(New Castle, DE 19720) In October of 2023, New Castle County patrol officers began investigating several incidents in which 28-year-old Douglas Baran of Fairfield Connecticut was sending unsolicited sexually explicit pictures and text messages to a female victim in New Castle County. Officers then learned that Baran was currently wanted by additional agencies in Delaware for harassment against separate victims. In total Baran had four separate victims in Delaware for three different police agencies. Baran was charged by the New Castle County Division of Police with stalking, harassment, sexual harassment, indecent exposure, and related charges. The United States Marshals Task Force was assigned to locate and apprehend Baran as it was unknown if he was in Connecticut or California.
On November 16, 2023 Baran was taken into custody by the U.S. Marshals Service without incident at a residence in Fairfield, Connecticut. He is currently awaiting extradition back to Delaware. The Division of Police is concerned there may be additional victims who were contacted by Baran. If you have any information or information involving Douglas Baran please contact Detective Raftery at Sean.Raftery@newcastlede.gov.
Tips can also be forwarded to:
- New Castle County Division of Police non-emergency number at (302) 573-2800
- Criminal Investigations Unit at (302) 395-8110
- Facebook (IM) “New Castle County Police”
- Crime Stoppers at (800) TIP-3333
- Submit a tip online at http://www.delawarecrimestoppers.com
Tips can be submitted anonymously.
Baran, Douglas (28)