Police Investigate Home Invasion

New Castle County Police are actively investigating a home invasion in the community of Eastlawn.

(Wilmington, Del. – 19802) On Monday (October 18) at about 4:30a.m., patrol officers were dispatched to the 3000 block of North Spruce St. in reference to a home invasion.  Upon arrival, police learned that the two victims, one 60-years-old and one 76-years-old, were awoken by four males brandishing handguns and demanding property.  The suspects assaulted the victims prior to stealing property and fleeing with the victims’ vehicle.

One victim was treated on the scene for injuries; the other was transported to a local hospital for treatment and was later released.

Detectives responded to the scene and have assumed the investigation.

The stolen vehicle is described as a 1997 red Jeep Cherokee with Delaware registration plates (similar vehicle pictured below).

If you have any information pertaining to this investigation, please contact Detective John Ziemba at (302) 395-8068 or JZiemba@nccde.org  or  New Castle County Police at (302) 573-2800. Citizens can also submit a tip via our website at www.nccpd.com. Tipsters may also call Crime Stoppers at (800) TIP-3333 or visit us on Facebook at New Castle County Police Department. Citizens who currently have the smartphone application are encouraged to use the “submit tip” tab to submit tips. Select a topic by using the “drop down” and complete the tip by “clicking” submit. The New Castle County Police Smartphone Application is free to download and available for all iPhone and Android smartphones.

A reward of up to $20,000.00 is available to anyone who provides information leading to the arrest and/or conviction of those responsible for violent crimes investigated by this agency.


1997 red Jeep Cherokee- Similar to the stolen vehicle