Corporal Michael McNasby Promoted to the Rank of Sergeant

(New Castle, Del.-19720) On Tuesday (12/5), Colonel Joseph Bloch promoted Corporal Michael McNasby to the rank of Sergeant.

Sergeant McNasby began his career in January 2013 and was assigned to the Uniformed Patrol Division.  In October 2016, he was transferred to the Criminal Investigations Unit- Property Crimes Squad as a Detective.  Two years later, Sergeant McNasby was transferred to the Major Crimes Squad in May 2018. 

Sergeant McNasby continued his career in the Criminal Investigations Unit and was transferred to the Homicide/Cold Case Squad before being transferred to Special Projects and Technology as the Public Information Officer.

Congratulations to Sergeant Michael McNasby on his promotion!



(Newark, DE 19713) DECEMBER 9, 2023 9 a.m. to 12 p.m..

This year, we will be at 721 E Chestnut Hill Road, Newark – The Journey. We are now collecting new and gently used coats for all ages at the following locations; Hockessin Pal, Route 9 Library, Paul J Sweeney Public Safety Building, Claymont Community Center, Bear Library, and the New Castle County Government Center.

For more information, please call the Community Services Unit at (302)395-8050.



(New Castle, DE 19720) Detectives from the New Castle County Division of Police have charged 42-year-old Randy Purnell of New Castle and 35-year-old Aaron Douglas of Laurel in reference to the kidnapping/vehicle theft that occurred on November 29, 2023. Through investigative measures, detectives were able to identify the original suspect vehicle as a black Nissan Kicks. That vehicle was located by officers of the Philadelphia Police Department on November 29, 2023. The suspect vehicle was occupied by Aaron Douglas and Randy Purnell. The suspects were taken into custody in reference to unrelated arrest warrants and transported to a local precinct. Detectives from New Castle County were on scene in Philadelphia and responded to the precinct. Investigators later located the stolen Nissan Altima in Kensington.

Following the investigation, New Castle County Detectives authored arrest warrants for both suspects. They were charged with one felony count of kidnapping in the second degree, one felony count of theft of a motor vehicle, one felony count of conspiracy in the first degree, and one misdemeanor count of endangering the welfare of a child. Both suspects are currently being held in Pennsylvania pending extradition back to Delaware. This investigation is still active and anyone with information is asked to please contact Detective Gino Cevallos at 302-395-8129 or by email at

Purnell, Randy (42)

Douglas, Aaron (35)