INVESTIGATION UPDATE: POLICE INVESTIGATE DEATH OF TWO MALE SUBJECTS FOUND IN VEHICLE IN BROOKSIDE

(Newark, De 19713) Detectives from the New Castle County Division of Police have identified the homicide victims found deceased in a vehicle in the community of Brookside.  They have been identified as 20-year-old Zyitae Britt and 19-year-old Elijah Covington. 

“On behalf of the men and women of the New Castle County Division of Police, I wish to express our condolences and prayers to the families who lost loved ones.”  stated Colonel Vaughn M. Bond, Jr., “I can assure our communities that we are working diligently to identify those responsible for this senseless crime.”

If you have any information and/or video pertaining to this investigation, please contact Detective Kevin Mackie (Kevin.Mackie@newcastlede.gov or 302-395-8133). You can also contact the New Castle County Division of 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 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.

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POLICE INVESTIGATE DEATH OF TWO MALE SUBJECTS FOUND IN VEHICLE IN BROOKSIDE

(Newark, De 19713) Earlier this morning (Feb 12) at approximately 6:15 am, patrol officers from the New Castle County Division of Police were dispatched to the unit block of Carlisle Road, in the community of Brookside for the report of a suspicious vehicle.

When the officers arrived at the scene, they observed two deceased male subjects inside of the vehicle.  Detectives from the New Castle County Division of Police Criminal Investigations Unit arrived at the scene and have assumed the investigation.

This investigation is in the early stages and additional updates will be provided as the information becomes available.

If you have any information and/or video pertaining to this investigation, please contact Detective Kevin Mackie (Kevin.Mackie@newcastlede.gov or 302-395-8133). You can also contact the New Castle County Division of 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 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

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.

POLICE ARREST BURGLAR IN BELVEDERE

(Wilmington, DE 19804) Yesterday (Feb 9), patrol officers from the New Castle County Division of Police were dispatched to the 1000 block of Thames St, in the community of Belvedere, for a report of a burglary in progress.  While enroute, the officers learned that the address belonged to Fight for the Families Fellowship Church. 

When the officers arrived, they established a perimeter around the church property.   Shortly thereafter they located 54-year-old Charles Lecompte hiding in between a shed that had its front door handle broken off and a golf cart that was partially loaded with miscellaneous items.

The officers ‘investigation revealed that Lecompte drove to the church in the golf cart, broke the handle off the shed and started removing lawn equipment.

Lecompte was taken into custody without incident and transported to New Castle County Police Headquarters. There he was charged with one count of felony Burglary 3rd, one count of misdemeanor Theft, and one count of misdemeanor Criminal Mischief.

He was arraigned by New Castle County Court of Common Please and released on $2500 unsecured bail.

Charles Lecompte

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