NEW CASTLE COUNTY DIVISION OF POLICE ANNOUNCE K9 DIESEL’S RETIREMENT

(New Castle, De 19720) Today (Oct 15) was K9 Diesel’s last working day at New Castle County Division of Police.

K9 Diesel is a Belgian Malinois and has been with the Division of Police since 2011. He served alongside his handler Master Corporal Best as a dual-purpose dog trained to detect explosives as well as tracking, area, and building searches, article searches and suspect apprehension.

Thank you for your service Diesel, we wish you all the best in your retirement.

 

NEW CASTLE COUNTY POLICE OFFICER ATTACKED BY DOG

(Newark DE, 19713) Today (October 12) at 11:24 a.m., Officers from the  New Castle County Division of Police were dispatched to the unit block of Meadow Lane in regards to an unknown problem.

Upon arrival, the officers attempted to  make contact with the resident at the front door, however they got no response. While standing near the front of the residence, officers  heard yelling coming from within the residence.  Officers then attempted to enter the residence however were unsuccessful. Officers then backed down the driveway to wait for additional officers and the front door opened.   A dog resembling a pit-bull terrier exits the residence and charged at officers.  An officer backed away from the driveway and attempted to kick the dog to get it away from him, however the dog continued its attack. The officer  was then forced to shoot one round at the dog, which caused the dog to return back into the house.

The dog was picked up by animal control and taken to a local animal hospital, where it is expected to survive.

No citizens or officers were injured during this incident.

This investigation is ongoing.

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POLICE SEEK PUBLIC’S ASSISTANCE IN IDENTIFYING BURGLARY SUSPECTS

(Newark, DE 19711) The New Castle County Division of Police is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying the subjects in these photographs. The subjects in these photographs are suspected to be responsible for a burglary from Maple Valley Swim Club.
 
If you have any information related to this investigation or can identify these suspects, please contact Detective Phillips at (302)395-8235 or cmphillips@nccde.org or by calling the New Castle County Police non-emergency number at (302)573-2800. Citizens can also submit a tip via our website at http://www.nccpd.com.
Tipsters may also call Crime Stoppers at (800)TIP-3333 or (IM) us on Facebook at New Castle County Police Department.
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NEW CASTLE COUNTY POLICE ARREST VARIOUS SUBJECTS FOR DRUG DEALING

After an extensive investigation, New Castle County Drug Control Squad detectives were able to arrest Henrry Solano-Marte, Dery Soriano-Solano, & Nely Guzman for multiple drug offenses.

(New Castle, DE 19720) During the month of August, New Castle County Police Drug Control Squad detectives started an investigation into narcotic sales by 28-year-old Dery Soriano-Solano. During the investigation, detectives were able to identify two additional accomplices in a drug distribution ring.

Yesterday, (Oct 8) detectives from the New Castle County Division of Police, Drug Control Squad along with detectives from the Philadelphia Police Department were able to arrest:

Henrry Solano-Marte was charged with 11 counts of felony Drug Dealing, 9 counts of felony Conspiracy in the 2nd degree, and drug paraphernalia.  He was arraigned by Justice of the Peace Court 11 and was issued a detainer by the US Department of Homeland Security which resulted in him being held in lieu of $229,000 cash only bail.

Dery Soriano-Solano was charged by Philadelphia Police Department for multiple drug offenses and was charged in Delaware with 9 counts of felony Drug Dealing and 9 counts of felony Conspiracy in the 2nd degree, and is currently awaiting extradition to Delaware.

Nely Guzman was charged with Felony Tier 1 Drug Possession, 2 counts of misdemeanor Drug Possession, and 1 count of misdemeanor Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. She was arraigned by Justice of the Peace Court 2 and released on $4,500 unsecured bail.

As a result of this investigation, detectives were able to collect a total of: 11.3g of Crack Cocaine, 4.2g of Heroin, 1.8g of Powder Cocaine $9,689 of suspected drug proceeds and related paraphernalia.

Henrry Solano-Marte

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Nely Guzman

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NEW CASTLE COUNTY DIVISION OF POLICE ARREST SUBJECT FOR MULTIPLE BURGLARIES

(Wilmington, DE 19810) On September 9, 2018 New Castle County Division of Police investigated a burglary on the unit block of Fairhope Road in the community of The Timbers. From this investigation, 63-year old James Crowder was identified as a suspect and arrested.

The ongoing investigation conducted by the New Castle County Division of Police Criminal Investigations Unit revealed that James Crowder was the suspect of another burglary. This burglary occurred in the unit block of Pin Oak Drive also in the community of The Timbers, and occurred earlier in the month of August.

On Tuesday (October 2) James Crowder was arrested for this burglary, as well.

James Crowder was charged with felony Burglary in the 2nd degree, one count of misdemeanor Theft, and one count of misdemeanor Criminal Mischief.  He was arraigned by Justice of the Peace Court 11 and held in lieu of $6000 secured bail.

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POLICE SEARCH FOR MISSING MOTHER AND DAUGHTER -I’JAHNA COOMBS AND NOVA COOMBS.

Patrol officers from the New Castle County Division of Police are currently searching for 17-year old I’Jahna Coombs and 6-month old Nova Coombs missing from the community of Brookside Park.

(Newark, Del. 19713) Today (Sept 29) New Castle County Division of Police Patrol Officers were dispatched to the unit block of Chippendale Circle in the community of Brookside Park for the report of a missing person. Upon arrival, the officers spoke with family members. They learned that 17-year-old I’Jahna Coombs and 6-month old Nova Coombs left the residence abruptly which caused concern for their welfare.

I’Jahna Coombs is a black female, with brown hair and brown eyes. She left the residence on foot with her child Nova Coombs who is an infant, and a black female with brown eyes.

Anyone with information on the whereabouts of I’Jahna Coombs and  Nova Coombs is asked to please contact the New Castle County Police by dialing (302) 573-2800 or visit our website at http://www.nccpd.com

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SAFE STREETS TASK FORCE DETECTIVES MAKE GUN AND DRUG DEALING ARREST

(New Castle, DE 19720) During the months of September (2018) detectives from the New Castle County Division of Police, Safe Streets Task Force spearheaded an investigation into reports that 40-year-old Malik Stevens was distributing drugs along the Route 9 corridor. 

On Tuesday (September 25) detectives were able to stop a gold Ford Edge for a traffic violation. Malik Stevens happened to be the driver of the vehicle, during the stop detectives located a large sum of money as well as trace amounts of Marijuana. The detectives’ investigation led to a residence in the unit block of Oakwood Court in the community of Mansion Park.

At this residence, detectives seized 722 grams of Marijuana, various packaging material, two 9mm handguns and $3,733.00 of cash. The investigation also revealed that one of the handguns had been reported stolen.

Malik Stevens was charged with two counts of Possession of a Firearm During the Commission of a Felony, two counts of felony Possession of a Firearm by a Person Prohibited, two counts of felony Possession of Ammunition by a Person Prohibited, two counts of felony Possession of Weapon While also in Possession of a Controlled Substance, felony Receiving a Stolen Firearm, Felony Possession of a Controlled Substance in a Tier 1 quantity, Felony Possession with Intent to Deliver a Controlled Substance, Misdemeanor Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and Failure to Utilize Turn Signal.

Malik Stevens was arraigned by Justice of the Peace Court 11 and held in lieu of $124,150.00 cash-only bail.

 

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