POLICE REQUEST PUBLIC’S ASSISTANCE IN IDENTIFYING FORGERY SUSPECTS

(New Castle, DE 19720) Last Wednesday (May 26), patrol officers contacted a 41-year-old victim in reference to a fraud report.  When the officers contacted the victim, they learned that her purse had been stolen from her car at the Midway Softball Field on Monday (May 17).  According to the victim, her purse contained her identification and multiple credit cards.

The victim stated that she noticed unknown transactions on her bank account and learned that some of her checks had been forged and cashed. The investigation then revealed that it was found that the suspect cashed three fraudulent checks at a drive-thru teller utilizing the victim’s driver’s license for identification.

The officers were able to obtain this photograph of the suspects and are asking for the public’s assistance in identifying the people in the picture.

If you can identify either people in the picture or have any information regarding this investigation, please call the New Castle County Police non-emergency number at 302-573-2800 or email Officer McCormick at Robert.Mccormick@newcastlede.gov  

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

POLICE INVESTIGATE FATAL ACCIDENT IN ELSMERE.

(Elsmere, DE 19805) Earlier this afternoon (May 29), at approximately 3:40 p.m., patrol officers from the Elsmere Police Department and from New Castle County Division of Police were dispatched to a single vehicle collision at the intersection of Kirkwood Highway and Tamarack Ave.

When the officers arrived at the scene, they learned that a 26-year-old male was operating a 2016 Chevrolet Equinox that struck the traffic light pole in the median at that location. As a result of the collision the driver and three passengers were all transported to a local area hospital.   The driver was treated and released for minor injuries while two juvenile passengers, a 6-year-old girl and a 5-year-old boy, were admitted to the hospital in serious condition. A 31-year-old female who was also a passenger in the vehicle was transported to a local area hospital.  However, at the hospital, she succumbed to her injuries.

   Investigators from the New Castle County Division of Police Traffic Services arrived at the scene and assumed the investigation. 

Anyone with information/ pertaining to this investigation is asked to contact Det. Kevin Maloney at 302-395-8172 or by e-mail at Kevin.Maloney@newcastlede.gov or by calling the New Castle County Division of Police non-emergency number at 302-573-2800 or via messenger on Facebook.

POLICE INVESTIGATE CARJACKING AND SHOOTING IN HILLCREST

(Wilmington, DE 19809) Friday, (May 28th, 2021) at approximately 01:22 A.M., officers from the New Castle County Division of Police were dispatched to the area of Beeson Ave, in the community of Hillcrest for a report of a carjacking & shooting that had just occurred.

When the officers arrived, they discovered a 31-year-old victim who was suffering from a gunshot wound. The victim was transported to a local area hospital where he is listed in stable condition.

The officers learned that the 31-year-old victim was sitting in the passenger seat of a gray Nissan Altima as the driver was making a food delivery to a residence. The passenger was approached by two black males who demanded he exit the vehicle. The suspects then stole the vehicle and fled the area. However, the suspects returned to the area and demanded the Key FOB for the vehicle and began shooting at the victims. The victim was struck, and the vehicle fled towards Edgemoor Road.

The suspects are described as 2 black males wearing all black, thin build. The first suspect is described as being 5’7 or 5’8 and the second subject is described as being 5’11 or 6′.

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

This is an active and ongoing investigation, future updates to follow.

If you have any information and/or video pertaining to this investigation, please contact Detective Christopher Rau (Christopher.Rau@newcastlede.gov.) or New Castle County Division of Police at (302) 395-8110.

Additionally, 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.