POLICE SEEK PUBLIC’S ASSISTANCE IN IDENTIFYING THEFT SUSPECT

(Hockessin, De 19707) On October 25th, 2020, patrol officers from the New Castle County Division of Police were dispatched to the Hockessin Athletic Club for a theft report.  When the officers arrived at the gym, they were able to interview the 68-year-old victim.  From this interview, the officers learned that when the victim was finished using the facilities, he returned to the locker room and found all his belongings had been removed from his unsecured locker.  

Later the officers were able to determine that the subject of the photograph is responsible for the theft. The image was taken from the Target in the Christiana Mall.

If you can identify the person in the picture or have any information regarding this investigation, please call the New Castle County Police non-emergency number at 302-573-2800.

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

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POLICE IMPERSONATORS ATTEMPT TO SCAM PUBLIC VIA PHONE CONVERSATIONS

(New Castle, DE 19720) Recently, we have been made aware of a phone scam in which the caller pretends to be a New Castle County Police Officer.  In this case the scammers provided the name Wesley Neeman. The scammers then continued to report that the victim had missed jury duty and a capias had been issued for her arrest.  

Wesley Neeman is a sworn police officer with the New Castle County Division of Police, and from time to time officers do if fact contact members of the community, but not in this instance.

 Here are some points to remember:

We will never contact the members of the community about missed jury duty.

We will never take funds over the phone, any payments owed must be made in person to the respective court.

The only way to alleviate a warrant is to appear at the issuing agency, or at the court. 

 If you receive a call from our non-emergency number, it is also a scam. The system we use is not able to call back on that line nor will it enable anyone else to call out.  The (302) 573-2800 number is fully functional for incoming calls only.

Most importantly, if you think you have been the victim of a scam or fraud please do not be embarrassed or ashamed.  These scammers can be very convincing, and you are not alone.  Contact the New Castle County Police non-emergency line (302)-573-2800 or (302) 395-8171 to report a scam.

Meyer, Bond, Street announce $7,500 reward for apprehension of Rosegate shooter

New Castle, DE – New Castle, DE – County officials have announced a reward of up to $7,500 for information leading to the arrest of the person or persons responsible for shooting two people on November 4, including a 9-month-old toddler in the neighborhood of Rosegate. For details of the investigation, click HERE.

 “I am deeply disturbed and angered by the recent shooting of a small boy and his father in the Rosegate community,” said County Executive Meyer. “Violence of any kind, but especially violence against a young child, will not stand in New Castle County. Our dedicated New Castle County Police detectives are working around the clock to bring this shooter to justice, and our hope is this reward will encourage someone to come forward with critical information.”

“We are saddened that these criminals continue to ravage our communities with violent acts,” said Col. Vaughn Bond. “Now they have reached a new low shooting a toddler. The police and community must unite to identify these criminals and arrest them. If we don’t then the shootings will continue with more innocent people being injured or killed.”

“The violence in our communities must stop,” said Councilman Jea Street. “To shoot a child, not even a single year old, is unthinkable. We hope this reward will get someone to come forward and lead to an arrest. I believe that we must use all of our resources to get extremely dangerous people off the street and have them prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.”

Anyone with information and/or video pertaining to this investigation is asked to contact Det. DiNardo at 302-395-8110 or by e-mail at David.DiNardo@newcastlede.gov or by calling the New Castle County Division of Police non-emergency number at 302-573-2800 or via messenger on Facebook.

Citizens can submit a tip via our website here (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.