POLICE INVESTIGATE FATAL CRASH ON PIKE CREEK ROAD

(Wilmington, DE 19808) Last night (July 21) at approximately 9:30 p.m., patrol officers from the New Castle County Division of Police were dispatched to the area of Pike Creek Road just west of Forsythia Drive for the report of a pedestrian that had been struck by a motor vehicle.

When the officers arrived at the scene, they learned that a 2008 Nissan Rogue was traveling on Pike Creek Road heading eastbound when it struck a 52-year-old male pedestrian.  The 18-year-old female driver of the Rogue remained at the scene and was interviewed by the officers. The 52-year-old male was pronounced dead at the scene.

Investigators from The New Castle County Division of Police Traffic Services Unit then arrived at the scene and assumed the investigation.  While the investigation is still in its early stages, the investigators have revealed that impairment does not appear to be a factor.

Anyone with information/video pertaining to this investigation is asked to contact Det. Kevin Maloney at 302-395-8172 or by e-mail at Kevin.Maloney@newcastlede.gov or by calling the New Castle County Division of Police non-emergency number at 302-573-2800 or via messenger on Facebook.

PUBLIC NOTICE: EXECUTIVE SUMMARY FY21 ENHANCING COMMUNITY POLICING AND ADDRESSING VIOLENT CRIME

Applicant Name:         New Castle County Division of Police

Project Title:               Enhancing Community Policing and Addressing Violent Crime

Award:                        $179,385

The New Castle County Division of Police will be using our local allocation for FY 2021 Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant on Enhancing Community Policing and Addressing Violent Crime.  Our overall goal is to utilize our advances in technology to ensure officer safety, analyze crime trends and strategically plan our best course for lowering crime; more specifically, reduce violent crime and enhance our community policing efforts.

  • Goals of Project:
  • Seek training to enhance skill sets of all officers; (2) we will purchase a canine and officer wellness equipment; (3) deploy overtime officers based on a comprehensive analysis of crime trends at bi-weekly operational meetings, while using cutting edge technology to determine the “hot spots” where violent crimes most likely to occur. 
  • Strategy:

New Castle County continues to take advantage of advancements in the law enforcement field.  We rely on the use of data, crime analysis, crime mapping and other analytic tools, regarding effective policing strategies to deploy our officers on overtime.  We will seek valuable training for our officers to enhance their potential.  Lastly, we will purchase a canine and officer wellness equipment to ensure the well-being of our officers.

INVESTIGATIVE UPDATE: POLICE INVESTIGATE HOMICIDE IN ALBAN PARK, SUSPECT WANTED FOR MURDER.

(Brooklyn, NY 11224) On July 9th, 2021 Officers from the New Castle County Division of Police were notified that the body of a 23-year-old James Jackson was located inside of a vehicle in Delaware County, Pennsylvania. The investigation revealed that his death was a homicide and the incident occurred at a residence in the 1600 block of Coleman Street in the community of Alban Park.

Through investigative means, detectives developed 28-year-old Sean Tyler as the suspect in this investigation and arrest warrants have been obtained for murder in the 1st degree and other related charges.

Last Friday, July 16th, Tyler was apprehended by officers from the NYPD in Coney Island, NY.  He was transported to a local NYPD precinct where he was later met by detectives from the New Castle County Division of Police Criminal Investigations Unit.

The detectives charged Tyler with one county of felony Murder First Degree, and one count of felony Possession of a Firearm During the Commission of a Felony, and Possession of a Firearm by a Person Prohibited.

Currently, Tyler is pending extradition back to Delaware.

Sean Tyler

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