POLICE INVESTIGATE CRASH INVOLVING A PATROL CAR

(New Castle, Del. 19720) Yesterday (August 20) at 07:29 p.m., patrol officers from the New Castle County Division of Police were dispatched to the area of Lea Road in the community of Manor Park for a fight in progress. The officer was responding to the call with his emergency equipment (Lights and Sirens) activated.

An officer while en route to the call with his emergency equipment activated collided with a Kia Optima in the area of Lincoln Ave and N. Dupont Highway.

The  Kia Optima was being operated by a 48-year-old male and had a 49-year-old female passenger. The marked New Castle County Police patrol vehicle was being operated by an officer on duty.

All of the occupants of the vehicle were taken to an area hospital for minor injuries.

This is an active and ongoing investigation by the Traffic Services Unit.

If you have any information pertaining to this investigation, please contact Detective Neeman at wesley.neeman@newcastlde.gov or 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 Division of Police.

NEW CASTLE COUNTY POLICE INVESTIGATE VEHICLE CRASH INTO GARAGE

(Wilmington, De 19810) Earlier today  August 20, 2019 at approximately 12:45 PM, patrol officers from the New Castle County Division of Police were dispatched to the 2100 block of Exton Drive, in the community of Exton, for a report of a vehicle that struck a building.  Arriving officers found a 2015 Jeep Wrangler that struck a detached garage of a residence.

The investigation revealed that the operator of the vehicle, suffered a medical emergency while driving. The driver of the vehicle was not injured and the residents were not inside the garage at the time of the accident. The operator of the vehicle was taken to an area hospital to be evaluated.

A New Castle County Code Inspector went to the scene and deemed the residence habitable.

POLICE ARREST SUBJECTS FOR GUN VIOLATIONS AFTER VEHICLE PURSUIT.

(Wilmington, DE 19808) Last night, (Aug 18) at approximately 5:00p.m., patrol officers from the New Castle County Division of Police were dispatched to the 3000 block of Valley Brook Dr, in the community of Oakwood Hills for a loud party complaint. The homeowner, 44-year-old Jennifer Zoli was given a warning and the party quieted down.
 
At approximately 7:50 p.m. patrol officers were called back to this address for a report of gunshots being fired. An initial caller stated that someone was actively shooting into a crowd of party-goers. Other callers reported that the suspects had a rifle and a handgun and also added that there were possibly people injured.
 
As the initial units were arriving at the scene, a vehicle description was provided. An incoming patrol unit was able to locate the vehicle traveling down McKennan’s Church Rd towards Milltown Rd. The unit got behind the vehicle and activated his emergency equipment. In response, the suspect vehicle sped off southbound on Limestone Rd. The suspect vehicle then turned eastbound on Rt4. As the suspect vehicle entered Newport, it failed to negotiate the turn near Dom’s Pizza, struck several parked cars and flipped onto its roof. Two males fled from the vehicle and were apprehended by assisting patrol units from the Delaware State Police and Newport Police Department. Two additional male suspects remained with the vehicle.
 
All four suspects were transported to a local hospital where they were treated and released for minor, non-life-threatening injuries.
 
The suspects were identified as 18- year-old Michael Guzman, 19-year-old William Barnett, 19-year-old Cartney Goode, and 18-year-old Nazir Henry.
 
Units at the scene were able to determine that no civilians or police officers were struck by gunfire.
 
Michael Guzman, the driver of the vehicle, was charged with one count felony Disregarding a Police Officer Signal, one count misdemeanor Resisting Arrest, one count each Leaving the Scene of a Property Damage Accident, Aggressive Driving, Reckless Driving, Failure to Have Insurance Card in Possession, Driving the Wrong way on a One Way Road, Driving Across a Median, and Failure to have a License in Possession. He was arraigned by Justice of the Peace Court and released on $3000 unsecured bail.
 
Courtney Goode was charged with one count felony Receiving a Stolen Firearm, one count misdemeanor Resisting Arrest. He was also arraigned at Justice of the Peace Court 2 and was also released on $3000 unsecured bail.
 
William Barnett was charged with one count misdemeanor Resisting Arrest. He was arraigned by Justice of the Peace Court 2 and released on $1000 unsecured bail.
 
Nazir Henry was charged with one count felony Receiving a Stolen Firearm, two counts of Possession of a Firearm by a Person Prohibited and one count of misdemeanor Resisting Arrest. At the time of this release, Nazir Henry had not been arraigned.
 
Jennifer Zoli was charged with one count of Disorderly Premises and issued a Criminal Summons.
Michael Guzman

Michael Guzman

William Barnett

William Barnett

Courtney Goode

Courtney Goode

Henry Nazir

Henry Nazir

Jennifer Zoli

Jennifer Zoli

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