POLICE ACTIVITY IN THE AREA OF BANNING PARK

New Castle County Division of Police is currently investigating a deceased subject that was found in the woods of Banning Park.
The New Castle County Division of Police, Criminal Investigation Unit is asking anyone with information regarding this incident to please contact the New Castle County Division of Police at (302)573-2800 Tipsters may also call Crime Stoppers at (800) TIP-3333, or submit a tip through our New Castle County Police App, or IM us on Facebook at New Castle County Police Department.
If you or someone you know is a victim or witness of a crime or have lost a loved one to a sudden death and are in need of assistance, the New Castle County Division of Police Victim Services Unit/ is available to offer you support and resources through (302)-395-8000.

POLICE INVESTIGATE SHOOTING IN SPARROW RUN

(Newark, De 19702) Yesterday, February 5, 2019 officers from the New Castle Division of Police were dispatched to the community of Sparrow Run for a report of a shooting.

When the officers arrived they located a 16-year-old male victim. The teen was transported to a local area hospital where he was treated for a non-life threating gunshot wound to his upper extremities.

Detectives from the New Castle County Division of Police Criminal Investigations Unit arrived on scene and assumed the investigation. This is an active and ongoing investigation.

The New Castle County Division of Police, Criminal Investigation Unit is asking anyone with information regarding this incident to please contact Det Jon Adams at (302) 395-8110 or Jonathan.Adams@newcastlede.gov. Tipsters may also call Crime Stoppers at (800) TIP-3333 or IM us on Facebook at New Castle County Police Department.

If you or someone you know is a victim or witness of a crime or have lost a loved one to a sudden death and are in need of assistance, the New Castle County Division of Police Victim Services Unit/ is available to offer you support and resources through (302)-395-8000.

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NEW CASTLE COUNTY POLICE ARREST SUBJECT FOR FIREARM VIOLATIONS

(New Castle, DE 19804) Earlier today (Feb. 1) at approximately 11:05 a.m., officers from the New Castle County Division of Police were dispatched to the unit block of Catherine Street in the community of Pleasantville for a domestic dispute.

Upon arrival, officers learned that 56-year-old Thomas Porter had pointed a firearm at another subject while intoxicated during an argument.  Thomas entered his residence upon police arrival. Thomas Porter remained in his residence and ignored police attempts to contact him. A perimeter was established which subsequently shut down Catherine Street and placed Pleasantville Elementary in a modified lockdown.  A Reverse 911 message was sent out to neighboring residences advising occupants to remain inside their homes.

Eventually phone contact was established with Thomas Porter where it was confirmed that he was inside the residence, along with another subject unrelated to the domestic altercation. Shortly after 3:00 p.m., Thomas Porter surrendered peacefully to the officers and was taken into custody.

Thomas Porter was charged with one felony count of Aggravated Menacing, one felony count of Possession of a Firearm During the Commission of a Felony, and one count of misdemeanor Possession of a Firearm Under the Influence.

At the time of this News Release, Bail information is not available.

Reverse 911 is an on-site telephone call-back system. This is not a typical emergency notification system, but used as a tool to alert residents to various public safety conditions. Trained personnel map an area of concern and activate numerous outgoing phone lines. The New Castle County system only contains listed numbers, and you can register with New Castle County Reverse 911 by calling (302) 395-8050.

 

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Thomas Porter

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GOLD ALERT ISSUED FOR MISSING NEW CASTLE-MAN JUSTIN PLANK

New Castle County Division of Police is currently searching for 26-year-old Justin Plank

On Wednesday, January 30, 2019, officers from the New Castle County Police Division of Police responded to the unit block of Firewood Lane in the community of Chaddwyck. Upon arrival, officers learned that 26-year-old Justin Plank had left the area and made statements that caused concern for his welfare.

Justin Plank is described as 5’11, 165lbs with green eyes. He was last seen wearing a camouflage shirt and blue jeans. Justin Plank left the area in a Black 1997 Nissan Maxima (DE registration 989132) with a roof rack.

Police are asking anyone with information on the whereabouts of Justin Plank to please contact the New Castle County Division of Police by dialing (302) 573-2800 or visit our website at http://www.NCCPD.com, or (IM) on the New Castle County Police Facebook page.

 

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NEW CASTLE COUNTY POLICE RESPOND TO SUBJECTS FALLING THROUGH THE ICE ON CAROUSEL PARK

(Wilmington, DE 19808) Earlier today (January 27, 2019) at approximately 11:36 AM, patrol officers from the New Castle County Division of Police were dispatched to a report of an injured person at the dog park on Carousel Park. Once patrol officers arrived on scene, they learned that two subjects and a dog had fallen through the ice on the pond.

Both subjects were conscious and alert but very cold and wet, showing early signs of hypothermia.

The officers later learned that the dog saw some geese and ran onto the frozen pond in chase.  Upon getting around twenty feet out on the water the dog fell through the ice.  Both subjects then went out onto the pond themselves and attempted to rescue the dog before falling through as well.

Both subjects were transported to an area hospital where they are listed as stable.

The dog was transported to an area animal hospital and is listed as stable.

 

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