Police Make Burglary Arrest Following Tip From Public

New Castle County Police have arrested 37-year-old Honey Winecoff following a tip from the public, after video of the suspect was posted to New Castle County Police’s Facebook page.

(Hockessin, De. 19707) During the overnight hours on May 1, County Police responded to a night time occupied burglary in the 1300 block of Old Lancaster Pike. During the investigation, police learned that a credit card had been stolen from the residence and used in an area store. Detectives assumed the investigation and asked for the public’s assistance in identifying the women from a surveillance video which was posted to NCCPD Facebook. Detectives received a tip and identified the women in the video as Honey Winecoff. A search warrant was obtained for Honey Winecoff’s residence in the 1400 block of West 6th Street. During the search of her residence, detectives located evidence implicating her in the burglary.

Honey Winecoff was charged with second-degree burglary, misdemeanor  theft, and unlawful use of a credit card. Honey Winecoff was arraigned and committed to Baylor Women’s correctional institute after failing to post a $15,000 cash-only bail.



County Police Investigate a Fatal Motor Vehicle Crash


New Castle County Police are investigating a fatal motor vehicle crash that occurred in the area of Frazier Rd.

(Bear, De- 19701) Yesterday (May 18) at about 11:30 p.m., County Police were called to the 2700 block of Frazier Road  for a report of a motor vehicle crash. Upon arrival, officers found two vehicles were involved in a head on collision. One of the vehicles, a Saturn, was occupied by a 24-year- old male driver, a 59-year-old female passenger, and 25-year- old female passenger. The second vehicle, a Hyundai, was occupied by an 18-year-old female driver, an 18-year- old female passenger, a 16-year -old  female passenger, and a 17-year-old male passenger. All occupants were provided first aid medical attention at the scene by New Castle County Paramedics.  The 59-year -old female passenger of the Saturn was pronounced dead at the scene . All other occupants were transported to an area hospital where they were treated for non-life threatening injuries.

Traffic Services Unit Detectives responded to the scene and assumed the investigation.

This is an active and ongoing investigation; further information will be released as it becomes available.

If you have any information pertaining to this investigation, please contact Detective William Hussong at WHussong@nccde.org  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 Police Department. Citizens who currently have the smartphone application are encouraged to use the “submit tip” tab to submit tips. Select a topic by using the “drop down” and complete the tip by “clicking” submit. The New Castle County Police Smartphone Application is free to download and available for all iPhone and Android smartphones.



New Castle County Police seize drugs and money from probationer

New Castle County Police have arrested Cornelius “Geronimo” Thorpe, 58 for drug offenses in the community of Garfield Park.

(New Castle, Del.- 19720) On Saturday (May 13) at about 11:15 a.m., County Police Safe Streets detectives conducted an investigation into the sale of drugs by probationer, Cornelius “Geronimo” Thorpe.

Through the course of the investigation, detectives were able to conduct an administrative search  for Cornelius “Geronimo” Thorpe’s  residence, which is located in the unit block of Chesterfield Drive. Detectives located 3,906 bags of heroin, 4.58 grams of crack cocaine, marijuana and $2,961.00 in suspected drug proceeds.

Cornelius “Geronimo” Thorpe was taken into custody without incident and charged with possession of heroin in a Tier 5 quantity, possession with intent to deliver heroin, possession of crack cocaine, possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. Cornelius “Geronimo” Thorpe was committed to Howard Young Correctional Institution after failing to post $100,000.00 cash bail.cornelius geronimo thorpeheroin4

Police Make Burglary Arrest in Murray Manor

New Castle County Police have arrested 39-year-old  Allan Watson  for burglary following an investigation in the community of Murray Manor.

(Wilmington, Del. -19808) Yesterday(May 9th) at about 12:55p.m., New Castle County Police were called to the 1100 Block of 12th avenue in Murray Manor for a burglary that had just occurred. Police learned that a suspect, later identified as Allan Watson, entered the residence through an unlocked window, was confronted by a neighbor, and then fled on foot.

K-9 Ax and his handler responded to the scene and conducted a track which led to Allan Watson’s residence, also in the 1100 block of 12th Ave. Police contacted Allan Watson and took him into custody without issue. Officers discovered an active no contact order between Allan Watson and the victim stemming from a previous theft investigation.

Allan Watson was charged with second-degree burglary, attempted felony theft and violation of a no contact order. He was arraigned and committed to Young Correctional Institution after failing to post $7,500.00 secured bail.

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Allan Watson