POLICE SEEK PUBLIC ASSISTANCE IN IDENTIFYING TRESPASSING SUSPECT.

The New Castle County Division of Police is attempting to identify the above subject reference a trespassing incident that occurred on December 13th, 2018, within the community of Dutch Neck Farms in Middletown, DE.

If you have any information related to this investigation or can identify this suspect, please contact Det Rau at (302)395-8016 or carau@nccde.org or by calling the New Castle County Police non-emergency number at 302-573-2800. Citizens 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 at New Castle County Police Department.

BLOCH SUSPER

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UPDATE: POLICE INVESTIGATE FATAL ACCIDENT ON NEWPORT ROAD

(Wilmington, DE 19808) Today (Dec 14) at 7:09 a.m. patrol officers from the New Castle County Division of Police were dispatched to the 1800 block of Newport Road for a report of an automobile accident.  When the officers arrived at the scene they observed one vehicle had collided with a telephone pole and suffered extensive damage.

New Castle County Division of Police, Traffic Services Unit then arrived at the scene and assumed the investigation.  Their investigation revealed that the driver of the vehicle, 18-year old Sarai Trujillo was pronounced dead and her 15-year-old passenger transported to a local hospital for minor injuries.

The investigation has also revealed that the vehicle left the roadway and initially struck a telephone pole and then a tree. Speed was the main contributing factor to this accident.

Newport Road remains closed between Old Capitol Trail and Kiamensi Road.

This investigation is still ongoing, more updates to follow.

SOCIAL MEDIA HELPS DETECTIVES ARREST BURGLARY SUSPECTS

Detectives from the New Castle County Division of Police have arrested 25-year-old William Rodriguez Jr. and 46-year-old William Rodriguez Sr. in connection with a Burglary that occurred on the unit block of Naamans Rd.

(Wilmington, DE 19810) Tuesday (November 13th) Officers from the New Castle County Division of Police were dispatched to a Burglary report that occurred at the unit block of  Naamans Rd. The suspect obtained several items, including a credit card. The card was later used at a Wawa in Essington, Pennsylvania (near the Philadelphia airport).

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A photo was captured of the suspect and was then posted to New Castle County Division of Police social media sites requesting assistance with identification. Detectives received numerous tips identifying 25-year-old William Rodriguez Jr. as the subject in the photo. Further investigation resulted in the identification of 46-year-old William Rodriguez Sr. as an accomplice of this crime. As of Monday (December 12), both William Rodriguez Jr and William Rodriguez Sr. have been apprehended.

 

 

 

William Rodriguez Sr. was charged with one count of felony Burglary in the Second Degree, one charge of felony Theft, one count of Conspiracy in the Second Degree, and one charge of misdemeanor Criminal Mischief. William Rodriguez Sr. was arraigned by the Justice of the Peace Court 2 and is currently being held at Gander Hill in lieu of $9,000 cash bail.

William Rodriguez Jr.was charged with one count of misdemeanor Receiving Stolen Property. William Rodriguez Jr.was arraigned by the Justice of the Peace Court 2 and was released on $500 unsecured bail.

 

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William Rodriguez Sr.

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William Rodriguez Jr.

If you or someone you know is a victim of a crime call the New Castle County Division of Police Non-Emergency line at 302-573-2800, for emergency dial 911.

UPDATE WITH ARREST HOMICIDE INVESTIGATION-KIAMENSI ROAD

Detectives from the New Castle County Division of Police, Criminal Investigation Unit have arrested 38-year-old Walter T. Lolley for the murder of Isabel Cooper and Thessalonias Berry.

(Wilmington, DE 19804) At approximately 2:00am on May 24th, 2018, officers from the New Castle County Division of Police were dispatched to a reported motor vehicle accident in the area of the intersection of Kiamensi Rd @ Rothwell Dr. When the units arrived, they discovered two injured subjects inside of the vehicle.  Both of the subjects had apparent gunshot wounds and were later pronounced deceased by New Castle County Paramedics.

