UPDATE WITH ARREST HOMICIDE INVESTIGATION-KIAMENSI ROAD

Detectives from the New Castle County Division of Police, Criminal Investigation Unit have arrested 38-year-old Walter T. Lolley for the murder of Isabel Cooper and Thessalonias Berry.

(Wilmington, DE 19804) At approximately 2:00am on May 24th, 2018, officers from the New Castle County Division of Police were dispatched to a reported motor vehicle accident in the area of the intersection of Kiamensi Rd @ Rothwell Dr. When the units arrived, they discovered two injured subjects inside of the vehicle.  Both of the subjects had apparent gunshot wounds and were later pronounced deceased by New Castle County Paramedics.

Ultimately, Isabel Cooper, 34, and her boyfriend Thessalonias Berry, 34, were identified as the occupants of the vehicle.  The victims had been expecting their first child together, as Isabel Cooper, at the time of her death, was seven months pregnant.

The investigation into the deaths of Isabel Cooper and Thessalonias Berry has uncovered that Walter T. Lolley was one of the last persons to have contact with both victims.  As the investigation continued, additional evidence was uncovered that established Walter T. Lolley as the suspect.

On September 13th, 2018 Walter T. Lolley was apprehended by the US Marshals Service in Georgia.  He was extradited to Delaware on December 11, 2018 and has been charged with: 2 counts of felony Murder 1st, 2 counts of felony Possession of a Firearm During the Commission of a Felony, and 1 count of felony Possession of a Firearm by a Person Prohibited.

“This was a heinous act that took the life of two defenseless adults; one being a female who was seven months pregnant.”, stated Colonel Vaughn M. Bond, Jr. “Officers and detectives worked side by side with the members of the community to identify Lolley as the suspect in this investigation.  We continue to ask anyone that may have additional information to contact us.”

Walter T. Lolley was arraigned by Justice of the Peace Court 2 and is currently being held at Howard Young Correctional Institution on $2,125,000 cash bail.

 Walter Lolley

Walter Lolley

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POLICE INVESTIGATE ACCIDENT IN THE COMMUNITY OF CHALFONTE

(Wilmington, De 19810) Today (Dec 12) at 3:30 p.m. hours officers from the New Castle County Division of Police were dispatched to the intersection of Kingman Drive at Eaton Road in the community of Chalfonte, in reference to a pedestrian who was struck by a motor vehicle.

When the officers arrived at the scene they made contact with the 14-year-old victim.  The officers learned that the bus was stopped with its lights on and the victim ran around the front of the bus and was struck by an oncoming 2010 Toyota Prius. Witnesses stated that the oncoming vehicle had stopped for the school bus but then continued on and struck the victim.

The victim was taken to an area hospital where he was treated for abrasions to his chest, and leg area.  The victim was later released after the treatment.

The 67-year-old driver of the Prius remained at the scene and was cited with Inattentive Driving and Passing a Stopped School Bus.

The New Castle County Division of Police would like to remind drivers to remain attentive while driving and especially attentive when driving around school buses.

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UPDATE:  ARREST MADE IN 2016 DARLEY WOODS HOMICIDE

Detectives from the New Castle County Division of Police Criminal Investigations Unit arrested 22-year-old Seth Kinderman for a 2016 homicide that occurred in the community of Darley Woods.

(Wilmington, Del.-19810) On December 20th, 2016 at approximately 5:50 p.m., Patrol Officers from the New Castle County Division of Police were dispatched to the 1000 block of Linda Road in Darley Woods after a witness called 9-1-1 to report an unconscious male on the sidewalk.  Responding units arrived on scene and found the unidentified male deceased with a gunshot wound to his upper body.

Detectives from the New Castle County Division of Police Criminal Investigations Unit arrived on scene and assumed the investigation.

They were eventually able to identify the victim as Jakeith Latham, 34, from the unit block of Newkirk Street in Clayton, New Jersey.

Multiple investigative leads directed the detectives to 22-year-old Seth Kinderman.  Today, the detectives apprehended Seth Kinderman and charged him with felony Murder 1st degree, felony Robbery 1st degree and 2 counts of Possession of a Firearm During the Commission of a Felony.

“Our thoughts and prayers remain with Mr. Latham’s family as they continue to cope with his passing.”, stated Colonel Vaughn M. Bond, Jr.  “Mr. Latham was an upstanding young man with a promising future whose life ended in a senseless act of violence.  I remain extremely grateful for the dedication, perseverance, and commitment that our officers have shown throughout this nearly two-year long investigation. I hope that the Latham family will find some sense of peace knowing that the person responsible for this crime has been apprehended.

