POLICE INVESTIGATE THANKSGIVING DAY SHOOTING

POLICE INVESTIGATE SHOOTING ON THANKSGIVING

(New Castle, DE 19720) Last night (Nov 26), at approximately 8:30 p.m., patrol officers from the New Castle County Division of Police were dispatched to the 1500 block of Stonebridge Blvd, in the community of Hampton Green Townhouses for a report of shots fired.

When the officers arrived, they located a black SUV idling in the parking lot. The officers were notified by dispatch that the SUV had been reported stolen from the City of Wilmington. When the officers examined the SUV, a 21-year-old male was seen laying across the front seats.  The male was found to be suffering from a gunshot wound to the torso area.  The officers immediately provided first aid and when paramedics arrived, he was transported to a local area hospital, where he was admitted for his injuries.

Detectives from the New Castle County Division of Police Criminal Investigations Unit arrived at the scene and assumed the investigation.  This investigation is ongoing and in its early stages.  Additional information will be provided as it becomes available.

 Anyone with information please contact Det. Lucas at (302) 395-8110 or via email at Brian.Lucas@newcastlede.gov or by calling the New Castle County Division of Police non-emergency number at 302-573-2800.

Citizens can also text a tip anonymously simply by texting the number 847411 keyword: NCCDE.  You can also submit a tip via our website at http://www.nccpd.com. Additionally, tipsters may also call Crime Stoppers at (800) TIP-3333 or visit us on Facebook (IM) at New Castle County Division of Police.

If you or someone you know is a victim or witness of a violent crime or have lost a loved one to a sudden death and are in need of assistance, the New Castle County Division of Police Victim Services Unit is available to offer you support and resources through (302)-395-8000.

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NEW CASTLE COUNTY DIVISION OF POLICE MAINTAINS NATIONAL ACCREDITATION

(New Castle, DE 19720) The New Castle County Division of Police was awarded national accreditation on November 13th, 2020 by the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. (CALEA). the division was first accredited in 1988.

Following a multi-year self-assessment phase and a meticulous site-based assessment of community engagement, policy, procedures, equipment and facilities by CALEA assessors, each agency being reviewed, goes before CALEA’s 21-member Board of Commissioners where the commission reviews all findings and determines the agencies’ accreditation status.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the usual CALEA Conference, where agencies are formally reviewed and awarded in person, was taken online to a virtual format. On Friday November 13, 2020, the CALEA Commission voted to approve reaccreditation of the New Castle County Division of Police. CALEA President Anthony Purcell and Executive Director W. Craig Hartley, Jr. will formally award the division with accreditation, signifying excellence in public safety and commitment to community.

In 1979, the Commission was created through the combined efforts of four major law enforcement organizations; the International Association of Chiefs of Police, National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives, National Sheriffs’ Association and the Police Executive Research Forum.

The purpose of the Commission is to develop standards based on international best practices in public safety, and to establish and administer the accreditation process. The accreditation process is how a public safety agency voluntarily demonstrates how it meets professionally recognized criteria for excellence in management and service delivery.

“This award of accreditation does not come easy,” said CALEA President Anthony Purcell, Chief of Police, University of Alabama at Birmingham Police Department. “Agencies must go through a rigorous review and evaluation of their organization and then implement the necessary policy and procedure changes. The process does not stop at that point. By voluntarily choosing to seek CALEA accreditation, the agency commits to an ongoing review of adherence to CALEA’s standards. Each community with CALEA accredited agencies should be feel confident that their public safety organization is going above and beyond and operating under the highest standards in public safety.

Colonel Vaughn M. Bond, Jr remarked, “I am very proud that the New Castle County Division of Police was awarded this, the Advanced Law Enforcement Re-Accreditation with Excellence. The process is very intense, and this is the second time in a row we have received this high honor.   It shows our commitment to our communities in ensuring our policies and procedures are in line with the best practices in law enforcement. “

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COLD CASE REVIEW: PETER DiSABATINO

(New Castle, DE 19720) The victims and families of our unsolved homicides are not forgotten and there are ongoing efforts by the New Castle County Division of Police and the Criminal Investigation Unit, Cold Case Squad, to bring about a resolution to each and every case.  In an effort to refresh the community’s recollection and investigate every possible lead we will be posting again the information pertaining to each open case.

On Monday, November 12, 2012, eight years ago today, at approximately 9:20 p.m., officers from the New Castle County Division of Police were dispatched to a shooting in the area of 211 Thorn Lane, Studio Green Apartments in Newark Delaware.

When the officers arrived, they discovered the victim, 20-year-old Peter DiSabatino lying on the sidewalk suffering from gunshot wounds. He was transported to the hospital, where he died shortly after arrival.

The suspects are described as two black males, one of which is wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt and the other a black hooded sweatshirt.

If you have any information regarding this case, please contact the Cold Case Homicide Squad directly: Det. Brian Shahan: Brian.Shahan@newcastlede.gov (302) 395-2781

Any information could potentially be used to bring criminals to justice and provide peace for the families who have lost their loved one.

A standing, cash reward is offered in exchange for information deemed to benefit the investigation or lead to the arrest and conviction of the individual(s) responsible for committing the crime.

Citizens can submit a tip via our website at http://www.nccpd.com.,or (IM) on the New Castle County Division of Police Facebook page. Citizens can also submit a tip anonymously by text. Send a text to 847411 with NCCDE in the text field and your tip. You 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 (IM) at New Castle County Police.

Additionally, if you or someone you know is a victim or witness of a violent crime or have lost a loved one to a sudden death and are in need assistance, the New Castle County Division of Police Victim Services Unit is available to offer you support and resources through (302)-395-8000.