Crime Alert: Night Time Burglaries- Meadowood

New Castle County Police are currently investigating two night time burglaries in the community of Meadowood.

(Newark, Del. -19711) Early this morning (July 25) at 2:00 a.m. and 3:25 a.m., County Police were dispatched to the 200 block of Cloverlea Rd and then the 100 block of Rockwood Rd, respectively, for two burglaries in progress.  In both cases, the victims were awoken by a person in their residence. The suspect stole various items and fled when confronted; no further description is available at this time.  No victims were injured during the incidents.

Detectives responded to the scene and have assumed the investigation.

If you observe suspicious activity, please call 9-1-1 immediately.  If you have any information pertaining to these crimes, please call NCCPD at (302)573-2800.

New Castle County Police would like to remind the public of some tips to keep your home secure and make it less enticing for burglars:

Protect Your Home’s Exterior-

CLOSE AND LOCK ALL DOORS AND WINDOWS. Use deadbolts with at least a one inch throw. Window screens do not stop a burglar.

Make sure all first floor window air conditioning units cannot be easily removed.

Display your house number in plain view. Reflective numbers are even better.

Install lighting at all entrances, including decks, porches, sheds and garages.

Trim back any overgrown trees and shrubs from window ledges. Overgrown landscaping provides burglars with a place to hide.

Neighbors, passing motorists and police officers should be able to see your windows and doors. Close your blinds at night.

Do not leave ladders in your yard. Be sure to secure them in your garage or shed.

Reinforce sliding glass doors with slide bolt through the frame and a block in the track.

Do not hide keys outside your home.

Do not leave your garage door openers inside your vehicle. Lock interior garage doors.

Alternate the location/direction of your parked vehicle (s) to avoid predictability

Protect Your Home’s Interior-

Install dead bolt locks on all entrance and exit doors and make sure you use them every time you leave the residence. Many burglaries occur when a homeowner leaves for only a short time. If you leave it—lock it!

Install window locks. Always make sure ground floor windows are securely locked.

Beware of ‘distraction-style’ burglaries. There are bands of burglars who are organized. One will distract you, typically with home improvement solicitations, while a partner burglarizes your home.

Install a “Door Viewer” or “Peep Hole” so you can see who is knocking at the door. If you don’t know who it is, do not open it.

Do not leave information on your social networking sites or voice mail detailing your travel plans.

Use timers on your lights to give the appearance that someone is home. Consider leaving a radio or television on.

Cut up, fold or recycle boxes from recent expensive purchases instead of leaving them curbside.

Do not leave your garage door open when outside doing yard work or other chores.

 

For more burglary prevention information, please contact the New Castle County Police Community Services Unit – (302) 395-8050

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Gold Alert Issued For Claymont Woman-Lori Evans

New Castle County Police are currently searching for 56-year-old Lori Evans of Claymont.

(Claymont, Del-19703) On Saturday (July 22) at 1:05 p.m., New Castle County Police were dispatched to the 700 block of Parkside Blvd for a check on the welfare of Lori Evans. Lori Evans sent a message to a friend that caused them concern for her welfare. Police were not able to locate her at her residence. Police suspect that she may be on her way to New Jersey.

Lori Evans is described as a white female, 5’2″ tall, 140 pounds. She may be driving a bronze Nissan Maxima with Delaware registration 370267.

Police are asking anyone with information on the whereabouts of Lori Evans 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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Social Media Helps Detectives Identify Theft Suspect

The New Castle County Police have arrested 24 year-old, Jonathan Cepeda-Rivas for a fraud investigation, after he was positively identified with help from citizens who used New Castle County Police Social Media Page.

(New Castle, Del.-19702) On June 2nd, New Castle County Police were dispatched to the 300 block of Park Ave for a fraud investigation. Police learned that a subject, later identified as Jonathan Cepeda-Rivas, was able to use the victim’s information to gain access to her wireless account and fraudulently order two cell phones. He then had the phones delivered to the  victim’s address, was able to remotely track the packages and knew when they would be delivered. Jonathan Cepeda-Rivas then responded to the address in attempt to retrieve the packages. The homeowner’s doorbell camera was able to capture his picture, which was uploaded to New Castle County’s social media page. Two anonymous tipsters were able to positively identify Jonathan Cepeda-Rivas and contacted detectives.

On Wednesday (July 19) Jonathan Cepeda-Rivas turned himself in to New Castle County Police headquarters.

