POLICE INVESTIGATE A CRASH WHERE A DOG WAS KILLED

(New Castle, DE 19720) Last Friday afternoon (Apr 29)  at 1:30  p.m., patrol officers from the New Castle County Division of Police were dispatched to the 100 block of Liberty Blvd in the community of West Minquadale for the report of a traffic crash.

When the officers arrived, they learned from witnesses that a grey, Volkswagon Jetta had driven up the front lawn of a residence on Liberty Blvd at a high rate of speed.  As it went onto the lawn it missed several other witnesses but struck and ran over a dog. 

The officers also learned from witnesses that the driver, 40-year-old Michelle Brogan, waited at the scene for a few minutes, but drove away in the Jetta prior to their arrival.

Brogan did eventually return to the scene and was then driven back to her house so that the officers could view her vehicle.

Officers were then able to take Brogan into custody and transported her to police headquarters.  There she was charged with two counts of felony Reckless Endangering, and the following traffic offenses, one count of Driving Under the Influence (Drugs), one count of Reckless Driving, one count of Malicious Mischief by a Motor Vehicle, one count of Failure to Have Required Insurance, one count of Leaving the Scene of a Property Damage Accident, and one count of Driving in Proper Lane/ Direction.

She was arraigned by Justice of the Peace Court 11 and released after posting $2,275 secured bail.

Michelle Brogan

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POLICE ARREST NEW CASTLE SHED BURGLARS

(New Castle, DE 19720) On 02/12/2022, patrol officers from the New Castle County Division of Police were dispatched to seven addresses in the communities of Garfield Park and Holloway Terrace for the report of shed burglaries that occurred during the overnight hours.

A trespassing incident was also reported on Memorial Drive where a white female with blonde hair and a white male with neck and hand tattoos were captured on surveillance cameras walking through yards.

Detectives from the Criminal Investigations Unit then assumed the investigation. Their investigation revealed that the suspects were 35-year-old,  Steven Grubb and 34-year-old, Brooke Winkelman

On April 21st, both Grubb and Winkelman were taken into custody and transported to police headquarters.  There they were charged.  Grubb was charged with five counts of felony Burglary 3rd, four counts of felony theft (victim of the age of 62), four counts of felony Possession of Burglar Tools, one count of misdemeanor Theft, four counts of misdemeanor Criminal Mischief, one count of misdemeanor Trespassing Second Degree, and one count of misdemeanor Trespassing 3rd degree.  He was arraigned by Justice of the Peace Court 11 and held in lieu of $25,000 secured bail.

Winkelman was charged with one count of misdemeanor Trespassing Second Degree, and one count of misdemeanor 3rd degree.  She was also arraigned by Justice of the Peace Court 11 and released on $200 unsecured bail.

 The investigation is ongoing and if you have any information regarding this investigation, please contact Det Fitzgerald at (302)395-8171 or Andrew.Fitzgerald@newcastlede.gov or by calling 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 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 Division of Police.

Steven Grubb
Brooke Winkelman

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GOLD ALERT ISSUED FOR MISSING NEWARK MAN: TYREEK BLAKE

The New Castle County Police Department is searching for 25-year-old, Tyrek Blake.

(Newark, DE 19702 ) On April 26th, 2022, patrol officers from the New Castle County Division of Police were dispatched to the unit block of Stone Place in the community of Village of Kent Apartments for a report of a missing person.

When the officers arrived, they learned that 25-year-old Tyrek Blake had left the residence and started sending messages via social media.  The content of these messages caused concern for his welfare.

Tyrek Blake is described as a black male, 6’0” tall, 186 pounds, with short black hair and brown eyes. There is no clothing description.

Police are asking anyone with information on the whereabouts of Tyrek Blake 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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