POLICE ARREST 3 IN CONNECTION WITH MULTIPLE SHOOTINGS IN THE COMMUNITY OF CALVARESE FARMS

(Bear, DE 19701) From October through December 2021, residents of the community of Calvarese Farms reported multiple shots fired in the nearby fields and wooded areas. On October 31st, a home in Calvarese Drive was struck by gunfire.

Detectives from the Criminal Investigation Unit developed 18-year-old Ife-Olu Odeyemi as a suspect through investigative methods. Detectives were able to further the investigation through search warrants on Ife-Olu’s property and developed two additional co-conspirators: 19-year-old Charles Bedwell & 18-year-old Donald Chapman

On May 5th, 2022, arrest warrants were signed and executed for all three subjects, although Ife-Olu Odeyemi and Charles Bedwell are incarcerated for separate investigations. Donald Chapman was taken into custody without incident.

Ife-Olu Odeyemi was charged with three counts of felony Reckless Endangering in the 1st degree, two counts of felony Possession of a Firearm During the Commission of a Felony, one count of felony Conspiracy in the 2nd degree, one count of misdemeanor Criminal Mischief and one count of misdemeanor Criminal Trespass in the 2nd degree.

Charles Bedwell was charged with three counts of felony Reckless Endangering in the 1st degree, two counts of felony Possession of a Firearm During the Commission of a Felony, one count of felony Conspiracy in the 2nd degree, one count of misdemeanor Criminal Mischief and one count of misdemeanor Criminal Trespass in the 2nd degree.

Donald Chapman was charged with three counts of felony Reckless Endangering in the 1st degree, two counts of felony Possession of a Firearm During the Commission of a Felony, one count of felony Conspiracy in the 2nd degree, one count of misdemeanor Criminal Mischief and one count of misdemeanor Criminal Trespass in the 2nd degree.

Ife-Olu Odeyemis was already in custody at Howard Young Correctional Institute for a separate incident.

Charles Bedwell is held at George Hill Correctional Facility in Delaware County for a separate incident.

Donald Chapman was arraigned this afternoon and committed to Howard Young Correctional Institute in place of $28,000 secured bail.

Ife-Olu Odeyemi was charged with three counts of felony Reckless Endangering in the 1st degree, two counts of felony Possession of a Firearm During the Commission of a Felony, one count of felony Conspiracy in the 2nd degree, one count of misdemeanor Criminal Mischief and one count of misdemeanor Criminal Trespass in the 2nd degree.
Charles Bedwell was charged with three counts of felony Reckless Endangering in the 1st degree, two counts of felony Possession of a Firearm During the Commission of a Felony, one count of felony Conspiracy in the 2nd degree, one count of misdemeanor Criminal Mischief and one count of misdemeanor Criminal Trespass in the 2nd degree.
Donald Chapman was charged with three counts of felony Reckless Endangering in the 1st degree, two counts of felony Possession of a Firearm During the Commission of a Felony, one count of felony Conspiracy in the 2nd degree, one count of misdemeanor Criminal Mischief and one count of misdemeanor Criminal Trespass in the 2nd degree.

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POLICE INVESTIGATE HOMICIDE IN THE COMMUNITY OF DUNLEITH

(WILMINGTON, DE 19801) On April 29th, 2022, Officers from the New Castle County Police responded to the area of Anderson Drive in the community of Dunleith for a report of a deceased person. Upon arrival, the officers discovered the body of 64-year-old Michael Cephas. The officers were able to determine that foul play occurred. 

Detectives from the New Castle County Division of Police Criminal Investigations Unit arrived at the scene and assumed the investigation.  

This investigation is still ongoing and in its early stages. Additional information will be provided as it becomes available.

Anyone who has any information about this incident or any residents in the area who have video surveillance, please contact Detective Mancuso at (302) 395-2743 or via email at John.Mancuso@newcastlede.gov or by calling the New Castle County Division of Police non-emergency number at 302-573-2800.

Citizens can text a tip anonymously simply by texting the number 847411 keyword: NCCDE. You 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 (IM) at the New Castle County Division of Police.