POLICE INVESTIGATION LEADS TO HEROIN ARREST IN KIAMENSI GARDENS

(Wilmington, DE 19804) During the month of July, Officers from the New Castle County Division of Police Mobile Enforcement Team (MET) were investigating drug activity that was reportedly occurring on the 200 block of Binstead Avenue in the community of Kiamensi Gardens. 

The investigation revealed that 32-year-old Leroy Cain was conducting illicit drug sales from this residence.

A search warrant was authored and sworn to. Yesterday,  members of the New Castle County Division of Police SWAT Team and MET were able to execute the warrant.  The officers were able to apprehend another resident, 36-year-old, Joseph Flowers.  Flowers was taken into custody and transported to police headquarters.

During the search, the officers located 25 bundles of heroin/fentanyl (345 bags) totaling 2.45 grams, 3.54 grams of crack/cocaine, and 12 tetrahydrocannabinol (THC)  cartridges.

Later in the day, the officers learned that Cain had returned to the residence. SWAT and MET subsequently went back to the address and executed a second search warrant.

Cain was taken into custody and transported to police headquarters.

Flowers was issued a criminal summons for 3 charges of misdemeanor Possession of a Controlled Substance, 1 count of misdemeanor Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, and 1 count of Possession of Marijuana.  He was released on his own recognizance.

Cain was charged with one count of felony Possession with Intent to Distribute a Controlled Substance Tier 2 Quantity,  two counts of felony Possession with Intent to Distribute a Controlled Substance, one count of felony Possession of a Controlled Substance Tier 2 Quantity, one count of misdemeanor Resisting Arrest and one count of misdemeanor Possession of Drug Paraphernalia

He was arraigned by Justice of the Peace Court 11 and held in lieu of $24,200 cash bail.

Leroy Cain
Joseph Flowers

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POLICE INVESTIGATE SHOOTING IN COLONIAL VILLAGE APARTMENTS

(New Castle, De 19720) Earlier today (Aug 10) at 10:44 a.m., patrol officers from the New Castle County Division of Police were dispatched to the 600 block of Moore’s Lane in the community of Colonial Village Apartments for the report of a shooting that had just occurred.

When the officers arrived at the scene, they learned that two people had been shot, one 28-year-old male had been shot in the leg and one 23-year-old man had been shot in the hand.  Both were transported by ambulance to a local area hospital where they were listed in stable condition.

Detectives from the New Castle County Division of Police Criminal Investigations Unit arrived at the scene and assumed the investigation.

The detectives’ investigation so far has revealed that this incident was an accidental shooting.

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POLICE ARREST MAN WITH GHOST GUN IN EDGEMOOR TERRACE.

(Wilmington, DE 19809) Yesterday (Aug 8), while on patrol in the community of Edgemoor Terrace, patrol officers from the New Castle County Division of Police observed an older model Dodge Shadow traveling on Polk Dr after turning off of Rysing Dr.  As the Shadow passed the officers,  they saw that the operator was not wearing his seatbelt and then observed that the vehicle was not displaying tags. The vehicle then quickly changed direction and turned onto North Stuyvesant.  When the officers activated their emergency equipment the Shadow came to a stop on South Stuyvesant.

The officers approached the vehicle and introduced themselves to the driver, 49-year-old William Lewis.  As they were speaking,  one of the officers observed the textured grip of a handgun underneath Lewis’ leg.  He was immediately taken into custody.  The officers then discovered that Lewis was wearing a shoulder holster under his hooded sweatshirt. Inside the shoulder holster were two fully loaded magazines.

The officers’ investigation revealed that the handgun was loaded, and it did not have any manufacturer information or a serial number. These firearms are commonly referred to as Ghost Guns

He was taken back to police headquarters and charged with one count of felony Possession of an Unfinished Firearm Frame or Receiver without Manufacturer and Serial Number, one count of Felony Possession of a Firearm by a Person Prohibited (Violent Felony), one count of felony Possession of Ammunition by a Person Prohibited (Violent Felony), one count of Felony Carrying a Concealed Deadly Weapon (Firearm), and the following traffic charges: Failure to have Insurance, Operating an Unregistered Motor Vehicle, Duty to have License in Possession, and a Seatbelt violation.

He was arraigned by Justice of The Peace Court 2 and released on his own recognizance.

William Lewis

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