FIREARM FRIDAY FOR SEPTEMBER 10TH

In an effort to bring attention to the numerous gun arrests that are made by the New Castle County Division of Police, we bring you Firearm Friday.  These postings will encompass a selection of recent firearm arrests made by our officers.

(New Castle, DE 19720) Yesterday (Sept 9), in the community of Collins Park, Officers from the New Castle County Division of  Police Mobile Enforcement Team conducted a traffic stop on a white Kia. During the stop, probable cause was established to search the vehicle. 

During the search, a small amount of Marijuana was located along with two concealed handguns.

Both the driver 23-year-old Shmar Miller and the 23-year-old passenger, Yonnae Nolan were taken into custody and transported to police headquarters.

Miller was charged with one count of felony Carrying a Concealed Deadly Weapon a Firearm, one count of Failure to Have Insurance Identification in Possession, and one count of Following too Closely.  

Noland was charged with one count of felony Carrying a Concealed Deadly Weapon a Firearm and one count of civil violation Possession of Marijuana.

Both were arraigned by Justice of the Peace Court 2 and released on their own recognizance.

(Newark, DE 19713) Last Sunday ( Sept 5 ) officers from the New Castle County Division of Police and officers from the Division’s Mobile Enforcement Team were patrolling in the area of the community of Brookside. During that time a silver Honda Accord was observed traveling with obvious equipment violations. As officers attempted to catch up to the vehicle, they saw that it had pulled into the Brookside shopping center.  In the shopping center,  the officers positioned themselves behind the vehicle and the vehicle began making evasive maneuvers in attempts to avoid being stopped.  A traffic stop was eventually conducted on the vehicle in the Brookside shopping center and contact was made with the sole occupant of the vehicle, the operator, 20-year-old Joseph Windsor.

During the course of the traffic stop,  witnesses told the officers that a handgun had been thrown from the vehicle. After a brief search,  a black 9mm handgun without a serial number or manufacturer’s markings was located a short distance from the stop.

Windsor was taken into custody and transported to police headquarters.  There he was charged with one count of felony Possession of a Firearm During the Commission of a Felony, one count of felony Carrying a Concealed Deadly Weapon a Firearm, one count of felony Tampering with Physical Evidence, and the following traffic violations:  Tint Violation and Failure to Signal before Turning.

He was arraigned by the New Castle County Court of Common Pleas and held in lieu of $28,003 cash bail.

Joseph Windsor

( New Castle, DE 19720) Over the past several months officers have received information that 19-year-old Rondel Jones was seen on multiple occasions in possession of a firearm in the Wilton area. On September 3rd while on patrol in the Wilton area officers from the New Castle County Division of Police observed Jones operating a White Nissan Rogue on Wilton Blvd. A vehicle stop was conducted and during the stop, probable cause was established, and a search of the vehicle rendered 36.16 grams of marijuana packaged for sale. Officers also located a black Polymer 80  handgun concealed under the driver seat.

Rondel was transported back to police headquarters and charged with one count of felony Possession of a Firearm During the Commission of a Felony, one count of felony Possession of a Firearm by a Person Prohibited (previous felony conviction), one count of felony Carrying a Concealed Deadly Weapon (Firearm), one count of felony Possession with Intent to Deliver a Controlled Substance, and a Safety Glass Violation.

He was arraigned by Justice of the Peace Court 2 and released after posting $19,600 secured bail.

Rondel Jones

(Newark, DE 19713) On August 27th, officers from the New Castle County Division of Police  Safe Streets/ATF Task Force were conducting surveillance in the area of the Quality Inn Hotel on Geoffrey Dr., Newark.  While on surveillance officers observed suspicious behavior between 32-year-old Tommy Foster and 32-year-old Jessina Denton in the parking lot.  Both subjects were seen getting into a black Dodge Avenger which subsequently drove away violating multiple traffic laws.  A traffic stop was then initiated and contact was made with both subjects. 

During the course of the stop, Foster gave a false name and probable cause was established to search the vehicle.  Officers located (1) Taurus G2c 9mm handgun, 10 rounds 9mm ammunition, 49 Tramadol pills, marijuana, and additional MDMA concealed within the vehicle.

