Police Investigate Motor Vehicle Crash In To A Residence

New Castle County Police are currently investigating a motor vehicle crash that damaged a residence.

(New Castle, Del. 19720) Today (April 8) at 2:09 a.m., New Castle County Police were dispatched to the unit block of Seaford St in the community of Minquadale for the report of a motor vehicle crash.

Police learned that a gray Toyota Rav4, driven by a 28 year-old female, crashed into the front of the residence causing significant damage. The driver was taken to an area hospital for evaluation.

Detectives from the Traffic Services Unit responded to the scene and assumed the investigation. It appears that alcohol may be a factor in this investigation.

New Castle County Code Enforcement responded to the scene and declared the residence inhabitable.

If you have any information pertaining to this investigation, please contact Detective Wesley Neeman at WNeeman@nccde.org  or New Castle County Police at (302) 573-2800.

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Gold Alert Issued For Missing New Castle Man-David Thompson

New Castle County Police are currently searching for 45 year-old David Thompson missing from the Manor Park community.

(New Castle, Del.-19720) Yesterday (April 6), New Castle County Police were dispatched to the unit block of Minuit Dr for a check on the welfare. Police learned that David Thompson fled the residence in his vehicle after making statements that caused a concern for his welfare.

David Thompson is described as white male, 6’2” tall, 210 pounds, brown hair, green eyes and wearing glasses. He is driving a white, 2011 Mitsubishi Lancer with Pennsylvania registration HRC1665.

Police are asking anyone with information on the whereabouts of David Thompson to contact New Castle County Police by dialing (302) 573-2800.

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New Castle County Police Partners Up with Connections

The New Castle County Police has partnered with Connections and is announcing the engagement of a Connections Mental Health Professional, Lisa Shaffer.  This was accomplished through a grant from the Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Assistance.  The grant will pay for one-year’s salary.

Ms. Shaffer will be partnered with New Castle County Police officer, Colleen Kearns, to make up a Police Connections Alliance Team.  Their duties will include responding to active scenes where individuals are in crisis and seeking help from police.  They will assess the individual suffering from a mental health episode and determine if an emergency petition is warranted or refer them to an alternative service for follow-up.

By responding quickly to help assess the situation with a licensed clinician we are hoping to reduce incarceration and emergency room visits for the individual in crisis.

The Police Connections Alliance Team will also be responsible for following up on repeat calls for service. The team will stay in contact with the individual and maintain an active role in their treatment plan, thereby reducing the repeat calls for service for patrol.

The collaboration between New Castle County Police and Connections will better serve all the citizens of NCC by dedicating an officer and a licensed clinician to specifically address the needs of those suffering from mental health living within New Castle County.

“This is an amazing model for what policing can be and should be in the 21st Century,” County Executive Matt Meyer said.  “New Castle County police are national leaders in providing comprehensive policing, and this new team puts the right people on the street to diffuse volatile situations before there is violence.”

Colonel Vaughn Bond  stated, “This is a win win situation for everyone involved especially those that are suffering from mental illness. I hope that this is recognized by all as an effort by the New Castle County Police that demonstrates our commitment to serving those in need and their families.”

GOLD ALERT ISSUED FOR MISSING NEWARK MAN-Joseph D. Niblett

The New Castle County Police are currently searching for 29-year-old from the community of Country Creek.

(Newark, Del-19702) Today, (April 5) at about 11:00 a.m., patrol officers from the New Castle County Police were dispatched to the unit block of Highland Blvd  for a  missing person report . While there, the officers learned that Joseph Niblett left the residence on foot and made statements  that caused a concern for his welfare.

Joseph Niblett  is described as a white male, 5’09” tall, 180 lbs., with brown hair and blue eyes.

Police are asking anyone with information on the whereabouts of Joseph Niblett to please contact New Castle County Police by dialing (302) 573-2800 or visit our website at http://www.NCCPD.com

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GOLD ALERT ISSUED FOR MISSING NEW CASTLE FEMALE-Danielle Williams

 

The New Castle County Police are currently searching for 29-year-old Danielle Williams from the community of Sophia’s Place West.

(New Castle , Del-19720) Yesterday, (April 4) at about 9:00 p.m., patrol officers from the New Castle County Police were dispatched to the unit block of Highland Blvd  for a  missing person report . While there, the officers learned that Danielle Williams left the residence at approximately 4:00 p.m. and had sent a text to her sister.  The contents of this text message caused a concern for her welfare.

Danielle Williams was reported to be driving a black in color, 2010 Dodge Journey (Del Reg 237968).

Danielle Williams is described as a black female, 5’08” tall, 185 lbs., with black hair and brown eyes.

Police are asking anyone with information on the whereabouts of Danielle Williams to please contact New Castle County Police by dialing (302) 573-2800 or visit our website at http://www.NCCPD.com

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MEDIA EVENT-PRESS CONFERENCE REGARDING THE PARTNERSHIP OF NEW CASTLE COUNTY POLICE AND CONNECTIONS

What: The New Castle County Police has partnered with Connections and is announcing an engagement of a Connections Mental Health Professional, Lisa Shaffer.

Scheduled to Attend: New Castle County Executive, Matt Meyer, New Castle County Police Chief, Colonel Vaughn Bond, Jr., Chris Devaney, Chief Operating Officer for Connections.   Dr. Joshua Thomas, Executive Director of National Alliance on Mental Illness, Valerie Tickle Delaware Criminal Justice Council

Where: Cpl. Paul J. Sweeney Public Safety Building, Cpl. Robert L. Snow Training and Conference Center, 3601 N. DuPont Highway, New Castle, De 19720

When: Thursday, April 5, 2018, at 10:30 a.m.