POLICE INVESTIGATE AN EARLY-MORNING CRASH INVOLVING A SCHOOL BUS

(New Castle, De 19720) Earlier this morning (May 9th) at 8:15 a.m., patrol officers from the New Castle County Division of Police were dispatched to the intersection of Commons Boulevard and Reads Way for the report of a multiple-vehicle crash involving a school bus.

When the officers arrived the initial investigation revealed that a white Chevy Colorado pick-up was traveling northbound on Commons Blvd as it crested a hill it then struck a black Ford Expedition that was stopped at an intersection. The impact caused the Expedition to drive into a school bus from Academia Antonia Alonso. The school bus was in the next lane and stopped at a red light.

Fourteen students from the school bus, ages 5-10, were transported to a local area hospital for treatment of minor injuries. The driver of the bus and the driver of the Expedition were also transported to local area hospitals also with minor injuries.

The 35-year-old driver of the Colorado was cited for Inattentive Driving.

GOLD ALERT ISSUED FOR MISSING CLAYMONT MAN DAVID SCARGALL Jr.

The New Castle County Division of Police is searching for 37-year-old David Scargall Jr.


(Claymont DE 19703) On May 7th, 2022 at approximately 10:00 A.M., patrol officers from the New Castle County Division of Police were dispatched to the area of Miles Road in the community of Radnor Green for a report of a missing person.


When the officers arrived, they learned that 37-year-old David Scargall had left the residence earlier and had not been seen since. David Scargall made statements that caused concern for his welfare.

David is described as a white male, 5’10” 170lbs, with brown hair and hazel-colored eyes. There is no clothing description at this time.


Police are asking anyone with information on the whereabouts of David Scargall 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.

DAVID SCARGALL Jr.

POLICE ARREST 3 IN CONNECTION WITH MULTIPLE SHOOTINGS IN THE COMMUNITY OF CALVARESE FARMS

(Bear, DE 19701) From October through December 2021, residents of the community of Calvarese Farms reported multiple shots fired in the nearby fields and wooded areas. On October 31st, a home in Calvarese Drive was struck by gunfire.

Detectives from the Criminal Investigation Unit developed 18-year-old Ife-Olu Odeyemi as a suspect through investigative methods. Detectives were able to further the investigation through search warrants on Ife-Olu’s property and developed two additional co-conspirators: 19-year-old Charles Bedwell & 18-year-old Donald Chapman

On May 5th, 2022, arrest warrants were signed and executed for all three subjects, although Ife-Olu Odeyemi and Charles Bedwell are incarcerated for separate investigations. Donald Chapman was taken into custody without incident.

Ife-Olu Odeyemi was charged with three counts of felony Reckless Endangering in the 1st degree, two counts of felony Possession of a Firearm During the Commission of a Felony, one count of felony Conspiracy in the 2nd degree, one count of misdemeanor Criminal Mischief and one count of misdemeanor Criminal Trespass in the 2nd degree.

Charles Bedwell was charged with three counts of felony Reckless Endangering in the 1st degree, two counts of felony Possession of a Firearm During the Commission of a Felony, one count of felony Conspiracy in the 2nd degree, one count of misdemeanor Criminal Mischief and one count of misdemeanor Criminal Trespass in the 2nd degree.

Donald Chapman was charged with three counts of felony Reckless Endangering in the 1st degree, two counts of felony Possession of a Firearm During the Commission of a Felony, one count of felony Conspiracy in the 2nd degree, one count of misdemeanor Criminal Mischief and one count of misdemeanor Criminal Trespass in the 2nd degree.

Ife-Olu Odeyemis was already in custody at Howard Young Correctional Institute for a separate incident.

Charles Bedwell is held at George Hill Correctional Facility in Delaware County for a separate incident.

Donald Chapman was arraigned this afternoon and committed to Howard Young Correctional Institute in place of $28,000 secured bail.

Ife-Olu Odeyemi was charged with three counts of felony Reckless Endangering in the 1st degree, two counts of felony Possession of a Firearm During the Commission of a Felony, one count of felony Conspiracy in the 2nd degree, one count of misdemeanor Criminal Mischief and one count of misdemeanor Criminal Trespass in the 2nd degree.
Charles Bedwell was charged with three counts of felony Reckless Endangering in the 1st degree, two counts of felony Possession of a Firearm During the Commission of a Felony, one count of felony Conspiracy in the 2nd degree, one count of misdemeanor Criminal Mischief and one count of misdemeanor Criminal Trespass in the 2nd degree.
Donald Chapman was charged with three counts of felony Reckless Endangering in the 1st degree, two counts of felony Possession of a Firearm During the Commission of a Felony, one count of felony Conspiracy in the 2nd degree, one count of misdemeanor Criminal Mischief and one count of misdemeanor Criminal Trespass in the 2nd degree.

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