemetery surrounding the Midway Presbyterian Church on Coastal Highway outside of Rehoboth around 11:40 a.m. this past Saturday. He was pronounced dead at the scene. “I don’t have much to release on the incident,” Sr. Cpl. Jason Hatchell, state police spokesman, said Sunday. “Investigators are not investigating this…

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Police Charge Man with DUI after Messy Coastal Hwy Pile-Up

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Injuries amazingly minor considering the extensive debris field It took nearly two hours for officials to clean up Coastal Highway this past Saturday night after a five-vehicle crash left an unusual amount of debris scattered on Coastal Highway. Amazingly, ambulances took only three people with minor injuries to the hospital. First responders closed the northbound…

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Man Critically Injured in Scooter Crash Outside Rehoboth

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(updated story) A 61-year-old Rehoboth Beach man is in a hospital in critical condition after colliding with a car while riding a moped in the bus-and-bike lane of Coastal Highway. According to Delaware State Police, the car made a right turn into the parking lot of Cracker Barrel and Econo Lodge Monday night and struck…

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Swimmer Injured in Rehoboth

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Teen and man critically injured in other incidents in Bethany and Fenwick This summer has been good so far with a low number of surf injuries in Rehoboth Beach. One of the few people taken to a hospital this past holiday weekend from the beach in Rehoboth was this 26-year-old man who dislocated or broke…

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Henlopen Facade Falls during Holiday Weekend

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Luckily nobody was injured Rehoboth Beach police were called to the Henlopen Hotel around 7:20 a.m. this past Sunday after a large piece of the building’s soffit suddenly gave way and dropped to the hotel’s first-floor deck. Fortunately, nobody was injured but that entrance remained closed for the rest of the holiday weekend. Justin Mogavero, the hotel’s…

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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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Bicycle Safety Checkpoints Return to Coastal Hwy This Week

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The first bicycle safety checkpoint for 2021 is scheduled for Thursday, June 24, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Nike Outlet and Royal Farms along either side of Coastal Highway outside of Rehoboth. Just look for the canopy. The Sussex Cyclists and DelDOT personnel will be available to assist bicyclists with local biking info,…

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UPDATED: Fire Breaks Out at Aqua-Leisure Center near Rehoboth – Arson

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UPDATED – Wednesday – 2:25pm – State fire investigators performed an investigation to determine the fire’s origin and cause, which determined that the fire was intentionally started. The investigation is active and ongoing at this time. Any persons with information are encouraged to call the State Fire Marshal’s Office Sussex Division at (302) 856-5600 or…

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Rehoboth man arrested on drug charges

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A Rehoboth Beach man was arrested on drug charges after police say a traffic stop turned up over 40 grams of marijuana and a machete at a local Royal Farms. According to Delaware State Police, around 11:30 p.m., Sunday troopers observed a Buick Rainier SUV parked in a handicap parking spot at the Royal Farms on…

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Crash injures driver in Rehoboth

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A serious crash has left a person injured after a car drove into a marsh in Rehoboth. According to the Rehoboth Beach Volunteer Fire Company, the crash occurred around 8:45 p.m., Saturday, as first responders were dispatched to a motor vehicle collision on Coastal Highway near the old Coast Guard Station. Two cars were involved…

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Three arrested on drug, weapons charges in Rehoboth

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Delaware State Police have arrested three suspects on drug and multiple weapon charges. According to the Delaware State Police Department, the incident occurred just before 1 a.m., Sunday as troopers were dispatched to Jake’s Seafood on Coastal Highway in Rehoboth, for reports of a disorderly person. Troopers arrived and met with security who said a…

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Delaware State Police arrest Maryland man for stalking former co-workers in Milford, Ellendale, Rehoboth

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Delaware State Police have arrested a Maryland man on multiple counts of stalking for threatening and harassing former co-workers in Milford, Ellendale, and Rehoboth. The incidents began over the weekend when police say 34-year-old John Dyes, of East New Market, Maryland, sent threatening text messages to two people, both of whom were former co-workers of…

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Rehoboth man arrested following police chase in Seaford

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A Rehoboth man was arrested on a slew of charges after police say he led them on a chase through Seaford. According to the Delaware State Police Department, the incident occurred around 6:20 p.m., Monday as troopers witnessed a silver Mercury Grand Marquis traveling northbound on Concord Pond Road in Seaford without a license plate…

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“We’re not discriminating” | Rehoboth Mayor remains steadfast in refusal to display nativity at the Bandstand

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Rehoboth Beach Mayor Paul Kuhns is steadfast in his refusal to allow a nativity scene at the Bandstand ahead of the holiday season, claiming the decision “has nothing to do with the City’s feeling on Christianity.” Mayor Kuhns appeared LIVE Monday morning in an exclusive interview with WGMD’s Mike Bradley where he stressed that the…

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