GOLD ALERT ISSUED FOR MISSING NEWARK COUPLE: LANDON WARD AND EMILY DONNELLY

The New Castle County Police Department is searching for 19-year-old Landon Ward and 21-year-old Emily Donnelly.

(Newark, DE 19711) Earlier today (Apr 3), patrol officers from the New Castle County Division of Police were dispatched to the 500 block of Glover Rd, in the community of Westview. According to the reporting person, both 19-year-old, Landon Ward and 21-year-old, Emily Donnelly left the 900 block of Mayflower Dr, in the community of Meadowood. When the couple left together, they made statements that caused a concern for their welfare.

Landon Ward is a white male, 180lbs, brown hair, brown eyes and facial hair.  He was last seen wearing black sweatpants with NBA and a red hooded sweatshirt.

Emily Donnelly is a white female, 98lbs, brown hair and blue eyes.  No clothing description available.

The couple was last seen driving in Ward’s 2005 blue GMC Yukon XL (DE reg C24570). Police are asking anyone with information on the whereabouts of either Landon Ward or Emily Donnelly  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

Landon Ward
Emily Donnelly

POLICE INVESTIGATE CRASH INTO BUILDING

(New Castle, DE 19720) Yesterday (Mar 30) at approximately 2:15 a.m. officers from the New Castle County Division of Police were dispatched to the address of 260 Christiana Road, in the Georgetown Village apartments for the report of a vehicle crashing into Apartment Building “D”.  While enroute, the officers learned from dispatch that witnesses were reporting that the vehicle had driven away and parked in another parking lot in the complex. When the officers arrived, they located a 2009 Honda Accord with heavy front-end damage.  The officers were then able to locate the operator of the vehicle, 37-year-old Kevin Hill, who was in his apartment.  Hill was examined at the scene and released by Christiana Fire Company and was then taken into custody by the officers.

The New Castle County Division of Police Traffic Services Unit then arrived at the scene and assumed the investigation.

The building that was struck was evaluated by New Castle County Code Enforcement and the building was not condemned or deemed unsafe.

Hill was transported to New Castle County Police Headquarters and charged with Careless Driving and felony Driving a Vehicle Under the Influence of Alcohol 3rd Offense. 

He was arraigned by Justice of the Peace Court 2 and released after posting $3000 secured bail.

The investigation is ongoing and we are asking for anyone that might have witnessed this crash or have any information pertaining to this investigation to please contact Detective Brandon Harris at Brandon.Harris@newcastlede.gov or by calling our non-emergency number at 302-573-2800.  We can also be contacted via Facebook Direct Message.

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.

Kevin Hill

-###-

UPDATE: POLICE ARREST SUSPECT IN HOOVER TRACT HOMICIDE

(Bear, De 19701) Last Monday (Mar 22), at approximately 4:00 pm patrol officers from the New Castle County Division of Police were dispatched to the grassy area of 469 County Road for the report of a stabbing.

When the officers arrived, they found 38-year-old, Lisa Fletcher suffering from multiple stab wounds.  Life-saving efforts were provided, however she succumbed to her wounds.  A short time later, the officers were able locate her husband, 37-year-old David Fletcher and take him into custody.  Due to his self-inflicted injuries, he was transported to a local area hospital. 

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

Yesterday (Mar 25), the detectives were able to charge David Fletcher one count of felony Murder 1st and one count of felony Possession of a Deadly Weapon During the Commission of Felony.  He was arraigned in a local hospital by New Castle County Court of Common Pleas and held in lieu of $3,000,000 cash only bail.

If you or someone you know is a victim or witness of domestic violence or a violent crime 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

nccpdnews.com/2021/03/23/police-investigate-homicide-in-the-community-of-hoover-tract/

David Fletcher

-###-