Police Locate Stolen Gun During Traffic Stop-One Arrested

New Castle County Police have arrested 26 year-old Warren May for possession of a stolen gun and other offenses.

(New Castle, Del. 19720) Yesterday (August 15) The Mobile Enforcement Team were conducting proactive patrol along the Christiana Road corridor. Warren May, who was driving a gray Dodge, was observed committing a traffic violation. An officer from the Mobile Enforcement Team attempted to stop the vehicle. Warren May did not stop for officers and conducted several more traffic violations. Officers discontinued following the vehicle for the sake of public safety. With information provided to police from a citizen, officers were able to locate the gray Dodge unoccupied and still running, in the intersection of Second Ave and Valley Rd. Officers located a black hand-gun and magazine just outside of the vehicle. Warren May was then located by officers in the 100 block of S. Dupont Hwy. where he was taken into custody without further incident.

Officers learned that the handgun recovered near the vehicle was reported stolen.

Warren May was charged with 2 counts of possession of a firearm by a person prohibited(prior felony conviction), receiving stolen firearm, resisting arrest, disregarding a police officer signal, driving while suspended or revoked, reckless driving, failure to properly use turn signal, display of license plate, unreasonable speed, failure to stop at a red light, driving across a median. He was arraigned and committed to the Howard Young Correctional Institution after failing to pay $20,910.00 cash only bail.

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Police Investigate Sexual Assault-One Arrested

New Castle County Police have arrested 26 year-old Antwine Mobley of the 500 block of Bobolink Court, Middletown, De in connection with the sexual assault of a minor.

(Newark, Del.-19702) Tuesday (August 7) New Castle County Police were dispatched to a Newark area apartment complex for the report of a sexual assault.

Police learned that a juvenile male and Antwine Mobley met on an internet dating site called, “Grindr.” The two agreed to meet in person and the victim was assaulted while inside Antwine Mobley’s vehicle.

Detectives from the criminal investigation unit developed Antwine Mobley as a suspect and obtained a warrant for his arrest. On Monday (August 13) Antwine Mobley was arrested without incident. Investigators executed a search warrant on Mobley’s vehicle and located additional evidence linking him to the crime.

Antwine Mobley was charged with three counts of third degree rape where victim is less than 16 years-old and defendant at least 10 years older. He was committed to the Howard Young Correctional Institution after failing to pay $90,000.00 secured bail.

Anyone having additional information regarding this incident or who suspects there may be additional victims is encouraged to call New Castle County Police Detective Joshua Smith 302-395-8110 or JKSmith@nccde.org

If you or someone you know is a victim of, or witness to,  a crime and in need of assistance, the New Castle County Police Victims’ Services Unit is available to offer you support and resources by calling 302-395-8000 or by e-mailing mbmosley@nccde.org.

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New Castle County Parkland Rules and Safety Tips

The Division of Public Safety encourages the use of the parklands throughout New Castle County, however we would like to remind everyone enjoying the parks the rules and regulations to ensure the protection of the parkland and safety of the citizens in the park. New Castle County Police will continue patrolling the parklands through the remainder of the summer and enforcing the park rules.

  • All New Castle County parklands close at dusk, unless designated for extended use activities or written permission for after-dark programs
  • Swimming is prohibited in all parks except in facilities expressly designated for that purpose
  • Vehicles are prohibited on any parkland except the roads or areas which are designated and provided for such purposes.
  • Speed Limit within all parks is 15mph unless otherwise posted
  • Alcohol consumption and possession is strictly prohibited in the parks
  • No open fires except in fireplaces and grills provided by the park
  • Permits for use of athletic fields can be obtained through the parks and recreations office at New Castle County Government
  • All pets are required to be on a leash, unless in the designated “bark park” area of the parkland

For more information on reserving pavilions, athletic fields and the complete county code, please visit http://www.nccde.org.

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Gold Alert Issued For Missing Maryland Woman-Lorena Wardell

New Castle County Police are currently searching for 33 year-old Lorena Wardell, missing from Glen Burnie, Maryland.

(Wilmington, Del.-19810) Today (August 9) New Castle County Police were dispatched to the 2600 building of Jaqueline Drive in the Brandywine Apartment complex for the report of a missing person. Police learned that Lorena Wardell fled in a vehicle prior to their arrival. She made statements that caused a concern for her welfare and may be in need of medical attention.

Lorena Wardell is described as white female, 5’5” tall, weighing 105-110 pounds, with blonde hair and blue eyes. She was last seen wearing a gray shirt and pink shorts. She may be operating an older model Ford Station Wagon and possibly heading to Glen Burnie, Maryland

Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Lorena Wardell  is asked 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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Gold Alert Issued For Missing Wilmington Man-Will Graham

New Castle County Police are currently searching for Will Graham, missing from the Colonial Park community.

(Wilmington, Del. 19805) Today (August 2) New Castle County Police contacted Will Graham over the telephone in reference to an investigation. During the conversation with officers, Will Graham made threatening statements to the officers that caused them concern for his welfare.

Will Graham is a white male with brown hair, brown eyes, 5’10” tall, 205 pounds, with tattoo’s on his arms. He was last seen wearing gray shorts, gray sneakers and carrying a black shirt. He may be operating a 1981 Chevy C-10 “hot rod”, with flat black paint, lowered suspension and displaying Delaware registration CL18356.

Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Will Graham is asked to please contact New Castle County Police by dialing (302) 573-2800.

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Cold Case Detectives Release New Image Of Unidentified Homicide Victim Using Phenotyping DNA

New Castle County Police Cold Case detectives continue their investigation into the identity of an unknown female whose remains were discovered in a drainage ditch on Old Union Church Road, Townsend, De in 1977.

Cold Case Detectives recently sought the services of Parabon Nano Labs, a DNA technology company in Virginia, that specializes in DNA phenotyping: the process of predicting physical appearance and ancestry from unidentified DNA evidence. Law enforcement agencies use the company’s Snapshot DNA Phenotyping Service(Snapshot) to narrow suspect lists and generate leads in criminal investigations.

On April 10, 2018, the Division of Forensic Science obtained a CT scan of the victim’s skull which was sent to Parabon Labs along with DNA extracted from the victim’s bones. Using DNA obtained from the victim’s remains, Snapshot produced trait predictions for the unidentified victim. Individual predictions were made for the victim’s ancestry, eye color, hair color, skin color, freckling and face shape. By combining these attributes of appearance, a Snapshot composite was produced depicting what the victim may have looked like at 48 years old with a body-mass index(BMI) of 22. These default values were used because age and BMI cannot be determined from DNA.

Anyone with information on the identity of the unknown female can contact Crime Stoppers at (800) TIP-3333 or by e-mailing Detective BShahan@nccde.org or by calling 302-395-2781, or by e-mailing Ret. S/Sgt GLDavis@nccde.org or by calling 302-395-8216, For more information on this investigation, please visit NCCPD.COM.

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