Police Investigate Burglary At Local Church

(Wilmington, Del.-19809) Wednesday (November 16), New Castle County patrol officers were dispatched to the Hillcrest Methodist Church located in the 400 block of Hillcrest Ave for the report of a burglary.

Police learned that on Tuesday(November 15), between the hours of 3:00 p.m. and 9:00 a.m., unknown subjects entered the church through a window and removed cash and a check from inside the church’s office.

The Evidence Detection Unit responded to the scene for processing. There is no suspect description at this time.

If you have any information pertaining to this investigation, please contact 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.

Gold Alert Issued For Missing Newark Man: Adolph “Allen” Conover

New Castle County Police are currently looking for 38-year-old Adolph “Allen” Conover missing from the community of Smalleys cove.

(Newark, Del.-19702) Today(November 7) at approximately 3:55 p.m., New Castle County Police were dispatched to the unit block of Smalleys Cove for the report of a missing person. Police learned that prior to leaving, Adolph “Allen” Conover, made statements that cause a concern for his welfare.

Adolph “Allen” Conover is described as a white male, 6 feet tall, 280 pounds, shaven brown hair, hazel eyes.  He was Last seen wearing a black Addidas jogging suit with a red stripe down the side. He may be operating a tan, 2012 Chevy Suburban, bearing either Delaware registration HP38190 or PC58857.

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

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Update With Arrest: Castlebrook Apartments

New Castle County Police detectives have charged 25-year-old Ricardo Mendez for a stabbing, that occurred last night in the Castlebrook Apartment Complex.

(New Castle, Del.-19720) Yesterday(November6) at approximately 6:47 p.m., patrol officers were dispatched to the 500 block of S.DuPont Hwy for a cutting.

Police learned that 29-year-old Anastasia Gear was visiting a family member in the apartment complex when she was approached by Ricardo Mendez in the parking lot. The victim was stabbed multiple times in the torso. She was transported to an area hospital where she ultimately succumbed to her injuries.

County Police Detectives developed Ricardo Mendez of the 800 block of N. Adams St as a suspect and he is known to the victim.

During the course of the investigation, Ricardo Mendez was contacted by Delaware State Police at the McDonald’s located at 101 S. DuPont hwy in an unrelated incident. Ricardo Mendez was arrested by troopers for carrying a concealed deadly weapon, criminal impersonation and disorderly conduct. He is currently being held at the James T. Vaughn Correctional Center.

Ricardo Mendez has been charged by County detectives with murder in the first degree  and possession of a deadly weapon during the commission of a felony. He will be held at Vaughn Correctional Center until he is arraigned by County detectives.

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Police Investigate Crash That Injured Officer

(Wilmington, Del. 19808) Yesterday (November 6) at 10:21 p.m., County Police were called to the area of Capital Trail between Parke Ave and Peikin Ave for  the report of a motor vehicle crash. Officers observed two vehicles were involved in a collision.

One of the vehicles, an Acura RDX was being operated by a 31-year-old male. The marked New Castle County Police patrol vehicle was  being operated by an officer on duty, who was responding to a call for a fight in progress.

The 31-year-old operator of the RDX was not injured. The officer was taken to an area hospital for minor injuries.

This is an active and ongoing investigation by the Traffic Services Unit.

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.

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Homicide Investigation: Castlebrook Apartments

New Castle County Police are currently investigating a homicide that occurred in the community of Castlebrook Apartments.

(Newcastle, Del.-19720) Today(November6) at approximately 6:47 p.m., patrol officers were dispatched to the 500 block of S.DuPont Hwy for a cutting.

A 29-year-old female had been transported to an area hospital where she ultimately succumbed to her injury.

This investigation is in its preliminary stages and additional information will be released as it becomes available.

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