Both subjects were taken into custody and transported to police headquarters.  There Foster was charged with one count of felony Possession of a Firearm by a Person Prohibited (previous felony conviction), one count of felony Carrying a Concealed Deadly Weapon (Firearm), one count of felony  Possession of a Firearm Prohibited  (with a controlled substance), one count of misdemeanor Criminal Impersonation, one count of misdemeanor Possession of a Controlled  Substance, and one count of civil violation Possession of Marijuana.

He was arraigned by the New Castle County Court of Common Pleas and held in lieu of $34,001 cash bail.

Denton was charged with one count of misdemeanor Possession of a Controlled  Substance, one count of Failure to Signal Turn and Seatbelt Violations.  She was also arraigned by the New Castle County Court of Common Pleas however, she was released on $251 unsecured bail.

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NEW CASTLE COUNTY POLICE CREATE A COMMUNITY RESOURCE RESPONSE TEAM

(New Castle, DE 19720) The New Castle County Division of Police is announcing the creation of the Community Resource Response Team. This team was formed after listening to the concerns raised by citizens at several community meetings.

The Division recognizes that critical incidents impact not only those involved but the community as a whole. The destabilization that occurs as a result of a critical incident can lead to community members feeling unsafe, alarmed, isolated, and in search of answers.

The New Castle County Division of Police will utilize internal resources consisting of the Community Services Unit, Victim Services Unit, and the Behavioral Health Unit. These resources will be coupled with stakeholders from the Delaware Division for Substance Abuse, Mental Health Mobile Bridge Clinic, and Christiana Care Department of Services for Children, Youth, and their Families to create the Community Resource Response Team.

The objective of the team is to assist the community by offering immediate access to resources, early intervention, prevention, and education with a trauma-informed approach. This enables members of the community to process the aftermath of the event.

The ultimate goal is to increase community resiliency and decrease the effects of trauma associated with the critical incident. The hope is that this will also increase trust and communication between the community, members of the multi-disciplinary team, and law enforcement.

Due to the confidential nature of the services provided; social media and traditional media with not be utilized when the team deploys. Instead, community leaders, religious leaders, civic associations, and/or advocacy groups of the affected community will be notified by the Community Resource Response Team accompanied by a Reverse 911.

COLONEL BOND PROMOTES MULTIPLE OFFICERS

(New Castle, DE 19720) Today (Sept 8), Colonel Vaughn M. Bond, Jr made multiple promotions to the ranks of Lieutenant and Sergeant.

Senior Sergeant Matthew Botterbusch was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant.  Lieutenant Botterbusch joined the New Castle County Division of Police in 1998 and has been assigned to the Patrol Division, Criminal Investigations Unit, Special Operations Unit, and most recently has been assigned as the Patrol Executive Officer.

Senior Sergeant Justin Breslin was also promoted to the rank of Lieutenant. Lieutenant Breslin joined the New Castle County Division of Police in 2006 and has been assigned to the Patrol Division, Criminal Investigations Unit and most recently has been assigned to the Professional Standards Unit.

Senior Sergeant Erin Browne was also promoted to the rank of Lieutenant. Lieutenant Browne joined the New Castle County Division of Police in 2004 and has been assigned to the Patrol Division, Criminal Investigations Unit and most recently has been assigned to the Professional Standards Unit.

Master Corporal Tracy Duffy was promoted to the rank of Sergeant.  Sergeant Duffy joined the New Castle County Division of Police in 2004 and has been assigned to the Patrol Division, Community Engagement Specialist, Professional Development Unit, and the Research, Accreditation, Media and Policy Unit (PIO).

Master Corporal David Graham was also promoted to the rank of Sergeant.  Sergeant Graham joined the New Castle County Division of Police in 2006 and has been assigned to the Patrol Division, and Criminal Investigations Unit

Corporal Kevin Mackie was also promoted to the rank of Sergeant.  Sergeant Mackie joined the New Castle County Division of Police in 2012 and has been assigned to the Patrol Division, and Criminal Investigations Unit

Corporal Christopher Rau was also promoted to the rank of Sergeant.  Sergeant Rau joined the New Castle County Division of Police in 2011 and has been assigned to the Patrol Division, and Criminal Investigations Unit.

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