“Unfortunately, not all of our homicide cases have been solved so we continue to ask the public to come forward with any information that they have on unsolved homicides so that other families will get the answers they rightfully deserve.”

Seth Kinderman was arraigned at Justice of the Peace Court 2 and held on $1,180,000 cash bail.

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Seth Kinderman

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GOLD ALERT ISSUED FOR MISSING NEWARK MAN-JOSEPH ARNOLD

New Castle County Division of Police is currently searching for 22-year-old Joseph Arnold.

(Newark, De 19702) Last night (Dec 1), officers from the New Castle County Division of Police were dispatched to the unit block of Waters Edge Drive, Waters Edge Apartments for a Missing Persons Report. When they arrived on scene the officers were contacted by family members.  The officers then learned that 22-year-old Joseph Arnold left the residence after making statements that caused a concern for his welfare.

Joseph Arnold is described as a white male, 5’07’’, 170lbs, blonde hair and blue eyes.  He has the name Danielle tattooed on his neck. He was last seen wearing a gray Carhartt beanie, tan Carhartt Jacket and blue jeans.

Police are asking anyone with information on the whereabouts of Joseph Arnold 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.

Joseph Arnold

Joseph Arnold

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POLICE INVESTIGATE SHOOTING IN EDGEMOOR GARDENS

(Wilmington, DE 19809)   Yesterday, (Nov 25) at approximately 4:15 p.m. officers from the New Castle Divison of Police Patrol Division were dispatched to E. Salisbury Drive in the area of Bedford Drive, in the community of Edgemoor Gardens for a reported shooting.

Prior to the officers’ arrival, a 28-year-old victim had already been transported to a local hospital.  There he was treated for a single gunshot wound to an upper extremity and released.

Detectives from the New Castle County Division of Police Criminal Investigations Unit arrived on scene and have assumed the investigation. This is an active and ongoing investigation.

The New Castle County Division of Police, Criminal Investigation Unit is asking anyone with information regarding this incident to please contact Det Michael McNasby at (302) 395-8110 or Michael.McNasby@newcastlede.gov.  Tipsters may also call Crime Stoppers at (800) TIP-3333 or IM us on Facebook at New Castle County Police Department.

If you or someone you know is a victim or witness of a 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.

GOLD ALERT ISSUED FOR 38-YEAR-OLD CLAYMONT MAN-SHAWN WHITTAKER.

New Castle County Division of Police is currently searching for 38-year-old Shawn Whittaker

(Claymont, DE 19701) Today (Nov 25), officers from the New Castle County Division of Police were dispatched to the unit block of Society Drive, Whitney Apartments for a Missing Persons Report. When they arrived on scene the officers were contacted by family members.  The officers then learned that 38-year-old Shawn Whittaker left the residence after making statements that caused a concern for his welfare.

Shawn Whittaker is described as a black male, 5’11’’, 170lbs, black hair and brown eyes.  He was last seen wearing brown boots, grey jogger pants and a black coat with brown fur trim around the hood.

Police are asking anyone with information on the whereabouts of Shawn Whittaker 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.

Whittaker (2)

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GOLD ALERT ISSUED FOR MISSING COOPERS PLACE APARTMENTS MAN-CARLOS MCGRADY

 

 

New Castle County Division of Police is currently searching for 86-year–old Carlos McGrady from the  community of Coopers Place Apartments.

(Newark, DE 19713) Earlier today (November 24th) officers from the New Castle County Division of Police were dispatched to the unit block of Chestnut Crossing Drive for report of a missing person.

Upon arrival, the officers spoke with friends. They learned that 86-year-old Carlos McGrady was last observed leaving the unit block of Chestnut Crossing Drive. He has not been seen or heard from since earlier this morning (Nov 24). Police then learned that Carlos McGrady has a medical condition which caused a concern for his welfare.

Carlos McGrady is described as a white male, 5ft 8 inches , 145lbs, with gray hair and light blue/gray eyes. He was last seen wearing jeans and a green shirt.  He is also know to wear white sneakers with the letter “N” on the side. (possibly New Balance)

Carlos McGrady left his residence in a green Kia Sportage DE:PC72113, the left taillight is broken and the one side of the vehicle is a darker green due to a collision repair.  His direction of travel is unknown but he is known to frequent the area of Brookside Shopping Center.

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

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Carlos McGrady