Update To Police Investigate Burglary In Progress With Shots Fired

New Castle County Police have identified 20 year-old Elijah Gordy-Stith as the suspect who was shot while unlawfully entering a home on Flint Hill Road earlier this week.

(Wilmington, Del. 19808)  Monday (June 11) at approximately 11:30 p.m., New Castle County Police were dispatched to the 1100 block of Flint Hill Road for the report of a burglary in progress.

Police learned that a 20 year-old male suspect had unlawfully entered the residence on Flint Hill Road while a family was inside. The homeowner located the suspect in a room of the residence at which time a gun shot was fired striking him in the torso. He was taken to an area hospital in critical condition and later pronounced deceased.

This is still an open and ongoing investigation and no charges have been filed at this time.

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Police Investigate Burglary In Progress With Shots Fired

The New Castle County Police are currently investigating a burglary report with shots fired in the community of Arundel.

(Wilmington, Del. 19808) Yesterday (June 11) at approximately 11:30 p.m., New Castle County Police were dispatched to the 1100 block of Flint Hill Road for the report of a burglary in progress.

Police learned that a 20 year-old male suspect had unlawfully entered the residence on Flint Hill Road while a family was inside. The homeowner located the suspect in a room of the residence at which time a gun shot was fired striking the male suspect. He was taken to an area hospital where he is being treated for life threatening injuries. The homeowner was not injured.

Detectives from the Criminal Investigation Unit have assumed the investigation. This is still an active and ongoing investigation and further information will be made as it becomes available.

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Police Investigate Carjacking, Arrest One

New Castle County Police have arrested 17 year-old Makye T. Fields for carjacking and other related offenses.

(Newark, Del. 19702) Saturday (June 9) at 9:10 p.m., New Castle County Police were dispatched to the unit block of Laxford Drive for the report of a carjacking.

The 18 year-old victim was sitting in his 2007 Dodge when he was approached by two black males who demanded he exit the vehicle. The suspects then stole his car and cell phone.  Officers located the vehicle unoccupied in the unit block of Guilford Court.

Through the investigation, officers developed Makye T. Fields as a suspect and a search warrant was obtained for his residence in the 100 block of Auckland Drive.  On Sunday (June 10) officers served the search warrant at the residence and took Makye T. Fields into custody without incident. During a search of the home, officer’s located evidence further implicating Fields in the carjacking.

Makye T. Fields was charged with first degree felony robbery, first degree felony carjacking, second degree felony conspiracy and terroristic threatening. He was arraigned and committed to the detention center after failing to post $82,500.00 cash only bail and issued a not contact order.

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Media Event-Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics “Memorial Mile” Ceremony At New Castle County Police Headquarters

When: Tomorrow, June 8, 2018 at 8:45 a.m.

What: The Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics will be running past New Castle County Police Headquarters for a “Memorial Mile”, dedicated to Lt. Joseph L. Szczerba. The run will continue to Wilmington Police Department. There will be a brief ceremony in front of New Castle County Police Headquarters just prior to the runners arrival.

Scheduled to Attend: New Castle  County Executive, Matt Meyer, New Castle County Police Chief, Colonel Vaughn Bond, Jr., and Kathy Szczerba.

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Gold Alert Issued For Missing New Castle Man-Timothy Gachanja

New Castle County Police are currently searching for 25 year-old Timothy Gachanja.

(New Castle, Del. 19720) Today, New Castle County Police were contacted in reference to the report of a missing person. Police learned that Timothy Gachanja has not been seen since May 18, 2018. Timothy Gachanja requires medication and has made statements that caused a concern for his welfare.

Timothy Gachanja is a black male, 5’11”, 200 pounds with a patchy beard and short hair. He was last seen wearing a white t-shirt, blue jeans and Timberland boots.

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

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Police Seek Public’s Assistance In Identifying Burglary Suspect

The New Castle County Police are currently investigating multiple residential burglaries throughout the community of Dunleith.

(New Castle, Del. 19720) During the month of May, patrol officers responded to homes in the 100 block of Bunche Boulevard and the 400 block of Bethune Drive for burglary reports occurring during the daytime.

Detectives from the Criminal Investigations Unit were able to locate surveillance video of a suspect walking on Bunche Blvd. The Criminal Investigations Unit is seeking the public’s help in identifying this individual.

If you have any information related to this investigation, please contact Det. Dan Elwood @DLElwood@nccde.org or by calling the New Castle County Police non-emergency number at 302-573-2800.

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