POLICE INVESTIGATE TRIPLE HOMICIDE IN TOWNSEND

(Townsend, DE 19734) Yesterday (Dec. 3), at approximately 4:00 p.m., patrol officers from the New Castle County Division of Police were dispatched to the 300 block of Camerton Lane, in the community of Camerton Townhouses, Townsend reference the report of an injured subject yelling for help. 

As the officers arrived at the scene, they discovered a 68-year-old male on the front steps who had  sustained multiple stab wounds to his upper body.  The officers rendered First Aid while additional officers entered the residence to check on the occupants.  Those officers located a second victim, a 61-year-old-female, inside of the residence, also suffering from multiple stab wounds.  Two additional victims, a 53-year-old female, and a 19-year-old male were also located inside of the residence.  These victims had also  sustained severe injuries to their upper bodies and were found to be deceased.

The 68-year-old victim and the 61-year-old victim were flown by helicopters to area hospitals. The 61-year-old victim later succumbed to her injuries.

While officers were securing the crime scene, information was obtained that the suspect had fled in the victim’s red pick-up truck and this information was broadcasted.

Assisting officers located the vehicle and suspect on Summit Bridge Road in the area of Bethel Church Road, at which time the officers attempted to stop the vehicle, but the suspect failed to stop and a pursuit ensued.  During the pursuit, the suspect identified as 40-year-old Donald Grier  struck other vehicles including a police vehicle prior to the pursuit ending and him being taken into custody.

He was taken to a local area hospital for minor injuries.  No other people were injured from the crash.

Detectives from the New Castle County Division of Police Criminal Investigation Unit arrived at both scenes and assumed the investigation. 

Grier was released from the hospital and transported to police headquarters where he was charged with three counts of felony Murder 1st degree, one count of felony Attempted Murder 1st, 2 counts of felony Reckless Endangering 1st degree, 1 count of felony Possession of a Deadly Weapon During the Commission of a Felony, and one count of misdemeanor Criminal Mischief.

No arraignment or bail details were available at the time of this release.

“My heart goes out to the family and friends of the victims involved in yesterday’s tragedy on Camerton Lane.” stated Colonel Joseph Bloch, “I would also like to take a moment to acknowledge the efforts our officers , paramedics, and other First Responders in aiding the victims and apprehending the offender so quickly.  Their ability to remain focused on the task at hand , after witnessing such a horrific event does not go unnoticed by me or the public.  My thanks go out to all our public safety partners in law enforcement, EMS, and the fire service who assisted us with this incident.”

 The investigation is still in its early stages anyone with information/or video pertaining to this investigation is asked to contact Det. Mancuso at 302-395-8110 or by e-mail at John.Mancuso@newcastlede.gov or by calling New Castle County Police non-emergency number at 302-573-2800 or via messenger Facebook.

Donald Grier

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UPDATE WITH ARREST: POLICE INVESTIGATE MAN SHOT IN THE LEG AND ROBBED IN HAMILTON PARK

(New Castle, DE 19720) On May 24, 2021, at approximately 9:00 p.m. patrol officers from the New Castle County Division of Police were dispatched to the Beyond Petroleum (BP) gas station at 201 S. Heald St in the City of Wilmington in reference to a 24-year-old, male victim suffering from a gunshot wound to his leg.

When the officers arrived, they learned that the victim had met a female acquaintance at the corner of South Street and Hamilton Street in the community of Hamilton Park.  When he arrived, an argument ensued with the female and she exited the victim’s vehicle. The female walked to the driver’s side of the vehicle.  When the victim exited the vehicle, he was approached by a black male who shot the victim in the leg with a handgun.  The shooter then took the victim’s wallet and left with the white female.

On July 2nd, 2021 the female was identified as a 17-year-old juvenile and was subsequently arrested.  She was charged with one count of felony Possession of a Firearm During the Commission of a Felony, one count of felony Robbery 1st degree, 2 counts of felony Assault 2nd degree, and one count of felony Conspiracy 1st degree.  She was arraigned by the New Castle County Family Court and released on $275,000 unsecured bail.

 The male suspect was then identified as 19-year-old, Quadir Dillard.  Last night, (Dec 2), detectives and deputies assigned to the US Marshal’s Task Force located Dillard on Carlisle Road in the community of Brookside.  He attempted to flee out the rear of a residence but was met by several task force members and taken into custody.

He was transported to police headquarters and charged with one count of felony Possession of a Firearm During the Commission of a Felony, one count of felony Robbery 1st degree, 1 count of felony Assault 2nd degree, one count of felony Wearing a Disguise During the Commission of a Felony, and one count of felony Conspiracy 1st degree.  He was arraigned by Justice of the Peace Court 2 and held in lieu of $142,000 cash-only bail.

Quadir Dillard

POLICE APPREHEND PORCH PIRATE IN APARTMENT COMPLEX

(Wilmington, DE 19809) Yesterday (Dec 1), patrol officers from the New Castle County Division of Police were dispatched to the 2100 block of Prior Rd in the community of Top of the Hill Apartments for the report of a suspicious person.

When the officers arrived at the scene, they learned from a witness that a female was observed taking packages from apartment buildings.  The packages, too large to be placed in the apartment’s mailbox, were identified as being Amazon packages left in front of the apartment doors.

The suspect, later identified as 18-year-old Tearha Lloyd-Green from the City of Wilmington,  was seen by the witness carrying boxes around to the side of the building and was attempting to open them when the witness stopped her.  Lloyd-Green then dropped the packages and ran away. 

As the officers were getting the witness’s statements, Lloyd-Green was seen walking from one of the buildings and taken into custody.

She was transported to police headquarters and charged with one count of attempted Theft misdemeanor, and one count of an unrelated Breach of Release.  She was arraigned by Justice of the Peace Court 2 and held in lieu of $1000 secured bail.

The Division would like to remind the members of the community that this is the time of year package thefts increase dramatically.  Here are some tips:

Have your packages sent to your work or someone you know is home during the day.

Require a signature for when your package gets delivered. This can also help ensure it gets delivered to the right address.

Make sure you are tracking your package after you order it and know what day it’s expected to be delivered.

Lastly, turn on any notifications on your phone so you know exactly when it arrives and can have a friend, family or neighbor pick it up.

Tearha Lloyd-Green