A search warrant was obtained for Jonathan Cepeda-Riva’s residence which is located in the 100 block of  Buckson Dr. During the search of the residence, police located evidence implicating him in the theft.

Jonathan Cepeda-Riva’s was charged with felony attempted theft. He was arraigned and issued a $2,000.00 unsecured bond and no contact order with the victim.

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Detectives Arrest New Castle Man For Multiple Burglaries

New Castle County Police Detectives have arrested 36-year-old Nathaniel Marsh for multiple burglaries and resisting arrest.

(Newcastle, Del.-19720) Monday (July 17) New Castle County Police Detectives arrested Nathaniel Marsh of the 500 block of S. Dupont Hwy. Nathaniel Marsh was wanted on multiple warrants issued by New Castle County Police.

Throughout the months of June and July, New Castle County Police investigated multiple burglaries that occurred in the unit block of Marlin Dr, unit block of Talbot Dr, unit block of Carvel Ave in Hampton Walk Apts., and 5000 block of Heritage Dr in Heritage Court Apts. Throughout the course of the investigation, Detectives obtained evidence linking Nathaniel Marsh to the burglaries and obtained warrants for his arrest.

New Castle County Police Special Investigations Squad observed Nathaniel Marsh driving in a stolen motor vehicle in the unit block of New Castle Ave. When detectives attempted to take Nathaniel Marsh into custody, he fled on foot.  Detectives utilized their departmentally issued Tasers to successfully take Nathaniel Marsh into custody.

Nathaniel Marsh was charged with misdemeanor receiving stolen property, resisting arrest, 5 counts of burglary in the second degree, 2 counts of felony theft, 4 counts of conspiracy in the second degree, misdemeanor criminal mischief, 4 counts misdemeanor theft, unlawful use of a credit card, motor vehicle theft, theft of a firearm, misdemeanor criminal mischief, 2 counts of felony terroristic threatening, 2 counts of misdemeanor terroristic threatening and misdemeanor harassment. Nathaniel Marsh was arraigned and committed to Howard Young Correctional Institution after failing to pay $58,250.00 cash only bail.

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Crime Alert: Police Investigate Thefts From Motor Vehicles In The Communities Of Meadwood and Harmony Woods

New Castle County Police are currently investigating numerous thefts from motor vehicles in the communities of Meadowood and Harmony Woods.

(Newark, Del.) On Tuesday morning (July 18) County Police responded to the communities of Meadowood and Harmony Woods for reported thefts from motor vehicles that occurred during the overnight hours.

Residents are reminded to “PARK SMART” by locking car doors, removing valuables and keys.

If you have any information, please contact New Castle County Police at (302) 573-2800. Citizens can also submit a tip via our website at http://www.nccpd.com. Tipsters may also call Crime Stoppers at (800) TIP-3333 or visit us on Facebook at New Castle County Police Department. Citizens who currently have 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.

Gold Alert Issued For Missing Newark Woman-Rachel Latham

New Castle County Police are currently searching for 23-year-old Rachel Latham from the Maple Square mobile home park.

(Newark, Del.-19713) On Monday(July 17) New Castle County Police were contacted in reference to a report of a missing person. Police learned that Rachel Latham sent a message to a family member that caused them concern for her welfare.

Police searched the area for Rachel Latham but was unable to locate her.

Rachel Latham is described as a white female, 5’2” tall, 125 pounds, with brown hair. Rachel Latham was last seen wearing a white t-shirt, blue jeans and possibly driving a black Dodge Durango.

Police are asking anyone with information on the whereabouts of Rachel Latham 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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Gold Alert Issued For Missing New Castle Man-Michael L. Carroll

New Castle County Police are currently searching  for 32-year-old, Michael L. Carroll from the community of Saddlebrook.

(New Castle-Del. 19702) On Thursday(July 13) at 6:10 p.m., New Castle County Police were dispatched to the unit block of Freedom Trail in the community of Saddlebrook for the report of a missing person. Police learned that Michael L. Carroll fled the residence on foot after making statements that caused concern for his welfare.

Police searched the area for Michael L. Carroll but were unable to locate him.

Michael L. Carroll is described as a black male, 6’2” tall, 175 pounds with tattoos on both sides of his neck and an injury to his right forearm. He was last seen wearing a black t-shirt, blue shorts and a red baseball hat.

Police are asking anyone with information on the whereabouts of Michael L. Carroll 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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