POLICE ARREST 3 IN CONNECTION WITH MULTIPLE SHOOTINGS IN THE COMMUNITY OF CALVARESE FARMS

(Bear, DE 19701) From October through December 2021, residents of the community of Calvarese Farms reported multiple shots fired in the nearby fields and wooded areas. On October 31st, a home in Calvarese Drive was struck by gunfire.

Detectives from the Criminal Investigation Unit developed 18-year-old Ife-Olu Odeyemi as a suspect through investigative methods. Detectives were able to further the investigation through search warrants on Ife-Olu’s property and developed two additional co-conspirators: 19-year-old Charles Bedwell & 18-year-old Donald Chapman

On May 5th, 2022, arrest warrants were signed and executed for all three subjects, although Ife-Olu Odeyemi and Charles Bedwell are incarcerated for separate investigations. Donald Chapman was taken into custody without incident.

Ife-Olu Odeyemi was charged with three counts of felony Reckless Endangering in the 1st degree, two counts of felony Possession of a Firearm During the Commission of a Felony, one count of felony Conspiracy in the 2nd degree, one count of misdemeanor Criminal Mischief and one count of misdemeanor Criminal Trespass in the 2nd degree.

Charles Bedwell was charged with three counts of felony Reckless Endangering in the 1st degree, two counts of felony Possession of a Firearm During the Commission of a Felony, one count of felony Conspiracy in the 2nd degree, one count of misdemeanor Criminal Mischief and one count of misdemeanor Criminal Trespass in the 2nd degree.

Donald Chapman was charged with three counts of felony Reckless Endangering in the 1st degree, two counts of felony Possession of a Firearm During the Commission of a Felony, one count of felony Conspiracy in the 2nd degree, one count of misdemeanor Criminal Mischief and one count of misdemeanor Criminal Trespass in the 2nd degree.

Ife-Olu Odeyemis was already in custody at Howard Young Correctional Institute for a separate incident.

Charles Bedwell is held at George Hill Correctional Facility in Delaware County for a separate incident.

Donald Chapman was arraigned this afternoon and committed to Howard Young Correctional Institute in place of $28,000 secured bail.

Ife-Olu Odeyemi was charged with three counts of felony Reckless Endangering in the 1st degree, two counts of felony Possession of a Firearm During the Commission of a Felony, one count of felony Conspiracy in the 2nd degree, one count of misdemeanor Criminal Mischief and one count of misdemeanor Criminal Trespass in the 2nd degree.
Charles Bedwell was charged with three counts of felony Reckless Endangering in the 1st degree, two counts of felony Possession of a Firearm During the Commission of a Felony, one count of felony Conspiracy in the 2nd degree, one count of misdemeanor Criminal Mischief and one count of misdemeanor Criminal Trespass in the 2nd degree.
Donald Chapman was charged with three counts of felony Reckless Endangering in the 1st degree, two counts of felony Possession of a Firearm During the Commission of a Felony, one count of felony Conspiracy in the 2nd degree, one count of misdemeanor Criminal Mischief and one count of misdemeanor Criminal Trespass in the 2nd degree.

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POLICE INVESTIGATE A CRASH WHERE A DOG WAS KILLED

(New Castle, DE 19720) Last Friday afternoon (Apr 29)  at 1:30  p.m., patrol officers from the New Castle County Division of Police were dispatched to the 100 block of Liberty Blvd in the community of West Minquadale for the report of a traffic crash.

When the officers arrived, they learned from witnesses that a grey, Volkswagon Jetta had driven up the front lawn of a residence on Liberty Blvd at a high rate of speed.  As it went onto the lawn it missed several other witnesses but struck and ran over a dog. 

The officers also learned from witnesses that the driver, 40-year-old Michelle Brogan, waited at the scene for a few minutes, but drove away in the Jetta prior to their arrival.

Brogan did eventually return to the scene and was then driven back to her house so that the officers could view her vehicle.

Officers were then able to take Brogan into custody and transported her to police headquarters.  There she was charged with two counts of felony Reckless Endangering, and the following traffic offenses, one count of Driving Under the Influence (Drugs), one count of Reckless Driving, one count of Malicious Mischief by a Motor Vehicle, one count of Failure to Have Required Insurance, one count of Leaving the Scene of a Property Damage Accident, and one count of Driving in Proper Lane/ Direction.

She was arraigned by Justice of the Peace Court 11 and released after posting $2,275 secured bail.

Michelle Brogan

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