POLICE ARREST MULTIPLE SUSPECTS FOR STEALING CARS

(Newark, DE 19713) Yesterday (Feb 12), patrol officers from the New Castle County Division of Police were dispatched to the area of Chestnut Hill Road and Harmony Road for reports of multiple vehicles being stolen.

When the officers arrived, they learned that a total of five vehicles were stolen.  One vehicle was stolen the day before and four more vehicles were taken during the morning hours.  During each incident, the stolen vehicle was unlocked and running in front of their homes.

Witness statements lead to descriptions of multiple suspects and the vehicle that they were driving.  The suspect vehicle was described as a gray Chevrolet Suburban.  The suspect(s) were observed exiting this gray SUV, then entering the idling cars and driving off.

Officers from the New Castle County Division of Police Mobile Enforcement Team located a vehicle matching the description and were able to stop the vehicle.

Detectives from the New Castle County Division of Police the assumed the investigation which lead to the arrest of 4 four suspects.

Four of the five stolen vehicles were also recovered.

Arrested were: 19-year-old, Malik Thompson of Newark, 30-year-old, Mary Smart of Newark, 20-year-old Frank Torres of Bear, and 22-year-old Christina Havens of Middletown.

Malik Thompson was charged with: six counts of Felony Theft of a Motor Vehicle, two counts of felony Burglary 3rd, five counts of felony Conspiracy 2nd, and one count of misdemeanor theft.  He was arraigned by Justice of the Peace Court 11 and held in lieu of $29,000 cash bail.

Mary Smart was charged with: five counts of Felony Theft of a Motor Vehicle, five counts of felony Conspiracy 2nd, and one count of misdemeanor theft.  She was arraigned by Justice of the Peace Court 11 and held in lieu of $27,000 secured bail.

Frank Torres was charged with: five counts of Felony Theft of a Motor Vehicle, five counts of felony Conspiracy 2nd, and one count of misdemeanor theft.  He was arraigned by Justice of the Peace Court 11 and released on $21,000 unsecured bail.

Christina Havens was charged with: five counts of Felony Theft of a Motor Vehicle, five counts of felony Conspiracy 2nd, and one count of misdemeanor theft.  She was arraigned by Justice of the Peace Court 11 and released on her own recognizance.

Malik Thompson    Mary Smart       Frank Torres     Christina Havens

 

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GOLD ALERT ISSUED FOR MISSING NEWARK MAN- DYRON NURIDDIN

New Castle County Division of Police is currently searching for 19-year-old Dyron Nuriddin.

(Newark, DE 19702) Today (Feb 12) at approximately 2:30 p.m., officers from the New Castle County Police Division of Police were dispatched to the unit block of Raven Turn in the community of Sparrow Run. Upon arrival, officers learned that 19-year-old Dyron Nuriddin had left the residence after an argument.  AS he was leaving the residence he made statements that caused concern for his welfare.

 

Dyron Nuriddin is described as a black male, 5’10” tall, 150 pounds, short black hair, brown eyes.   Last seen wearing a black jacket, black jeans, black boots, and a black & gray beanie hat.

Police are asking anyone with information on the whereabouts of Dyron Nuriddin 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.

dyron nuriddin

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OFFICER FIRST CLASS CHARLES LEVY PROMOTED TO SERGEANT

Today (Feb 8), Colonel Vaughn M. Bond, Jr. promoted Ofc Charles Levy to the rank of Sergeant.

Sergeant Levy joined the New Castle County Police Department in 2011 and has been assigned to the Patrol Division, and to the Criminal Investigation Unit.  Most recently, Sergeant Levy has been assigned to the Criminal Investigations Unit, as part of the Homicide Squad.

A formal promotional ceremony will be scheduled in the near future.

LEVY Promotion

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POLICE SEIZE OVER $100K IN DRUG PROCEEDS.

(Bear, DE 19701) Yesterday, (Feb 6) officers from the New Castle County Division of Police Safe Streets Task Force were conducting surveillance in the 5000 block of Kirkwood Hwy.  While on surveillance the officers observed suspicious behavior believed to be drug activity.  The officers made contact with 24-year-old Benjamin Boudart.   He was found to have in his possession 5 THC oil cartridges and 25 grams of marijuana.  A search warrant was obtained and executed at his residence- the unit block of Wildfields Court, Bear, DE.

During the search of his residence, an additional 39 THC oil cartridges were located.  A .308 caliber rifle with 130 rounds of ammunition, and a digital scale, were seized.    Also, $134,710.00 in US currency was located and seized.

Benjamin Boudart was charged with felony Drug Dealing, misdemeanor Possession of Marijuana, misdemeanor Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, and his probation was violated.   He was arraigned by Justice of the Peace Court 11 and released on $3,500 unsecured bail.  He is, however, currently being held at the Howard Young Correctional Institution resulting from the Violation of Probation.

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Benjamin Boudart

 

Benjamin Boudart

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POLICE RESCUE TWO VICTIMS FROM DOG ATTACK

(New Castle, DE 19720) Yesterday (Feb 6), officers from the New Castle County Division of Police were dispatched to the unit block of Scotty Lane, in the community of Melanie Woods in reference to an in-progress dog attack.

When the officers arrived at the scene they observed two dogs actively mauling two female victims.  One of the officers exited his vehicle and started shouting at the dogs.  This distracted the first dog who stopped attacking the victim and turned and charged the officer.  The officer then fired his weapon striking the dog causing it to turn and run away.  The second, larger dog, then stopped mauling the second victim and charged the officer.  The officer along with other officers then fired at this dog, striking it multiple times-dispatching it almost immediately.  The first dog was then located and restrained by Animal Control.  Both dogs were Pitbulls and lived inside the residence with the 70-year-old victim.  The second, 20-year-old victim was a relative of the first victim but does not reside in the residence with the dogs.

Both victims were transported to a local area hospital and are being treated for multiple serious, but non-life-threatening injuries. No officers were injured during this incident.

POLICE INVESTIGATE SHOOTING IN SPARROW RUN

(Newark, De 19702) Yesterday, February 5, 2019 officers from the New Castle Division of Police were dispatched to the community of Sparrow Run for a report of a shooting.

When the officers arrived they located a 16-year-old male victim. The teen was transported to a local area hospital where he was treated for a non-life threating gunshot wound to his upper extremities.

Detectives from the New Castle County Division of Police Criminal Investigations Unit arrived on scene and assumed the investigation. This is an active and ongoing investigation.

The New Castle County Division of Police, Criminal Investigation Unit is asking anyone with information regarding this incident to please contact Det Jon Adams at (302) 395-8110 or Jonathan.Adams@newcastlede.gov. Tipsters may also call Crime Stoppers at (800) TIP-3333 or IM us on Facebook at New Castle County Police Department.

If you or someone you know is a victim or witness of a 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.

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