Media Notification- PIO Change

The following is presented for informational purposes only and is not meant for news release:

Good morning,

Please join me in welcoming our new PIO M/Cpl. Michel Eckerd.  Mike is an 18-year veteran of the division with previous assignments as a Major Crimes detective and Special Investigations Squad detective.

Mike will be using my work cellphone number and his email is MEckerd@nccde.org – please add him to your distribution lists.

I will be staying with the PIOs through September 8th then I’ll be transferred to our Uniformed Patrol Division.

Thank you all for making my time as PIO an enjoyable experience.

All the best,

JP

Police Issue Gold Alert, Seek Missing Townsend Woman- Winifred Spence

New Castle County Police are currently searching for 88-year-old Winifred Spence missing from her home in the community of Odessa National.

(Townsend, Del. – 19734) Yesterday (Aug 25) at about 10:30p.m., County Police were dispatched to the 400 block Glenturret Way for a missing person report.  Police learned that Winifred Spence left her residence in a vehicle for a family member’s residence, located in the Bear area, at about 8:00 p.m. that night.  Winifred Spence did not arrive at her destination.

Winifred Spence is described as a white female, 5’02” tall, 130lbs, with grey hair and blue eyes.  She was last seen wearing a white blouse and blue pants.

Winifred Spence may be driving a 2017 maroon Lincoln MKZ displaying Delaware registration SP102.

Police searched for Winifred Spence, which included checking her planned destination, but were unable to locate her.

Police are asking anyone with information on the whereabouts of Winifred Spence to please contact New Castle County Police by dialing (302) 573-2800 or visit our website at www.NCCPD.com. Citizens with the smartphone application are encouraged to use the “submit tip” tab to submit tips.  Select a topic by using the “drop down” and complete the tip by “clicking” submit.  The New Castle County Police Smartphone Application is free to download and available for all iPhone and Android smartphones.

winifred spence

Winifred Spence

 

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Investigation Yields Heroin Seizure- Edgemoor Gardens

New Castle County Police have arrested Cleve Wright, 37, for drug-related charges after recovering heroin during a search warrant in the community of Edgemoor Gardens.

(Wilmington, Del.- 19809) During the month of August, 2017, County Police Drug Control Squad (DCS) Detectives received information about a man selling heroin in the first block of Polk Dr.  Through the investigation, detectives were able to identify the suspect as Cleve Wright and obtain a search warrant for the residence.

DCS Detectives along with New Castle County Police Safe Streets, Mobile Enforcement Team (MET) and Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) officers served the search warrant at the residence yesterday morning (Aug. 24).  Cleve Wright attempted to flee the residence on foot, but was stopped by officers and taken into custody without further incident.  Police also located two juveniles in the residence.

During a search of the residence, police located 510 bags of heroin- with an estimated street value of $1,200- as well as approximately $260.00 in suspected drug proceeds.

Cleve Wright was charged with possession of heroin in a Tier 3 quantity, possession with the intent to distribute heroin in a Tier 2 quantity, two counts of endangering the welfare of a child and resisting arrest.  He was arraigned and committed to Young Correctional Institution after failing to post $10,000 cash only bail.  He was ordered to have no contact with the juveniles found in the residence.

Cleve Wright

Cleve Wright

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A portion of the seized heroin

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Juvenile Suspect Arrested following BB Gun Shooting and Vehicle Pursuit

New Castle County Police have arrested a 15-year-old boy following a BB gun shooting and vehicle pursuit in the Marshallton Area.

(Wilmington, Del. – 19808) Today (Aug 23) at about 8:00 a.m., County Police were called to the Creeks at Marshallton Apartments for an adult female who had been shot by a BB gun.  Police arrived on scene and learned that a suspect operating a black SUV had shot the female with a BB gun and then fled.  Police were able to quickly identify the suspect.

Police were also alerted to another BB gun shooting that occurred in the community of English Creek II today at about 8:30a.m.  During that incident, a 10-year-old boy was riding his bike when the same suspect shot him with the BB gun.

Police were able to locate the suspect in his vehicle and attempted to stop him.  The suspect fled from police and a vehicle pursuit ensued.  During the pursuit, the suspect struck an uninvolved vehicle.  Police then discontinued the pursuit for public safety reasons since the suspect had been identified.

Officers responded to the suspect’s residence in the 100 block of Stanton Rd.  When they arrived, police located the black SUV in the area.  Officers made contact with the suspect at the residence and he surrendered to police without further incident.

Police believe the black SUV to be stolen.

All of the victims in this case were evaluated at the scene and did not require further medical treatment.

The suspect is awaiting formal charging and arraignment.

This case is in the initial stages of investigation; further information as well as charging information will be released as it becomes available.

Police are asking anyone with information on this investigation to please contact New Castle County Police by dialing (302) 573-2800 or visit our website at www.NCCPD.com. Citizens with the smartphone application are encouraged to use the “submit tip” tab to submit tips.  Select a topic by using the “drop down” and complete the tip by “clicking” submit.  The New Castle County Police Smartphone Application is free to download and available for all iPhone and Android smartphones.

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Police Issue Gold Alert, Seek Missing New Castle Man- John Meadow

New Castle County Police are currently searching for 29-year-old John Meadow missing from his home in the community of Minquadale.

(New Castle, Del. – 19720) Today (Aug 23) at about 2:30a.m., County Police were dispatched to the 200 block of W. Hazeldell Ave for a missing person report.  Police learned that John Meadow left the residence on foot after making statements that cause a concern for his welfare.

John Meadow is described as a white male, 5’10” tall, 180lbs, with brown hair, green eyes, and facial hair.  He was last seen wearing a black shirt and black shorts.

Police searched for John Meadow, but were unable to locate him.

Police are asking anyone with information on the whereabouts of John Meadow to please contact New Castle County Police by dialing (302) 573-2800 or visit our website at www.NCCPD.com. Citizens with the smartphone application are encouraged to use the “submit tip” tab to submit tips.  Select a topic by using the “drop down” and complete the tip by “clicking” submit.  The New Castle County Police Smartphone Application is free to download and available for all iPhone and Android smartphones.

John Meadow

John Meadow

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