POLICE RELEASE NAME OF LAST WEEKS HOMICIDE VICTIM

(Wilmington, DE 19804) Last Wednesday (Jun 2), at approximately 4:00 p.m. patrol officers from the New Castle County Division of Police were dispatched to the area of the 300 block of Cedar avenue, in the community of Cedar Heights for the report of a shooting. 

When the officers arrived at the scene, they discovered the victim who suffered from a gunshot wound to the upper body.  The officers attempted First Aid however the victim had already succumbed to his wound. 

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

The victim was identified later as 28-year-old, Rajohn Hardaway.

The investigation has led detectives to conclude that numerous eyewitnesses were present at the time of the crime.

 Detectives are asking any witnesses, or any other persons with information and/or video pertaining to this investigation to contact Det. DiNardo at 302-395-8110 or by e-mail at David.DiNardo@newcastlede.gov or by calling the New Castle County Division of Police non-emergency number at 302-573-2800.

Citizens can also text a tip anonymously simply by texting the number 847411 keyword: NCCDE.  You can also submit a tip via our website at http://www.nccpd.com. Additionally, tipsters may also call Crime Stoppers at (800) TIP-3333 or visit us on Facebook (IM) at New Castle County Division of Police.

A standing, cash reward is offered in exchange for information deemed to benefit the investigation or lead to the arrest and conviction of the individual(s) responsible for committing these crimes.

If you or someone you know is a victim or witness of a violent crime or have lost a loved one to a sudden death and are in need of assistance, the New Castle County Division of Police Victim Services Unit is available to offer you support and resources through (302)-395-8000

POLICE APPREHEND PEEPER IN COMMUNITY OF CASTLE BROOK APARTMENTS

  (New Castle, DE 19720) Last Tuesday (Jun 1) patrol officers from the New Castle County Division of Police were dispatched to the community of Castle Brook Apartments for the report of a suspicious male peeping into windows of a ground floor apartment.

According to the 26-year-old female victim, a black male subject was seen on surveillance footage walking onto their patio approximately 9 times from May 22nd through June 1st.

 When the officers reviewed the surveillance footage, they saw a black male suspect standing on the patio.

 The same suspect was seen sometimes looking into the small kitchen window that is also on the patio. He was then observed crouching down (out of camera view) and then crawls towards the sliding glass door.  The victim also reported finding the screen door of the patio ajar on multiple occasions.

The officers collected the video and other evidence for processing and attempts were made to identify the suspect.   The officers also set up increased random patrols in the complex.

Last night (Jun 3), at approximately 9:45 p.m., the victim contacted officers and stated that the suspect was again on the patio peeping through her sliding glass door.  At 10:30 p.m. patrol officers were conducting a random patrol in the complex and located a suspicious black male in the area of the victim’s apartment.  After briefly interviewing the subject the officers were able to determine that this person, 25-year-old Milck Green, was the suspect who had been peeping into the apartment.

Green was taken into custody and transported to New Castle County Police Headquarters where he was charged with one count of felony Stalking and eight counts of misdemeanor Trespassing with Intent to Peer or Peep.

  He was arraigned by the Justice of the Peace Court 11 and released on $6,000 unsecured bail.

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POLICE INVESTIGATE HOMICIDE IN THE COMMUNITY OF CEDAR HEIGHTS

(Wilmington, DE 19804) Earlier this afternoon (Jun 2), at approximately 4:00 p.m. patrol officers from the New Castle County Division of Police were dispatched to the area of the 300 block of Cedar avenue, in the community of Cedar Heights for the report of a shooting. 

When the officers arrived at the scene, they discovered a black male victim who suffered from a gun shot wound to the upper body.  The officers attempted First Aid however the victim had already succumbed to his wound. 

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

This investigation is still in the early stages and additional updates will be provided as they become available.

“It is difficult to describe the anger and frustration of yet another young man who has lost his life to a senseless act of violence,”  stated Col. Vaughn M. Bond, Jr.  “The suspect(s) responsible for this crime must be identified and apprehended; however, the police can’t do it alone.  The young victim leaves behind a devastated family who deserves to know what occurred and who is responsible for murdering their loved one.  To withhold information only serves to intensify the excruciating pain that this family is experiencing so I am pleading for anyone with information to provide it to us anonymously.”

Anyone with information and/or video pertaining to this investigation or who was in the area of the 300 block of Cedar Avenue between 3:00p.m. – 4:30p.m, this date,   is asked to contact Det. DiNardo at 302-395-8110 or by e-mail at David.DiNardo@newcastlede.gov or by calling the New Castle County Division of Police non-emergency number at 302-573-2800.

Citizens can also text a tip anonymously simply by texting the number 847411 keyword: NCCDE.  You can also submit a tip via our website at http://www.nccpd.com. Additionally, tipsters may also call Crime Stoppers at (800) TIP-3333 or visit us on Facebook (IM) at New Castle County Division of Police.

If you or someone you know is a victim or witness of a violent crime or have lost a loved one to a sudden death and are in need of assistance, the New Castle County Division of Police Victim Services Unit is available to offer you support and resources through (302)-395-8000.