Police Investigate Burglary in Applecross

The New Castle County Division of Police, Criminal Investigations Section, Property Squad, is currently investigating a residential burglary in the community of Applecross.

(Wilmington, Del.-19807) On Thursday (9/22) at approximately 10:30 p.m., New Castle County Police responded to the 200 block of S. Ashview Lane (Applecross) for the report of a burglary investigation.

Officers arrived on scene and contacted the victims who reported they arrived home at approximately 10:00 p.m. to find their home had been burglarized.  Officers searched the home and found additional evidence of a crime.

Additional officers from the Evidence Detection Squad responded to the scene to assist in the collection of evidence.

Detectives are actively investigating this incident and are asking residents to report any suspicious persons or vehicles in the area to the police. 

Police are also asking anyone with surveillance footage or information relating to this incident to please contact Det. T. Bruhn at 302.395.8110 or Thomas.Bruhn@newcastlede.gov or by calling the New Castle County Division of Police non-emergency number at 302.573.2800. Tipsters can 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 Investigate Shots Fired Complaint

The New Castle County Division of Police are currently investigating a shots fired complaint in the area of County Road.

(Bear, Del.-19701) On Thursday (9/22) at approximately 9:20 p.m., New Castle County Police were called to the 100 block of Walls Way for a gun violation.  Officers arrived on scene and began a property check of the area.

The search revealed multiple shell casings on County Road.  There were no reported injuries or damage.

Police previously responded to the area on Saturday (9/17) at approximately 5:55 a.m. for a similar incident.  Evidence was located from the scene of this incident as well. 

Anyone with information pertaining to these investigations is asked to please call the New Castle County non-emergency number at 302.573.2800.

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Police Investigate Shots Fired in Overview Gardens

The New Castle County Division of Police are searching for information relating to a late reported shots fired that occurred in the community of Overview Gardens.

(New Castle, Del.-19720) On Wednesday (9/21), at approximately 12:40 p.m., New Castle County Police were called to the 100 block of Memorial Drive for a late reported shots fired complaint.

Officers arrived on scene and spoke to a victim who reported that on Tuesday (9/20), between 11:40 a.m. and 12:00 p.m., he heard a single gunshot outside of his home.   Upon further investigation, the victim advised he observed an unknown Black male subject on the ground.  He stated the subject then fled on foot, but he did observe a white sedan flee the area in the direction of New Castle Avenue.  The victim stated he observed the damage to his vehicle and called 9-1-1 to report the incident.

Additional officers responded to the scene and located more victims with one victim advising an unknown subject entered her residence through the rear door and then exited out the side door.  She described the subject as a tall, thin, Black male wearing black pants with a white stripe and a hooded sweatshirt.

Damage was found to a home in the area consistent with a gunshot. 

Several witnesses reported observing a tall, thin, Black male, approximately 6’ feet tall, wearing black pants with a white stripe, black shirt, and white hat during the time of the incident.  Witnesses also reported a white SUV with unknown registration leaving the area at a high rate of speed during and shortly after the incident.

Portions of Memorial Drive were closed during this investigation. 

Anyone with information pertaining to this investigation is asked to please call the New Castle County non-emergency number at 302.573.2800.

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