POLICE INVESTIGATE CRASH INVOLVING A PATROL CAR

(New Castle, Del. 19720) Yesterday (August 20) at 07:29 p.m., patrol officers from the New Castle County Division of Police were dispatched to the area of Lea Road in the community of Manor Park for a fight in progress. The officer was responding to the call with his emergency equipment (Lights and Sirens) activated.

An officer while en route to the call with his emergency equipment activated collided with a Kia Optima in the area of Lincoln Ave and N. Dupont Highway.

The  Kia Optima was being operated by a 48-year-old male and had a 49-year-old female passenger. The marked New Castle County Police patrol vehicle was being operated by an officer on duty.

All of the occupants of the vehicle were taken to an area hospital for minor injuries.

This is an active and ongoing investigation by the Traffic Services Unit.

If you have any information pertaining to this investigation, please contact Detective Neeman at wesley.neeman@newcastlde.gov or New Castle County Police 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 visit us on Facebook at New Castle County Division of Police.

NEW CASTLE COUNTY POLICE INVESTIGATE VEHICLE CRASH INTO GARAGE

(Wilmington, De 19810) Earlier today  August 20, 2019 at approximately 12:45 PM, patrol officers from the New Castle County Division of Police were dispatched to the 2100 block of Exton Drive, in the community of Exton, for a report of a vehicle that struck a building.  Arriving officers found a 2015 Jeep Wrangler that struck a detached garage of a residence.

The investigation revealed that the operator of the vehicle, suffered a medical emergency while driving. The driver of the vehicle was not injured and the residents were not inside the garage at the time of the accident. The operator of the vehicle was taken to an area hospital to be evaluated.

A New Castle County Code Inspector went to the scene and deemed the residence habitable.