POLICE ANNOUNCE HEROIN ALERT PROGRAM

New Castle County Division of Police is pleased to announce the renewal of the Heroin Alert Program. 

The Heroin Alert Program is an educational presentation offered by the New Castle County Division of Police Community Services Unit featuring emotional personal stories by guest speakers.

This presentation is suitable for high school students, community members, churches, etc.

The program will provide basic information related to the heroin epidemic, a history of heroin and other drugs commonly abused in the area, overdose statistics in Delaware and nationwide as well as how to find available treatment.

New Castle County Division of Police’s Heroin Alert Program is committed to raising awareness about the dangers of heroin, drug abuse, and the fact that it is killing our residents at an alarming rate.

For more information or to schedule a presentation please contact the Community Services Unit at 302 395-8050 or email Sunny.Allen@newcastlede.gov or William.Dejesus@newcastlede.gov

This presentation is in partnership with the New Castle County Division of Police Hero Help Program in an effort to educate citizens and provide treatment and access to resources about the heroin and drug epidemic happening in our area.

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GOLD ALERT ISSUED FOR MISSING NEWARK MAN-JOSHUA VENTRESCA

New Castle County Division of Police is currently searching for 25-year-old Joshua Ventresca.

(Newark, DE 19702) Today (Feb 17), officers from the New Castle County Police Division of Police were dispatched to the unit block of Kayes Court in the community of Adams Run. Upon arrival, officers learned that 25-year-old Joshua Ventresca had left the residence and not returned.  His medical condition caused a concern for his welfare.

Joshua Ventresca is described as a white male, with longer blonde hair and blue eyes.  He is also described as having a bushy beard.  He was last seen wearing a maroon long sleeved shirt, jeans, and flip flops.

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

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Joshua Ventresca

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UPDATE TO COMMUNITY ALERT

(New Castle DE 19720) On Friday, (Feb 15) Officers from the New Castle County Division of Police received a complaint regarding a quality of life issue that was affecting the community of Whitehall.

The concerned citizen reported that there were on-going drug transactions occurring in the unit block of E. Bellamy Drive and provided a detailed description of the suspected drug dealer.  Arriving officers located the suspect on a dirt bike in front of his residence and immediately smelled the odor of marijuana.  When they attempted to take the suspect into custody a struggle ensued.  After the subject was taken into custody a search of his person revealed, numerous individual bags of marijuana, a digital scale, prescription pills and over $1,000.00 in suspected drug proceeds.

A resident brought the officer’s conduct while taking the suspected drug dealer into custody to our attention.  Portions of this arrest were captured on a cell phone video and were later posted on social media.

“Our officers are held to the highest standards of police conduct and the fact that an arrest was made does not negate the need for a complete and comprehensive review of this incident which is currently underway,” stated Colonel Vaughn M. Bond, Jr.

The 16-year-old male was charged with: one count of felony Resisting Arrest, one count of felony Manufactures, Delivers, or Possesses with intent to Manufacture, Deliver a Controlled Substance, two counts of misdemeanor Offensive Touching of a Law Enforcement Officer, one count misdemeanor Possession of a Controlled Substance, one count of misdemeanor Criminal Mischief and one count of Possession of Drug Paraphernalia Marijuana Related, a civil violation.

He was arraigned by Justice of the Peace Court 11 and is being held at the New Castle County Detention Center in lieu of $6500 secured bail.

https://nccpdnews.com/2019/02/17/community-alert/

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COMMUNITY ALERT

(New Castle 19720) On Friday, (Feb 15) Officers from the New Castle County Division of Police received a complaint regarding a quality of life issue that was affecting the community of Whitehall.  Our officers responded to E. Bellamy Drive where they eventually arrested the suspect described in the complaint.   A resident of the community recorded the officer’s actions during the arrest and later posted it on social media.  The New Castle County Police Department was made aware of the video last evening. We always hold our officers to the highest standards of police conduct, and a complete review of this incident is underway.

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POLICE RELEASE MOBILE APP

(New Castle, 19720) The New Castle County Division of Police is excited to present our new mobile app for Apple and Android devices.

