(New Castle, De 19720) Yesterday (Mar 28) at 1:00 p.m., patrol officers from the New Castle County Division of Police were dispatched to the 300 block of Single Ave, in the community of Collins Park in reference to a burglary report.
When the officers arrived, they learned from the victim that 55-year-old Sistillio Popo entered the residence wearing a black wig and threatened the occupants with a Taser.
The officers’ investigation further provided sufficient evidence for arrest warrants to be signed by Justice of the Peace Court 2.
Earlier today, members of the New Castle County Division of Police Special Weapons and Tactics Team executed the arrest warrant at the 100 block of Atlas Dr, Collins Park.
During this incident, a shelter in place order was given to the neighborhood via a Reverse 911 as Popo barricaded himself inside of the residence. While inside the residence, Popo began lobbing modified firework mortars at the team members.
After a self-induced mishap with a mortar, Popo surrendered and was transported to a local hospital for minor non-life-threatening injuries.
He was charged with one count of felony Burglary 2nd, one count of misdemeanor Terroristic Threatening and one count of misdemeanor Menacing.
Investigators at the scene are being assisted by the State of Delaware Fire Marshal’s Office reference additional charges due to the other modified fireworks located throughout the residence.
Bail information will be made available in near future.