NEW CASTLE DIVISION OF POLICE RECEIVES JOSEPH R. “BEAU” BIDEN OUTSTANDING CRIMINAL JUSTICE PROGRAM AWARD

Yesterday (December 10, 2018) the New Castle County Division of Police received the Joseph R. “Beau” Biden Outstanding Criminal Justice Program Award. 

New Castle County Division of Police established a program with Connections teaming a Police Officer with a Mental Health professional.
This program has provided services for people who suffer from mental health illnesses as well as their families.

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New Castle County Division of Police Colonel Bond addresses the Criminal Justice Council.

“I am extremely grateful for the partnership with Connections as we’ve shown this to be an excellent model that can transform the lives of those suffering from mental illness.  We look forward to expanding this program to reach and help others who are in need. This program is consistent with the spirit of Beau Biden which is quite simple… do all that you can do to help others.” , stated Colonel Vaughn M. Bond, Jr.

The Police Connections Alliance team started on 02/27/2018 and since then, they assessed  543 individuals with mental illness (MI) or co-occurring mental illness and substance abuse (CMISA) disorders. Together 54 individuals were diverted away from incarceration, 287 were referred to additional services, and 101 individuals were followed up with, via phone or in person on a regular basis.

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From left to right: Connections Chief Operating Officer Chris Devaney, New Castle County Executive Matt Meyer, New Castle County Division of Police Colonel Bond, Captain Treadwell, Officer First Class Kearns, Lisa Shaffer LPCMH, Sara Marotta MA MHC, and New Castle County Grant Coordinator Lori Kane.

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UPDATE:  ARREST MADE IN 2016 DARLEY WOODS HOMICIDE

Detectives from the New Castle County Division of Police Criminal Investigations Unit arrested 22-year-old Seth Kinderman for a 2016 homicide that occurred in the community of Darley Woods.

(Wilmington, Del.-19810) On December 20th, 2016 at approximately 5:50 p.m., Patrol Officers from the New Castle County Division of Police were dispatched to the 1000 block of Linda Road in Darley Woods after a witness called 9-1-1 to report an unconscious male on the sidewalk.  Responding units arrived on scene and found the unidentified male deceased with a gunshot wound to his upper body.

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

They were eventually able to identify the victim as Jakeith Latham, 34, from the unit block of Newkirk Street in Clayton, New Jersey.

Multiple investigative leads directed the detectives to 22-year-old Seth Kinderman.  Today, the detectives apprehended Seth Kinderman and charged him with felony Murder 1st degree, felony Robbery 1st degree and 2 counts of Possession of a Firearm During the Commission of a Felony.

“Our thoughts and prayers remain with Mr. Latham’s family as they continue to cope with his passing.”, stated Colonel Vaughn M. Bond, Jr.  “Mr. Latham was an upstanding young man with a promising future whose life ended in a senseless act of violence.  I remain extremely grateful for the dedication, perseverance, and commitment that our officers have shown throughout this nearly two-year long investigation. I hope that the Latham family will find some sense of peace knowing that the person responsible for this crime has been apprehended.

“Unfortunately, not all of our homicide cases have been solved so we continue to ask the public to come forward with any information that they have on unsolved homicides so that other families will get the answers they rightfully deserve.”

Seth Kinderman was arraigned at Justice of the Peace Court 2 and held on $1,180,000 cash bail.

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Seth Kinderman

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GOLD ALERT ISSUED FOR MISSING BEAR WOMAN-MEGAN HOLMES

New Castle County Division of Police is currently searching for 27-year-old Megan Holmes.

(Bear, De 19701) Earlier today  (Dec 5), officers from the New Castle County Division of Police were dispatched to the unit block of Cheer Court, in the community of Lums Pond Estates III  for a Missing Persons Report. When they arrived on scene the officers were contacted by family members.  The officers then learned that 27-year-old Megan Holmes left the residence after making statements that caused a concern for her welfare.

Megan Holmes is described as a white female, 5’6”, 170 lbs. Clothing description is unknown at this time. Megan Holmes left the residence in a 2004 Nissan Quest DE-767219

Police are asking anyone with information on the whereabouts of Megan Holmes to please contact the New Castle County Division of Police by dialing (302) 573-2800 or visit our website at http://www.NCCPD.com, or (IM) on the New Castle County Police Facebook page.

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Megan Holmes

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GOLD ALERT ISSUED FOR MISSING NEWARK MAN-JOSEPH ARNOLD

New Castle County Division of Police is currently searching for 22-year-old Joseph Arnold.

(Newark, De 19702) Last night (Dec 1), officers from the New Castle County Division of Police were dispatched to the unit block of Waters Edge Drive, Waters Edge Apartments for a Missing Persons Report. When they arrived on scene the officers were contacted by family members.  The officers then learned that 22-year-old Joseph Arnold left the residence after making statements that caused a concern for his welfare.

Joseph Arnold is described as a white male, 5’07’’, 170lbs, blonde hair and blue eyes.  He has the name Danielle tattooed on his neck. He was last seen wearing a gray Carhartt beanie, tan Carhartt Jacket and blue jeans.

Police are asking anyone with information on the whereabouts of Joseph Arnold to please contact the New Castle County Division of Police by dialing (302) 573-2800 or visit our website at http://www.NCCPD.com, or (IM) on the New Castle County Police Facebook page.

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Joseph Arnold

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NEW CASTLE COUNTY DIVISION OF POLICE CAR STOP YIELDS HEROIN SEIZURE

(Newcastle, DE 19720) Yesterday, (November 28) members of the New Castle County Division of Police Mobile Enforcement Team established surveillance in the area of the Route 9 Corridor near the community of Holloway Terrace.

spread.pngA green Lincoln Town Car was stopped after Failing to signal properly signal a lane change. The driver 31-year-old William Stewart was found to be in possession of 106 bags of heroin (0.742 grams), 1.7 grams of crack cocaine and three oxycodone pills.

 

William Stewart was charged with two counts of felony Possession with Intent to Deliver a Controlled Substance with an Aggravating Factor, three counts of misdemeanor possession of a Controlled Substance with an Aggravating Factor, one count of misdemeanor Failure to Have Required Insurance, Driving While Suspended and Failure to Signal.

William Stewart was arraigned by Justice of the Peace Court 2 and released after posting $12,002.00 secured bond.

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