The app can be found by searching “New Castle County Police” in the app stores and is free to the public.

This new app will give citizens access to press releases, alerts, and emergency notifications, right from their cell phones.  The app also allows members of the community to submit anonymous tips to New Castle County Division of Police with two-way communication through the app.

We are excited to deliver this new way of communicating with our community, making New Castle County Division of Police more accessible than ever.

More features will be added in the future, so please select automatic updating when you download the application.

This is in addition to our REVERSE 911 system.  This communications technology is used by the New Castle County Division of Police to contact groups of people in a defined geographic area. This system uses a database of telephone numbers and associated addresses, which, can be used to deliver recorded emergency notifications to a selected set of telephone service subscribers.

The subscription is easy and free!  It works through landlines or cell service.

To sign up just go to the following link and follow the prompts.

https://nccpd.onthealert.com/

Join us in working together to make New Castle County a safer place for our residents, businesses, and visitors.

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POLICE ARREST MULTIPLE SUSPECTS FOR STEALING CARS

(Newark, DE 19713) Yesterday (Feb 12), patrol officers from the New Castle County Division of Police were dispatched to the area of Chestnut Hill Road and Harmony Road for reports of multiple vehicles being stolen.

When the officers arrived, they learned that a total of five vehicles were stolen.  One vehicle was stolen the day before and four more vehicles were taken during the morning hours.  During each incident, the stolen vehicle was unlocked and running in front of their homes.

Witness statements lead to descriptions of multiple suspects and the vehicle that they were driving.  The suspect vehicle was described as a gray Chevrolet Suburban.  The suspect(s) were observed exiting this gray SUV, then entering the idling cars and driving off.

Officers from the New Castle County Division of Police Mobile Enforcement Team located a vehicle matching the description and were able to stop the vehicle.

Detectives from the New Castle County Division of Police the assumed the investigation which lead to the arrest of 4 four suspects.

Four of the five stolen vehicles were also recovered.

Arrested were: 19-year-old, Malik Thompson of Newark, 30-year-old, Mary Smart of Newark, 20-year-old Frank Torres of Bear, and 22-year-old Christina Havens of Middletown.

Malik Thompson was charged with: six counts of Felony Theft of a Motor Vehicle, two counts of felony Burglary 3rd, five counts of felony Conspiracy 2nd, and one count of misdemeanor theft.  He was arraigned by Justice of the Peace Court 11 and held in lieu of $29,000 cash bail.

Mary Smart was charged with: five counts of Felony Theft of a Motor Vehicle, five counts of felony Conspiracy 2nd, and one count of misdemeanor theft.  She was arraigned by Justice of the Peace Court 11 and held in lieu of $27,000 secured bail.

Frank Torres was charged with: five counts of Felony Theft of a Motor Vehicle, five counts of felony Conspiracy 2nd, and one count of misdemeanor theft.  He was arraigned by Justice of the Peace Court 11 and released on $21,000 unsecured bail.

Christina Havens was charged with: five counts of Felony Theft of a Motor Vehicle, five counts of felony Conspiracy 2nd, and one count of misdemeanor theft.  She was arraigned by Justice of the Peace Court 11 and released on her own recognizance.

Malik Thompson    Mary Smart       Frank Torres     Christina Havens

 

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GOLD ALERT ISSUED FOR MISSING NEWARK MAN- DYRON NURIDDIN

New Castle County Division of Police is currently searching for 19-year-old Dyron Nuriddin.

(Newark, DE 19702) Today (Feb 12) at approximately 2:30 p.m., officers from the New Castle County Police Division of Police were dispatched to the unit block of Raven Turn in the community of Sparrow Run. Upon arrival, officers learned that 19-year-old Dyron Nuriddin had left the residence after an argument.  AS he was leaving the residence he made statements that caused concern for his welfare.

 

Dyron Nuriddin is described as a black male, 5’10” tall, 150 pounds, short black hair, brown eyes.   Last seen wearing a black jacket, black jeans, black boots, and a black & gray beanie hat.

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

dyron nuriddin

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