(Bear, DE 19701) On March 5th, patrol officers from the New Castle County Division of Police were dispatched to the 900 block of Clydesdale Drive in the community of Rolling Meadows for a report of Home Improvement Fraud. When the officers arrived on scene they learned that the victim had paid 45-year-old Jeffrey Darrah of Darrah Landscape Contractors, LLC to put up a fence. The work was never started, and the money was never returned.
After an extensive investigation, the officers were able to charge Jeffrey Darrah with one count of felony Home Improvement Fraud Greater then $1500 and Victim is Over 62.
On March 12th, 2019, Darrah turned himself in at the New Castle County Public Safety Building. He was arraigned by Justice of the Peace Court 2 and released on $3000 unsecured bail.
We are urging anyone who may have hired Jeffrey Darrah or Darrah Landscape Contractors, to do work that was not completed or started, to contact M/CPL Duffy at 302-395-8172 or by e-mail at Tracey.Duffy@newcastlede.gov or by calling New Castle County Police non-emergency number at 302-573-2800 or via messenger on Facebook. Citizens can also submit a tip anonymously by text. Send a text to 847411 with NCCDE in the text field and your tip.