MEDIA EVENT

WHAT:                 The New Castle County Division of Police is hosting a “National Faith and Blue Weekend Event”

WHEN:                Wednesday, October 6th at 5:00 p.m.

WHERE:               New Castle County Division of Police Headquarters

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POLICE SEEK PUBLIC ASSISTANCE IN IDENTIFYING A SUSPECT REGARDING A SHOPLIFTING.

The New Castle County Division of Police is attempting to identify the subject in this photograph reference  a shoplifting that occurred yesterday (Sept 28) at Hanks’ House of Liquors on Moore’s Lane and a criminal mischief report at Smoke Land also on Moore’s Lane. Immediately after these incidents,  this subject was seen entering a Pontiac G6 sedan, blue and gray in color,  displaying a Delaware temporary license plate.  

If you have any information related to these investigations or can identify this suspect, please contact Off New at (302)395-8171 or Jordan.new@newcastlede.gov or by calling the New Castle County Police non-emergency number at 302-573-2800.Tipsters may also call Crime Stoppers at (800) TIP-3333 or visit us on Facebook at New Castle County Police Department.

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UPDATE WITH ARREST: POLICE INVESTIGATE HOMICIDE IN MANSION PARK TOWNHOUSES

(New Castle, DE 19720) Last Friday (Sept 24), at approximately 8:30 p.m., patrol officers from the New Castle County Division of Police were dispatched to an assault that had just occurred on the 200 block of Mansion Parkway, in the community of Mansion Park Townhouses.

When the units arrived, they found 58-year-old. Anthony Lyons suffering from multiple contusions and major blunt force trauma to the head area.  Medics responded and the victim was transported to a local area hospital where he was admitted  in critical condition.

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

During the investigation, detectives were able to list 58-year-old, James Jones as the suspect in the assault.

Saturday evening (Sept 25) the victim succumbed to his injuries.

Last night (Sept 27), detectives from the New Castle County Division of Police Criminal Investigations Unit Special Investigations Squad were conducting surveillance at Jones’ residence in the City of Wilmington when they observed Jones leaving.  The detectives were then able to apprehend him and transport him to New Castle County Police headquarters.

There Jones was charged with one count of felony Murder 2nd and arraigned by Justice of the Peace Court 11 and held in lieu of $300,000 cash bail.

James Jones

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