Lincoln Man Arrested on Drug & Weapons Offenses after Traffic Stop

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A Lincoln man has been arrested after he was spotted speeding southbound on Coastal Highway near Eagles Crest Road near Milton on Sunday morning. During a traffic stop, the trooper detected the odor of marijuana coming from the car and smoke was seen coming from the center armrest – and traces of marijuana were visible…

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UPDATE: Victim Identified; Crash West of Laurel Leaves One Dead & One Injured

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UPDATED 05-06-24: The Delaware State Police has identified 27-year-old Sofonias Escalante-Perez of Bloxom, Virginia, as the man who died in a single-vehicle fatal crash near Laurel that occurred Saturday evening. Delaware State Police Troop 7 Collision Reconstruction Unit continues to investigate this incident. Additional Information from DSP: Troopers ask anyone who witnessed this crash to contact Master Corporal…

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Dover Man Charged with Felony Weapons Offense

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A Dover man is charged with felony gun offenses after he was seen speeding southbound on Bay Road at Trap Shooters Road near Frederica Friday night. Delaware State Police say they pulled the vehicle over just before 11pm and spoke with the driver, 23 year old Elijah Lambert of Dover. Lambert told the trooper there…

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Car Crashes onto Georgetown Circle Early Sunday Morning

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Early Sunday morning Georgetown Police were called to the Circle for a vehicle crash. Police say a Lincoln was eastbound on West Market Street at a high rate of speed and drove right onto the Circle – and becoming airborne where it struck a street sign and landed on a fire hydrant. The driver, 50…

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Laurel Police Looking for Suspect in Oct 16 Pursuit

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Laurel Police are looking for a suspect in connection with a high-speed vehicle pursuit that occurred on Monday, October 16th just before 8pm. A patrol officer tried to conduct a traffic stop on a green Civic that was in excess of 100mph in a 55mph zone and had fictitious registration. The officer discontinued pursuit after…

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UPDATED: Crash Near Bethel Leaves a Seaford Man Dead

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UPDATED – 07/24/23 – The Delaware State Police have identified 27-year-old John Littleton of Seaford, Delaware as the man who died in a fatal collision that occurred in Bethel on Sunday, July 23. ======================================================= A Seaford man is dead after a crash early Sunday morning near Bethel. Delaware State Police say the 27 year old…

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Wilmington Man Arrested for DUI & Weapons Offenses Near Frederica

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A Delaware State Trooper on patrol on Route 1 Sunday morning around 5 near Frederica spotted an orange Outlander traveling at a high rate of speed. A traffic stop was made and the driver, 50 year old Larry Murray of Wilmington, showed signs of impairment. Field tests were given and Murray was arrested. A search…

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Georgetown Man Arrested for DUI

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A Georgetown man has been arrested after he was spotted by a trooper on patrol speeding on Mount Joy Road east of Millsboro Sunday morning just after midnight. Delaware State Police say the trooper then saw the driver, identified as 23 year old Miguel Santos-Chavez of Georgetown, swerve off the road and into the grass…

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Dover Woman Arrested For DUI After Pursuit

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Dover Police conducting traffic control just after 5 Saturday morning after a vehicle crash when another vehicle approached the area and failed to yield to the emergency vehicles and nearly striking one and the driver, 37 year old Shafiqah Freeman drove off at a high rate of speed. Police tried to stop her, but she…

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Reckless Driving Legislation Passes Delaware House

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Legislation introduced on April 20th addressing the issue of speeding has passed the Delaware House of Representatives. This Act adds to the definition of reckless driving—the operating of a motor vehicle at a speed of 90 miles an hour or more. The bill is awaiting consideration in the Senate Environment, Energy & Transportation Committee. The…

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New Report Shows Unsafe Driving Behaviors Increase from 2020 to 2021

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Information from the AAA Foundation just released shows that after years of improvement, the following unsafe driving behaviors rose from 2020 to 2021: speeding, drivers running red lights, drowsy driving, and impaired driving. According to AAA, drivers admitting to getting behind the wheel after drinking enough that they felt they were over the legal limit…

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Crash in Lincoln Sends Two to Hospital

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A single vehicle crash in the Lincoln area Wednesday night sent two people to the hospital. Delaware State Police say a 21 year old driver from Houston was traveling northbound on North Old State Road at a high rate of speed when he lost control of his Civic and went off the roadway and struck…

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Dover Man Charged after Traffic Stop near Felton

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A Dover man has been charged with DUI and other offenses after a traffic stop Thursday just after 2pm in the Felton area. Delaware State Police spotted a RAV4 speeding on McGinnis Pond Road. A trooper stopped the vehicle and saw the sole occupant, 36 year old Brandon Benson showing signs of impairment. A DUI…

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OCPD Announces Results of Traffic Safety Campaign On 142nd St. Corridor

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Ocean City Police focused attention recently on speeding along the 142nd Street Corridor in a neighborhood between Coastal Highway and Route 54.According to police, during late February and through March, members of the Traffic Safety Unit and patrols issued 13 speeding citations and three warnings, plus citations and warnings for other violations.One person was also…

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Three Charged with Drug Offenses after Traffic Stop

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Maryland State Police stopped a vehicle for speeding on Route 50 in Salisbury Saturday night. When the trooper contacted the occupants of the vehicle several criminal indicators were detected and a K9 unit was called. The K9 alerted for drugs and a search of the vehicle led to the discovery of 73 capsules of “scramble”…

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Speeding Driver Arrested On Drug Charges

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A traffic stop in Laurel has led to the arrest of a 21-year-old Rehoboth Beach man on drug charges. According to Delaware State Police, a trooper stopped a car on County Seat Highway east of Sussex Highway Wednesday night for speeding (75 miles-per-hour in a 50-m.p.h. zone). The smell of marijuana led to an investigation.…

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Laurel Man Faces Slew Of Traffic Charges

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A Laurel man faces charges of trying to elude a traffic stop last March, and driving at speeds of over 100 miles per hour. According to Felton Police, the officer discontinued a short pursuit of the vehicle that was first detected speeding on Route 13 last March. Police obtained warrants at the time for 32-year-old…

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Police: Driver Clocked At 108 M.P.H. Tried To Flee

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A Harrington man is charged with speeding 108- miles-per-hour in a 30-MPH zone, and with fleeing from police. Harrington Police said an officer was conducting traffic enforcement on Dorman Street near Lake Forest South Elementary School over the weekend, and clocked the speeding vehicle. According to police, 20-year-old Shawn Allen nearly hit someone who was…

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Harrington Man & Teens Charged after Traffic Stop in Dover

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Delaware State Police spotted a car speeding on DuPont Highway in Dover Thursday afternoon. Police stopped the vehicle and contacted the driver – who was an unlicensed 16 year old from Harrington. Also in the car, a 16 year old from Greenwood in the backseat and the owner of the car, 21 year old Bradley…

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