Ultimately, Isabel Cooper, 34, and her boyfriend Thessalonias Berry, 34, were identified as the occupants of the vehicle.  The victims had been expecting their first child together, as Isabel Cooper, at the time of her death, was seven months pregnant.

The investigation into the deaths of Isabel Cooper and Thessalonias Berry has uncovered that Walter T. Lolley was one of the last persons to have contact with both victims.  As the investigation continued, additional evidence was uncovered that established Walter T. Lolley as the suspect.

On September 13th, 2018 Walter T. Lolley was apprehended by the US Marshals Service in Georgia.  He was extradited to Delaware on December 11, 2018 and has been charged with: 2 counts of felony Murder 1st, 2 counts of felony Possession of a Firearm During the Commission of a Felony, and 1 count of felony Possession of a Firearm by a Person Prohibited.

“This was a heinous act that took the life of two defenseless adults; one being a female who was seven months pregnant.”, stated Colonel Vaughn M. Bond, Jr. “Officers and detectives worked side by side with the members of the community to identify Lolley as the suspect in this investigation.  We continue to ask anyone that may have additional information to contact us.”

Walter T. Lolley was arraigned by Justice of the Peace Court 2 and is currently being held at Howard Young Correctional Institution on $2,125,000 cash bail.

 Walter Lolley

Walter Lolley

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POLICE INVESTIGATE ACCIDENT IN THE COMMUNITY OF CHALFONTE

(Wilmington, De 19810) Today (Dec 12) at 3:30 p.m. hours officers from the New Castle County Division of Police were dispatched to the intersection of Kingman Drive at Eaton Road in the community of Chalfonte, in reference to a pedestrian who was struck by a motor vehicle.

When the officers arrived at the scene they made contact with the 14-year-old victim.  The officers learned that the bus was stopped with its lights on and the victim ran around the front of the bus and was struck by an oncoming 2010 Toyota Prius. Witnesses stated that the oncoming vehicle had stopped for the school bus but then continued on and struck the victim.

The victim was taken to an area hospital where he was treated for abrasions to his chest, and leg area.  The victim was later released after the treatment.

The 67-year-old driver of the Prius remained at the scene and was cited with Inattentive Driving and Passing a Stopped School Bus.

The New Castle County Division of Police would like to remind drivers to remain attentive while driving and especially attentive when driving around school buses.

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NEW CASTLE DIVISION OF POLICE RECEIVES JOSEPH R. “BEAU” BIDEN OUTSTANDING CRIMINAL JUSTICE PROGRAM AWARD

Yesterday (December 10, 2018) the New Castle County Division of Police received the Joseph R. “Beau” Biden Outstanding Criminal Justice Program Award. 

New Castle County Division of Police established a program with Connections teaming a Police Officer with a Mental Health professional.
This program has provided services for people who suffer from mental health illnesses as well as their families.

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New Castle County Division of Police Colonel Bond addresses the Criminal Justice Council.

“I am extremely grateful for the partnership with Connections as we’ve shown this to be an excellent model that can transform the lives of those suffering from mental illness.  We look forward to expanding this program to reach and help others who are in need. This program is consistent with the spirit of Beau Biden which is quite simple… do all that you can do to help others.” , stated Colonel Vaughn M. Bond, Jr.

The Police Connections Alliance team started on 02/27/2018 and since then, they assessed  543 individuals with mental illness (MI) or co-occurring mental illness and substance abuse (CMISA) disorders. Together 54 individuals were diverted away from incarceration, 287 were referred to additional services, and 101 individuals were followed up with, via phone or in person on a regular basis.

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From left to right: Connections Chief Operating Officer Chris Devaney, New Castle County Executive Matt Meyer, New Castle County Division of Police Colonel Bond, Captain Treadwell, Officer First Class Kearns, Lisa Shaffer LPCMH, Sara Marotta MA MHC, and New Castle County Grant Coordinator Lori Kane.

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