OFFICERS RESCUE WOMAN PINNED UNDER MOTOR VEHICLE

(Newark, De 19702) Wednesday (Jan 19), patrol officers from the New Castle County Division of Police were dispatched to Fieldstone Lane in the community of Country Creek for the report of a woman trapped under a vehicle. When the officers arrived, they found a 70-year-old woman who had her left arm pinned under her vehicle, a 2016 Hyundai Santa Fe.

A member of the community had attempted to use a jack, but it was not high enough to lift the vehicle. When the patrol officers arrived, they were able to lift the vehicle high enough to pull her out from underneath.  She was then transported to a local area hospital where she was admitted for her injuries.  She is listed in serious but stable condition.

Investigators from the New Castle County Division of Police Traffic Services Unit arrived on the scene and assumed the investigation. 

The crash investigation is still ongoing, and alcohol is not believed to be a contributing factor.

Mark R. Logemann, Chief of the New Castle County Emergency Medical Services Division stated,  “The quick thinking and physical actions of the bystander and the officers from the Division of Police played a major role in this patient being protected from further injury, and possibly death. The Emergency Medical Services Division values the close working relationship we share with our law enforcement partners in our combined mission to serve the citizens of New Castle County.”                                                                                                                                                                      

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POLICE ARREST TWO IN CHELSEA ESTATES HOME INVASION

(New Castle, DE 19720) Last Monday (Jan 10), at approximately 7:40 p.m., patrol officers from the New Castle County Division of Police were dispatched to Jay Drive in the community of Chelsea Estates, New Castle for an occupied burglary.  

When the officers arrived, they learned from the 21-year-old male victim that he was in the residence and heard a noise downstairs.   He went downstairs and saw two black male subjects knocking on his door.  When he opened the door one subject pointed a gun at him and a second subject displayed a knife.  They forced him back into his residence and made him sit on his couch. The subjects then struck the victim on the head and stole multiple items from his residence.

Area video surveillance showed the suspects arriving in a red Jeep Wrangler.

Detectives from the New Castle County Division of Police Criminal Investigations Unit were then contacted and assumed the investigation.

Yesterday (Jan 12), at approximately 5:30 am a second call for a burglary in progress came from the same residence.  This time witnesses reported that they heard banging on the door and when they looked out, they saw a red Jeep drive away.

Area surveillance showed the two subjects approach the victim’s residence and one of them kicked the door.  The red jeep is again observed driving away.

The detectives were able to determine that the red Jeep was being driven by 20-year-old Christopher Robinson.  The investigation also revealed that Robinson is a student at the University of Delaware and resides on the unit block of Scholar Drive.  Surveillance video of that area showed two black males matching the earlier description carrying in stolen items. 

A search warrant was authored and executed by members of the New Castle County Division of Police Special Weapons and Tactics Team and officers from the University of Delaware Police Department.

Inside the residence, Robinson was apprehended as was the second suspect, 20-year-old Desmond Thompson.  The stolen items from the Jay Drive residence were recovered.  Illegal drugs and a handgun were also seized.

Detectives determined that Thompson is not a student at the University but a guest of Robinson.

Both suspects were transported to headquarters, charged, and arraigned.

Robinson was charged with one count of felony Robbery 1st degree, one count of felony Possession of a Firearm During the Commission of a Felony, one count of felony Home Invasion, one count of felony Possession with the Intent to Distribute a Controlled Substance, one count of felony Possession of a Firearm Prohibited with a Controlled Substance, one count of felony Theft Greater than $1500, one count of felony Possession of a Controlled Substance Tier 1 Quantity, one count of felony Conspiracy 2nd degree, one count of misdemeanor Theft Under $1500 and one count of misdemeanor Offensive Touching.  He was arraigned by Justice of the Peace Court 11 and held in lieu of $161,600 cash bail.

Thompson was charged with one count of felony Robbery 1st degree, one count of felony Possession of a Firearm During the Commission of a Felony, one count of felony Home Invasion, one count of felony Theft Greater than $1500, one count of felony Conspiracy 2nd degree, and one count of misdemeanor Theft Under $1500. He was also arraigned by Justice of the Peace Court 11 and held in lieu of $151,100 cash bail.

Christopher Robinson
Desmond Thompson

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GOLD ALERT ISSUED FOR MISSING NEWARK MAN

The New Castle County Police Department is searching for 81-year-old Howard P. Dillman.

(Newark, DE 19702) Last Wednesday (Jan 5) at approximately 9:22 PM, patrol officers from the New Castle County Division of Police were dispatched to Prescott Drive in the community of Varlano Village for a report of a missing person. When the officers arrived, they learned that 81-year-old Howard P. Dillman had left the residence earlier and after he left, made statements that caused a concern for his welfare.

Howard Dillman is a white male with white hair,  blue eyes 6’02, and weighs approximately 230lbs.  He was last seen wearing a red Puma Hoodie and blue jeans.   He left driving a 2012 charcoal-colored, Dodge Grand Caravan with Delaware registration (PC 188806).

Police are asking anyone with information on the whereabouts of Howard Dillman 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.

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