Foot Patrol Nets Firearm Arrest

New Castle County Police have arrested 22-year-old Daqwan Vincent for firearm and drug charges in the community of Wilton.

(New Castle, Del. – 19720) Last night (July 12) at about 10:45p.m., County Police Community Engagement Specialists (CES) responded to the community of Wilton to conduct foot patrol after receiving complaints of drug activity.  CES officers conducted foot patrol in the community and observed a red Mazda sedan parked in the overflow parking lot on Baylis Street.  CES officers observed that the vehicle had a crowd of people around it.  As CES officers approached the vehicle, they detected the odor of marijuana. Upon making contact with the group, CES officers observed a bag of marijuana on the roof of the vehicle.

CES officers collected information from the group and found that one person, later identified as Daqwan Vincent, provided a false name.  When they discovered Daqwan Vincent’s actual name, police found that he was wanted on unrelated charges.  During a search incident to his arrest, CES officers located a loaded handgun concealed in his pants’ waistband.

Daqwan Vincent, of the unit block of Baylis St, was charged with carrying a concealed firearm, possession of a firearm while possessing drugs, criminal impersonation and possession of marijuana.  He was arraigned and committed to Young Correctional Institution after failing to post $13,501 cash-only bail.

No other arrests were made during this incident.

Daqwan Vincent

Daqwan Vincent

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S/Sgt Gustavo Zeissig and S/Sgt Allen Herring promoted to Lieutenant, S/Cpl Peter Stewart and M/Cpl James Allison promoted to Sergeant

Today (July 12) at the Investigator’s meeting, Colonel Vaughn Bond Jr. made further promotions.  Senior Sergeant Gustavo Zeissig and Senior Sergeant Allen Herring were both promoted to the rank of Lieutenant. Senior Corporal Peter Stewart and Master Corporal James Allison were promoted to the rank of Sergeant.

Lt. Zeissig joined the County Police in 1993 and has been assigned to the Patrol Division and Criminal Investigation Unit

Lt. Herring joined the County Police in 2004 and has been assigned to the Patrol Division and Criminal Investigation Unit- Drug Control Squad

Sgt. Stewart joined the County Police in 2004 and has been assigned to the Patrol Division, Safe Streets and FBI Task Force

Sgt. Allison joined the County Police in 2002 and has been assigned to the Patrol Division and Professional Development Unit.

A formal promotional ceremony will be announced in the future.

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Captain Robert McLucas promoted to Major, Lieutenant Diane Smith Promoted to Captain

This morning (July 12), Colonel Vaughn Bond, Jr. promoted Captain Robert McLucas to the rank of Major, and Lieutenant Diane Smith to the rank of Captain.

Major McLucas joined the County Police in 1990 and has been assigned to the Patrol Division, Professional Standards Unit, Special Operations, Criminal Investigation Unit and Professional Development Unit.

Captain Smith joined the County Police in 1998 and has been assigned to the Patrol Division, Criminal Investigation Unit, Professional Standards Unit, Chief’s Executive Officer, Patrol Executive Officer and is an instructor with the New Jersey State Association of Chiefs of Police Command and Leadership Academy.

A formal promotional ceremony will be announced in the future.

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Police Arrest Theft Suspect, Seek More Victims

New Castle County Police have arrested 43-year-old Daniel Holmes for felony theft in the community of Westover Hills and believe there may be more victims.

(Wilmington, Del. – 19807) During the month of November, 2016, County Police investigated a felony theft in the unit block of Westover Rd where approximately $10,000 worth of jewelry was stolen.  Police continued the investigation and were able to obtain arrest warrants for Daniel Holmes.  Officers learned Daniel Holmes was working as a technician installing home theater equipment at the time of the theft.  Police have located evidence which leads them to believe that Daniel Holmes may have stolen from other, as of this time unreported, victims.  He has been installing home theater systems for about 15 years.

Police are urging anyone who may have had Daniel Holmes in their residence to carefully account for valuables. If anything is found to be missing or if you have information pertaining to this investigation, please contact New Castle County Police by calling 302-573-2800 and make a report.

Daniel Holmes, of the unit block of Lansdown Ct in Elkton, MD, was arrested on July 8 and charged with felony theft and selling stolen property.  He was arraigned and released on $3,000 unsecured bail.

Daniel Holmes

Daniel Holmes

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Police Issue Gold Alert for Missing Hockessin Man- James Albany Jr

New Castle County Police are currently searching for 23-year-old James Albany Jr missing from him home in the community of Gateway Farms.

(Hockessin, Del. – 19707) On Monday (July 10) during the evening hours, County Police were dispatched to the 500 block of Gibben Rd for a missing person report.  Police learned that James Albany Jr fled the residence in a vehicle after making statements which cause a concern for his welfare.

Police searched the area for James Albany Jr, but were unable to locate him.

James Albany Jr is described as a white male, 5’10” tall, 225lbs, with brown hair and hazel eyes.  He may be driving a gray Mazda 6 with Delaware Registration 192564.

Police are asking anyone with information on the whereabouts of James Albany Jr to please contact New Castle County Police by dialing (302) 573-2800 or visit our website at www.NCCPD.com. Citizens with the smartphone application are encouraged to use the “submit tip” tab to submit tips.  Select a topic by using the “drop down” and complete the tip by “clicking” submit.  The New Castle County Police Smartphone Application is free to download and available for all iPhone and Android smartphones.

James Albany Jr

James Albany Jr

 

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