GOLD ALERT ISSUED FOR MISSING NEWARK MAN

The New Castle County Police Department is searching for 81-year-old Howard P. Dillman.

(Newark, DE 19702) Last Wednesday (Jan 5) at approximately 9:22 PM, patrol officers from the New Castle County Division of Police were dispatched to Prescott Drive in the community of Varlano Village for a report of a missing person. When the officers arrived, they learned that 81-year-old Howard P. Dillman had left the residence earlier and after he left, made statements that caused a concern for his welfare.

Howard Dillman is a white male with white hair,  blue eyes 6’02, and weighs approximately 230lbs.  He was last seen wearing a red Puma Hoodie and blue jeans.   He left driving a 2012 charcoal-colored, Dodge Grand Caravan with Delaware registration (PC 188806).

Police are asking anyone with information on the whereabouts of Howard Dillman 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.

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GOLD ALERT ISSUED FOR MISSING WILMINGTON MAN

The New Castle County Police Department is searching for 49-year-old William “Billy” Frank.

(Wilmington, DE 19809) Last night (Jan 4) at approximately 7:40 PM, patrol officers from the New Castle County Division of Police were dispatched to the 300 block of Georgetown Ave in the community of Gwinhurst for a report of a missing person. When the officers arrived, they learned that 49-year-old William “Billy” Frank had left the residence earlier and after he left, made statements that caused a concern for his welfare.

William Frank is a white male with shoulder-length black hair,  brown eyes 5’09, and weighs approximately 185lbs.  Unknown clothing description, however, he does operate a 2004 blue Dodge Ram pick-up with Delaware registration.

Police are asking anyone with information on the whereabouts of William Frank 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.

William Frank (recent photo unavailable)

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POLICE INVESTIGATE CHRISTMAS DAY HOMICIDE IN BARRETT’S RUN

(Newark, DE 19702) Yesterday (Dec 25), at approximately 7:00 p.m. patrol officers from the New Castle County Division of Police were dispatched to the 600 block of Barrett’s Lane in the community of Barrett’s Run for the report of shots being fired.

When the officers arrived, they found an 18-year-old male victim who was suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. First-Aid was administered, and the victim was transported to a local area hospital where he was pronounced deceased.

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

This is an active and ongoing investigation. Additional updates will follow.

Anyone with information/video pertaining to this investigation is asked to contact Detective Joshuah Smith at 302-395-8110 or by email at Joshuah.Smith@newcastlede.gov or by calling the New Castle County Division of Police non-emergency number at 302-573-2800.

Citizens can text a tip anonymously, simply by texting the number 847411 keyword: NCCDE. You 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 (IM) at New Castle County Police.

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